HR Learnings 2019

Posted 27-Dec -2019

The year 2019 was the year of technological growth for the HR industry. With the workplace evolvement and digital advancement, the foundational skills and employee training though remain important; the focus has additionally moved to help bridge the existing skill gap for today and tomorrow. Flexibility within organizations is now becoming recognized, accepted, and desired trait while attracting and retaining talent, and involving engagement tactics to inspire both millennials and the upcoming Gen Z workforce.

Listed below are our top three learnings in HR.

Upskilling of Workforce

“We’re running an analytics project to identify job families and skills that will be relevant in the next three years. With LinkedIn Learning Skills Insights, we can curate lists that align with our future strategy, see if people are learning those skills, and keep adjusting from there.” – Heather Duttweiler from Allianz.

2019 data demonstrates that the upskilling of the workforce and successfully bridging skills gap is a new measure of success. According to the LinkedIn Learning 3rd Annual Workplace Learning Report, 65% of an HR talent helped their employees learn the skills required to remain competitive in the present market.

Also, it’s been measured that 74% of talent developers perform an internal skills gap assessment program to curate the relevant learning solutions. The key findings of the Survey Report show that 52% of HR enthusiasts have leveraged business partners in 2019 which is considerably higher as compared to 32% in 2018.

Flexibility within an Organization

Since flexibility affords autonomy, focus, and balance of the people, they perform better. It converts into higher efficiency levels, employee engagement, and loyal co-workers. Flexible work also lets employees think of better and rather creative approach than what the businesses might have planned of which often generate successful results. It allows them to make the best use of their strengths and skills required to perform a given job.

With a flexible work culture, the employees are more likely to help each other and develop team spirit. Practicing flexibility within organizations will be the key detriment for retaining the future workforce. This helps both employees maintain a work-life balance, and employers enhance the productivity and effectiveness of their business.

Create Learning Opportunities

According to statistics, there’s an increase of 5% in mobile learning the past year and continues to grow in 2019. The 2019 Workplace Learning Report indicates that 74% of the workforce want skill learning during spare time at work and also prefer a fully self-directed learning program.

However, the biggest challenge remains for the talent developers to be the catalyst for independent learning to help employees walk in the right direction.

94% of employees said that they would prefer staying longer with an organization that invested in their learning and development. Healthy and strong communication between HR consultants and employees can help increase the productivity and credibility of an organization.

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