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Employer Advice: How to Prepare for 2015’s Top Workforce Trends

The biggest disruptions are the ones you don’t see coming — such as how ‘70s fashion is back or the fact that Susan Boyle has a new winter romance — but when you have time to sufficiently prepare for and adjust your own behaviors based on what lies ahead, new situations and trends can be much less daunting.

When it comes to changes in your own workplaces, the stakes are often much higher. As an HR professional, it’s important for you to be aware of what’s ahead for recruitment this year — then, to do something about it. You may have made work-related resolutions for 2015 — but is becoming a trusted talent advisor among them? Get ahead of the biggest workforce trends and learn how you can add value back to your business with our guide, 9 Resolutions for 9 of 2015’s Biggest Workforce Trends.

WORKFORCE TRENDS TO WATCH FOR IN 2015 — AND THE RESOLUTIONS YOU SHOULD BE MAKING NOW:

TREND NO. 1: THE WAR ON TALENT IS RAGING.

Resolution for 2015: Show the skills gap who’s boss. TACKLE THIS TREND

TREND NO. 2: DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFTS ARE CREATING A DIVERSE, MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKFORCE.

Resolution for 2015: Find out what makes your workers tick — from the silent generation to the social natives. TACKLE THIS TREND

TREND NO. 3: BUILDING A TALENT PIPELINE THAT RE-RECRUITS TALENTED EMPLOYEES IS ESSENTIAL.

Resolution for 2015: Capture more candidates and reduce drop-off by continually engaging your potential talent. TACKLE THIS TREND

TREND NO. 4: SMILE, YOU’RE ON CAMERA: VIDEO AND SOCIAL ARE ALL AROUND YOU.

Resolution for 2015: Amp up your employment brand. TACKLE THIS TREND

TREND NO. 5: SMARTPHONES ARE EVERYWHERE – AND CANDIDATES EXPECT A MOBILE-FRIENDLY EXPERIENCE.

Resolution for 2015: Create and execute a mobile recruitment strategy. TACKLE THIS TREND

TREND NO. 6: E-LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND INTERNAL TRAINING AND RESKILLING INITIATIVES ARE ON THE RISE.

Resolution for 2015: Invest in your employees — because they’re worth it. TACKLE THIS TREND

TREND NO. 7: EMPLOYERS ARE EXPERIENCING A NEW HUMAN CAPITAL ISSUE: THE OVERWHELMED EMPLOYEE.

Resolution for 2015: Find a way to help employees manage technology — while managing your own expectations. TACKLE THIS TREND

TREND NO. 8: DATA IS INTEGRATING AND SIMPLIFYING TO MAKE BOTH EMPLOYERS’ AND EMPLOYEES’ LIVES EASIER.

Resolution for 2015: Move to one integrated tool that connects your talent, HR and business technologies. TACKLE THIS TREND

TREND NO. 9: MORE HR PROFESSIONALS ARE USING WORKFORCE DATA TO fDRIVE VITAL BUSINESS AND RECRUITMENT DECISIONS.

Resolution for 2015: Learn how to use data to solve real problems, for real people. TACKLE THIS TREND

Tackling these trends in 2015 with resolutions will help you make a name for yourself as a talent advisor in the New Year.

 

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