The future is as uncertain as it could get. Business models are getting disrupted rapidly. The early-career HR professionals have a lot of challenges on the way forward and there is clearly a skills gap that needs to be bridged. But, if they, along with the business leaders invest in their learning and development now, both the professionals and the businesses will be better equipped to face the unprecedented future of work. But what are the skills they need to build? How can they acquire the relevant knowledge to enable business-relevant people outcomes? How can they play a more strategic role and impact the business bottom line?
The expectations from the HR function have clearly evolved over the years. From a cost center to a business partner to an advisory role. An HR perspective has never been more critical to determine the way forward for an organization. To fuel his/her/their perspective today, CHROs are going to need their teams to be equally equipped with the right knowledge, tools, and aptitude to grasp the emerging business challenges and opportunities and recommend suitable, scalable solutions. This requires stepping beyond the perceived boundaries of the HR function and addressing business challenges head-on with the required business and people skills.
Aon HR Learning Center is here to bridge the skills gap for next-generation HR professionals with its Next Generation HR Hub.
Aon HR Learning Center’s latest initiative is here to help early-career HR professionals accelerate their learning curve and be more future-ready. With its next-generation HR hub, AHLC brings an ecosystem to sharpen role impact, access cutting-edge insights, and showcase skills.
Here are the key features of the Next Generation HR Hub:
Functional Learning & Horizontal skills: Learners will be able to enhance role-readiness for Business Partnership, Learning & Development, Talent Acquisition, and Rewards. They will also understand specialized areas such as Analytics, Assessment, and Performance Management.
- Insight Series: HR professionals and organizations who become part of the hub will get a business outlook impact on HR paradigms and can prepare for disruptions in the employee lifecycle.
- HR Quotient: Assess yourself or your team on lenses of knowledge, cognition, and personality & get certified scores accessible through secure and verifiable digital platforms.
With over 250 hours of self-paced HR content, the learner will decide how and when they want to learn with e-learning, recorded virtual sessions, casework, and live webinars. The program is designed for new HR managers, early-career HR generalists, early-career HR specialists, and students pursuing HR. The eligibility criteria are under six years of HR experience as of 1st January 2021.
Business existence is gravitating towards agility, speed, and innovation. While broad-based HR education and specific process experience are still useful, deep technical expertise is the need of the hour for high role impact. Talking about the Next Generation HR Hub, Pritish Gandhi, Practice Leader, Aon HR Learning Center says, " While awareness of young HR talent has increased, role readiness is still lagging. By holistically focusing on technical expertise, effective partnership, and business acumen; Aon’s Next Generation Hub will focus on preparing early-career HR professionals for roles of Business Partnering, Learning, Rewards and Talent Acquisition.”
With all the critical skills built, the role-readiness enhanced, and better business acumen, the early-career HR professionals will be able to build more effective relationships and create better business impact. They will not only gain leaders' trust but also navigate across contexts and challenges to make a tangible and meaningful impact. The AHLC Next Generation Hub will enable HR managers, students of HR, and all early-career HR professionals to understand business imperatives, connect them with people initiatives, and build a high-performance organization.
Aon HR Learning Center has been empowering HR professionals across functions and levels that impact business outcomes. Spread across 15 countries in Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East it has so far helped more than 12,000 professionals impact business results. With 22 flagship learning journeys across roles, it has enabled HR capability at over 1500 organizations. Continuing its endeavor to empower the HR community, it is here with its latest initiative Next Generation HR Hub.