According to a new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, the two main challenges for HR leaders when it comes to human capital management is engagement and retention. The survey included HR professionals and C-Suite executives, both of whom were looking for ways to retain high performers and offer competitive compensation for valuable candidates. “At most organizations, both HR and non-HR C-Suite executives view HR as having a strategic role and are currently planning to make changes to their HR function to make it even more strategic and measurement-driven in the years to come,” said Jen Schramm, SHRM’s manager of workforce trends. Thirty-eight percent of respondents surveyed said that “maintaining high levels of employee engagement” was their top HR challenge. This points to key areas where organizational structure within a company can be improved to increase retention. This was followed by:
- “Maintaining competitive compensation offerings” (29 percent), and
- “Retaining our highest performing employees” (26 percent).