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A 2019 study of the most valuable skill for human resources professionals by myHRfuture, revealed that 28% of those surveyed listed people analytics as the most-wanted competency.

The second most sought-after skill in the survey was consulting & influencing (15%), closely followed by digital HR / HR technologies (12%)  

It’s indicative of where much of the HR profession is at right now with 2020 widely tipped the year when AI and big data not only made a token appearance but became the drivers as organisations embrace digital transformation and the rewards that bring, not only for the business’s bottom line and employee engagement, but also for the lifting of the burden of admin tasks – a long-time peeve of HR professionals.

But given the tumultuous 12 months that Hong Kong in particular, has been through, how much might these priorities have changed? How much has six months civil unrest, followed up six months of a deepening global pandemic affected the mindset of Hong Kong HR professionals?

And given the impact of social distancing, the new normal and work-from-home, how much more focus is being placed on considerations such as employee health and the employee experience?

Want to know more about the priorities of your HR peers – right here, right now? Take a few minutes to complete the poll below and find out.

As a HR pro, what do you want to know more about?

The team at Human Resources is also eager to learn more, and share, what’s important to HR in Hong Kong, so we can continue to focus on what’s most relevant to you. You’re feedback is invaluable.