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Human Resources: A Decade of Changes – and the Challenges of Today

Human Resources: A Decade of Changes – and the Challenges of Today
From Recruiter - January 17, 2017

In a new study, HR software providerBambooHRoffers insights into how the field of human resources has changed over the last ten years. In the course of the decade, businesses have learned to create more employee-conscious workplaces that meet employees needs, in terms of technology, stress, and workplace environments.

As a result of these initiatives, many employees see brighter futures with their companies than they did ten years ago. Today, two out of three employees would choose their current job over a similar job elsewhere, while less than half of employees surveyed ten years ago (48 percent) felt the same way. With organizations focusing more on leadership, growth opportunities, loyalty, recognition, and work/life balance, employees are more satisfied with their work in general.

BambooHR came to these conclusions by comparing survey results from 2006 with survey results from 2016.

Its Not All Good News

While employee satisfaction is up, BambooHR also found that fewer employees today feel connected to their companies. Compared to the 2006 survey data, 5 percent fewer employees said they know how their work helps their department achieve its goals in 2016.

Based on these results, it seems clear that employers are doing a better job, generally, at being more focused on the employee, their work environment, how they support getting work done, and how they recognize and value that work, says Rusty Lindquist, vice president of of human capital managementstrategy and intellectual property at BambooHR. The part that seems to still be missing is perhaps the more difficult aspect of work to manufacture: meaning. People want to feel like the work they do is meaningful, and then they want to know that their individual efforts have an impact on serving that cause.

Employers can help foster this sense of connection to the organization by telling a strong story about the value they are trying to build in the market.



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