HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020: Creating future workplaces by focusing on employee experience
No matter how much the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the way we work, one constant arguably remains unchanged – people will remain the most important asset for any organisation.
With many organisations having to work remotely because of the pandemic, it is more important than ever to provide a safe and productive work environment for employees, suggested Ariane Virtue, partner at Flex We Are, a consultancy firm.
At HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020, which is taking place from September 29 to October 1, Virtue will highlight the need to create a ‘FlexFit’ future workforce and workplace that embeds and normalises flexible work practices.
She added, “COVID-19 has highlighted the fact that it is possible for your teams to be productive and effective to deliver to their roles, customers and keep their wellness as a top priority.”
As the modern workplace and workforce enter into a new paradigm, a shift of mindset is a priority for organisations. Virtue believes that flexible working is the model that will enable organisations to thrive and survive, while they manage the “transformational change” of managing hybrid and distributed workforces.
Describing a new “humanised workplace flexibility”, she concluded, “It is not about saving money, nor long-term social distancing. In the end, it’s an investment in employee well-being, improved productivity and increased profitability.”
One of the biggest challenges facing HR as remote work becomes a norm due to the pandemic, perhaps, is how they deliver on employee experience (EX).
“Delivering a great EX when you can see and touch your employees daily is much easier than when those same employees are mostly working remote,” said Tim Sackett, president of HRU Technical Resources, an engineering and IT staffing firm.
“Remote work was thrust upon many with little time to think through how we grow, build and maintain our unique organisational cultures when so many of our employees are now working from home.”
To help organisations gain a better grip on delivering an effective work-from-home EX, Sackett will, during his presentation, share the best practices of the world’s best business and HR leaders, as they continue to elevate the experience of their remote employees.
Join us at the HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020 from September 29 to October 1 for more in-depth discussions and exclusive insights from over 70 of the world’s leading HR thought-leaders as we navigate this new world of work together.
Year 2020 is an exceptional year and to show solidarity with the HR community, the organisers, HRM Asia are offering all HR professionals complimentary access to HR Tech Festival Asia Online this year. The road ahead in the new norm will be challenging. So, spread the word and let’s band together at HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020.