Forbes: Five Strategic HR Priorities for 2021

Forbes recently featured a report from Future Workplace, an HR advisory and research firm, that outlined the top HR priorities for 2021. In a recent survey of 349 companies (128 publicly traded companies, 159 private companies, and 62 not-for-profit organizations) conducted by the compensation firm Pearl Meyer, found that respondents expected that between 20-30% of their employees – hourly through executive – will become remote after the pandemic. They also expect that 33% of their total US workforce will transition to work from home on a permanent basis.

With this data in hand, Future Workplace wanted to better understand the lasting impact of the pandemic on work, the workplace, and the workforce. Future Workplace partnered with Questrom’s Human Resources Policy Institute to survey 200 C-level HR leaders to learn more about expected changes to their organization’s people strategies.

The below graphic from Future Workplace outlines the five strategic priorities for 2021: