HR departments have navigated a lot of change over the last few years. From adopting remote and hybrid work models to juggling developing business needs, human resource leaders across all industries adapted. As the workforce modernizes around them, successful organizations are following suit.
Modernization is now at the forefront of every HR leader’s mind. But what is a modern HR department, and how do you start building yours? Chris Courneen, Global Head of HR at MSI, helped us break down the essential qualities of a modern HR team and how to start building yours.
Since the pandemic, successful HR departments have shifted away from a traditional organizational role to a more strategic one, where the growth and success of the organization rely heavily on HR’s effectiveness.
In order to perform productively, HR departments must share specific skills and mindsets among their members. With insight from Chris Courneen, here are some of the essential qualities of modern HR teams:
Providing value as an HR department in the new, modern business world requires scaling both your processes and employees for the future. Understanding the basics of a successful HR team will help you assess the current state of your department and how to modernize it.
The first step to modernizing your HR department is defining your goals and ideal process. Setting the groundwork for your modernization strategy can help you easily determine what kind of technology, skills, and people you need to accomplish these goals. To learn more about designing your ideal, modernized state, watch our latest HR at the Table webinar, Beyond Tech: A Deeper Dive Into HR Modernization.
Modernization does not entail starting over. It’s essential to evaluate your current state and determine the process that works best for your team. During this phase, take time to ask yourself important questions regarding the current state of your team. Some questions to consider include:
In order to answer these questions, you should take some time to inventory your team and their skill sets. While skills can be extremely diverse, here are some practical ways to evaluate where your department currently stands in terms of your modernization goals:
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