A big change in 2022
Initially, the role of HR in 2022 must take a two-pronged approach to address how leaders make decisions. First, organisations must redefine the criteria leaders use to make talent decisions, with a focus on eliminating bias. Work, workforce and workplace are the three main pillars of building a futureready workforce.
Work: We as an organisation need to re-evaluate their work and work environment and ensure that they are concentrating on tasks that add value to the company, keeping their health and safety at the top of the pyramid.
Workforce: With the rising demand for skilled workforce and demand-supply gap, one must then select who or what should be the deciding factor of that specific task.
Workplace: Finally, companies must consider where and how most of the work will be done. Experimenting with hybrid or remote model that builds on what one has learned and experienced throughout the pandemic will be very useful in the future.
Continuous learning to combat resignation and aid retention
Learning is of course a continuous process. Robust skill-development programmes, well planned learning programmes can prove to be lethal weapons to combat skill drain along with structured wealth creation. Any instant monetary programmes can be countered by others.
“Why should only IT and HR be the power couple? Every function is important and powerful in its own domain”
Marriage between IT & HR: the new power couple
Marriage means understanding, collaborating and not compromising. Why should such things be restricted to IT and HR? I don’t believe in power centre or power couple. Every function is important and powerful in their own domain. To scale up the business and to be competitive in the market, each entity is working towards digitisation and automation, which has given the IT industry more importance in recent times.
The change driver – information workers or tech workers
Every person is a change agent. Everyone’s contribution and function is a change driver. I’m not in favour of giving importance to one function only.
Working for money to working for a purpose
Everyone is ultimately working for money and to take care of their basic needs. However, one’s work should have some purpose, or else it will be mechanical.