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HR Challenges In 2020

Top 9 HR Challenges, Needs To Be Addressed In 2020


With an increase in responsibilities, the challenges of the HR department has also increased. HR leaders are responsible for every department such as for better business growth, communication among employees and leadership. Compliance and legal and a lot more. In this blog, we have listed the top 9 challenges of HR that are needed to be addressed and resolved in 2020 In this

For quite a few years HR professionals have seen a great expansion in their responsibilities in an organization. With an increase in responsibilities, the challenges of the HR department has also increased. In addition, while managing such responsibilities they have to manage their own tasks, to look after people from other departments, listen to their concerns and provide the answers. 

While Adapting to certain needs and challenges HR departments are continuing to be evolved to meet the demands of a fast-paced, digitally-driven environment of today’s corporate world.

In this blog, we have listed the top 9 HR challenges that are needed to be addressed and resolved in 2020

1. Compliance with Laws and Regulations

All organisations are required to comply with the employment law, rules and regulations where they are based. Compliance is the most important part of managing human resources in any organization. They need to follow compliance and legal laws to keep their business out of danger. These laws and regulations are must be understood for HR to strengthen the relationship between the employer and employees. These issues are common for HR leaders and a big challenge that they would be looking to address this year as well.

2. Change Management 

For any human resource professional, it is a big challenge to manage major change management in an organization. These changes can cause fear and stress among the employees. Working along with the new management could be tough and demand more efforts and concerns towards the responsibilities. Also, change management can bring so many new challenges for HR and might also bring negative feeling in employees. 

3. Leadership Development

Leadership development started with developing managers and building leadership competencies in managers at different levels. HR plays an important role while deciding on leadership roles and innovation at all levels. However, ensuring that the right people should lead the organization could be tough to manage. The HR department needs to bridge the gap between this development and the current work culture for organizational benefit.

4. Workforce Training and Development

Managing training programs and making sure that the participants produce the best results is tough to manage. For the HR department making these training programs effective and valuable is a challenge. This is one of the responsibilities of the HR department that is important while hiring new employees. Training the professionals and assigning their work responsibilities, roles and organizational policies are some of the other responsibilities of HR. 

5. Workplace violence

Since the HR department is one of the important pillars of an organization. It is also responsible for driving workplace safety as well. Most of the HR professionals find it difficult to maintain workplace safety and prevention of violent behaviour at workplaces. However, workplace safety should be the top priority of any business and HR professionals.

Violent behaviour may include violence such as physical abuse, threats and stalking are some of the most disturbing actions that can take place in a workplace. Also, it includes actions that take place in the work premises or also the workplace. 

6. Recruiting Talented Employees

Recruiting talented employees who can contribute to the organization growth could be troublesome for the HR department. Selecting and hiring talented employees is sometimes a big challenge for companies. However, technology will play a pivotal role in picking up the right candidate, but the HR professional should come up with an effective approach to attract new talents and job seekers.

Selecting new employees without prior experience can be critical for your organization growth. Thus, designing a well-structured interview process to test the skills knowledge of the candidates would also be challenging.

7. Retaining Talented Employees

In today’s competitive time companies are very keen to hire the top talents in the market. Retaining talented employees could be difficult for any HR in today’s time. Thus, for HR professionals creating a culture where their valuable employees can grow, feel respected so that they don’t want to leave is the biggest challenge.

Retention of employees becomes a big challenge when they are expecting salary hikes, this is a common reason why employees leave organizations.  

8. Workplace Diversity

Workplace diversity is one of the biggest challenges for HR professionals. HR professionals battle diversity issues every day in any workplace. Managing diversity in the workplace requires to create a work environment that promotes acceptance, respect, and teamwork despite differences in race, age, gender, native language, political beliefs, religion, sexual orientation, or communication styles among employees. HR professionals are most concerned about the lower engagements between employees from different areas and cultures.

9. Lower Employee Engagement

Lower employee engagement is definitely a big issue for any organization. Also, HR professionals do understand that workforce engagement is critical for organizational growth. Thus, Improved engagement amongst the employees is already a top priority of HR departments. HR leaders are responsible for better communication among employees from different departments.  

‘As per the new survey of “hyphen”, 78% of organizations are currently running some form of a workforce engagement strategy in place’. 


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