One of the most popular HR trends leading up to 2017 has been about preparing for the workforce of the future. When I say "future", I actually mean "really soon" - 2020 at the earliest, according to PwC. And it's not only about giving employees the option to work from home or their favorite coffee shop and equipping them with the technology to IM or join virtual meetings. It's more than that.
"The future of work is going to be about breaking down barriers - geographic, departmental, linguistic, technical and more. This means we need technology that can connect everyone at a company, transcend language and time-zone differences, and all this needs to be done quickly, on the go," said Julien Codorniou, global head of Workplace by Facebook in an interview with Raconteur.
To truly embrace this change, organizations need to educate staff on a new way of working. Business leaders also need to understand what employees need from them and from their managers to stay motivated to do their best, day in and day out.
Watch: Halogen Experts Offer Advice to Prepare for New Workforce Trends
We asked a few of our experts to share some advice on how you and your business can prepare for some of the trends and priorities coming in 2017. And we put together some handy resources to help you along the way in our 2017 planning toolkit.
Performance management meet business, business meet performance management:
Bringing people together to learn and grow:
Working in teams is one of the best ways employees can learn about different areas of the business. Our Learning Consultant, Philippe Desrochers, talks about the movement from the curation of content to the curation of people to leverage the power of knowledge in 2017.
Enable your leaders to lead:
As you know, employees are becoming more and more spread out. So, how can business leaders manage and support employees regardless of where they're located in the world? Joanne Wells, who heads up Halogen's talent development team, talks about why leadership development should be top of mind for 2017.
Live out your culture of continuous learning:
We know continuous learning has a strong impact on improving employee performance and impacts engagement. One of Halogen's regular blog contributors and Talent Management Consultant, Teala Wilson, talks about how continuous learning can actually work for your organization.
Use our performance management toolkit to hit the ground running in 2017
As you head into 2017, it might be a good idea to think about what the workforce of the future will look like for your business. Obviously, there's a lot to think about. But, don't forget what it's really about: People.
Bersin by Deloitte's new report, Predictions for 2017: Everything Is Becoming Digital, explains one of HR's biggest responsibilities in 2017 will be to help improve the performance of individuals and teams by keeping employee wellness, employee engagement, culture and work-life balance top of mind.
To help you hit the ground running in 2017, we put together a toolkit that has everything you need to help you hit the ground running. It has resources to assist you in your change management efforts, templates to help employees give and receive regular feedback, and access to a webinar to help you align your talent and business plans, and more!