Hot Topics in HR
The world of human resources is always evolving, particularly with the increased use of online recruitment technology. However, it’s not just the changes to talent acquisition that have emerged as a potential concern to HR professionals. At DNA Recruit we keep a very watchful eye on all trends in this area and we’ve identified several hot topics that may have an impact on HR very soon.
MILLENNIALS ENTERING WORKFORCE
The new generation entering the workforce come with new expectations. They’re not looking for menial tasks but for challenging, rewarding careers, with a progression path, work flexibility and a happier work/life balance. There’s also the very real added fear that these Generation Y workers do not have the career experience to fill in the gaps left by those who are moving on.
Baby Boomers Leaving the Workplace
Developing New Leaders
Retaining Talented Staff
The latest breed of employees doesn’t just value a healthy pay cheque – they will be looking for a competitive benefits package too. The younger generation have higher expectations and a higher cost of living than ever and to retain your existing staff, junior or senior, you need to remain competitive and be seen to reward hard work and loyalty by a variety of means.
Striking a Balance
Businesses will have to work harder than ever to strike a balance between appealing to the young talent and nurturing their future, while making the best use of the skills of mature employees and acknowledging their value. Be careful not to be perceived as only interested in the younger generation. Show your more experienced employees the respect they deserve, give them mentoring opportunities and reward them for it. Not all of the necessary skills to be a leader of the future can be formally taught on a course. The best learning is always done ‘on the job’.
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