Top 5 Priorities for HR Leaders in 2021 | Gartner

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CHROs and their HR teams continue to refine their 2021 priorities as we are about to enter the final month of 2020. To help HR functions with this effort, this Gartner report reflects survey responses of 800-plus HR leaders on their top priorities for 2021. The top five HR priorities are: 1) Building critical skills and competencies, 2) Organizational design and change management, 3) Current and future leadership bench, 4) Future of work, and 5) Employee experience. In exploring why building critical skills and competencies top the list, it is likely due to this lever’s ability to impact multiple business priorities ranging from growing the business and executing business transformation to improving operational excellence. For each of the five priorities, the report provides a problem statement and a “new imperative” to address the problem. For example, sticking with the priority of building skills and competencies for the future: Problem today: COVID-19 has worsened the reskilling challenge. New imperative: Take a dynamic approach to reskilling. For each imperative across the five priorities, the recommended actions are provided. A useful resource for all HR practitioners. For more information on Gartner HR, you can visit their website. 

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