Every two weeks we will focus on one 2016 HR trend that our experts cited in the ebook entitled “HR Will Be Agile in 2016!”. Today we’re seeing how traditional companies are willing to take into account the aspirations of their employees in order to drive more engagement and happiness at work.

That’s a fact, the new generation of employees is driven by innovation, making a difference, and understanding the meaning of what they do on a daily basis. They want to know why they work, and what they work for. It’s partly why startups – places where you can acknowledge the real impact of your work – are blossoming, as well as independent workers such as freelancers.

This raises a huge question for more traditional companies: how to respect their employees’ aspirations while still achieving their global strategic objectives? Established companies must integrate the aspirational economy and certain aspects of the startup culture into their organization and balancing older approach at the same time. They must keep offering great stability and money and start providing meaning and flexibility.

In order to do so, HR will have to move beyond job title and description, let people work on projects they care about – even though they’re not part of their job – and overcome barriers to efficient management.

If you want to know more about the future of HR, feel free to download the five other 2016 HR trends, as detected by our experts, Alexandre Pachulski, Talentsoft’s CPO, and Yves Loiseau, in charge of Textkernel’s Europe operations.

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