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industry applications will continue to mature in the
next year. " Data science can be for everyone. Machine
learning, artificial intelligence, and analytics embedded
into HR and workforce management software solutions
empower end users to leverage data in ways they never
could before without advanced degrees and a team of
data scientists, " says Almeda. " This intelligence brings
analytics to all while also uncovering hidden engagement
clues historically buried in mountains of workforce
data-like, is too much overtime causing burnout, or
can you make a case for more headcount-to help make
smarter HR decisions. "
The challenge will be ensuring organizations access
and utilize this data appropriately. " As analytics are
increasingly embedded within HR technology through
dashboards and metrics, organizations need to find
tangible, practical ways to use analytics in the normal
flow of day-to-day work, " says Cadigan.
Engaging and Maintaining
A people-first approach, which attracts, engages, and
retains employees, is becoming the standard. " We
strive for that perfect intersection where the employee
experience meets customer experience. That's the point
where engagement truly acts as a strategic weapon
and becomes a direct contributor to better business
outcomes, " says Almeda.
Organizations have a strong focus on leadership
development in 2017, and that will be no different in
2018. Almeda explains that all employees deserve a
great manager, and Kronos addresses its goal with their
" Manager Effectiveness Index. "
" Kronos employees rate their managers twice a year
on what we've determined to be the most important
characteristics of an effective manager, " he says.
" Managers are provided with targeted developmental
opportunities and programs specifically designed to help
them be a more effective manager, which we know is the
biggest driver to overall company success. "
Restructuring to incorporate new technology,
recognition, engagement, and management strategies
will also be on the 2018 agenda for many organizations.
For example, Schneider Electric is implementing a new
organizational model so employees can have the same
chance of success, regardless of nationality or location.
" To deliver on this ambition, we implemented a unique
multi-hub model and systematically relocated global
jobs to these hubs across the world to have a truly
international leadership, " explains Blum. " Instead of
having one global headquarters, we now have three hubs
located in Paris, Boston, and Hong Kong. "
Looking Forward
Industry experts share key challenges and solutions for 2018.
1. Choose the right digital strategy. " Educate yourself on the various HR technologies available in the market, "
says Cadigan. " Create an integrated strategy that provides a holistic approach for how they all work together
to create an end-to-end model. "
2. Avoid the success trap. Even when experiencing an all-time high success rate, stay ahead. " Our employee
engagement has never been higher and the awards continue to roll in. So as a team, we must continue to
work hard to pull the right engagement levers and not get complacent with our employee experience as we
continue to grow, " says Almeda.
3. Emphasize the employee experience. " [Organizations] must set priorities well in advance, align teams behind
the common objectives and keep the primary mission of the organization foremost in their mind, " says Blum.
4. Plan ahead. " Organizations should develop a three-year strategic roadmap that lays out their strategic
priorities and HR transformation plan, " explains Cadigan. " The plan should include development of a business
case for key HR initiatives to ensure buy in and secure needed funding to position themselves to execute on key
priorities in 2018. "
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