3 Notable Trends Inspiring HR Executive Strategy

Crystal Kadakia Posted by Crystal Kadakia, HR Consultant, Owner, Invati Consulting.


What’s keeping executives up at night? What exciting visions are being dreamt? Last month I was excited to attend the Talent Management Exchange facilitated by IQPC Worldwide, ....

What’s keeping executives up at night? What exciting visions are being dreamt? Last month I was excited to attend the Talent Management Exchange facilitated by IQPC Worldwide, an organization that seeks to develop executive capability. This unique conference brings together a robust and exciting group of solution providers and Fortune 1000 executives for roundtable discussions and learning sessions, as well as exposure to cutting edge solutions. As we journeyed together, some common themes emerged during the conversations and presentations. Here are three trends that I believe inspire HR executive strategy today. #1: Data, Data, Data…But Not Just Big Is Big Data the right concept applicable to HR? In one of the most discussed presentations of the conference, Michael Arena, Chief Talent Officer at General Motors, illuminated the difference between Big Data and Evidence Based HR, highlighting the importance of using data analytic solutions sensibly. He urged organizations to avoid the trap of becoming overly reliant on analytics for “The Answer”. For instance, in the world of recruiting, apps and algorithms are available that are intended to shorten the process by analyzing personality characteristics of prospective employees. While this information can be useful, it’s often tempting for organizations to use the recommendations […]