HR predictions for 2017

We’ve compiled responses from a group of HR and talent management thought leaders on what they learned in the last year, and what they’ll be watching in 2017. See part one and part two in the series, and then read the rest of their predictions below.

Fill in the blank: In 2017, talent-focused organizations will move away from _____ and move toward _____. 

“In 2017, talent-focused organizations will move away from management structured organizations as the primary driver and move toward team and employee focused ownership and empowerment.” -Lori Kleiman, HR and Business Speaker and Consultant and Managing Facilitator at HR Topics

“In 2017, talent-focused organizations will move away from talent management and move toward talent cultivation.”  –Jason Lauritsen, Employee Engagement and Workplace Culture Expert, Keynote Speaker, Author, and Advisor at Advisor at JasonLauritsen.com

“In 2017, talent-focused organizations will move away from traditional hierarchies and move towards flat organizational structures to promote collaboration, community, and creative thinking.” –Andy Cabistan, Co-Founder at Watson Works

“In 2017, talent-focused organizations will move away from creating happy employees and move toward creating engaged employees.” Jill Christensen, Employee Engagement Expert, Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker

“In 2017, talent-focused organizations will move away from programs and move toward relationships.” –China Gorman, Board Member, Advisor, Speaker, Author of Data Point Tuesday

“In 2017, talent-focused organizations will move away from engagement and move toward results.” –John Sumser, Principal at HRExaminer

“In 2017, talent-focused organizations will move away from organizational interventions and move toward employee-centric ones.” –Guy Ellis, Manager and Director at Courageous Workplaces

In 2017, talent-focused organizations will move away from traditional instructor-led training with a corporate focus and move toward online training and individual development plans.” –Erin Boettge, Marketing Content Manager, BizLibrary

“In 2017, talent-focused organizations will move away from full-time employees and move toward freelancers in an even bigger way. The Gig Economy, 2016 national survey of 600 HR decision makers and 959 freelancers found that:

-74 percent of companies will contract with more freelancers.

-60 percent of companies plan to hire more freelancers than full-time employees.

-45 percent expect to increase their hiring of freelancers by 30% or more.–Karen Redetzki, Head of Marketing, ‎Click Boarding, LLC

“In 2017, talent-focused organizations will move away from enforcing more control and systems and move toward encouraging autonomy and independence.” –Michael Bungay Stanier, Senior Partner & Founder at Box of Crayons and WSJ-bestselling author

“In 2017, talent-focused organizations will move away from hiring and growing people based on untested preconceptions developed decades ago and move toward informing their experienced judgment with data…data that can be human, compassionate, and nuanced even as it is rigorous, testable, and repeatable.” –Ken Rosen, Managing Partner at Performance Works

“In 2017, talent-focused organizations will move away from individual competency focus and move toward organization capability focus.”Dave Ulrich, Speaker, Author, Professor, HR & Leadership Guru

“In 2017, talent-focused organizations will move away from annual reviews and move toward real-time feedback.” –Justin Zawaly, Chief Operating Officer at Talmetrix

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