These trends to get the best of your teams

August 9, 2019

More than ever, the employee is now placed at the strategic centre of the company. For the HR function, it is a question of responding to these new challenges in order to fully exploit the potential of each individual. Aligning the company with the various societal changes, improving the employee experience, adapting the different teams to the needs of the constantly evolving company, are all trends for which HRDs are the leaders. What are the methods to be adopted to achieve this ?

The importance of internal talent

With a complicated labour market, the companies are forced to constantly review their skills needs. Many times, the solution comes from within and peer-to-peer training is the lever to be used to meet this need. An idea that is generally assimilated because more than 60% of Europe’s Top Employers make social learning a major focus of their teams’ development. (Source: Top Employer Institute)

Collaboration and diversity

Today, 9 out of 10 employers make this reality a priority and consider it as business vehicle for the company. On the one hand, the younger generations, also known as the most connected, import their collaborative working methods into the organization. This can be done by setting up an internal social network to facilitate exchanges between colleagues who are comfortable with digital technology. But this collaborative operation can also involve setting up groups to develop projects between employees and content. It is also an excellent way to stimulate learning between individuals and especially between different generations.

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 empowerment, which places employees at the heart of decisions, becomes common. It’s a matter of management ceding part of its power in order to guarantee more responsibilities, greater autonomy and increased loyalty.

Collaborative experience

This concept is intended to cover all the feelings and experiences experienced 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.

Personalized training for all

In general, in-company training is a major trend to optimize internal performance. And there is no shortage of derivatives. Blended learning, for example, is a clever mix of coaching between virtual reality and face-to-face. The employee can thus freely access the training platform of his company from his smartphone, thus finding content, videos and exercises. Currently, more than ¾ Top employers in Europe have this type of software. The other current trend derivative is gamification. It is about using elements normally reserved for a game in a professional context. This process allows the employee to be awarded points that allow him/her to obtain a reward, an excellent motivation vector.

Working at home 

Remote working devices are multiplying in companies. Thanks to the multiplication of tools, the employee is able to work anywhere. Today, more than 30% of European employees work regularly at home and the trend is expected to continue in the coming years. This system is designed in particular to meet growing societal demands related to parenting, time arrangements and the availability of premises. Today, more than 70% of Tom Employers have integrated this mode of operation. (Source: Top Employer Institute).