The global pandemic has changed how millions of workers navigate their work. As organizations began rolling out work-from-home arrangements, many had to adjust quickly to keep up with the new job landscape. While some were unhappy about this change, others adapted effortlessly.
As a result, companies have also been compelled to change their current working arrangements, while others have embraced a hybrid setup to foster employee development, which is covered in our latest HR Experts webinar.
On February 15, 2023, Nonong Noriega, Head of Employee Development of PLDT Inc., and Atty. Lester Ople, HR Evangelist of Sprouts Solutions, shared key insights about the optimal approach to hybrid work in 2023.
Harnessing the Power of Hybrid Work
During the first half of the webinar, Atty. Lester Ople revealed how the massive pandemic-enforced lockdowns were undoubtedly one of history’s most unexpected occurrences, best described as a “black swan” event.
These events drove an unprecedented level of acceptance for alternative work practices, including the massive adoption of digital transformation in various industries.
Atty. Lester also explored the DOLE issuances regulating hybrid work options. He looked at the various sources of legal risks and provided practical tools that can help reduce those risks associated with hybrid work arrangements.
Tools & Services for Employee Development
Atty. Lester outlined several tools and services that Sprout Solutions offers to promote employee growth and development:
- Pulse is an all-in-one tool that gathers, measures, and analyzes powerful data to provide insights essential for improving employee engagement in the workplace.
- Wellness provides well-being services delivered by licensed, skilled, and trained professionals. It has five main components, all devised to give clients a holistic solution to their organizations’ and employees’ mental health concerns.
Transitioning and Thriving in the New Era of Hybrid Work
To conclude his talk, Atty. Lester explained that moving to a hybrid work model is one of the most innovative and beneficial ways for companies to save on costs and help employees achieve better work-life integration.
However, as organizations transition into this new setup, people must be wary of the HR legal risks to ensure compliance and risk management.
Atty. Lester says that the key here lies in implementing an effective tech-and-compliance approach that will allow employers to embrace hybrid work without the fear of exposure or liability — through financial rewards and peace of mind.
The Future is NOW: Succeeding in the New Work Culture
Kicking off the second part of the webinar, Mr. Noriega remarked that an enabling mindset is essential for success in today’s hybrid work environment. A person’s outlook can mean the difference between achieving one’s goals or standing still as these monumental shifts occur worldwide.
Additionally, Mr. Noriega describes the characteristics of crisis-resilient individuals and the “empowering heartset” for employees to thrive and employers to reignite the passion in their workforce.
People who are resilient pay attention to their environment, understand their emotional responses, and take into consideration the behavior of others. Here’s a checklist to see if you can consider yourself a crisis-resilient individual.
- Tolerance for Ambiguity
Also, the Empowering Heartset is a powerful mindset that encourages people to come together and collaborate, especially in these changing times. It emphasizes that speed matters more than perfection, that people should have humility and authenticity when asking for help, and have “malasakit” to the stakeholders.
By understanding these concerns, employees and leaders will be more equipped to identify their feelings when confronted with unfamiliar situations or experiences.
Lastly, Atty. Lester and Mr. Noriega also presented valuable tips on thriving in the current workplace. You can watch the full webinar here to learn more.
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