HR trends – potential threats

HR trends – potential threats by Career Angels

HR trends – potential threats

Since January 2020, Career Angels has delivered 210 trainings (incl. webinars and in-person lectures), for 10,409 people working across various industries. Before, during and after these sessions, we talk with the involved stakeholders and participants. Additionally, we constantly monitor the job market and discuss major events with experienced HR professionals and C-level executives to stay up to date with the newest trends.

We know that new trends can be: exciting, modern, revolutionary, evolutionary… but are they always as positive and harmless as they seem? What are the potential threats?

CV-19 has accelerated many trends, including (or especially!) those related to HR and recruitment. Companies that want to hire valuable candidates – who don’t quit after 3 months – have to make sure they keep up with the newest trends. What’s even more important: they need to implement new strategies the right way.

Trends that are introduced too fast and/or by the wrong department will backfire by e.g.:

  • generating additional costs
  • negative employer branding
  • losing valuable candidates
  • longer recruitment processes
  • low(er) candidate experience

A summary of the most important HR trends in an employee’s life cycle

To help companies avoid these mistakes, we put together a summary of the most important trends along an employee’s life cycle – with their accompanying threats and – where possible – adding relatively simple quick wins – everything backed up with stats and real cases.

We defined an employee’s life cycle as follows:

  1. attract
  2. recruit
  3. onboard
  4. manage
  5. separate

For the next five weeks, we’ll cover each stage with trends, risks or threats and – where possible – solutions!

Coming up next: “HR trends: Attracting Candidates”

If you’d like to discuss how we could potentially support your organization, feel free to get in touch by email with