Magazine article HRMagazine

HR as Disruptor

Magazine article HRMagazine

HR as Disruptor

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Throughout its history, HR has steadily evolved, and now the pace of change is escalating at speeds never seen before. Our modest personnel administration origins have matured into directing the very future of work. Moreover, our success is defined entirely by results, not process.

We change because workplaces change, and workplaces change because business changes. Employees today want more than a paycheck-they want balance. They need flexibility in a world where they can work from a device they hold in their hand-or even wear on their wrist. They prioritize fairness and genuine engagement. They want to learn and to grow. Employers that can deliver this experience will succeed in the war for talent.

These greater expectations have created a breakthrough moment for our profession. HR is now poised to be the newest disruptor of business, driving bottom-line benefits through new approaches to finding and keeping the best people.

How does disruption differ from innovation? All disruptors are innovators, but disruption goes further. It challenges everything we think we know and all we do. To be innovative, we think outside the box. To be disruptive, we may lose the box altogether. You will see examples throughout the pages of this month's issue of HR Magazine.

In our cover story, talent and tech guru Josh Bersin of Bersin by Deloitte writes about nine technology trends that are upending old processes and boosting HR performance into high gear-from advanced people analytics tools to the use of artificial intelligence for talent development. …

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