Changing global trends in the workplace demand that HR directors reevaluate their hiring process, and integrate these trends.
Here are 5 ways HR directors can adopt these global trends:
1. Employ a Global Reach Free of Global Boundaries. The face of the global workplace (and local) is changing, with many more international collaborations, associations, contractors, etc. being utilized by companies with multi-national scope and reach. Boundaries are being obviated in many ways, regions, territories, and industries by corporate leaders who are interested in doing business that doesn’t have to “check in” at national borders. The company that can best employ the practice of having as wide a global reach as possible while not letting national designations determine or color the way they do business will succeed best in the 21st Century.
2. Redefine Security Protocol to be More Inclusive. Here is another global trend that savvy multinationals can adopt to do better business in the global marketplace. CEOs, CFOs, CCOs, and COOs, must realize how security protocols have, in some cases, constricted the way business is done, and embrace the potential for more fruitful partnerships. Security standards on every front should be re-evaluated in order to be more relaxed and allowing in some areas, and tighter in others.
3. Recognize and Integrate Talent Clusters, or Pockets. The Society for Human Resource Management recently released data on research they did which helps companies identify and utilize the phenomenon of “talent clusters”. These are geographical locations where certain talent pockets arise, e.g. Boston, Toronto, and Hong Kong have become known as “incubators” or pools for engendering certain types of academic or professional talent, in certain areas of expertise. Identifying where specific talent clusters may arise allows HR directors and managers to better focus recruiting radar and methods of talent procurement.
4. Integrate Relevant Global Trends. One of the most relevant global trends companies would do well to integrate is that millennials in the workplace have surpassed Gen X-ers as the biggest portion of the global workplace. Others include technological advances, new types of worker needs dealing with health and wellness, and training techniques.
5. Employees Looking for Meaningful Careers. Another one of the major global trends relates to the fact that making it a meaningful experience and career is paramount for today’s hires. They want to know they are doing something important in the world, and will take substantial salary cuts to accomplish this meaning in the workplace. HR directors can make the work experience in their SMEs or larger corporate organizations meaningful and globally-competitive.
HR directors should be aware of these global trends in order to attract and retain high caliber employees.
Disclaimer Statement: All information presented is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide professional or legal advice regarding actions to take in any situation.