I was thumbing through a notebook of mine while I was waiting for an appointment to arrive. I was reading a book called Futuring: The Exploration of the Future by Edward Cornish. In my notebook I had jotted some random thoughts on the future of HR. I would like your comments on my musings.
Here they are:
- People will carry their employment history on a scanable card eliminating the need for resumes. This may increase the accuracy of information.
- HR will have a greater role in managing the technology of workers, thus they will need greater technical skills themselves.
- Recruiters will transform into agent who represent workers for their working life negotiating wages, benefit and other employment terms.
- Employee perceptions of how the world operates is grounded in their personal view so HR will have to constantly work on revealing the real world to the employees.
- The number of HR related laws will increase to the point it will be necessary to have HR professionals trained to think like attorneys or to actually be an attorney.
- Because of the greater emphasis on the importance of understanding relationships HR professionals will need to have training in the psychology of relationships.
- HR will need training in system theory and scenario planning.
What do you think of my thoughts?
What are your thoughts of the future of HR?