As leaders and business owners continue to navigate the process of bringing people back to the office and fully reopening, many are finding that they are “leading in an age of uncertainty.”
The recent surge in coronavirus cases due to the Delta variant prompted another revision in back-to-the-office guidelines, and yet more compliance issues for leaders to monitor.
Many employees have gotten used to the flexibility of working from home and are not ready to return to 5 days a week in the office. An Accenture report showed that 83% of employees prefer a hybrid work model, working remotely between 25% and 75% of the time.
Some workers have reassessed their careers over the past 18 months and do not plan to return to their current jobs at all, leaving employers struggling to replace them in the midst of The Great Resignation.
The opening, then closing again of schools and the lack of available/affordable childcare has left many parents (especially mothers) burned out as they strive to “do it all.” According to the National Women’s Law Center, female workforce participation has dropped to 57%, the lowest level since 1988.
Dealing with these challenges in the midst of so much uncertainty can be overwhelming. Yet sometimes all it takes is a sounding board, or some help putting together a plan, or a helpful nudge toward clarity.
You don’t have to do it alone!
Many of my clients have found Connect to HR’s 3-hour Just in Time Advisory Service the “right size” service that they need to work through these and other HR challenges.
Our Just in Time: Your Guide to HR service provides you access with up to 3 hours of senior-level Human Resources consulting support and guidance by phone, email or in person. It’s designed for small to medium-sized companies, specifically owners, CEOs and nonprofit leaders; those running the HR function; and people new to HR operations.
Just in Time hours may be used for guidance on a variety of topics that need answers NOW. Some of our most popular topics are:
- Return-to-the-office planning
- HR compliance
- Employee relations
- Employee health and safety
Contact us today for a FREE 45-minute consultation to see how Just in Time: Your Guide to HR can benefit you.