The top key trends which are set to impact HR and talent management in 2017 are:
- The organizational design will be challenged severely. In this world of rapidly changing markets, we need to reinvent the way the organizations are designed. The key to organizational success is scalable learning rather than scalable efficiency. You have to constantly learn from your competitors to stay ahead of your market and industry trends. The whole organization has to focus on learning, and experimentation. This is easy to understand but hard to implement. Change your reward system to reward team success rather than just individual success. Goals should be transparent and share them publicly. Implement systems that deliver the real-time reports so that teams can operate with same perspectives and insights. This is often challenging but in this way the organization can be more engaged and productive than ever. This will help in creating an agile and excited organization with more empowered leaders.
- Personalize the employee experience. This should be a major focus of talent management practices. The HR department is constantly adopting consumer marketing tactics in order to enhance the employee experience as the employees are now the “new customer”. Have smart learning opportunities especially for individuals. Make them entirely employee-centered and goal-oriented. An effective talent management strategy will involve keeping employees engaged and offering plethora of job opportunities aligned to their skillset.
- Create continuous feedback system which will positively impact your company goals and objectives. In doing so, organizations can have a stronger workforce. Adopt various tools which enable people to receive feedbacks from several resources including peers, customers or multiple managers. This is essential for boosting engagement amongst the workforce and enhancing the overall productivity. Taking a step to enhance your talent management strategy is a great way to reach a new level of success to complement the review process with the everyday feedback.
- Ensure that culture and employee engagement are your top priorities. The topics of culture and engagement are still the top priority for HR leaders and businesses around the globe. Websites such as Glassdoor, LinkedIn, and Twitter are always talking about company’s culture and engagement in a public way. Culture has become such an integral part of the brands that it’s almost necessary to build a focused and aligned culture. Culture is what brings teams together. Serious investment and focus are needed to create a culture manifesto. Having a clearly defined culture means offering the employees a sense of freedom along with security. The employee should feel comfortable enough to communicate throughout the organization. This is the way to build a transparent and open environment where everyone will feel authentic and respected.
2017 is a transformation year for most of the HR leaders and businesses around the globe. Trends like these will drive us closer to build the perfect talent management strategy which is aligned with our business goals. Understand the trends, create high-impact solutions and stay ahead of the game!