How to Make Your Hiring and L&D More Resilient to Disruptions?

Witness an in-depth conversation around the efficacy of people-decisions in a remote work scenario, as industry leaders share their insights, backed by examples and statistics from reports and research.

May 2020


61 Mins


Anirban B. Roy@2x

Anirban B. Roy

Chief Revenue Officer, Mercer Mettl

Rajiv Naithani

Rajiv Naithani

Global Head-HR, Infogain

Sukhmeet Singh

Sukhmeet Singh

Career (Talent) and M&A Consulting Leader, Mercer India



Focused on the core challenges related to HR management in times of Covid-19, this webinar offers perspectives through a magnified expert lens. The discussion closely analyzes the future of jobs vis-à-vis the future of talent in the post-pandemic era. As experts touch upon key areas of digitization, innovation, and the rise of a gig economy, you will discover inspiring details about new-gen people strategies.

The speakers focus on boosting employee engagement and retention through remote platforms. In addition, there are elaborate discussions around building a sturdy talent pipeline, getting the right people on board, and acknowledging the shifting preferences related to work skills and competencies. HR professionals will find this webinar extremely useful for the management and improvement of a remote workforce. You will also get expert tips and ideas about how to deal with the pandemic’s impact on talent acquisition, training initiatives, and choosing virtual HR platforms that guarantee authenticity and integrity at every level.

What You Will Learn

Impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the business landscape

How to manage and engage a remote workforce

Ways to identify potential employees and developing a pipeline of future leaders

Choosing an ideal platform for virtual hiring

Key Takeaways From This Webinar

The best practices to make recruitment & L&D more resilient

The importance of stress-management and maintaining a work-life balance in a remote work culture

Real-life examples and case studies around new skills, competencies, and employee engagement.

Top Questions from the Webinar

1 . How are organizations preparing themselves to make the most of remote working?

Organizations that have been able to recognize the disruptions as a new opportunity have been trying to do more with less. In addition to adopting better virtual technologies, the focus is now shifting towards improving the entire life cycle of an employee. In essence, it is more about enhancing the employee experience rather than solely stressing over increasing employee engagement.

2 . How should companies pivot their recruitment and recruitment marketing strategies?

It is essential to switch to contactless and scalable processes that can fast track the adoption of digital technology in recruitment as well as recruitment marketing. It is also crucial to identify the skills that are relevant in the new normal and make adjustments that suit the changing competency frameworks. Furthermore, it is ideal to re-think cost structures and support innovation at HR policy levels in a way that can sustain the existing processes.

3 . How to motivate employees who are hesitant to learn something new or something outside their work profile?

To keep all employees motivated in a remote work culture, the decision-makers need to rethink their engagement strategies. Learning modules should be redrafted to match the new virtual requirements. In addition, the duration of training modules should be reduced to encourage greater participation with lasting attention spans. HR managers should support self-paced learning to suit varying employee needs, new learning frameworks, and virtual assessments. The focus should be on encouraging individuals to reskill and prepare for the future.

4 . What are some of the best practices for onboarding a new virtual platform?

It is essential to ensure that the platform works seamlessly under various conditions and limitations. For that, organizations must identify the possible limitations that they need addressed. In addition, there should be no compromise with candidate experience. At the same time, it is important to employ methods that can detect and prevent the misuse of any virtual system. Adequate checks and balances are necessary to ensure professional credibility that is at par with the old normal scenario.

5 . What are the key HR best practices when companies work remotely?

The foremost priority for HR professionals is to encourage constant communication and efficient collaboration at all times. It is more important than ever before to remain available and find out how the changing work environments are affecting individual colleagues. The whole HR approach should be more humane and empathetic and employees should be encouraged to participate in fun virtual activities, mindful discussions, and virtual L&D programs.

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