5 Futuristic HR Jobs to Consider

October 27, 2015

The world of human resource management is evolving into a more complex and global development.

HR departments will not look the same 10 years from now and leaders in the field will need skills in marketing and brand management, information technology, finance, corporate relations and community activism.


To get a better understanding on how the future of HR will look years from now, thought leaders created a project called CHREATE (The Global Consortium to Reimagine HR, Employment Alternatives, Talent, and the Enterprise), which lists out short job descriptions of 5 HR jobs of the future.

Supported by the Society for Human Resource Management, the National Academy of Human Resources, PricewaterhouseCoopers and HR People + Strategy, below are the HR Jobs of the Future:

1. Organizational Engineer

  • Expert in news of working
  • Facilitator of virtual team effectiveness
  • Developer of all types of leadership
  • Expert at talent transitions
  • Master of task optimization and organization principles such as agility, networks, power and trust

2. Virtual Culture Architect

  • Culture advocate
  • Brand builder
  • Connector of employees’ purpose with the company’s purpose
  • Communicator of values, norms and beliefs through virtual and personal means

3. Global Talent Scout, Convener & Coach

  • Culture advocate
  • Talent scout and talent matcher
  • Life coach
  • Talent developer
  • Expert in new work models (free agents, contractors, etc.)
  • Optimizer of relationships among workers, work and the organization

4. Data, Talent & Technology Integrator

  • Forecaster of skills, driven by technology
  • Adopter of productivity technology
  • Talent data and analytics modeler and decision-maker
  • Coder who can adjust algorithms
  • Connector who joins technology, automation and human contributions

5. Social Policy & Community Activist

  • Talent and community engager
  • Corporate social responsibility leader
  • Producer of synergy between social goals of the organization
  • Influencer beyond the organization who shapes policies, regulations and laws that support the new world

While it’s uncertain when we will see a need for these HR positions, HR departments should still keep these descriptions in mind when hiring their next HR professional.

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