As I write this piece, I feel extremely optimistic about the future of HR in 2019. In the last four years, as the editor of HRKatha, I witnessed a seismic shift in HR – from being a reactive problem solver and enforcer, to a strategic partner, riding the wave of transformation with its business counterparts.
Needless to say, we are at the threshold of an automated digital economy, with the world of work poised at the intersection of people and technology. With lofty goals to achieve, it will not be an easy path to tread. However, able leadership, emerging technology, and emotional connect with people will be the gamechangers.
While globally, companies have been reeling with their own set of issues, the Indian workplace has had its own share. However, what kept us afloat were our dynamic HR leaders reinventing themselves at every juncture to meet the evolving business demands.
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2018 gave us a glimpse of some major disruptions – digitisation, automation, unionisation of white-collar workforce, inclusion of LGBT, emerging technology & analytics at different phases of workforce management, and the #MeToo movement.
In 2019, the spotlight will be on reskilling the mid-management, strengthening the leadership bench with focus on diversity, improving employee experiences and making HR more human, despite the onslaught of technology, data and analytics.
As we identified the top trends of 2019, a big question that came to the forefront was whether all of these will make HR more powerful in the system.
To find answers to many of these pertaining questions, the HRKatha team interviewed 30 leading HR leaders of the country from diverse sectors. I believe the insights will be of immense value to the HR community.
HRKatha Forecast 2019 — powered by Sodexo — brings an array of bold predictions on how HR professionals can stay prepared in 2019 and beyond.