HR & Business Challenges in 2021

What are the biggest HR pains in business going to be in 2021? In order to find out, we talked with IT and gaming industry leaders.
The world has dipped its legs well above the ankles in this 2021, and although business waters are looking calmer and more predictable, it seems that everyone is still waiting to figure out what kind of beasts are lurking below before they get their heads, budgets, and hiring schedules wet coming May and June. Everyone… Except IT and gaming.
It is already well known that more than 800 billion$ worth of business is going digital and looking from the outside it really seems that IT and gaming industries will take advantage of everyone’s distraction and keep doing what they do best – develop and improve, but is this really going to be the case?
In a recent survey, BPS World spoke with IT and gaming industry leaders and tried to cross-reference their opinions with a wider, more global perspective, with the goal of breaking down what HR issues will be keeping even the best in business awake at night (not being COVID-19 infused fewer), and our findings are listed below:

Hiring and finding the right staff

Is there a secret recipe for finding the right people for your company? If there is, 50% of our respondents would like to know about it. Discovering, attracting, and retaining candidates that truly match all your needs seems harder than ever according to the answers we received. The main reason for this occurrence at the moment is the fact that people are mostly relying on the material advantages in a certain company due to the lack of certainty that the pandemic provoke. Stability becomes one of the highest priorities and challenges many companies in the IT industry are going to be facing in the near future.

Retention

According to the obtained results, retention of the employees is definitely considered as a big challenge by our interlocutors. Transformed into numbers, 21% of answers show their concern about the management of their employee’s expectations and motivation during and after the „new normality“. Keeping the right people in your team was always challenging but this time it requires additional and continuous „brainstorming“ to be ahead of the competition.

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