When Gallup finds 87% of employees worldwide not engaged at work and InformationWeek reports 73% of small to mid-sized firms to be struggling with an IT talent shortage, many leaders should be worried.
While much of the the C-suite understands the need to transform their businesses to mature customer centricity, the workforce and operations, this is not possible without the right transformation capability. Those that embark on a transformation journey without the right capability on board, soon find themselves in a world of chaos, confusion and controversy, not to mention the spiralling budgets and disgruntled stakeholders.
Attempting to transform is one thing, but having the right people (capability) on board to do so “successfully” is quite another. It's like any team sport – if you don't select the right team, you stand little chance of winning. So how can CIOs and HR executives collaborate to improve the odds of their firm's business transformation success?
- First and foremost, CIOs should be helping to accumulate and access data so that HR executives can act upon it with new improvement initiatives.
- By leveraging smart solutions, CIOs can also enable HR executives to mine CVs, expedite onboarding and and accelerate training to minimise the impact of resource-shortage.
- Other opportunities include gamifying processes, enabling real-time feedback and development opportunities, and of course leveraging cloud and mobile to enable remote working, better leadership accessibility and mobile e-learning.
Read more about why CIOs should work with HR executives.
The only employees that will stick around a company with poor leadership and a bleak future ahead are the mediocre and dis-engaged. The best talent will always move on to better places – because they can. And as we wrote a few weeks back – digital maturity impacts talent retention.