CoronaHR 2.0: workload of HR departments increased


In terms of crisis management measures, the managerial task of revising corporate and business strategies and increasing organizational efficiency have become more important compared to the first epidemic wave. In addition, the provision of human resources was a priority for businesses in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and consequently, labor administration also increased – said dr. József Poór, university professor, and president of HSZOSZ, a HR management professionals association in Hungary.

In addition to discussing the findings of the research called KoronaHR (CoronaHR), the research leader also highlighted: In the second wave of the crisis, not only the volume of HR work and the complexity of expectations regarding the management of human resources increased but also the expectations regarding the efficiency of the HR department. The CoronaHR 2.0 research, which we were proud to support as a solution provider for the digitalization of the HR field, acquired an important business barometer role at the beginning of the year: besides supporting our experience with customers, it gave hope for a more optimistic vision compared to the beginning of last year. The results of the research confirm that Hungarian firms have not only started IT and organizational development under pressure but also after realizing their potential – and we can help them in this process of rethinking with our innovative solutions.” – said Ákos Deliága, CEO of Talk-A-Bot.

The CoronaHR research was carried out by three professional NGOs and thirteen universities between August 1st and November 15th, 2020. The research involved 1014 organizations (companies, institutions and non-profit organizations), the majority of which were Hungarian SMEs, with almost a quarter of them (based on the number of employees and turnover) falling into the category of large organizations. The largest proportion of respondents operate in the industry and traditional services sectors, with a significant number of commercial and accommodation service providers.