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The year 2014 saw a distinct shift towards technology-enabled, trained HR teams emerging as effective business partners. These HR personnel understand workforce demographics and culture, adopt emerging technologies in recruiting, learning, social networking and workforce planning and practise new models of coaching and integrated talent and performance management.
Here are the four major HR trends to emerge in Pakistan this year:
1. Monitoring engagement. Deloitte’s Human Capital Trends 2014 Global Study revealed that the top two ‘people issues’ that organisations faced were a lack of leadership and employee retention. To counter this, instead of focusing on annual engagement surveys, companies worldwide – and in Pakistan – employed new metrics (including meaningful work, managerial support and well-being on the job) and efficiency tools to monitor engagement on a daily basis. Continue reading