To remain effective and succeed in 2023, HR leaders should stay nimble when planning for the workforce, create onboarding programmes that promote new hire engagement and offer channels for employees to create best-fit careers, says Gartner in a new survey.
Some 36% of HR leaders report that their sourcing strategies cannot meet the skills their firms need. In such situations, Gartner advises that HR should leverage hiring managers earlier in the process as candidates trust them the most, and build a fair internal labour market by sharing new roles within the business with employees.
As it becomes increasingly hard to predict future skill gaps, HR should lead their organisation to anticipate near-term shifts in critical work by evaluating tasks and workflows. In situations where critical positions cannot be filled, HR should collaborate with leaders to redeploy tasks flexibly across the organisation to increase workforce resilience.
HR leaders should also take a new approach to leadership by being authentic, empathetic, and be adaptable in the workplace as the workforce shifts to a hybrid future, Gartner highlighted.
To reduce fatigue among employees, organisations should employ collaborative approaches rather than top-down strategies. This can help reduce the risk of fatigue due to new changes in workers by 29 percentage points and ramp up employees’ intent to stay by 19 percentage points.
The Gartner global survey of 860 HR leaders in July 2022, which included 88 respondents from APAC, also highlighted that leader and manager effectiveness (72%) is the top priority for HR leaders in APAC, followed by organisational and change management (59%), employee experience (57%), and HR technology strategy and management (45%).
This article was first published on HRM Asia.