Future Friday: Nine Critical Skills for the Future of HR, once more

In doing some reading about the workforce of the future I was reminded of this post I wrote in 2014. I think it is still very relevant.  In 2011 Thomas Frey wrote an article about Eight Critical Skills for the Future. He applied these to the world in general. It was an interesting article and …

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Future Friday: Of course Millennials are the future! They are also the present!

I read an article with the title Millennials are solving today’s workplace problems. Given that Millennials currently make up 50% of the workforce, and by 2030 will be 75%, my reaction to this title was “Duh”. They should be solving workplace problems. I think every new generation of workers has that potential. We need to get …

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Future Friday: Creativity in Recruitment

The headlines read “One million more jobs than candidates.” Companies are struggling with finding workers to fill their positions. This is requiring those in charge of finding talent to be more creative. One suggestion for a creative approach comes from an interview with Cheryl Cran, a “future of work expert” and founder of nextmapping.com, which was …

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Future Friday: Will “Human skills” be enough in the future?

Fast Company magazine published an article titled 5 Myths about the future of work that you need to stop believing. These include: YOU NEED TO BE A QUICK LEARNER TO SUCCEED- It is not really the speed at which you learn something, it is whether you master the skill or not that is important.  IF …

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Future Friday: Rays of Hope for the Future

It is easy to sit in an office, looking outside at a cold, overcast sky and feel somewhat dismal. Listening to the news will certainly not perk you up either. So it is nice to come across an article that shows the future and the future of work is not as bad as you may …

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Future Friday: A critical skill of the future to preserve your future

I read an interview with Max Ventilla, CEO and Founder, AltSchool. According to their website, AltSchool is “…a partnership between educators, entrepreneurs, and engineers who are driven to deliver whole-child, personalized learning so that every child can reach their potential. …We’re working together to build a comprehensive platform to personalize learning in schools, with the …

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Future Friday: What is your company’s megatrend?

In a post in 2016, Future Friday: Can you tell the difference between Fads, Micro Trends, Macro Trends, and Megatrends?, I wrote that “Megatrends are the long-lasting, years in developing, things that shift the world.” Just today I read that “Climate one of four ‘megatrends’ for Qantas.” In another article Glenn Gore, who is the …

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Future Friday: More encouraging news from AI

In an effort to learn more about AI (artificial intelligence) I listen to a variety of webinars on advances in AI. I listened to one today presented as part of the MIT Sloan series. The speaker was Phillip Gerbert of the Boston Consulting Group and moderated by Julia Kirby of Harvard. Gerbert was discussing a …

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Future Friday: Breathing a sigh of relief?

Many early prognosticators in the past have predicted the demise of many jobs due to the increased use of artificial intelligence (AI.) However, as time has gone by and AI has become more of a reality in the workplace the predictions of widespread job losses have been tempered some. So what are they saying now? …

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Future Friday Redo: Do flexible work schedules require flexible services?

I have been working on a presentation on flexible work schedules for a conference in November. It made me think of this post from earlier in the year. I read about a very interesting study done by Prof. Seán Ó Riain from Maynooth University, Ireland, on changes that have occurred in the workplace since 1995. …

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