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The HR Leader Moment: Changing expectations and perceptions

What’s on the new HR agenda?

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  • It’s a good thing HR leaders like a challenge, right? Wow – has the recent year or so given us exactly that. HR teams have probably gone through more changes in the last year than in the last few decades.
  • This extensive research report from Sage reviews how the HR leader and their teams have fared, as well as a 360-degree view of HR, taken from across the c-suite and employees.
  • They also consider the vital role teach and digital skillsets have to play in responding to these changes and the new world of work.

Have you had a chance to catch your breath yet? Recent events have placed huge pressure on companies and business leaders to pivot and adapt to changing priorities – and HR and People leaders have been at the forefront of this.

To understand how recent events have impacted the role, expectations and perceptions of HR and People leaders around the world, Sage spoke with more than 1,500 people from across the UK, US, Canada and Australia. These respondents were drawn from three categories: senior HR roles, including CPOs and HR directors; c-suite executive positions, such as CEOs and CFOs; and employees, outside both the c-suite and HR.

Sage wanted to understand:
– How have recent changes impacted the HR landscape?
– What’s on the new HR agenda?
– What are the changing expectations and perceptions of the HR leader – and what does this mean for HR and People leaders today?

Following their previous report ‘The changing face of HR’, conducted before the pandemic, this is the first in a new series of research reports from Sage, looking at ‘HR in the moment’. In this research report, they uncover how HR leaders believe they’ve fared – and compare these opinions with those of the c-suite and employees. We’ll also look at the role of technology, changing skillsets and how priorities have changed. The result is a 360-degree view of HR in today’s rapidly changing world of work.

Read more from Sage with their piece “International HR: 5 Benefits of a Global HR Strategy“.

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