By Morgan International Staff Writers
As the Human Resource landscape continues to grow and develop, it is almost certain that the arrival for the new year will bring with it new trends and tools for HR professionals everywhere.
Unsurprisingly, the predicted shift in HR operations for 2018 are largely focused around technology; how to find, hire, retain and even replace the people within an organisation.
So, what should we be looking out for in 2018? We look into this further, exploring upcoming trends such as:
- passive candidates,
- remote working,
- non-discriminative hiring and more.
Headhunting Passive Candidates Will No Longer Be Enough
While headhunting candidates currently in employment has always been a key HR strategy when it comes to recruitment, relying on workers posting their CV on a career site is no longer enough. The changes and developments in social media mean that HR professionals now have access to new untapped talent pools and the opportunity to take a more targeted approach.
Working Anywhere, Any time
Whether working from home, a coffee shop or in the office itself, HR teams should now be prepared to offer employees the option of flexible working. In fact, latest research shows that:
- The number of employees working partially via telecommuting has quadrupled
- Meaning, this now stands at 37%!
Ultimately, this means that organisations that want to maximise their employee wellbeing and workplace morale must be prepared to offer remote working as an option. This will be the key to best HR practices throughout 2018, and you can learn more about how to implement this via our courses.
Recruitment Without Bias
As bias in the workplace and hiring process becomes an increasingly popular talking point, the easiest way to avoid the issue, and a strong trend we’re predicting for 2018, is the process of ‘blind’ recruitment. By stripping away information such as:
- name (first name and surname)
about an applicant which could cause unconscious bias, will open both HR professionals and potential employees up to a fairer recruitment process. This will prompt organisations to find the best fit for the job through a non-biased approach.
Is It All Fun and Games?
Well, no. But gamification is a trend which has infiltrated many workplaces, and we suspect it will continue to do so throughout 2018.
By turning the most unlikely processes into a game, i.e. recruitment and personality testing, HR professionals should be able to make use of technology such as smart phones and apps to use gamification. This includes algorithms and key metrics to devise whether an applicant is a good fit or not.
For HR workers, the field is ever-changing. This is why it is crucial to stay up to date and ahead of new trends and technologies. Through our programme, we offer insight into what can be expected from 2018, and how this can be implemented into organisations to garner the best possible results.
More information is available on our courses, click here or get in touch now to find out exactly what you need to be looking out for in the year ahead.