HR Tips for 2020: 4 Tips from HR Experts

Selma Mohr 6, Jan 2020 5 min

4 HR Tips for 2020

Just recently, LinkedIn released the Future of Recruiting Report surveying more than 2,800 recruiting professionals across 80 countries, while analyzing billions of LinkedIn data points. Competition for top talent is growing and the demand for recruiting has increased by 63% since 2016. These trends are requiring your workforce plans to become more agile. 

It’s no secret that the impact of talent is also increasing, especially as technology is advancing and new processes, infrastructures and tools are becoming necessary in everyday work. 

We asked global HR experts what their take on the future of HR is. They shared amazing insights! Check out 4 Tips from HR experts:

Gordon Tredgold

Show employees how they can be successful and give them the tools…

Gordon is a business and IT transformation expert, consulting on organisational design, leadership development, software tool selection, offshoring and outsourcing of IT Services. He has delivered programs reducing operational costs, turning around failing departments, increasing on-time delivery & service levels, while leading teams of 1000 staff for Fortune 100 companies. Gordon is the author of the critically acclaimed “F.A.S.T.” which is a finalist for Management Book of the year 2017. He is an international keynote speaker recognized by Inc. Magazine Top 100 Leadership Expert and Speaker. Gordon also contributes as author at Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc Magazine, Business Insider, Fortune, Chicago Tribune & Fox News.

“People are not afraid of hard work, they are afraid of failure. Show them how they can be successful, give them the tools to be successful and they will become engaged, empowered & excited and deliver amazing results. Leadership is simpler than we believe!”

Lisa Sterling

Consider the alternative workforce, there is a huge opportunity…

Lisa Sterling, Ceridian’s Chief People & Culture Officer, is a forward thinking, engaging and dynamic leader who is disrupting the business and HR landscape to create cultural and organizational performance excellence. Leading the global People & Culture organization, she is responsible for imagining, leading and measuring the impact of teams, workplace programs, experiences and technology. Lisa has received numerous awards for her own leadership including Working Mother of the Year, HR Executive of the Year, HRO HR Superstar, Top Corporate Leader (over 35) and 300 Women in Tech Worth Watching. 

“Begin thinking more provocatively about the alternative workforce. We need to stop considering them “alternative” and look to integrate them into our business and our cultures. There is a huge opportunity for organizations to leverage people in new capacities but it requires us to think broadly and in a different way about the workplace experiences for all people regardless of type.”

Steve Boese

Focus on the challenges of reskilling and upskilling the workforce…

Steve Boese has over 20 years of experience implementing enterprise technologies for Human Resources, Recruiting, Finance, Distribution, including significant experience with Oracle Applications. As the Co-Chair of the HR Technology Conference with H3 HR Advisors, Inc, he is supporting a full-service HCM advisory firm that provides thought leadership and support for HCM executives. Steve has also been publishing for Human Resource Executive Magazine as technology editor and is the creator co-host of the weekly HR Happy Hour Show and Podcast, the longest running and most downloaded podcast about Human Resources. 

“In 2020, HR and talent leaders should focus on the challenges of reskilling and upskilling the workforce in response to continuing disruption and transformation of work and workplaces. In order to provide the organization the set of capabilities and expertise needed to deliver on business strategies and drive positive outcomes for both the organization and for its people, new skills will have to be developed and existing skills must be enhanced. Matching capability with business needs will be a core focus area for most HR leaders next year and beyond.”

Dorothy Dalton

Identify and attract hard to find talent…

Dorothy Dalton is a global influencer in the future of recruitment, being a regular commentator and guest writer, speaker and trainer on HR and workplace trends. She is an award winning blogger and author of eBooks “How men and women apply for jobs”, “How to attract recruit and retain female talent” & “Mentoring: The Ultimate Guide.” As the CEO of 3Plus International, she supports companies seeking gender balance and helps professional women reach their potential.

“I think 2020 is going to be a busy year. Much will depend economies staying strong. The main areas will be identifying and attracting hard to find talent, upskilling existing employees and dealing with creating inclusive cultures. That means ramping up anti-harassment and sexism trainings post #MeToo and making a real effort to around diversity and not just about checking boxes. That’s before we get to the tech side and the impact that will have on jobs, managing multi-generational workforces and redefining what are now critical skills. There’s a lot to do!”

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