Post COVID the way we work is different and some things will never return to the way they were. For leaders and managers in SMEs this comes with some unique challenges. It is now common to have employees we have not met IRL (in real life) and our entire working relationship has been conducted virtually. So, what happens when either performance or changes in business needs (or ability to pay) means that you need to end an employment relationship?
Covid has shifted the employment climate and the way employees prefer to work. Time spent with family, flexible working options and working remotely are at the top of employees’ requests for work flexibility. A recent spike in employee requests to work remotely overseas has demonstrated a common theme among Impact HR clients. Employers considering accommodating this option may need to consider the following: