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5 Hot HR Initiatives for 2013

Posted by Monaghan, Christian at Wednesday, 04/03/2013 4:54 pm
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1) Deploying new technologies

Many HR managers are looking for ways that technology can improve HR processes, and help automate simple routine tasks. Rather than filing time off requests, or doing administrative paperwork, new technologies would allow HR managers to focus on higher-value activities such as planning for healthcare reform, or creating long-term hiring strategies. Many are looking to implement a human resources information system (HRIS), applicant tracking system (ATS) or to roll out supplementary features in the new year.

2) Preparing for healthcare reform

With the Affordable Care Act looming on the horizon, there is much preparatory work to be done. HR managers must survey existing resources and build upon them, define and implement a strategy, and begin the organizational and cultural transformation process to adopt new policies. HR managers must be continually researching new updates regarding healthcare reform to stay ahead of the wave.

3) Retaining talent

As the hiring environment starts to heat up and unemployment slowly recovers, more workers may be inclined to leave for other employment opportunities. Many companies are adopting new policies and initiatives in order to keep workers happy, and retain talent. A past article on our blog, 10 Outrageous New HR Programs, sheds light on the lengths that some companies are willing to go to keep employees happy.

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