Top Priorities of Board Administrators

Consulting company Gartner surveyed more than 500 HR directors and HR professionals in 60 countries and major industries and formulated HR trends, priorities, and possible challenges in 2022. This is exactly what the Top Priorities of Board Administrators are.

Developing Critical Skills in Employees

The development of critical skills and competencies of employees is the first priority of the year for 59% of survey respondents, and the ability of managers to determine which skills to rely on depends on the selection of new employees and the training of existing ones. However, 40% of the study participants noted that they do not know how to find solutions to develop employees’ skills at the speed necessary for the business.

Attention to organizational structure and change management

Employees of companies are tired of the changes – this was noted by 54% of survey participants. For businesses, this translates into every aspect of teamwork, from a reduced willingness of employees to innovate and test any possible hypotheses to an increased desire to leave the company. People today, on average, can comfortably endure half as much change before they get tired as they did in 2019.

Development of current and future leadership potential in the company

Nearly a quarter of managers believe they develop middle managers inefficiently, and only 44% of survey participants say they trust the organization’s managers to manage the company during a crisis.

Understanding how to manage the workforce and jobs in the coming years

Almost half of the leaders admit they do not have a clear work strategy. The pandemic is affecting the future of the labor market, and employers and employees are waiting for managers to explain how this will affect organizations’ strategic goals and plans and whether there is an urgent need to change approaches to developing talented employees.

This leads to the fact that 42% of the participants in the study plan to deal with current trends and understand how they and their companies should respond to them.

Focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Inequality, a suspicious attitude towards people who are not like us, and the lack of an accessible environment for all are problems for the entire human society, regardless of the country. This is confirmed by 36% of survey participants who told the researchers that they find it difficult to convince business leaders to take responsibility for diversity, equality, and inclusion in the workplace.

For example, in the US, only 29% of women and 17% of racial minorities can boast of a position in the top management of companies. However, among middle managers, there are already 41% women, and 25% represent racial minorities. And among employees who work directly with clients, there are even more: 56% of women and 31% of racial minorities.