HR 2016 Challenges: Self-Check - Is There a Need for HR Managers?
HR : Can You Make it to the Top 20?
The other good news is that HR is on the list of 100 Top Hot Jobs for 2016 and that the growth of the profession is higher than average. There is a need for HR. According to CareerBuilder, Technology, Healthcare, Marketing, Sales, and Transportation offer the most opportunities for HR managers and generalists. By the same token, HR functions become more specialized. The question is not if HR is viable as a profession but rather if HR professionals will keep in pace with the growth of the profession.
I have to admit that it came as a surprise to me that HR made it to the top 20 Career Builder list of hottest jobs for 2016. With nearly 300,000 unique job postings per month, nurses top the list with 30% (of demand) of monthly hires. Coming 20th on the list of top 100s hottest jobs, is the position of HR Manager, with a monthly (unique) job postings of nearly 24,000 and a 23% average monthly hires, leaving a gap of over 17,000 between supply and demand. It seems that HR is in crisis: the market is in dire need for HR. One small issue: HR supply seems to be plentiful, but it does not meet the growing demand. What kind of HRM do businesses seek, and do most candidates meet the needed criteria?
What to Do to Make it to the Top 20?
The next question would be " What Does it take to make it to the top 20"? Why such a gap between supply and demand? In my latest post, I have noted that Leadership capability gap has been observed in 10 trending areas (Deloitte, 2015) putting HR on the spot with only 31% being ready in terms of human capital pipeline. Among the top 2015 - and still remaining for 2016 - challenges were:
- Reinventing HR and
- HR and People analytics;
Reinventing HR? Embracing analytics? A gap of 17,000? Maybe we just need to take a deep breath, step back a little, take a few days off, and resurface in full force...May the newly reinvented face of HR be with us going forward...
A bon entendeur... Allons, soyons Zen et que la nouvelle force RH soit avec nous désormais...