HR Trends in 2021: Future of Human Resource Management
The last decade brought an avalanche of change to the HR industry. The rise of artificial intelligence. The growth of the gig economy. The increased push towards greater diversity. And, most recently, a global pandemic that has altered the reality of millions and redefined where and how work gets done. That begs the question, what’s in store for the future of the industry? This article will look ahead for a glimpse of which HR trends will continue to drive transformation and which new trends are emerging to shape the future of work.
- Nearly 60% of employees want to work remote full-time after the pandemic, according to one survey.
- Technology adoption and deployment is a priority as companies seek to unify dispersed, digital-first workforces.
- Two-thirds of employees value when their feedback is heard and acted on.
- In the face of mental health adversity, companies respond by providing resources, cutting costs and taking other measures to support well-being.
- Data will be the new currency and a core part of how HR operates in the coming years.
- Ensuring employees have the skills they need is a top priority among business leaders.
Trends We’ll Look At
- Virtual work is here to stay
- Companies double down on digital
- Teams play an essential role
- HR design is a strategic focus
- Employee experience is redefined
- HR delivers value through an outside/in approach
- Mental health gets the attention it deserves
- Data becomes the new currency
- DEI receives major focus
- Workers are equipped with the skills and tools they need to navigate uncertainty
- HR offers guidance to drive success
- Companies show their true colors