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 come out of full lockdown, 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 a 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), 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 provides 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.

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.

“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, 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.

“As an outplacement partner to many organisations, we are continually investing in new technology that benefits HR departments and employees in the ever-changing global work force.

Such technology is being adopted by more and more employers as part of the interview process, but Latitude, with its unique on-demand features, offers distinct advantages to those who use it.

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By Lisa Baker, Senior Editor

Senior Editor Lisa Baker is the owner of Need to See it Publishing Group, providing contract news for business and news sites across the UK. Lisa is an experienced HR writer and commentator, editing HR publications for more than 5 years.