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Impact of COVID on Industries and Job Market. Equip yourself to survive, sustain, and progress.

Job Market and Employment trends have undergone multiple transformations with time due to Recession, Globalization, Automation, and Digitalization. Currently, Industry is going through a tough phase due to pandemic, which has appeared nearly after 100 years.
The whole of the Industry is making assumptions and anticipations based on ever data possible. But unfortunately, most of them are not in alignment with the facts to date.

The changing scenario of the COVID census in different states, mortality rate, key people in politics, Govt or Essential services – tested positive, their duration of recovery, disturbance in the functionality of essential services … all have added to more confusion.

There were predictions made that, the second quarter of 2020-21 will see a considerable recovery. Whereas the job loss has increased, and pay cuts have prolonged till next quarter. Few of the Companies have announced pay cuts till March 2021. Appraisals, Bonus, and Variable Pay, have deferred until infinity.

Sectors most affected like Hospitality, Airlines, Automotive, Aerospace, Retail are struggling for survival. The Recovery Rate of Industries impacted due to COVID is very slow. The cascading effect is creating an enormous blow to the other Industries in the supply chain. Employees with higher Salaries, Senior people with monitoring roles, Support departments, Jobs that can be replaced by digitalization, Business Development roles are on the Target for retrenchments. Campus recruitments stopped for a year.

The positive side of the situation is, Junior level, capable and efficient people are elevated with higher responsibilities and opportunities to perform and acquire more senior roles once the market stabilizes. Most of the jobs are using virtual platforms to interact, reducing cost and time for both organizations and employees. The Industry will further explore and innovate newer means to perform and sustain.

Work from home will, in the future, give opportunities to more people in 2- tier, 3- tier cities, villages to work for MNC’s from their homes. Geographies won’t limit people to smaller or lesser opportunities. Educated Men and Women in small towns or villages will not have restrictions in career growth or opportunities. Lifestyle and exposure will improve in small cities.

Sectors like Pharma, Retail like Grocers, Vegetable vendors, Automation, Digitalization, few Mfgg units, Telecom, Networking, Computer Hardware, Infrastructure have seen the demand. Today’s job market belongs to only those people who can commit and deliver results in the least turn around time with utmost quality, integrity, and accountability. The changing demands and the situation of the Industry will force Companies to expect more from the employees. And Darwin’s theory of ‘Survival of fittest’ and ‘Natural Selection’ will force employees to thrive on competition. New Normal will come with many demands from the employers, better gauging criteria for performances and deliverables

Change is inevitable. One who adapts sooner will succeed, be it an Organization or an Individual. Equip yourself to survive, sustain, and progress.

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Evolution in Employment trends.

Evolution in Employment trends.

How to have a productive work from home model yielding to a win-win situation for both employees and employers?

The industry is figuring out every possible way to accommodate this model since we aren’t left with any option.
Employee’s safety, Client Service, Company’s Survival are all equally important.

But, for Work from home model to be successful, employees need to accept that this is going to be a permanent solution for many of their problems of past and present. Personal, professional problems like travel time to the workplace due to traffic, pollution, uncertain food schedule, family time compromise, work-life balance, COVID Infection, social distancing; and Organization’s problems of today which have enormously increased due to COVID – Economic crisis, Opex, Company’s sustenance, Competition, Cashflow, Governance problems, Communication problems, Adherence to Compliance and Rules of Govt.

How should this be structured?

Every employee has to work to overcome the problems of their Company. All these years, risks belonged to the Company alone. The volume of people facing the uncertainty and directly affected by the risks in an Organizations was majorly the Senior fraternity. They had to risk a significant share of their salaries as a performance incentive – a performance incentive based on the Company’s performance and not just individual performance. The performance, which was at risk with every right or wrong decision since the right decisions and erroneous implementations, also impacted the Organization negatively. The remuneration or incentives of these Senior leaders were dependant on the whole crowd of people working in the Organization. Additionally, their credibilities also were at stake.

One of the possible initiatives could be passing nominal risk downwards. The industry has anyways announced a pay cut as a precautionary measure as a preparation for the uncertain scenario Companies might face in the next two years. The revoking of this decision isn’t having a definite timeline either, as on date. Why not convert the same to incentivize the resource against their performance monthly. This eventually would shift some risks of the Organization to the employee and also focus on the theory’ Survival of the fittest.’ There are ‘n’ number of people who have lost jobs due to this pandemic. Why not allow them to be paid proportionately to their performance.
Making an opportunity of every disaster has been a boon to the thought process of humankind. Why not the employees and employers make an opportunity to survive and thrive towards success following this theory?

We have had consulting engagements for specific roles in most of the organizations. How about increasing the ratio of people in these roles, passing down more accountability for most of the functions?

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Employment Trends Human Resource Outsourcing Model Sectors Uncategorized

Redefining Outsourcing

Redefining Outsourcing,

Bringing in a new trend in Employment and Resource Management, which the industry is in dire need today.

We all are cent-percent convinced with the understanding today that our well being is dependent on the Company we are working for. And every individual in the Organization is required to contribute 1000% to help the Company overcome this chaos. Employees are in the phase of giving more, and meeting the expectation of the Organization today.
The definition of working is redefined to what are the deliverables met? Yardstick and parameters to measure performance have entirely changed. It is no more the number of hours spent or efforts put in. Instead, it is only and only the output in the desired or lesser than the desired timeline by the Client that matters today.

It is and has always been of significance for Organizations to earn and save for tomorrow, not for today alone. So every Management decision is based upon securing the future of the Organization. The more sustainable the Organization, the lower are the risks of perishing, higher is the growth.

Outsourcing has been one of the options organizations have adopted for more than a decade to overcome future threats and current ambiguities. The outsourcing industry in terms of Job outsourcing, Subcontracting, or work contract has evolved in a significant way, since the phase of inception of the idea to today. But the outsourcing model concerning Resources has only extended to different sectors but not created depth. It has remained the same or altered very little in the last decade. Outsourcing resources are looked at as an alternative to recruiting or running a payroll of the employees. The resource engagement is considered as outsourcing HR process. Ideally, that shouldn’t be the case. But, the expectations and pricing aren’t clearly defined to plug-in with the organizational/ project requirements in most of the sectors. Resource outsourcing is compared with the resource cost and not the impact cost. This limitation has crippled the thought process of the sector, impacting the transformation of the Resource Industry faster. Or the Organization expects to replace the Work order assignments of PMC/ Contracting Companies. Of course, there are chances to achieve the same, because the deliverables are by the resources whether they are engaged with a PMC, Contracting Company, or a Resource Engagement Company.
Now is the time to expect solutions and not documentations from the Resource Outsourcing Sector.

Additionally, Organizations aren’t counting on them as a partner for their growth. They are just a borrowed identity for the employees engaged by the organizations to save the documentation and statutory disarray. There aren’t defined approaches, evaluated thought processes to draw a graph for the growth of this sector in a rational manner.
Resource outsourcing can be a powerful tool to revolutionize recruitment trends, employment trends, and performance trends. But with the right approach, expectation, and pricing by brainstorming sessions of the major players of the Outsourcing sector in synchronization with the other sectors.

COVID, revolutionizing employment trends, can expect the most efficient process and policy implementations through Resource engagement partners. Its right time now to lay right rules, timelines, and expectations with proper responsibilities, appropriate pricing – allowing the Resource outsourcing industry to mature and give 3-dimensional solutions to the organizations.

-Sucheta Gour