How does the Future of HR Looks Like?

When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home. - Betty Bender

In anything we do, we have aspirations as well as challenges we face. So, what is your aspiration as a leader? What are your current challenges that might hinder you from getting closer to your goals now? In a recent talk I did with over 150 HR Leaders in Philippines, I shared the following key points and quotes on what I believe the Future of HR should be:

Why should we not expect people to leave their hearts at home? As humans, we are all integrated and interconnected. We don't define people for their job titles. Everyone of us fulfills different roles at a time, similar to me being a daughter, sister, mother, a client, a partner and a friend to someone. We all heard of the great resignation and some of the reasons why this happened is because people realized in the last 2.5 years different priorities, how flexibility is important, why they would rather spend their commute time with their family and how important balance & wellbeing is (whether this is present in the organization they are working with).

How is communication skills and feedback important? Most organizations know that a hybrid setting is here to stay. In a survey by Sunny Giles, published in HBR says 195 leaders in 15 countries, six of the top 10 leadership competencies rated by participants involved communication. Despite the hybrid setting, communicating constantly with your team is important in building trust and relationships. Obviously, not all messages are positive and how are you handling crucial conversations?

Why is investing in your team important and how are you doing so? There is no more profitable investment than investing in yourself. It is the best investment you can make; you can never go wrong with it. It is the true way to improve yourself to be the best version of you and lets you be able to best serve those around you. I am not saying this because we are a training provider, I personally invest in myself paying thousands of dollars to be in business mentorship programs, masterminds, and other programs/communities to be able to serve my clients better. There's a lot of statistics, surveys and studies that share the ROI of training not only in the improvement of employee engagement but also around the profitability of the organizations.

The 4 Pillars of Future-Ready Teams, an excerpt from our Leadership & Organizational Development Package which I am glad was well appreciated and one of the favorites of some attendees. I explained briefly each pillars including some discussions I had with leaders like Marcia Daszko (Empowered Leadership) and Dave Ulrich (Organizational Alignment)

Knowing what are keys to growth which in our case was summarized as follows: