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PERCEPTIONS

A Crucial Juncture

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n its "HR 4.0: Shaping People Strategies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution" report,
the World Economic Forum identified six strategic workforce imperatives for HR and
business leaders. The document was published in collaboration with Saudi Aramco,
Unilever, and Willis Towers Watson late last year, just before the COVID-19 pandemic
truly began taking hold. But to my mind, the areas it identified are just as-and
perhaps even more-relevant today. They include:
1.	 Developing New Leadership Capabilities for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)
2.	 Managing the Integration of Technology in the Workplace
3.	 Enhancing the Employee Experience
4.	 Building an Agile and Personalized Learning Culture
5.	 Establishing Metrics for Valuing Human Capital, and
6.	 Embedding Diversity and Inclusion
At its core, 4IR is about the deep integration of technology into nearly every aspect of our
professional and personal lives. With that in mind, the significance of the first two imperatives
has never been more evident than over the last 90 days. Clearly, the presence of leaders with the
right skills to successfully embed innovative technology solutions within the workplace, while
managing distributed teams and supporting remote work, has proven to be a business imperative
in ways we could never have imagined even just six months ago.
I believe all of these imperatives are equally important and intrinsically linked. But what I
think will be particularly crucial for talent mobility professionals during COVID-19 recovery
are those identified in numbers 3-6: bolstering employee experience, learning, meaningful
value measurement, and inclusion.
If we start with employee experience, our top priorities are to ensure their safe return to work
and movement. It's crucial to include the employee voice as we set those protocols for our own
businesses. Last month, we proudly announced our involvement in a collaborative Safety Back to
Work (SB2W) initiative with Randstad, NV, the Adecco Group, and the ManpowerGroup. In my
conversation with Jim Link, CHRO with Randstad North America, we confirmed that employees
are increasingly looking to their employers to provide safety guidelines.
Another way we can enhance the employee experience is by providing access to learning tools.
Jim and I agree that now is an ideal time to upskill, new skill, or reskill. To make that easier, we've
extended special offers to take part in our Global Mobility Specialist (GMS)® and Strategic Talent
Mobility courses, as well as on Learning Portal subscriptions, offering an extensive catalogue of
customizable course options.
Business leaders are at a crucial juncture: successfully emerging from a crisis requires rethinking priorities. Employee safety, health, and wellbeing top that list. They are closely followed by
honing new skills and broadening connections with our clients and teammates around the globe.
We're bringing all voices to the table to develop the solutions that will move us forward. It will
take a unique blend of human resources, capital, innovative technology, and global perspectives,
experiences, and minds. I can't think of an industry better equipped to bring all of those elements
together than this one.

LYNN SHOTWELL, GMS

President & CEO
Worldwide ERC®

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