How to better manage Talent in a Hybrid Work World?

November 15, 2022

Switching from an in-office to a hybrid work model is a major challenge for HR leaders in the post-pandemic world. Adapting talent management to achieve a balance between the physical and the digital workplace requires new approaches.

Wondering how to better manage talent or 5 tips tips to keep employees engaged when they are not in the office? Here are five useful tips to succeed.

  1. Digitalize recruitment
  2. Set up a digital succession planning
  3. Boost talent-centric strategies
  4. Make well-being a priority
  5. Use adapted technology

1. Recruitment and onboarding

In the post-pandemic world, the fight for talent is fiercer than ever, and being employee-centric is proving an effective formula.

  • Tailor an offer and experience that will attract the candidate.
  • Map the journey of the new recruits from the beginning and implement applicant tracking software to help your HR team monitor recruitment progress.
  • Ensure clear communication between recruits and their managers.

2. Succession planning

Hybrid working requires new leadership and managerial skills to meet the challenges of managing a remote workforce. It is time to rethink your talent management and succession planning strategies.

  • Assess your high-potential employees and identify who can step into key positions.
  • Use a skills-based talent management approach so that your leaders have not only the knowledge, but also the necessary skills to meet changing work conditions.
  • Rework and identify gaps in knowledge and skills and find the right employees to upskill and fill them.

3. Keep employees engaged with talent-centric strategies 

Employee empowerment is essential to maintain productivity in the hybrid workplace. Revise your employee motivation and engagement strategies to meet staff expectations.

  • Digitalize continuous feedback through surveys and integrate an employee experience platform.
  • Upgrade your financial incentives and rewards area to manage talent retention.
  • Use talent-centric HR strategies, such as promoting personalized learning opportunities for professional growth.
  • Create internal coaching and mentoring programs tailored to different roles and levels.

4. Health and safety

Hybrid work has now become an employee expectation and ensuring your talent’s well-being whether they are working remotely or onsite has become a must.

  • Choose structured flexibility to avoid overwhelming schedules.
  • Guarantee that the office is safe for onsite work.
  • Ensure that employees have the necessary infrastructure and support for remote working.
  • Make well-being programs available to prevent burnout.

5. Talent management software

Using talent management software is absolutely necessary in the hybrid work world. Here are just some of the basic tools that the right talent management system can offer:

  • User-friendly onboarding
  • Employee appraisal software.
  • Talent management analytics to aid HR decision-making.
  • Vacation, mobility, and absence and leave management software.

Looking at the surveys conducted during our July 2022 webinar on how to adapt your talent management to a hybrid workforce, 35% of the respondents stated that their staff combined an equal mix of in-office and remote working, 35% voted mostly remote and 28% mostly in-office with only some remote working, the full-time remote and full-time in-office options receiving almost no votes.

As for dedicated talent management solutions, 55% of the respondents didn’t use one, 19% intended to, 16% had used one since the pandemic and only 10% had been using one for a long time. Hence, there is still some way to go to fully embrace hybrid work, and Talentia can help by offering an integrated HR solution for full digitalization of HR processes using a single platform.