Covid-19 has decimated the workforce – and created “unsung heroes” amongst HR teams labouring to come up with real-time solutions to keep companies on track and to keep employees safe, productive and progressed in their career.
Now, as employees prepare to go back to the office, HR teams will have to get to grips with the realisation that the way we work will be far different than pre-Covid-19.
Undoubtedly, there will be numerous challenges ahead when employees return to the workplace – but the launch today of an exciting new technology innovation could relieve the pressure on HR managers as they look to implement workforce transformation strategies.
Post-pandemic, the employment market is expected to open up immense new opportunities and for anyone whose aspirations know no boundaries – geographical or otherwise – the new Latitude platform, introduced by the Career Star Group (CSG) for countries throughout the globe, offers a unique feature with on-demand coaching built into it so that individuals can develop their careers and skills whilst looking for their next role.
The outplacement platform with local job vacancies integrated into it provides comprehensive support to in-house HR teams, enabling highly skilled outplacement providers to offer HR personnel assistance at times of heightened stress such as the change process forced as a result of redundancies.
Today, CSG (www.careerstargroup.com) is a global organisation of world leading career transition and outplacement providers delivering bespoke programmes in 102 countries – having experienced massive growth since being founded in 2012 with a coverage of just 17 countries.
Cetti Galante, Managing Director of Career Star Group, said: “Latitude will open up millions of career advancement opportunities for anyone wishing to discover what their next step could be – and with candidates finding their next career move twice as fast through coaching-first outplacement and career mobility solutions, it will no doubt become an invaluable resource.
“Essentially, however, it will also be a ‘quality gateway’ to developing careers and skills and an essential support arm for HR teams needing an additional resource.”
She added: “It combines ‘best-in-class’ local coaching with an award-winning virtual platform that is a single-entry point for everything employees need to discover their strengths and ambitions, to search for their ideal job, and pinpoints outplacement support, which can offer practical career advice and coaching support when leaving an organisation in order to make a next career move.”
Experienced coaches – all recruited against rigorous assessment criteria – work with employees to assess their skills, strengths and aspirations and then guide them toward the resources that can develop their skill-set and help them improve their chances of success.
Candidates are able to complete a comprehensive career assessment to understand their goals, preferences and opportunity areas. Latitude is user-led, intutiative and easily adaptable to the needs of the individual, enabling them to build a plan unique to themselves.
She added: “As an outplacement partner to many global organisations, we are continually investing in new technology that benefits HR department and employees in the ever-changing global work force, one innovation being a video-based artificial intelligence feature, which evaluates candidates on their soft skills and character traits through brief, self-guided video interviews that simulate real job interview.”
Such technology is being adopted by more and more employers as part of the interview process, but theleading-edge Latitude platform, with its unique on-demand features, sets it apart from the competition and offers a distinct advantage to those who use it.
For further details on Latitude and the benefits of utilising CSG, please go to www.careerstargroup.com