The world is changing at a dizzying pace. Here’s what we can look forward to in 2017,with regards to HR practices. Margaret D’Souza, head HR,Directi
1 The shift from annual to periodic performance review:
2017 will see companies doing away with the grading and rating system and moving to a regular discussion and feedback approach.
2 Use of technology:
Organisations are constantly looking for ways to automate and introduce technologies to connect with employees.
3 Increase in HR analytics to make decisions:
More emphasis on data to better understand employees. Rituparna Chakraborty , president, Indian Staffing Federation
4 Interintra collaboration:
Siloed style of working shall make way for a collaborative approach in organisations.
5 New workplaces:
Work (out) places,working from home, pop up workplaces would come into prominence.6 Dynamic knowledge ecosystem: Organisations shall move away from the appraisal culture to a continuous feedback culture focused around mentoring. Samriti Malhotra, associate VP, global HRD, Denave 7 Digitisation and people analytics:
HR decision making will be abetted through ‘people analytics’.8 A culture of flexibility:
Year 2017 will augment the shift in organisational architecture.
9 Talent attraction and retention:
Businesses will continuously attempt to strengthen employee engagement through relationship management. Kannika Sagar, chief people officer,HCL Infosystems
10 Empowered employees:
Companies will provide more self-assessment opportunities.
11 Measuring engagement real-time:
Companies are espousing use of digital employee engagement tools.
12 Enhanced employee experience:
HR is enhancing employee experience through improved work spaces.Bradley Loiselle, CEO,betterU
13 Regular upgradation of employees’ skills:
E-learning is being adopted by the corporate sector for training of employees.
14 Controlling attrition:
The most agile and swift way to retain employees is by giving the employees a reason to stay beyond their salaries.1
5 Data-driven recruitment:
Employers will be looking at a seamless way to connect all the employee data,from sourcing to hiring.Naresh Kumar Pinisetti, president HR,Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation
16 Encouraging employees to learn:
Continuous learning based on exposure, environment, education and experience would be more widely used.
17 Increased use of social media for recruitment:
Social media will continue to pay an increasingly important role in attracting talent.
Source:-The Times of India-Mumbai