The HR Department of 2020: 6 Bold Predictions

The HR Department of 2020: 6 Bold Predictions published by Erin Osterhaus, Managing Editor of Software Advice

A very informative article for HR professionals, discussing where the field is heading and how to prepare for the future.  The predictions of HR experts were: an increased need for outsourced HR services, a shift toward HR specialist, and smaller in-house HR departments.

“Many businesses are going to get a lot of capability done by better technology, more self-service and the employee doing a lot on their own.” For instance, employees will increasingly input their own data into self-service systems. In addition, many transaction-heavy HR jobs will be outsourced entirely to HR agencies or specialists. Dr. Janice Presser, CEO of The Gabriel Institute, goes so far as to say, “Entry-level HR jobs, as they currently exist, will all but disappear as transactional tasks are consigned to outsourced services.”

What will remain in house will be a demand for more of a strategic role. The HR professionals of the future will need to not only understand HR but also be knowledgeable with business operations and strategy. This strategic function needs in house employees with expertise of the specific company.


Tips for keeping up with the new trends

Additional and cross training (data analysis)

Define yourself as a business person

Risk taking


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