I was originally drawn to HR because no two days are alike. However, a few trends appear to be taking center stage in 2019.
Empower Through Learning – Learning can never stop, whether at a junior level or at a senior management level. Learning and development programs have to be designed such that, both the individual and organization grows.
Build a Happier Workforce – There are various ways to create a happy workforce. Studies have shown that happy employees are more aligned to the company’s objectives and add immense value to the growth of the company. Happy employees prove to have a higher retention rate and develop a stronger sense of ownership in the organization. The role of HR is to continuously listen to their employee’s needs, aspirations, and impediments to understand what will help these employees most.
Hiring will largely be driven by technology; recruitment through Artificial Intelligence will soon catch up. This, to a large extent will help reduce bias and make the recruitment process faster and more effective. Data from social media platforms will be increasingly used to profile candidates to understand their potential cultural fit. Most employee services will soon be driven by technology. Creating a ‘digitally aware’ workforce will be a key imperative for HR in the near future.
Cheers to a new year and another chance to get it right.
– Oprah Winfrey