Transitioning your workforce to the new norm, a HR leaders guide

Preparing your HR Services for a hybrid workforce

As 2020 comes to an end and we look to the new year, HR leaders should be thinking about what a return to work will look like. But, the world has shifted, perspectives have changed and employers have to acknowledge that employee expectations are different.

The need for a physical office has been called into question. Employees have proved that they can work from home effectively and they’ve had a taste of life without a commute. Individuals are looking to their employers to acknowledge this shift and reward them for their agility during the COVID-19 period with permanent flexibility.

Some businesses have already stepped up to the plate.

Earlier this year Twitter, Facebook and Square announced employees would be allowed to work from home forever.

Jes Staley, CEO of Barclays, said the bank would look at a decentralized approach to staff working: “I think the notion of putting 7,000 people in a building may be a thing of the past.”

It is going to fall to HR to manage the cultural shift to a new, hybrid working model; with remote workers, office-based employees and those that do a mix of both.

Having the right technological infrastructure in place to support a new style of working will be essential to protect the employee experience.

Transitioning your workforce to the new norm, a HR leaders blueprint

Our latest guide explores the areas HR leaders should prioritize when managing staff returning to the workplace and how they can successfully manage the cultural shift to a new, hybrid working model.


Topics include:

  • Configuring your HR systems for the ‘return to work’ transition
  • Planning your ‘return to work’ internal communications
  • Pop-up surveys: Keeping your finger on the pulse
  • Celebrating missed occasions
  • Crisis management: What happens next time?




Published September 14, 2020 / by Applaud