Firstly, your learning provision should reflect the way that people want to learn. Knowledge is no longer restricted to a select few; it has become openly available and instantly accessible through hand-held devices.
Office culture has changed considerably in recent years with a shift in lifestyles, rising expectations and a move in people’s needs and values all contributing to a significantly different workplace than ten or even five years ago.
Co-working, where different businesses work together in a shared office space, is growing in the UK at a rapid rate. By 2018 it is estimated that the number of members using co-working spaces globally will have reached one million.
It’s all too common for HR professionals to get bogged-down with the administration around recruiting and onboarding new hires. So it’s hardly surprising when a new recruit sat behind a working computer with employee manual in hand is regarded as a job well done.
Having recently attended REBA’s Employee Wellness conference, it became clear that the concept of ‘employee health in the workplace’ has become far more sophisticated in recent years. Future-thinking strategies are increasingly being implemented by businesses in order to improve both the physical and mental health of staff.
Talent has gone digital – even great-grandparents are Skyping, texting, tweeting and checking into Facebook.
If the baby boomers and even the veterans are doing it why aren’t contemporary HR professionals? According to Cap Gemini, 75% of leaders in HR and talent management say their companies are behind the curve in the use of internal and social networking sites.