Planning HR for the Future

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael Crumpton, Dean (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Top trends for academic libraries have been published for years and usually will have a strong focus on technology or trends in collection development and related activities. Sometimes the impact on human resource hiring practices or how these trends change organizational structure are addressed but not holistically or not in the HR jargon of "talent". Planning HR activities in the future will require a strategic point of view for recruiting and hiring the talent needed for organizational growth. Talent can be defined as the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform tasks and functions that advance an organization from that position’s responsibility or need within the larger group. The management of that talent can be described as the procedures or processes that are used to recruit, assess, deploy, and retain that talent, as well as making changes as needed as trends and conditions warrant. Thus, with the identification of emerging trends within the profession, there should also be an identification of the human resource impact these trends will create. At this writing, COVID is still strong and modifying the services and functions that libraries perform. As a trend, this also impacts librarians and staff in the performance of their duties and is predicted to have long term changes to the way this profession functions and serves stakeholders.

Additional Information

Informed Librarian Online
Language: English
Date: 2020
academic libraries, COVID-19, organizational planning, HR

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