HRO Today December 2017 - 4

Editor's Note
CEO: Elliot H. Clark
Elliot.Clark@SharedXpertise.com
The Forecast is Clear
With 2017 almost in the rear view, it's time to take a look back at our predictions story
from last year and see how the points panned out.
Prediction: " Many of the current [learning management] systems were architected 15 or
more years ago, and today people learn through different means like short videos and
curated content. " -Josh Bersin, principal and founder, Bersin by Deloitte
Outcome: Bersin was on point: Organizations were looking for an update, with 31
percent of learning management system users switching to a new system this year,
according to Capterra. And video may have been a driver, with Ambient Insight
reporting that 98 percent all organizations will leverage video-based training programs
in their digital learning strategies by the end of this year.
Prediction: " CEOs are still very focused on getting the right talent in the right roles
throughout organizations, especially with business strategies changing at a more rapid
pace than in the past. " -Kari Heerdt, chief people officer, MSC Industrial Direct
Outcome: Pressure has perhaps never been greater on HR to deliver the right candidates
at the right time-and it's causing a shift in the selection of CHROs. In fact, the ability to
improve candidate quality is among the top three factors CEOs are looking for in CHROs,
finds The Talent Strategy Group.
Prediction: " Our focus is ethics-ethics and ethics into 2017 and beyond, especially in
light of problems we've seen recently in other companies. It's an area where we feel
we've always been strong but we don't take ethics for granted, even with a good ethics
training program and values statements in place. " -Matthew Owenby, CHRO, Aflac
Outcome: In the current business and political climate, there has been a laser focus on
ethics and for organizations that falter, it's costing them. Those with bad reputations
face increased recruiting costs due to bigger challenges sourcing and onboarding new
hires, finds the 2017 Cost of a Bad Reputation study from HRO Today and Cielo. Among
survey respondents willing to join a company with a bad reputation, a pay increase of 58
percent is needed as enticement.
Prediction: " Our goal is to teach executives to be better coaches so they can help develop
and mentor the next generation of leaders in the company, with that coaching program
cascading down to other leadership levels in the organization. " -Tim Mulligan, CHRO,
Vulcan, Inc.
Outcome: Leadership development made a big difference in 2017. With Harvard Business
Publishing Corporate Learning's 2016 State of Leadership Development survey finding
best-in-class leadership programs are 94 percent more likely to make a significant
impact on financial success, it's no wonder that Brandon Hall found that 58 percent of
organizations rank closing leadership gaps as a top priority.
Debbie Bolla
Editorial Director
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Be sure to check out this year's peek into 2018, Forecasting
Modernization on page 12, in which our experts predict
providing a consumer-like experience to employees, artificial
intelligence tools, and flexible workplace benefits as top
priorities.
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