Wednesday, 16.01.2019

HR trends in 2019

What is new in 2019?

        2019 is not just a change in the calendar. It is also a big change in the labor market and in recruitment practices. Companies that employ staff must be ready for intense search and recruitment companies will have to look into the future associated with artificial intelligence in HR. New trends in the industry are already quite visible.

        The most frequently sought-after employees will be hired in the IT sector. They will be technical specialists - engineers or sales persons. Recruitment agencies sought for such candidates  throughout 2018 and a similar trend will continue in 2019. This is one of the few constants in the ever-changing labour market reality. The most important problem  companies will have to face in 2019 will be difficulty in obtaining new employees depending on the  industry and sector. Many employers already talk about the shortage of suitable candidates for specific positions. Companies are more and more willing to employ full-time employees, but they aren’t averse to other forms of employment such as contract or temporary work. It is also becoming more and more important to retain employees in the organisation. The Employee Retention departments will have to be vitalized with new ideas. 

        This and subsequent years will bring a distinct change  in perspective - looking through the objectives of the organization will be superseded by the employee’s point of view. It will be necessary to create appropriate conditions in the organization for new employees who can bring many innovative solutions for the company. The creation of new jobs dedicated specifically for selected candidates should not be ignored, either. Businesses should be becoming more flexible as far as sourcing of candidates goes. Employers will also have to adapt training to the needs of specific specialists. Group trainings will be out, individual development plans in. All recruitment activities - onboarding, employer branding or even internal communication - must respond to the needs of the employee. Similarly - it will be important to find space for individual work and separately for team work. Recruitment agencies and HR departments must be partners in the game for both employees and organizations.

        Though functioning in social and mass media should not be at all a surprise for any company these days, 2019 and subsequent years, will definitely be marked by intensifying activities related to the use of new technologies and communication. People who were born in 2000 have entered adulthood and are beginning  to be active on the labor market. The future of the HR industry certainly lies in intensive use of programs for data analysis, chatbots and communicators, both during recruitment and while communicating with employees.

What can Artifical Intelligence help?

        An extremely interesting issue is whether the artificial intelligence and machines will replace recruiters in the future. Already today systems are used to manage data during recruitment processes. Repeatable activities can be automated. New technologies are used more and more often for planning and organizing tasks or meetings, monitoring working time, requesting vacation or taking sick leaves. Robots and artificial intelligence in HR can be easily used for regular publication of job offers, searching and selection of candidates and scheduling meetings with potential employees. However, work automation will not be applied to dismissals. Despite the huge importance of new technologies, a recruiter will remain important regarding what was mentioned earlier. It’s a recruiter who analyzes needs and emotions and without it success in the process of hiring employees is hard to get. 

        One cannot also forget about the still-worrying provisions of the RODO (i.e. Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016. on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and the repeal of Directive 95/46 / EC). Although in force since May 2018 many companies have yet to adapt their information clauses, but also internal processes to the applicable regulations. 

        The best recruitment agencies will respond quickly and professionally to all these challenges and easily help to adapt to new trends. If you are interested in how we can support your business in development, do not hesitate to write to us. May 2019 be full of challenges, but above all successes.