The COVID-19 pandemic is creating new perspectives for human resource management particularly to ensure a healthy employer employee relationship.
Industrial relationships must be on the radar for most human resource managers because there are several things happening within the work environment that must be handled more proactively to prevent any breakdown of industrial relations. Most organizations have hard to re-organize themselves to positively respond to the challenges that have arisen due to the coronavirus pandemic. This article discusses the New Normal and social dialogue within organizarions.
To keep the organization running to serve the general public, there was the need for organizations to implement strategies that had its own implication on human resource management, especially industrial relations. These strategies included keeping essential workers on duty, putting staff into groups/shifts, working from home, reducing staff numbers or halving salaries, etc.