I’m attending the Greater Baton Rouge SHRM Annual Conference today along with several hundred of my fellow HR professionals. We have coffee, croissants and, theoretically, cocktails at the post-conference Happy Hour.
Kara highlighted what she identifies as three trends driving modern day recruiting:
Recruiting must be Personal
Recruiting is personal and people want their stories to be heard. In addition, the horrendous ‘candidate black hole’ surfaces (boo!) and everything quickly becomes impersonal for, well, most everyone. Use tools and tech to assist but remember to tell your stories and keep things authentic.
Recruiting drives Business Value
The reality is that HR/Talent Management professionals struggle with trying to fulfill all their responsibilities and have for years. Today, however, executives realize they need HR pros with a talent focus as TALENT is a primary concern for every organization. YOU (HR people!) can get your CEO’s eye by creating a ‘Talent Name’ for yourself. Add business value by focusing on talent needs…and executing well!
Kara made the prediction – “in the near future, every HR Department will have a Data Scientist on staff…OR the Data Scientists will replace HR.” (Gasps, disagreement and “but what about the need for HR to be people-people?” came up.)
And I get it. It’s frightening for many HR practitioners who have not felt the need to stay on top of trends Who have not realized that HR must have a future focus. Who have long considered technology and data and analytics to be something that resides in the server room with the IT Department.
So in the end, this was a great session for our Baton Rouge HR Community; I’ve long tried to be a resource and share information so I appreciate any and every opportunity when learning on these topics occurs. I hope many of them read this recap of the #HRTechConf from Josh Bersin – The Top 10 Disruptions In HR Technology: Ignore Them At Your Peril.
As Kara commented when wrapping up – “The bus is full; but if you’re not on it….another bus is coming!”