What HR Needs to Know in 2016

By Christina Folz Dec 1, 2015
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HR Magazine December 2015​Happy New HR! Here's your complete guide to the new world of work.

It’s that time again. As one year slides into the next, HR professionals often take stock of all that has passed and look ahead at what’s to come. Whether the introspection is personal or professional, the natural question that arises is: What does it all mean?

We asked ten top business and HR thought leaders to shed some light on the answer to that question. The essays that follow highlight the most important events and trends that shaped the workplace and HR in 2015—from the proposed overtime rules to performance management innovation to the evolution of workflex—and provide advice on how to respond to them in 2016 and beyond. Our experts map out everything you need to succeed in nine key competency areas.

One thing is clear: As the business world evolves to become more complex and global, HR will not be about just HR anymore. The next generation of leaders will need skills in marketing and brand management, information technology, finance, corporate relations, and even community activism. And so, as the calendar flips to another year, we wish you a very happy new HR.

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