Gartner Identifies Five Business Strategies for HR Leaders to Lead Digital Transformation

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A recent press release reports, “Sixty-seven percent of business leaders agree their company must become significantly digitalized by 2020 to remain competitive, and they are looking for HR leaders to lead this transformation, according to Gartner, Inc. CEOs are sharing their focus on digitalization with their investors; mentions of “digital” on earnings calls have increased 20 percent year-over-year since 2010. CEOs are seeking ways to keep costs down while achieving gains in efficiency and productivity, and the HR function is expected to lead digital transformation efforts across their organizations. ‘As more organizations become increasingly digital across their operations, HR departments are facing a tall order: not only do they have to lead the digital transformation of their company and satisfy the desires of the CEO, but they must also meet employee demands that digitalization efforts provide improved experience for them,’ said Brian Kropp, group vice president of Gartner’s HR practice.”

The release goes on, “Gartner analysts are discussing how HR leaders can drive innovation and digitalization efforts across their organization in front of more than 1,450 attendees at the Gartner ReimagineHR conference, which is taking place here today and tomorrow. To lead this digital Gartner has identified five macro strategies to lead this transformation: (1) Attracting more digital candidates. (2) Gaining better insights about employees. (3) Coaching managers to develop the digital capabilities of their teams. (4) Improving technology to drive employee self-service at work. (5) Evolving performance management. Realizing the expectations of the employees is critical given the state of the labor market, which includes decreased employee effort amid some of the lowest unemployment numbers in recent history.”

Read more at Business Wire.

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