A survey of HR professionals, conducted for MOL by People Management Insight, found three-quarters (74 per cent) believe the pandemic has resulted in them having greater visibility and responsibility in their organisation.
The survey, based on 200 respondents, asked people how they’re rising to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic as businesses look ahead to recovery and the possibility of a return to more traditional ways of working.
With more than three-quarters (77 per cent) in agreement, it would seem the value of HR teams to organisations has never been higher. As the pandemic presented new challenges for all, the feeling among people professionals is that home working has given them more control over what and how things get done.
For many, the greatest impact to change in how we work is the role technology has played over the last 12 months, with 86 per cent of respondents feeling that its use for home working and projects will have positive benefits for organisations beyond the pandemic.
And it seems the value of HR teams isn’t the only thing to have risen during this time. Companies have genuinely stepped up to support employees, with 87 per cent agreeing that the ‘wellbeing of employees is extremely important to my organisation’.
Whatever HR professionals find themselves reacting to in the future, they can expect to be at the forefront of supporting their organisations in adjusting to change. As your organisation’s focus on HR continues to grow, it’s more important than ever to improve your own skills and expertise and those of your team.
A CIPD foundation, associate or advanced qualification with MOL is the perfect way to improve your career prospects or upskill colleagues in the people profession. MOL CIPD qualifications have been designed to fit around your life.