The needs and desires of Canadians are evolving at a rapid rate and HR leaders have a responsibility to keep up with the change. The world of work is being transformed by significant, overarching trends, like globalization, technology, labour market restructuring, demographics and evolving management practices.
While the current shift is creating inevitable challenges for business leaders, it is also creating opportunities for conscientious HR leaders to reimagine how work ‘works’. Designing work to be more challenging, meaningful, collaborative and flexible has the potential to improve organizational performance and workers’ well-being
“Canada's well-educated work force sets a high bar for employers' talent-management practices. Indeed, a pressing challenge for employers today is finding the best ways to translate human capital into productive potential in workplaces,” said Graham Lowe, a Kelowna, B.C.-based workplace consultant, author and speaker. “Research conducted by the Organization for Economic Co-ordination and Development (OECD) clearly shows that workers' productivity is directly related to their knowledge and skills. To unlock this potential, workers' jobs and workplaces must enable them to fully apply and further expand their capabilities.”
“This will require concerted effort by employers to close the gap between the capabilities workers possess and what they actually use on their jobs.”
In an attempt to help HR leaders take advantage of the opportunities on offer and improve both well-being and job performance, Cornerstone OnDemand will host a free webinar for HRD readers. The webinar, on March 28th, will be hosted by Graham Lowe and feature a blueprint for designing better work, from the perspective of Canadian workers. You can sign up for free right here.