“The best way to predict the future is to create it,” said the very prescient management guru Peter Drucker, who could not possibly have predicted the extent of the ambiguity and uncertainty that characterise today’s business world.
Yes, the future can be daunting, but it can also be exciting. Deloitte provided a forecast to 2020 to map out the possible future of HR. In the HR 4.0 scenario, Deloitte predicted that most HR solutions would be highly automated and employers would be investing in recruiting and retaining the best talent. This would lead to customised offerings and a thriving relationship between employers and employees.
HRD’s Rising Stars profiled in this report are clearly taking advantage of everything today’s working world has to o er, in order to build the innovative workplaces they will need in the future. Whether it’s undertaking delicate IR negotiations, implementing ground-breaking diversity and inclusion strategies, or even managing downsizing initiatives, a quick glance at some of the achievements of this exceptional group of individuals shows their worth. These future HR leaders are not afraid to step up to the plate. While their talents are varied, what unites them is fearlessness and a desire to blaze their own way in an uncertain world.