Even before the current coronavirus pandemic, most human resources (HR) professionals were unprepared to thrive in the future. Now that the crisis has hit, more is demanded from HR than at any other time in history.
The free research report, The Future of the HR Function 2020, is now available for download. HR.com’s Research Institute conducted the study of HR professionals to better understand how ready their departments are to adapt to a fast-changing present and uncertain future.
The study reports that only 37% of HR professionals are confident in HR’s preparedness to thrive over the next two years. Fully two-third of study participants say the number one priority for HR over the next two years is to “create workforces that are agile and can respond quickly to change.”
Results also indicate the top areas of focus that HR professionals need to give attention to as they manage their workforces over the next two years. The most common are the need to:
- create workforces that are agile and can respond quickly to change,
- enhance the employee experience,
- leverage HR analytics to improve decision-making and insights, and
- ramp up reskilling and upskilling of employees.
“With the uncertainty in the world right now, preparation is key for businesses to thrive. HR will require agility and versatility to ensure policies and processes are in place to keep employees healthy and stress levels low,” stated Debbie McGrath, Chief Instigator and CEO of HR.com.
Download the full report which includes details on seven key takeaways to help HR departments gain insights into the pivotal responsibilities and roles they have to play in the future of managing their workforce.
About HR.com and the HR Research Institute
HR.com’s HR Research Institute helps HR departments keep their finger on the pulse of HR! HR.com is committed to creating inspired and informed workforces by maximizing the potential of HR professionals around the world. Over 1.75 million HR professionals rely on HR.com as the foremost, trusted industry resource for education, career development, and compliance (that many people can’t be wrong!). Offerings include the largest network of HR executives, leading-edge industry research from the HR Research Institute, 13 monthly HR-themed epublications, innovative HR education including 250+ annual webcasts, the most comprehensive HR certification exam preparation program supporting SHRM and HRCI certification, as well as helpful HR tools and legal compliance updates. HR.com has the largest knowledge base of HR practices globally and offers unparalleled training and networking for HR professionals all over the world… 24/7… 365 (just in case you can’t get enough HR). Visit www.hr.com/featuredresearch to download research (always free) and to maximize HR potential. #hrresearchinstitute
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Jenna Watson Gudgel
PR Manager, HR.com