CPIBN hosted another Talent Topics and Trends discussion to share best practices, share ideas and ask questions with a group of senior-level Organizational Development and HR thought leaders on the return to work throughout WNY. The focus was on how to ‘re’ build, ‘re’ board, and ‘re’ imagine the workplace as local businesses start welcoming employees back into the office.
The sharing of best practices and strategies around this topic created a lot of energy and insight. Each panelist agreed that this is a critical time for organizations as they navigate difficult decisions that will impact employee attraction and retention, customer and client relationships, and the overall culture of an organization.
- When do they begin bringing employees back into the office?
- Which model do they adopt? Is it hybrid or back to normal operations?
- Which roles need to be in the office full-time?
- What does a hybrid model look like, and can it be easily implemented?
- How many employees will choose not to come back due to early retirement?
- How many employees will choose a different role with another company?
- How do they retain top talent?
- Will companies be willing in the long term to provide flexibility to keep employees engaged?
- What will the war for talent look like?
- How will companies attract talent given the likelihood that candidates will have multiple options?
- How many candidates will renege on offers?
- What impact will the war for talent have on compensation?
- What impact will different return to work models have on the overall corporate culture?
- How will companies need to adjust their communication strategies to keep employees informed?
- What impact will different return to work models have on collaboration and creativity?