April 6, 2020BY Ldcolps

2020 will go down in history as one of the most challenging years for businesses across the globe. COVID-19 has triggered monumental changes to business strategies, but this doesn’t mean you should be complacent about other more commonplace causes of disruption that can be dealt with by effective workforce strategy.

2020 will go down in history as one of the most challenging years for businesses across the globe. COVID-19 has triggered monumental changes to business strategies, but this doesn’t mean you should be complacent about other more commonplace causes of disruption that can be dealt with by effective workforce strategy.

Before the pandemic held the world to ransom, the business world was changing. While most mental bandwidth has been temporarily taken up by firefighting issues that no one saw coming, the progress in other avenues has not stalled.

Automation

The a-word is one that scares employees and employers alike, as it really is the great unknown. A study in 2018 suggested that 50% of Canadian jobs would be impacted over the next 10 years.

We still don’t fully understand the extent of what can be achieved through automation, but your workforce strategy should be analysing potential risks and benefits to your business and its employees.

Blended Workforces

You may have just got a quick crash-course in blended workforces, the term given when a team is made up of a combination of in-house, remote, contracted and freelance workers. Team member specialization is an effective method of raising productivity if you are able to make a blended workforce work and looks to be the future.

Managing such a diverse workforce adds complexity to all processes, but utilising tech can make this a lot simpler if you have the infrastructure in place. Data protection, effective communication and team unity are just some of the issues that will need to be ironed out as you move towards a less traditional team.

Next Steps

2020 has taught us two things so far – that we need to have good plans in place, and we need to be able to adapt quickly. The two concepts may seem to contradict each other, but if you have no plan in place then you will struggle more in times of uncertainty and fall short of your business’ goals.

Whether you have a workforce strategy in place that hasn’t stood up to recent stresses or have realised that putting off planning has further complicated an already taxing situation, we are here to help. Speak to our team today and we will ensure that your business is prepared for the future, whatever it may hold.

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