With employees looking for more assistance and HR pros evolving their thinking on how the workplace can come through where other support systems fail, it’s clear HR is a department in flux.
C-suite leaders and boards are more often turning to the department to fill CEO slots, yet many HR leaders vary in how valued they feel by leadership. Even the term “human resources” is beginning to sound outdated to most organizational leaders, as noted by the leading story in the roundup below.
HR pros may have proved their worth during the Great Resignation, as many pivoted to adjust to a frenzied pace of hiring and simultaneously worked to improve retention. But the rate of change within the department itself appears to be more slow and steady. Below are some stories that herald the future for HR — from culture and employee management to priorities and skills.