However, 83% of those did not end up succeeding with the changes they had set out to make. These facts beg us to ask the question, is Human Resources in a state of Limbo, making them unable to achieve their mission?
It all starts with the purpose of HR
If we look at the day-to-day tasks that HR departments are performing, we see that they are concentrating primarily on recruitment, administering tools and solutions. We would also see their days filled with countless meetings, training and coaching sessions, and off-boarding employees.
It gives a clear picture that today, the business sees HR as a service to support the organisation, without enough room to be working with people. However, we also understand that HR, over the years, have not been given enough resources or time to deal with the increasing organisational challenges.
HR is trying to break the status quo
These facts should help give Human Resources a look into the future, instead of continuing to follow the path of jumping into new initiatives. By doing this, you most likely do not have a long-lasting effect to solve the real problems. These problems are the lack of extra resources, the lack of time and the need for better tools. And yet, companies continue to do the same thing year after year without really progressing.
The HR Reality Report
What causes Human Resources to be in a state of Limbo, and how it creates a burning platform for HR.
The employee pressure keeps increasing
One reason may be due to the new generations that have entered the labour market. We no longer need to talk about the new generations and what to expect because they are already here. Almost 70% of Gen Z are already in the labour market, and just over 50% of millennials already hold global leadership positions. These generations in the workforce is one of the main reasons that HR has more tasks and challenges with the same amount of resources.
How can you get out of the Limbo?
Getting out of the limbo does not necessarily have to be a significant challenge, and technology today means that you can get a helping hand. It just requires starting by looking at the rationality of change rather than changing for the sake change. eloomi has, together with a large number of customers, identified five main elements that together can prove to be the key to HR’s future success which can be found in the HR Reality Report 2019.