Expectations for HR are Higher than Ever Before – According to New Study by the HR Research Institute

Expectations for HR are Higher than Ever Before – According to New Study by the HR Research Institute

Even before the current coronavirus pandemic, most human resources (HR) professionals were unprepared to thrive in the future. Now that the crisis has hit, more is demanded from HR than at any other time in history.

The free research report, The Future of the HR Function 2020, is now available for download.  HR.com’s Research Institute conducted the study of HR professionals to better understand how ready their departments are to adapt to a fast-changing present and uncertain future.

The study reports that only 37% of HR professionals are confident in HR’s preparedness to thrive over the next two years. Fully two-third of study participants say the number one priority for HR over the next two years is to “create workforces that are agile and can respond quickly to change.”

Results also indicate the top areas of focus that HR professionals need to give attention to as they manage their workforces over the next two years. The most common are the need to:

create workforces that are agile and can respond quickly to change, enhance the employee experience, leverage HR analytics to improve decision-making and insights, and ramp up reskilling and upskilling of employees.

“With the uncertainty in the world right

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