If you didn’t believe it before, this past year has shown HR professionals around the world that “the only constant in life is change.” The Coronavirus pandemic brought about such a sudden and dramatic shift in the workplace that HR teams have been scrambling ever since the first employee was sent home for remote work.
Even now, HR continues to face a constant flow of new information to review, understand, and communicate to the rest of their organization – with no end in sight.
While it can be quite a challenge to keep up, it is crucial that HR teams stay on top of the latest trends and updates, or partner with resources that can help. To make this easier, we’ve put together a round-up of our top 5 must-read articles about the key trends in the past year. We hope these helpful insights will help you stay abreast of the ever-changing HR landscape and feel in control of 2021, no matter where it takes you.
#1. 8 Position Management Best Practices
Few organizations understand the importance of separating roles from individuals within the human capital management (HCM) software. In this popular article, we identify eight position management insights and best practices that allow organizations to achieve the full potential of their human resources.
#2. How HR Position Control and Position Management are Different.
When considering the purchase of HCM software for the first time, or updating to a new platform, it’s important to understand the distinction between position management and position control. This article defines these two systems and looks at three crucial ways the difference impacts planning, budgeting and administrative effectiveness.
#3. Why Position Management Is Important.
To achieve organizational goals and objectives, HR and leadership need to work together to develop a talent strategy and plan to achieve those goals. In this article, we explore how a position management system provides the data and insights necessary for identifying current talent gaps, planning for future needs, and budgeting effectively.
#4. How To Get Your HCM Investment Approved.
This checklist for persuading decision-makers to invest in an HCM solution has been incredibly popular this year. The article includes helpful tips for how to separate what is must-have features from the nice-to-haves, confirm that the business case for your chosen solution aligns with the needs and desires of non-HR decision makers and influencers, and avoid “sticker shock” by ensuring all associated costs are identified and accounted for.
#5. Turns Out, We Were Built For This.
People-centric systems like the SyncHR Platform are designed to enable HR teams to become more strategic partners to the business and serve as the heartbeat of an organization. This article explains how HR tools that emphasize agility and engagement will help increase a company’s ability to be resilient, efficient, and competitive — something our customers found to be instrumental in navigating the pandemic year.
A common theme of thriving in the future
While the past year brought about a great deal of disruption, it also provided a unique opportunity for HR to reimagine the approach toward many critical functions, including position management. And as 2021 unfolds, HR is well-positioned to leverage the new practices they developed in response to the pandemic and continue to strategically refine and optimize them to enhance and enrich the workplace.