Saw. Mu. Shamoel Haque


The COVID-19 pandemic has enhanced the rise of remote work, revolutionized organizational operations, and significantly impacted human resources (HR) practices. This paper explores the profound effects of remote work on HR functions, addressing both challenges and opportunities in this new paradigm. The shift to remote work has increased flexibility for the workforce and opened access to a global talent pool. However, it has not been without its challenges for HR professionals. They now face hurdles in engaging employees, managing performance effectively, and promoting team collaboration. Ensuring a unified organizational culture and cultivating a solid connection among remote workers have become pressing concerns. This research emphasizes the significance of HR departments adapting to the realities of remote work. It proposes a need for redefining talent acquisition, training, performance evaluation, and employee engagement strategies. By analyzing real-world case studies and expert insights, this study offers valuable guidance to HR leaders and practitioners in effectively navigating challenges and optimizing remote work arrangements. Embracing remote work provides clear advantages for organizations that enhance resilience and attract top talent. In this regard, HR professionals must proactively adopt technology and acquire new skill sets to optimize remote work environments. As organizations navigate the challenges of remote work, the HR function plays a fundamental role in shaping work's future and nurturing a thriving workforce. This study offers valuable insights, empowering HR practitioners to position their organizations for success amid this evolving landscape.


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