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As much as HR Leaders are people people, we’re also problem solvers –– and sometimes therapists, firefighters, salespeople, and acrobats. And the key to HR successes often boils down to the ability to recognize, embrace, and work through new challenges as (or before) they arise. While the HR world keeps spinning, new HR technology trends and hiring strategies keep emerging, and it’s our job to keep current.
The sooner you are able to recognize new trends in HR, the more adaptable you can be as an HR Leader and the more effective your talent efforts will be as a result. Embracing trends even as simple as getting involved with “Dry January” can have a major impact on your recruiting and retention efforts, as jumping on this topical trend can often signal something far greater to your people.
In this case: That your organization is one that values health and wellness. And considering the growing importance of work-life balance and employee wellness benefits, a little trendspotting can go a long way.
Want to keep a finger on the pulse of the hottest HR trends? See what the Troop community has to say about the latest in HR, and join in on the discussion.