5 Essential Technologies for Your HR Department

Human Resources Department (HR) employees are in charge of multiple tasks on a daily basis, all of which are high-responsibility duties. Organizing interviews for new employees, checking the overall employees’ satisfaction levels, and managing everyone’s salaries are some of the many responsibilities on their shoulders. This is why it is necessary to aid them by …

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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: Are changes in the view of productivity changing because of technology?

Many people still view productivity as getting things done or getting things made. HubSpot’s chief people officer, Katie Burke, sees it differently. In an article in SiliconRepublic, she is quoted as saying: “I prefer thinking about performance and impact. It expands the conversation outside of just what you make, and gives room for the ‘how’ …

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Future Friday: Your future will be determined by your attitude

I read two articles this morning that reminded me of the blog post I am reprinting below. The first of these was The Future of Jobs: Working on Being Human written by Michael Laitman. Laitman takes the point of view that humans will be replaced in jobs on a wholesale basis and will have little opportunity to …

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Future Friday: A thought for the day

“The workplace has always been a fluid concept, from factories and workshops, to offices and coffee shops. This trend of a workplace being anything anywhere, according to the needs of the times, is set to continue – with the virtual office simply the next logical step.” -Paul Clarke, Head of UK at unified communications provider, …

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From the Archive: The biggest megatrend for the next decade

I published this earlier this year. As we head into another year I thought I would replay it. A megatrend is a large trend that deals with large-scale change. As I wrote in Future Friday: Can you tell the difference between Fads, Micro Trends, Macro Trends, and Megatrends? “Megatrends are the long-lasting, years in developing, …

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Future Friday: The future of work- When and What?

I have written about the “future of work” often. I have also written about the skills that will be needed for people to be able to stay employed. I came across an article in SiliconRepublic, written by Jenny Darmody their Careers Reporter. Her article was entitled When exactly is the future of work? She got …

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Future Friday: Workforce of the future does not like unattractive and non-innovative

All industries are dealing with the issues surrounding attracting and retaining Millennials. One industry in particular provides us with clues to issues that may be applicable to all industries. Old and unattractive The hotel industry, specifically the luxury hotel industry, is facing a challenge of attracting and retaining millennial customers. According to Carlos Martin-Rios and …

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Future Friday: Are you a Techno-Optimist or a Techno-Pessimist?

Are you fearful that your job will be taken over by technology and you will find yourself in the unemployment line for the rest of your life? Or are you confident that due to your skill sets and your personal adaptability you will be able to work along technology and be a productive member of …

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Future Friday: Are they Luddites or are there real concerns?

Generally whenever you hear a discussion of the impending loss of jobs to robots there is a reference to “Luddites.” Since I just used the term I felt an explanation of the term might be appropriate before continuing with my blog post. According to Wikipedia: The Luddites were a group of English textile workers and …

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