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Re-vision of Future Trends in Human Resource Management (HRM) after COVID-19
Re-vision of Future Trends in Human Resource Management (HRM) after COVID-19

Author(s): Sylwia Przytuła, Gabriela Strzelec, Katarzyna Krysińska-Kościańska
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Economy, Psychology, Human Resources in Economy
Published by: Społeczna Akademia Nauk
Keywords: COVID-19; pandemic; HR challenges; remote working; reskilling; well-being

Summary/Abstract: Objective: The article is an attempt to make a diagnosis about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on HR practices including recruitment and selection, remote working, motivating employees, re-skilling and communicating. This theoretical study is a kind of revision and discussion with the “future trends in HR” predicted a few years ago before pandemic. Methodology: The research method was a review of the most recent research findings from business practice and from scientific literature concerning the impact of the pandemic on various fields of human resource management. Due to the growing flood of media information, the authors wanted to select the most updated HR practices implemented in organizations from the reliable and acknowledgeable sources. Findings: The biggest challenges for HR after COVID-19 will be: restructuring the place of work and the content of work, applying more advanced technology to recruitment, selection and performance; more interests, appreciation and motivation from managers will be needed as well as building trust, a sense of belonging among team members. The list of benefits will berevised towards enhancing mental health and well-being. The reality after the pandemic willrequire new competencies from managers and employees so re-skilling and re-training are themost expected approaches. Value Added: This article is becoming an important voice on the impact of a pandemic on theHR practices. The emerging and current results of research on HR trends will allow targetingeducation systems and equipping employees with the most predictable competences whichwill be useful in the era after the pandemic. Recommendations: The COVID-19 turmoil has changed the prepared strategic plans for developmentof many organizations. This external factor hardened all continents and built new realitywhere some tips and recommendation are highly welcome. Thus, we proposed few revisitedpersonnel solutions which HR professionals may implement. We also invite other scholars toresearch the pandemic impact on many multidimensional levels: economic, political, social,technological, ethical ones.

  • Issue Year: 12/2020
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 70-90
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: English