In a bid to continue to curb the spread of the ravaging COVID-19, CWG Plc has advised corporate organisations to invest heavily in ‘Work from Home’ policies and other collaboration tools in 2021.
CWG’s Group Head, Human Resources & General Services, Mrs. Tinu Adeyemi opines that to reduce the spread of COVID 19, ‘Work from Home’ seems to be the key for most organizations to ensure safety in 2021.
“The role of HR has evolved with technology and employee performance is based solely on results and no longer activity. In 2021, most organizations will invest more in WFH policies and collaboration tools while the HR would function as change agents to drive technology concerning people and resources management,” she added.
When asked how CWG would be able to accommodate essential functions while deploying the ‘Work from Home’ policy, Mrs. Tinu disclosed that the company has developed other work plans to accommodate essential functions within the organization.
Giving an assessment of the year 2020 and the attendant effects of COVID-19, she noted that 2020 presented itself with a lot of volatile and uncertain situations. However, it also came with its opportunities. CWG Plc had to deploy innovative collaboration tools and create new sets of engagement initiatives.
“Our assessment today as HR professionals would include people management and performance. As an organization, we have executed this role effectively but there is always room for improvement,” she asserted.
She added that while COVID-19 almost made everything impossible to manage, CWG explored all possible opportunities that presented itself as a challenge in areas of recruitment and selection, employee engagement and employee performance management.
Despite the emergence of COVID-19 in 2020, CWG recorded an increase in its cost to income ratio and OPEX reduction, proving that the management team of CWG PLC handled the business challenges proactively and in turn service delivery to its existing and new customers were exceeded.