In his interview with Authority Magazine, TaskUs Chief People Officer Rajnish Sinha shared insights and predictions on work and the workplace, and the critical actions employers must take to future-proof their organizations in the backdrop of the Great Resignation.
There is no one-size-fits-all strategy in designing the future of work, according to Sinha. Some employees thrive in a work-from-home setup but some prefer to return to office. However one thing stands true: employees want freedom and fulfillment. In the future of work, Sinha predicts that employers will be more compassionate and flexible to their employees’ working terms by putting a greater premium on work-life balance, mental health, and wellness.
“Employers are increasingly focused on the mental health and wellbeing of their employees. Additional benefits will be offered to support employees as we continue to navigate the pandemic, and adjust to the new normal,” said Sinha. “Employers will have more empathy and flexibility when it comes to workforce schedules.”
Sinha also added that creating more authentic work experiences and a community for their employees are key for employers to fulfill employees’ satisfaction and expectations. These aspects will be critical in future-proofing the workforce.
“They want to know how their work is affecting the environment, how their company is working to become more diverse and inclusive, and the overall impact in today’s society. But there needs to be more communication from the top down; and not just through email. Employers can get creative with how they engage their employees,” he said.