Ten Predictions About the IT-HR Partnership
IT departments will play a leading role in transforming human resources organizations in 2014, helping to elevate the status of traditionally process-driven personnel professionals to strategic talent managers, according to a recent report from Bersin by Deloitte. "2014 Predictions: Building a Strong Talent Pipeline for the Global Economic Recovery" reveals that big data will play an increasingly larger role in HR. Managers will seek a clearer assessment of key developments, such as the success of targeted recruitment efforts, the quality of new hires, engagement levels, retention statistics and other metrics. What's driving these trends? As reported in prior features in Baseline, talent recruitment is expected to get increasingly competitive, and U.S. businesses spend, on average, more than $3,000 per hire, so the stakes are high. "Organizations must focus on sourcing, recruiting, competing for talent, building leadership and re-engaging the workforce we have," says Josh Bersin, principal of Bersin by Deloitte, which is part of Deloitte Consulting LLP. "While unemployment is still high, as the economy picks up and skilled workers see new opportunities, people will start changing jobs. Organizations must act boldly, throw away old practices and build a compelling, passion-filled work environment." The following is a summary of the report's 10 predictions for 2014.