Deloitte Report: 2 Key Focus Areas for HR in the Year Ahead

Deloitte Report: 2 Key Focus Areas for HR in the Year Ahead
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How—and where—human resources (HR) professionals do their jobs will undergo radical change in the coming year. That’s one of the key findings in Deloitte’s “2020 Global Human Capital Trends” report, which surveyed 9,000 business and HR leaders in 119 countries. 

Here’s a closer look at two actions HR departments must take to thrive in a world where disruption is the norm, not just for their own teams but across their companies, according to the report.

Expand HR’s Focus and Influence 

HR can no longer limit itself to traditional roles and boundaries, and must expand its focus to include the company’s complete ecosystem and its ability to adapt to the changing nature of work. Yet while 75% of respondents indicate it’s important to evolve the role of HR over the next 12 to 18 months, only 11 percent are “very ready” to make those changes.

So, what can HR do to achieve a wider scope and influence? Respondents think these four points are the most important: 

Adopt new capabilities to create an enterprise built for the digital age (47%). Encourage more agile and team-based work through a new HR organizational design (45%). Automate HR activities to streamline and simplify the

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