Future Friday: Are you prepared for a long life?

We have all heard the trope that “60 if the new 40.” Those of us that are 60 or older are happy to hear that. That is causing problems for employers, however. An older worker that sees themselves as being younger is going to be less inclined to move into retirement. This will cause a …

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Future Friday: Why Automation Won't Remove Humans From HR

Something new today. This is the first time I have published a guest post on Future Friday. This author seemed appropriate to do it with, however. Sara Carter is the co-founder of Englighted Digital. She is a consultant and freelance programmer, who has been fascinated with technology since childhood.  Is a robot coming to take …

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Future Friday: The use of Artificial Intelligence in HR

On Wednesday, January 23rd, there was an online discussion of the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in human resources. The lead for the discussion was Ben Eubanks who is the author of the book Artificial Intelligence for HR: Use AI to Support and Develop a Successful Workforce, which has been recently released. (I will be …

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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: 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: 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: The important thing about the gig economy is the flexibility

In a recent study by Randstad shows that the gig economy is still not the full-time development that many were predicting. Some people like it but others are still uncomfortable with the concept. The findings The findings from the Randstad study, as reported in FE News by Amanda Akien, are: 44% of gig workers have …

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Future Friday Revisted: The vision of retirement is already changing

A friend of mine announced his retirement this week. Many of my age group are doing that. I am only a few years away…. or am I? As I wrote in this post the vision of retirement has, and continues, to undergo a revision. Take a look and tell me what you think. The vision …

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Future Friday: Do algorithms actually reduce biases?

If you read anything about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its use in the world of HR you quickly discover that there are two schools of thought. The first of these is that AI is biased and dehumanizing, the second is that it makes better decisions that humans and thus is an improvement. The negative: Biased …

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