Human Capital Challenges in a Post-Pandemic Business Landscape



Now that we have entered a post-pandemic period, many of us are now returning to, or adjusting to a post-pandemic landscape in life and work. This is now the time where organizations and businesses must now be prepared to face new challenges in their line of work if they wish to survive.


In particular, this post-pandemic business landscape has highlighted several challenges that we need to be prepared for, especially when it comes to our employees or human capital.


Here are some of the challenges businesses face when it comes to their human capital in this post-pandemic period:


1. Staying flexible

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  • Now that the pandemic is mostly over and people are returning to their usual working schedules, many of us would prefer a flexible working schedule.

  • Brian Kropp, the vice president of management consultant firm Gartner, says that 75% of hybrid or remote knowledge workers today agree that they prefer a flexible work schedule.

  • He also warns that going back to a fully on-site arrangement may cause us to risk losing 40% of our employees and talents.

  • Thus, now is the time we put our effort into designing our operations around employee flexibility if we wish to avoid such a risk.


2. Talent Recruitment

  • Prior to the pandemic, recruitment has always been done via face-to-face interviews.

  • Now that we are in a post-pandemic landscape, HRForecast CEO Christian Vetter believes that it’s time for us to adopt new strategies into our recruitment plans if we want to survive.

  • This can include virtual interviews rather than face-to-face ones for candidates.

  • Us HR professionals also need to look out for new candidate aspirations, including their employee persona, culture fit and career goals, rather than just their competencies alone.


3. Employee Engagement

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  • The Covid-19 pandemic has proven to us that employee engagement has to be one of our priorities as a business, if it has not already been one.

  • Kropp warns that a lack of engagement makes it hard for our people to stay updated with each other’s progress.

  • In the long run, this can cause their morale to burn out over time.

  • Hence, there is a major need for businesses and organizations to find new ways to engage with their employees, especially in a time where many of us are choosing to work remotely.


Our employees, or human capital, are an invaluable asset that should be given high priority. If you have not invested, or managed your human resources properly, now is the time to take action and start looking into these challenges.


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Do you need help with training or engaging your employees? Look no further as Leadworkz is here to provide assistance!At Leadworkz, we believe that talents are an organization’s most valuable asset, and thus their growth, development and engagement should not be overlooked. Our Talent Development and Advisory approach is designed with this goal in mind: to assist organizations with this aspect of their operations.


Our TDA Approach aims to:

  1. Align and create a shared vision and mission between you, your company and your people,

  2. Enrich talents by equipping them with the necessary skills and work mindsets, and

  3. Engage with talents by celebrating their growth and milestones together with them.


Leadworkz has helped many organizations explore, map out and design personalized talent development journey plans. We also provide thorough implementation and monitoring for these plans, as well as evaluation and recommendations from our Talent Development Advisors to assist you in planning for future talent developments.


So, what are you waiting for? Contact us now at hello@leadworkztraining.com to know more about how Leadworkz’ Team Alignment Bootcamp can help you, your people and your business cope with your post-pandemic human capital challenges!




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