Future Friday: How will Artificial Intelligence be used in the future?

I have written about artificial intelligence several times, for example in Future Friday: Artificial Intelligence and the HR world and Future Friday: The future of work definitely involves Artificial Intelligence. So why am I writing about it again? The answer to that question is found in the more widespread coverage that AI is receiving. It …

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Future Friday: The key to learning is unlearning – A Revisit

In one of my classes, the other day the students and I were discussing the final. I said that they need to remember that they were not being tested on their version of HR, but rather on SHRM’s version. That made me think of this post. So here again is a post about the wisdom …

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Future Friday: What will you have to do to keep your job in the future?

Last week I wrote about the views of Gerd Leonhard on Future Friday: Lost your job to a robot, sorry but re-education will no longer secure your rescue. If you read that you may recall that Leonhard thinks humans will have to be “creators” to have their jobs protected. Anything that can be routinized will …

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Future Friday: Cognitive Computing and the employee experience

An age of customization is coming due to the power of cognitive computing. What is cognitive computing you ask? I am sure you have heard the term it is filtering into many discussions today. IBM introduced the concept to me last fall at a conference I was invited to attend. (See Future Friday: Cognitive computing …

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Future Friday: The future of work is all about collaboration

The idea of collaboration has been around for a long time. The word is derived from the Latin work collaborare, which meant to work together, even more basically com (meaning together) and laborare (meaning as you would expect work.) It has both positive and negative meanings. In war time being a collaborator is not considered …

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Future Friday: Will there be an Uber HR be in our future?

You have to have been hiding from the news or social media not to have heard of Uber, the car service where all the drivers are independent contractors. That model of providing a service is becoming more widespread and becoming an increasingly popular way of working for many people, across three generations. I wonder if …

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Future Friday: The automation of the C-Suite

As we talk about the future of work and the replacement of workers with automation little consideration is given to executive positions. My guess is that if you were to poll the C-suites of companies most of them would feel that their jobs are safe from automation. After all how can you automate the decisions …

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From the Archive – Future Friday: Why the future of HR is so grim!

I am on vacation so I have reached back to repost some of my favorite posts. Originally posted on March 21, 2014 it was heavily retweeted and even prompted a couple of comments. Please feel free to continue the discussion.  It never makes for a pleasant day to read how your profession is stumbling around in …

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Future Friday: The future for the young may be in the old

If you are a young person looking for a job or if you are a parent helping a child decide on a career you may want to have them look at working with an aging population. There will be plenty of opportunity in dealing with the over 65 crowd. By the way that is a …

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Future Friday: The future of HR according to John Boudreau

I had the good fortune to catch a webinar that was presented by the Harvard Business Review entitled Workforce Analytics of the Future: Using Predictive Analytics to forecast talent needs. It featured John Boudreau, who is a professor at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and the Research Director at Center for …

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