"The future depends on what you do today."—Gandhi
An elite group of HR organizations identified as “HR Pathfinders” emerged again this year — roughly 10 percent of the survey population. These Pathfinders report stronger performance across several dimensions crucial to the HR function and see the function as a strong value driver in their organization. Compared to their counterparts, Pathfinders are:
Pathfinding HR organizations do not focus exclusively on the short-term issues, but also on purpose-driven priorities that made them strategic leaders before COVID-19; now, it is helping them to get through the pandemic with greater agility than their peers. A majority of these organizations are already in the new reality phase in dealing with the impacts of the pandemic.
This Future of HR in the New Reality report highlights the areas that HR leaders who aspire to become Pathfinders should focus on to build their plan.
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