Rethinking Human Resource Planning

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As workplaces settle or at least think of settling in the hybrid environment, HR teams must ideate and improvise with sheer conviction to create a sustainable workforce which is planned, recruited, managed, trained and rewarded like never before.

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only revolutionised the workplace but has led to the metamorphosis of the workforce and the way we work. HR leaders across industries are managing the workforce in these uncertain times and is also looking beyond the pandemic while doing so. The pandemic has managed to arouse the grey areas in workforce planning, as a result of which people managers and interventionists have had to introspect over the immutable practices in human resource planning.

Most of the activities carried out while performing human resource planning fail to assert relevance in times of crises. Lack of agility and futuristic vision in planning of the human resource function has made it difficult to survive in the unforgiving and dynamic industry 4.0 setup. The ever-widening skill gap and the bloated expectations of employers have posed a worrying challenge to find the right people. The right time to find these ‘right people’ was yesterday. The pace at which the industry and customer demands are changing is way too fast. However, hasty recruitment strategies...

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Dr. Lalatendu Kesari Jena

is Assistant Professor (HRM), School of Human Resource Management, XIM University, Bhubaneswar

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Dr. Lalatendu Kesari Jena

is Assistant Professor (HRM), School of Human Resource Management, XIM University, Bhubaneswar

Mallhar Mohapatra

MBA-HRM, School of Human Resource Management, XIM University, Bhubaneswar

Dec. 2022 Issue

Workplace Frustration
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