We talk a lot about how technology is changing the world of work. And indeed, the combination of automation and the arrival of new technologies will lead to the extinction of certain jobs, but more importantly, it will push a lot of us to up-skill in order to get ready for the future.
We also talk a lot about the role of HR in this digital transformation; how can HR help organizations and their employees to become future proof? What role do training and development play in all of this and what skills should we be looking for when hiring candidates?
What we don’t talk about, or at least not as often, is what HR will look like a couple of years from now. What are the HR roles of the future?
A few weeks ago, our friends at My HR Future published their 2019 HR Skills of the Future report based on a survey completed by over 400 professionals from 61 countries. In this report, as its name suggests, they discuss some of the necessary skills HR professionals need to have in order to future proof themselves.
In this article, we’ll take a quick look at five of the skills mentioned in the report from My HR Future. We’ll also take a shot at describing three roles that will be crucial for HR in the near future.