This week, we explore what 2019’s talent management landscape will look like, the rapidly maturing world of HR tech, what to do when managers miss the mark, and how we value our time.

This week’s growth quote:

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

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6 Things HR Leaders Should Keep An Eye on In 2019

Human Resources Magazine

Want to know how your peers manage their talent? A survey of 800 C-suite and HR leaders exposes which technology and talent strategies will shape our workforce in 2019. Spoiler alert: Expect HR tech and analytics to be on the front line in the fight against bias, CHROs to gain more influence, and better tech to be the gateway to better talent.

Josh Bersin Launches the 2019 HR Technology Market Report: Here’s What You Need to Know

HR Technologist

HR tech is evolving rapidly and demand is up by an unprecedented rate. The market grew by 10 percent in 2018 alone. In this report, industry analyst Josh Bersin outlines what HR tech will look like as it enters its teens. In a nutshell, be prepared to see companies increasingly adopting cloud-based HR solutions and spending more money on AI tools, as well as workplace apps that are as intuitive as consumer-facing technology.

5 Ways HR Can Help “Upgrade” Their Managers


Managers are essential to a team’s performance, but our survey found that there’s room for improvement, with no less than 90 percent of managers saying they wanted to get better at their jobs. So we’ve come up with five ways HR can help managers do just that, namely by giving better feedback, goal-setting and coaching.

Can You Identify the Hidden Time Traps?

Harvard Business Review

This quiz by the Harvard Business Review puts a new spin on the idea that time is money. It gives readers a glimpse into their own “time traps” – those false economies, or decisions, that save a fraction of money but cost a significant chunk of time –  and strategies on how to avoid them.

Ready to turbocharge your organization’s performance in the New Year? Read the Ultimate Guide to OKRs featuring New York Times bestselling author John Doerr.

If you missed the last recap, read it here: AI-Driven Engagement, Critical Jobs, and How Not to Fumble Handoffs