In the last year, organisations have been re-modelling themselves to mitigate financial strains and meet the need for new ways of working, and HR needs to be the flagship of productivity.
In adversity, there is also opportunity. If there is one positive thing that has emerged from 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic, it could be that some businesses have achieved extraordinary transformations, even in the face of massive disruption. The enforced impetus for change, the goodwill of many employees in engaging with uncertainty, and a big leap forward in the use of technology and the virtual world, have all combined to give us a unique insight into the potential for HR to transform workplace productivity.
Do we really talk about trends in HR or would it be better to call them short-term hype? At the beginning of each year, most of the well-known actors on the HR market publish their expectations and trends for the upcoming year. We, at UKG do exactly the same – we publish our HR Mega Trends! How valuable are these trends about AI, employee experience or the future of work? Are we talking about one-hit wonders or should HR departments really consider this advice for their future journeys?
How can you keep track of the progress of your HR digitisation project? Keeping an eye on your performance indicators is a good start. Being able to analyse them quickly and increase efficiency is even better. Learn how to detect anomalies and spot trends to give you a greater overview and lead you to a successful HR digitisation project. Without ever forgetting that the devil is in the details.
Many of the most important decisions taken by a business take place in the HR department. HR decisions determine whether staffing and operational needs align, employees are fully supported and equipped to do their jobs properly or due diligence is applied in areas such as risk and compliance.
The era of data analytics has led many to believe that if it can’t be measured, it can’t be managed. This is a notion that needs to be challenged though in the new normal of virtual and homeworking due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Every year, we try to analyse global macro-level social and economic trends to make predictions about the future of work. At the beginning of 2020, we shared our 2020 MegaTrends with our customers and the broader HR community. We hoped to identify big topics that every HR leader has to have in mind to prepare their organisations for the years to come. Now 6 months later, we are faced with a massive public health crisis that no one saw coming. We are living through a global pandemic that has changed the way we work overnight.