Managing talent is on the verge of a serious makeover. With technology continually advancing, social media constantly interacting and millennials perpetually job-hopping, HR needs to get with the times. Some of the past methods of finding valuable talent, creating a conducive organization and retaining employees aren’t as effective as they used to be.
Recent trends and regulations (such as new technologies, onboarding, analytics, gamification, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and legalization of same-sex marriages) are having a profound impact on how talent is managed today.
The whole landscape of the corporate world is changing and as a result HR needs to change with it.
How HR can incorporate new trends in talent management
The challenge in this day and age is that the ever-growing population of millennial workers wants a “Shangri-La” type workplace and not a traditional office. They want convenience, potential for growth, a caring work environment and respect for work/life balance.
Forming a culture that suits the next generation of workers is a big adjustment but there are some recent talent trends that HR can leverage:
Starting from the beginning
To create the perfect workplace, the first step is selecting good employees. Yet, finding good employees is a lot like dating. Everyone seems nice when you first meet so people get excited about forming a mutually beneficial relationship. But when you start seeing the person more often and for extended periods of time, their real personalities and flaws come out.
Finding the best employees is no easy feat. No one wants to take a chance on people who don’t fit a certain “type” for fear of being trapped with nightmare employees.
Companies need to make sure they don’t have unrealistic expectations but are also not settling for less when it comes to their talent acquisition process.
Some trending ways of sourcing qualified candidates are:
All these changes require quite a bit of effort. Your organization may be the next in line for a major makeover so they’re ready and able to manage an ever-growing contingent workforce.
Is your HR department aware of the most recent trends in talent management for 2016? How are these trends influencing your talent management?
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