Evolving Role of HR Managers in 2023: Recruiting the Employees of Tomorrow

With shifting market realities and penetration of disruptive technologies, lives of the recruitment specialists’ have been challenging. According to a research study done by Gartner, we understand that contemporary HR managers will have to assume bigger roles when it comes to recruitment. This is more so applicable, as recruitment patterns across industries and segments have changed drastically, while evolving business models have been in emergence. Industry analysts’ reveal that a majority of so called “intelligent”, organizations across the globe have adopted innovative hiring strategies. This has happened through gauging future potential of identified individuals in relation to various aspects. Personality aspects have been most importantly gauged in the past for suitable hires, but for contemporary managers skills and attitude remain to be important indicators in order to close the hiring deal.

Virtual Recruitment Can Social Media Play an Important Role?

Recruitment consultants working in ‘winning organizations’, reveal that, innovative virtual recruitment strategies can be the showstopper, now that, social media has emerged as a powerful platform to connect. However, final decisions related to hiring can only be taken when uniformity of hiring strategies followed by the managers can help them to collaborate across markets. On the other hand, contemporary managers should understand  and deploy hiring strategies to reduce the lead time to close the deal. However, it is important for the recruitment specialists to define functionality in favor of the job profile so as to ensure a healthy competition takes place with the organization of reference. On the other hand, in the contemporary context, an employee needs to have the right kind of attitude required for customized recruitment. Therefore, the sustainable attitudes remain to be the foundation for getting successfully hired in the context of a predefined job role!

Evolving Workforce Strategies: How to Reinforce the Personality Impacts of Potential Hires?

Although many evolving trends for hiring have been captured in various markets, various economies like that of the US, have adopted AI intervened strategies for hiring. Therefore, is hiring an automated function during the modern days? Not really! On the other hand, disruptive recruitment have been observed, especially in service segments wherein recruitment decisions have been taken on cultural imbibes of the potential employees so to say. (Exhibit I)

key recruitment trends
Source: Finance Online

Going forward, it is understood that, technology intervened recruitment strategies have been adopted by the new breed of recruiters, while headhunters focus more on understanding the experience of the potential hire, so that he remains to be a customized resource for the client organization. Matching your recruitment priorities can be the real cause, while technology remains to be the tool to identify personalities who can fit the bill. For qualified HR managers, what are some major aspects affecting their performance in terms of hiring potential candidates with respect to a job role? Experts from the field of HRtech suggest that quality of hire is a major aspect to be considered by performing HR managers, followed by the time related to closure of the hiring deal.

What Are Some of the Crucial Characteristics to Be Considered for the Suitable Hires?

Performing HR managers explain, suitable hires need to have strong integrity, besides resilience, while self-confidence and the approach towards following the work ethic remains to be crucial, while being selected.

At the same time, potential employees must be emotionally enlightened to adapt towards challenging situations while being open to learning as this can count heavily on the sustainability factor. Industry analysts’, on the other hand, explain that upholding the cultural ambience may help the employee to grow within, but in order to do so there should be clear cut communication frameworks within the organization context. At the end of the day, the potential hire should remain to be the perfect team player promoting business growth, implementing the action based learning framework, while continuously working on bridging the gap between employer expectations as well as employee performance. While the managers remain to be busy with predetermined recruitment strategies let’s look at some valuable insights related to hiring employees of tomorrow.

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Hiring Employees of Tomorrow: Are You Looking at a collaborative structure?

Defining agile work processes can be taxing, hence contemporary managers look forward to a collaborative team structure. Role of the employer is critical in setting up focused teams across markets. At the same time, contemporary managers should be ready adapting to the pace of changing business requirements within the defined context. Recruitment of potential hires therefore relate to ‘individual learning quotients’, while being put in a challenging work environment. Intervention of AI oriented inputs can refine work processes although experts reveal that a continuous training pattern should be invested upon to generate quality business outputs.

Ability to deal with ambiguities amongst the new recruits can help in building a collaborative framework. The capability to handle information on the professional level is what is required, while employees can be encouraged to embrace challenges. Sharing strategic goals with the prospective hires can sometimes work wonders!

Matching expectations of new candidates to refine business goals needs to be worked out during the process of getting interviewed.

A careful model viz. VUCA (Volatility of Markets, uncertainty of Operation, complexity and ambiguity of information processing) can be worked upon to initiate a successful recruitment model. Going forward, it is acknowledged that, a successful recruiter should be able to identify important personality traits within prospective hires so as to understand whether they can imbibe the cultural outlook of the organization. Therefore, an employee should be enough curious to research and manage data related to the concerned work role.

A capability to influence others is important, as experts reveal that the millennial need to be trained to work on a cross border platform. Communication should be the major selecting criteria, while age barriers are being redefined in the contemporary context to attract experienced and well trained personalities of the future.

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