Workforce – HR Trends for 2017

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January 3, 2017

4 Trends to Put in Play

A new year means new goals, but if history has taught us anything, it’s that HR folks have no problem making lists of important things to do — only to get stifled by budget or resources.

As we look ahead to 2017, we’re watching for trendsetters who have already done the heavy lifting. That way, even small HR teams can keep up with the competition for talent and deliver impressive business results without reinventing the wheel.

To align your efforts with high-impact outcomes for the year ahead, here are the most important trends to follow in 2017:

  1. Adopting a start-up mentality to fuel growth in HR.

It doesn’t matter how “established” your HR organization is. Whether it’s big or small, sturdy or agile, everyone in HR is riding the waves of change.HR has become a strategic player, and that means you’re not just doing transactional work — you’ve also got to find time to add business value, and a lot of it. That’s where we can take a lesson or two from the start-up world.

As Workforce columnist Kris Dunn said in a recent webinar, “People who are best in start-up environments aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and do some of the dirty work, along with the high-level stuff.” Here’s his advice for thinking like a start-up: Do fewer things, but do them very well. Make them sustainable, and build from there.

Read the full article in Workforce.

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