LinkedIn’s Global Talent Trends report for 2020 provided major insights into the trends that are expected to shape the future of the workplace. Of the four major trends to emerge from the report, they all found that keeping the human experience at the center of HR is vital in attracting and retaining top talent.
The report combined survey results from over 7,000 professionals across 35 countries, behavioral data and 40 interviews with experts.
The report found that 96% of professionals said the employee experience has become more important. This is leading HR to focus on how to make the best experience for workers, including collecting feedback on a regular basis and collaborating with employees to build an experience that works for everyone.
People analytics will also emerge as the key to understanding and capitalizing on human behavior. Having a better understanding of employees allows companies to better plan their workplace, predict attrition and evaluate worker performance.
The data also found that role changes within companies have increased by 10% over the last five years as organizations are learning how to reskill internally instead of hiring new talent.
Additionally, the report found that 89% of professionals said a multigenerational workforce makes a company more successful. In order to attract a broader range of generations, companies have started offering more flexible work options, career paths and ways to share intelligence. The key to having a healthy, diverse workforce is to create an environment that encourages collaboration and knowledge exchange.