The Futurist: Why future HR are like data scientists

Janet Man, senior director of talent and diversity, McDonald’s high growth and foundational Asia shares her vision on future HR skills and capabilities.  What brought us success in the past will unlikely be enough to bring us success in the future. If you recall decades ago when HR was then called “personnel”, we were only administrators offering support services such as hiring employees or processing payroll or benefit claims. Over the years, we have proven our value beyond just a personnel function. Today, we drive employee performance. We shape an organisation’s culture. We lead businesses through changes and transformations. HR now has a regular seat in the boardroom, a true landmark in recognition of our strategic importance to businesses. As I look into the future, there are several opportunities for us…


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