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10 business ideas HR leaders should focus on in 2017 and beyond – Kelly Barcelos

The most important thing you should focus on in the talent management department is to assess the skills your organization needs to implement its strategy and plan for recruiting and managing these critical talents.

Most organizations should focus primarily on talent management and development, as well as productivity. Leading your HR function and talent management to contribute to the overall efficiency and financial performance of your organization is the best way for your HR function to add value to your business.

The most important thing you should focus on in the talent management department is to assess the skills your organization needs to implement its strategy and plan for recruiting and managing these critical talents. It’s important that you understand what your organization can do to attract and add the right talent.

It is also crucial that you develop or internally develop the talents within your company to implement a business strategy. Talent has always been crucial, but it has become even more critical as many organizations perform much more complex, knowledge-based work that operates globally. This has created a situation where talent performance has a profound impact on the bottom line. This reality is increasingly leading knowledge-based organizations to focus on talent as a source of competitive advantage.

As HR managers, you must ensure that you provide an attractive and productive workplace if you want to attract and retain your employees. This means leveraging technology and transparency to improve employee engagement.

Here’s what you can do to improve your employees’ work experience while maintaining their productivity:

1. Digital HR can be implemented to better design and deliver solutions to employees

Don’t let digital processes overwhelm your employees, digital HR is designed to focus on digital applications to improve how your employees are served and supported.

2. The rush to replace outdated HR systems

Digital HR systems are designed to create true “systems of engagement”, enable easy-to-use, integrated data and analytics to drive massive transformational change that is different from traditional licensed HR software to a new generation of tools Integrated HR and talent on the cloud.

3. New talent management models

Aging applicant tracking systems used for recruiting are being replaced with new integrated recruiting platforms that include smart sourcing, candidate relationship management, interview management, applicant tracking, and smart analytics.

4. Global rush to replace and redesign performance management

At a time when most organizations are moving away from top-down annual performance processes. This is the best time for you to pilot more continuous, scalable, and empowering performance management and feedback processes across your business to get the details right and align them with your organization’s culture.

5. Engagement, retention and culture will remain top priorities as new feedback tools hit the market

The competition for talent is strong and the topics of culture and engagement should remain at the top of your priority list. Look for new tools, techniques and analytical methods to encourage and collect feedback from your employees, which will help you understand where culture and management may be changing.

6. Global leadership development, coupled with careers

Mentoring and coaching are expected to grow rapidly and research indicates that these are the two most valuable talent practices you should develop in your organization. These activities must be integrated into the culture of your organization.

7. Revolution in corporate learning

• Education (formal training)

• Experiences (missions and development projects)

• Environment (a culture and relationships with great people)

Any organization that thinks about the four functions above will be ahead of the learning curve.

8. Diversity and inclusion will become a strategic part of business and talent management

Research shows that organizations that align diversity and inclusion practices with their business goals are more likely to perform well. You can tap into the talent market by benchmarking existing diversity and inclusion programs against key areas such as age, culture, gender, nationality, ethnicity, and mental and physical condition.

9. People Analytics will evolve into a mainstream program

You can leverage new data streams from mobile apps, engagement and feedback, and network analytics. Organizations create valuable databases of what people do, their stories, work experiences, and career development. You can use this data to identify certain solutions to your business challenges and drive business results.

10. The HR Profession Leaps Forward as a New Generation of HR Leaders Emerge

Companies are investing heavily in innovation and analytics, organizations are sharing creative solutions more openly, and the alignment of the HR department with its business is dramatically improving.

2017 should be a year of positivity in different areas of the HR department, as a new breed of innovative and strategic leaders emerges.