The black swan event of the COVID-19 has indeed changed the role of an HR professional’s significance within organizations.
Employees have started looking up to senior management such as managers and HR leaders seeking guidance; looking for new ways to embrace the new normal.
Research by Cognizant says, about 73 percent of employees depend on the employer for support in an attempt to prepare for the future of work. As in the same manner where the CFOs had to increase their scope since the financial crisis that took place in 2008, so will the CHROs must undergo the same process to stand a chance to become central C-suite players in the HR industry.
Keeping this fact in mind, The Cognizant Center for Future of Work and Future Workplace have started their nine-month initiative to find out how exactly will the future of work appear.
The Center for Future of Work and Future Workplace alongside nearly 100 CLOs, VPx of talent and workforce transformation, and CHROs contemplated how roles in the HR industry might evolve in the next decade.
This session included topics around political, business, societal, economic, demographic, technology trends, and culture.
As a result of the brainstorming session, around 60 new jobs would be created for HR professionals. This includes detailed responsibilities along with the required skill set for each job role. Further on, the ranking of each job by the organizational impact was created to which they could list down the first 21 initial jobs applicable for an experienced HR professional.