Future Friday: Using AI to identify employees leaving

There are many uses of artificial intelligence (AI) that are making their way into the HR department. Recruitment was one of the first areas to see the use of AI, but it is being used to analyze employee data, help with program enrollment, removing unconscious biases in decisions and more. One area that is also …

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From the Archive – Future Friday: The explanation of the future is about prediction and not certainty

Many people have been writing about predictions for 2018. I wanted to republish this post from last September as a reminder that there is nothing certain in those predictions. This past week Hurricane Irma ripped through the Southeast, wreaking mass destruction and havoc. Many people in the Southeast are not able to read this blog …

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Future Friday: Tips for preparing for the future of work

I came across an interview in The Business Times out of Singapore that I thought was interesting. The three interviewees were key business executives in Asia. The interviewer, Jacquelyn Cheok, was interested in their perspective on the question “How can companies better prepare their employees, and how employees can equip themselves, for the future of …

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Future Friday: Lessons for HR from office designs

I read a piece on a website called Insight which deals primarily with office design. I find articles on office design to be informative because they pay attention to workplaces and in many cases drive the how a workplace operates based on the design and layout of work. One piece by Mark Eltringham titled Beware …

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Future Friday Archive: Is our view of the importance of the future determined by how long we stay in a job?

I am out of the office today. I hope you enjoy this replay from earlier in the year. What is the future? Amy Webb, author of The Signals are Talking, says “‘The future’ is a meaningless distinction, especially when used to make projections or decisions. The future is simultaneously three hundred years, one decade, twelve …

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Future Friday: HR skills needed in a VUCA world

VUCA is an acronym which stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. The term was established by the U.S. Army war college in the Cold War era. Since that time it has been applied to business, particularly as it applies to development of strategies. Meanings According to Wikipedia a more detailed explanation of the acronym …

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Future Friday: Can you develop the skill of envisioning the future?

On the way to work have you ever thought about a conversation you are going to have later in the day? You thought about how it would likely go, but then also thought of another direction or two the conversation could take? If you have then you have the beginning skill of what it takes …

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Future Friday: How do you plan for jobs that don’t yet exist?

I came across an interesting article entitled Check out these 10 jobs of the future written by Gordon Hunt for the website SiliconRepublic. He talked about the report put out by Microsoft and The Future Laboratory. Both were an interesting read. All 10 of these jobs are conjectured to be jobs of the future, some …

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Future Friday: Have we forgotten about the future? Advice for HR professionals

If you read my blog on Fridays you know that I address the future of work and the future of HR. I embrace Futurism. I have developed a program to teach HR about becoming futurists. Why? I think it is critical to the success of business. That is why I read with interest Mike Montgomery’s …

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Future Friday: How to become a futurist

Next Thursday, May 12, 2016 I will be presenting at the THRIVE 2016 Annual Conference, in Las Vegas, NV. I join some of the industry’s top professionals for this powerful conference on strategic HR performance management. I will be presenting my presentation that I have done several times called “7 Steps to becoming a practical …

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