He we are, for the HR Function, 2020 promises to be a pivotal period when nothing will be the same as before. Societal evolutions, new technologies, new generations Y and Z occupying an ever-increasing place in companies, the emergence of AI and the trivialization of the Cloud, all transformations that constitute the major and decisive challenges for Human Resources. Only companies that are able to adapt will be able to prosper.
Review your relationship to work and the company
Generations Y and Z are now at the gates of power in companies. These so-called “Millenials” generations have for the most part never known a world without digital technology and impose their differences at the same time technological, economic and societal.
The figures are clear, by 2025 they will represent more than 75% of the assets and will naturally impose their codes on the most conservative companies.
Another important fact is that these generations are aware of the difficulties of the labour market and no longer consider their professional careers as previous generations did. Having a career in the same organization has become very difficult for these generations to imagine. In a very volatile labour market, they want to be quickly empowered, challenged but above all need to share their values and the vision they have of the company blurring the line between private and professional life.
In reality, they are demanding flexibility in working arrangements and working hours and full transparency of remuneration systems for a fully liberalised model.
For companies, changes can be abrupt and the response may not always be appropriate…at least for the time being.
Focus on everyone’s commitment
This notion has become the major concern of HR managers and now replaces that of employee motivation. Managers no longer hesitate to promote the recognition of each other and the well-being of each member of their team. The idea is to make empowerment, which places employees at the heart of decisions, common. It is a question of management ceding part of its power in order to guarantee more responsibilities, greater autonomy and increased loyalty.
This concept is intended to retrace all the feelings and experiences lived in the company since recruitment. HR becomes the guarantor of successful integration and a high value-added career path for everyone in the company.
They are the ones who have the key to loyalty, commitment and performance.
This is one of the first revolutions that comes to mind when we look at the future of the HR function in the company. This technological evolution, often perceived with apprehension, nevertheless allows considerable time savings. Time consuming and administrative tasks are handled, allowing HR managers to focus more on value-added tasks.
The protection of data
One year after the introduction of the RGPD (General Data Protection Regulations), companies have normally moved to the new standards towards data storage that respects employees. All information collected within the company concerning the data of employees, candidates, prospects, customers, is subject to the new European regulations.
Cloud Computing is now a must
In all software companies, SaaS (Software As A Service) has become essential. This type of platform through the Cloud allows you to benefit from the latest technology while reducing operating costs. Flexible and adaptable according to needs, it will be an essential asset for your HR management. These topics are certainly not new, but they occupy a major place in the concerns of the teams and even more so for the HR function. One of the consequences is the evolution of the skills expected by companies. Training is now essential to keep pace with the competition.