In an era where technology, globalization, and demography are profoundly altering the world of work, human resources practices are constantly evolving. The challenge is to allow organizations to adapt to different contexts through the continuous improvement of their processes and the digitalization of their practices.
Talent retention, improved employee engagement, development of new work methods, and then some - companies must anticipate many challenges in order to deploy an effective and efficient human resources management strategy. Visiotalent presents three HR trends that can help firms not only to improve, but also to maximize its performance.
Rate soft skills
Beyond the technical skills necessary to fill a specific job, companies increasingly demand certain implicit, emotional, and commonly known skills - commonly referred to as "soft skills". Several multinationals such as Google, Apple, and IBM rely even more on the behavioral skills of their employees - for most companies, the real challenge is to evaluate these intangible' competencies. In fact, the integration of soft skills as essential competencies no different and just as valuable as technical competencies, requires a specific approach to identification and evaluation. As such, Visiotalent has developed HR tests to accurately assess the ability of candidates to adapt to defined environments. These tools, used by leading recruitment firms, help quantify the compatibility rate between a candidate and a company.
Reconsider the candidate's experience
In such a competitive market, it is essential that companies attract the best talents and develop a corporate culture that can retain them. More than ever, the candidate's experience is at the center of the selection process. From the writing of the job offer to the management of rejected applications, companies must stand out to offer a memorable experience to the candidates. Video interviews are one of the most common practices in the candidate selection process. For example, the interview tool designed by Visiotalent allows candidates to take the necessary time to prepare their interview and record it on video - a unique opportunity to reveal the true personality of talent as well as offering an excellent asset also for companies that want to develop their employer brand.
Use Big Data
Although widely used in other disciplines, Big Data is not currently being applied to the same extent in the realms of hiring and human resources management. According to McKinsey & Company, only 12% of companies perform prospective analysis to support decision-making in terms of talent management, despite the use of HR analysis tools often allowing companies to identify both threats and opportunities, and react appropriately to them. One example? Identifying employees who can resign or assess the shortage of talent in the short and medium term.
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