I believe we, as HR specialists, face two challenges now. First, we have to promote the development of more qualified professionals for the entire industry and not only for one specific company. It is necessary to help professionals grow. The government has to support the industry as well – to provide enough demand and interest in the products. If people have no place to apply their knowledge, then this knowledge is lost. On the other hand, if the industry and the demand for qualified specialists grow, then the task of HR is to create a pool of professionals who are able to solve complex intellectual tasks.
Second, as I already mentioned, HR should contribute to the personal growth of each employee. In this way, employees do not feel lost in the company but feel needed by the company. It is a very important area for HR – to help employees develop mindfulness and awareness. It helps to combine professionalism and personal qualities.
I believe HR tasks are broader than the scope of a single company. The needs of the market are changing rapidly, and companies do not exist in a vacuum. Therefore, HR specialists should participate in the development of the professional labor market not only within their company. We need to contribute to the development of the industry as a whole. For example, right now I meet people with whom I already worked 5-10 years ago, and I invite them to work with me again. They have grown professionally during this time. I am happy to think that we invested in them enough then: through training and development. These investments pay off, not only within a particular company but within the engineering industry as a whole. If you give more good things to the world around you, then you will get it back, maybe even more!