Future Friday: Training will be critical in the next decade

According to a study conducted by Oxford Economics for SAP on SuccessFactor clients the future for many companies shows them to be unprepared in a number of different areas regarding people, talent, and HR. One area in which these companies reported being behind the curve, from both the executive view and the employee view was …

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Future Friday: We shape our destiny

Thinking of the future is not hard to do. We do it all the time, we plan marriages, we imagine children growing up, some of us plan for our retirements. In fact good financial planners are futurists, you can be too. It is a matter of constructing the story of your life, your job, your …

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Future Friday: Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work

Heads up HR! Information Week is telling Chief Information Officers about trends that are going to shape the future of work. This is stuff that you should be sharing with you CIOs! So here are the trends, how CIOs should deal with them and my tips on how HR can advise them. The Trends None …

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And the Survey says..

  Ever wonder about the quality of candidates applying for jobs? In a working world that requires more and more technical knowledge a survey shows that many American workers have a long way to go in understanding tech terms. A study conduct by Vouchernet.com, to see how well Americans know tech terms found the following …

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Future Friday: Will We Control Technology or Will it Control Us?

  This is a brief post today. I have written several times about “robot” workers replacing human workers. You can find these here, here and here. Many of the jobs that will be replaced will be lower level jobs. Unfortunately I fear more than that will be replaced if we do not do something about …

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Future Friday: Wearable Computers as a tool for HR?

With the advent of Google Glass wearable technology has taken a big leap forward. That got me thinking how wearable technology might be a tool for HR. Can you envision this scenario? Scenario You are a plant HR manager and you wear Google Glass. You are going into the plant to interview an employee about …

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Future Friday: An alternative power source you have on you at all times.

  One of the problems with having a smart phone is the power source. In order to stay connected you have to carry with you a power source in case your battery runs low. Certainly as employers we want our employees who use those devices to be able to stay connected. So we carry power …

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HR Carnival: Great November Reading

The most recent HR Carnival is up and it provides some great reading on a variety of HR related topics. These topics include: Dealing with the flu at the workplace Paying attention to competitors and capturing competitive intelligence Respect in the workplace (a recent Mercer survey showed how critical this is. My post coming next …

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End of the Week Observations and Other Stuff

Here are some end of the week observations, recommendations and other stuff. I hung out with some marketing and PR types at a book signing last night. I learned some interesting tidbits. One is the value of video in blogs. It probably will apply to employee messages as well. We have become a video culture. …

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