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Well-being of Employees at Work

In order to maintain a high productivity and low absenteeism, it is important to preserve the health and wellness of employees.  It may be easy to handle the physical health of an employee; however, the mental health also will be taken into account by the managers when they set up perks and policies. While addressing the issues related to mental health, the employers should comply with the various laws pertaining to the cases like FMLA and ADA. Moreover, an employer may include in the employee assistance programs, an overall benefit packages with behavioral health treatment.

Well-being of Employees at Work

In order to maintain a high productivity and low absenteeism, it is important to preserve the health and wellness of employees.  It may be easy to handle the physical health of an employee; however, the mental health also will be taken into account by the managers when they set up perks and policies. While addressing the issues related to mental health, the employers should comply with the various laws pertaining to the cases like FMLA and ADA. Moreover, an employer may include in the employee assistance programs, an overall benefit packages with behavioral health treatment.

Employee Training and Real-time Learning

In the past, the domain of learning didn’t utilize much of the technology, so plenty of money was spent on training employees. There were various subjects broadly discussed in these trainings and most them were not meant for immediate applications but for future use. Now, this trend is changing drastically, as the broader subjects are divided into smaller subtopics which are easy to learn.  Employees are also provided with easy accessibility to the learning material as and when they need it. The adaptation of gamification has made the learning more playful fun filled. Also, the utilization of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) makes the learning solutions more real. The training of employees can also be made more effective by using tailored learning material as per their capabilities and requirements. However, some challenges may remain in finding out a suitable solution for monitoring and assessing the performance of employees.

Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

Employers are expected to have an understanding about the idea of diversity which should start at the top of every organization. It should also be a commitment by the upper management to align diversity efforts with their business strategies and goals. It is the predominant duty of the upper management and HR to create a diverse workplace. The focus of creating a diverse workforce cannot be forgotten during the hiring process, which is considered to be the first step. Enough care should be taken to make the advertisements neutral and without any bias to attract candidates of various backgrounds and culture. While recruiting from different resources beyond the geographical limit, the HR should focus on the job requirements, skills and qualifications of a particular candidate.

Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Workforce

There is widespread concern that artificial intelligence, or machine learning, will affect employment opportunities in the coming days.  Currently, artificial intelligence is in its early stage but soon it will have an extent of massive implementation. While the global economy is adapting AI solutions, a huge transformation of the workplace expected to happen. Some people believe that AI will create more jobs. It has been found that implementation of AI in some organizations created news jobs.  At the same time, it will eliminate the employment opportunities for low to medium skilled workers. As AI enables sophisticated automation of tasks and activities pertaining to customer care services, transportation and commerce; we hope that new openings and careers will also emerge from it.

Employee Training and Real-time Learning

In the past, the domain of learning didn’t utilize much of the technology, so plenty of money was spent on training employees. There were various subjects broadly discussed in these trainings and most them were not meant for immediate applications but for future use. Now, this trend is changing drastically, as the broader subjects are divided into smaller subtopics which are easy to learn.  Employees are also provided with easy accessibility to the learning material as and when they need it. The adaptation of gamification has made the learning more playful fun filled. Also, the utilization of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) makes the learning solutions more real. The training of employees can also be made more effective by using tailored learning material as per their capabilities and requirements. However, some challenges may remain in finding out a suitable solution for monitoring and assessing the performance of employees.

Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

Employers are expected to have an understanding about the idea of diversity which should start at the top of every organization. It should also be a commitment by the upper management to align diversity efforts with their business strategies and goals. It is the predominant duty of the upper management and HR to create a diverse workplace. The focus of creating a diverse workforce cannot be forgotten during the hiring process, which is considered to be the first step. Enough care should be taken to make the advertisements neutral and without any bias to attract candidates of various backgrounds and culture. While recruiting from different resources beyond the geographical limit, the HR should focus on the job requirements, skills and qualifications of a particular candidate.

Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Workforce

There is widespread concern that artificial intelligence, or machine learning, will affect employment opportunities in the coming days.  Currently, artificial intelligence is in its early stage but soon it will have an extent of massive implementation. While the global economy is adapting AI solutions, a huge transformation of the workplace expected to happen. Some people believe that AI will create more jobs. It has been found that implementation of AI in some organizations created news jobs.  At the same time, it will eliminate the employment opportunities for low to medium skilled workers. As AI enables sophisticated automation of tasks and activities pertaining to customer care services, transportation and commerce; we hope that new openings and careers will also emerge from it.

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