Our jobs are changing, and fast. Many roles are disappearing altogether while new ones are springing up. From a company perspective, digitalisation will affect a large part of the workforce as tasks and activities are automated, existing job profiles change and new positions are created. There are likely to be more positions for highly qualified employees and fewer medium or low-skilled jobs.
We see a growing need to plan the workforce and implement a talent strategy to keep up with constant changes in the workplace. If you want to shape your business for sustained growth now and going forward, you need to take a holistic view of your workforce from strategy and organisational design all the way to cultural adaptation. It’s partly about rightsizing organisations, transformation and technology, including in HR; but it’s also about transforming the people using this technology and upskilling them. This affects HR, but also the leadership and employees across the entire organisation. Expectations of HR and leadership are changing and increasing. They need to work closely together and lead the way in reinventing the roles of the workforce, HR and leadership in the execution of strategy, and creating and sustaining a great employee experience.