The coronavirus lockdown has totally transformed so many aspects of our working lives and the relationships employees have with their organisations. Arguably, the most seismic and definitive change to the world of work is the widespread adoption of remote working.
Businesses have done a great deal to adapt to this new way of working. HR leaders bear the responsibility of ensuring that this change is adopted successfully in the working relationships and person-to-person processes upon which their businesses run. But oversight on the part of HR could result in serious damage to the most crucial aspect of an organisation’s relationship with its people – trust.
In the absence of co-location, many businesses have already resorted to micromanagement, increased productivity monitoring and in some cases, even spying.
Read: Is it right for leadership to ‘spy’ on employees? With Dave Ulrich.
Technology enables us to feel more connected than ever before, but could it really be pushing us further apart? What can HR and business leaders do to redress the balance?
In this week’s episode of the HRD Live Podcast, Jim Stroud, Influencer, Blogger and VP, Marketing, Proactive Talent, discusses technology and trust in the age of COVID-19 and the role of HR and business leaders in unprecedented times.
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Jim Stroud is VP, Marketing at Proactive Talent. Over the past decade, Jim Stroud has built an expertise in sourcing and recruiting strategy, public speaking, lead generation, video production, podcasting, online research, online community management, and training. He has consulted for such companies as Microsoft, Google, MCI, Siemens, Bernard Hodes Group and a host of start-up companies. During his tenure with Randstad Sourceright, he alleviated the recruitment headaches of their clients worldwide as their Global Head of Sourcing and Recruiting Strategy. Presently, he serves at the pleasure of Proactive Talent, the most recognized and respected name in talent attraction and hiring. He also is the host of “Tribe TV,” a quirky but informative view of the world of work. Watch Tribe TV and review other engaging content on the Proactive Talent blog.
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