4. Talent Management Skills
Talent management is best known as the full scope of HR, or rather the processes undertaken to attract, onboard, develop, and maintain employees.
Employees no longer have the patience or need to stay with companies who don’t value their development and well-being as now more than ever, employees know what they are looking for from employers.
Employees are much more aware of their value and ability to do their job and do it well. This makes the need for talent management skills far more crucial than it ever was as employers need to stay at the forefront of employee demands and priorities if they want to continue attracting the best and most up to date talent.
This additionally means that HR and L&D will need to work together to recruit, select, and train the right individuals for the right roles, and ensure that the employee experience is both tailored and rewarding.
5. Diversity & Inclusion Awareness
As part of the talent management process and the employee experience, we can’t stress enough how important having an awareness of diversity and inclusion is to create a positive workplace culture.
That being said, it’s necessary for people professionals to develop an equal and inclusive playing field at work, no matter their age, race, ethnicity, background, or sexual orientation when it comes to recruitment, selection, training, and promotions.
To this end, celebrating employee differences, listening to their needs and concerns, and remaining sensitive to what each employee needs to thrive is necessary to make employees feel safe, heard, and motivated at work.