Trends

“Non-traditional work.” “The workplace of the future.” “The gig economy.” “Skills shortages.” “Employee experience.” These and dozens of others labels are applied to the dynamics of the employer-employee relationship. It’s a relationship that constantly evolves along with technology, consumer expectations, societal demands, political pressures and other innumerable factors. Some trends are only about buzzwords, but many reflect fundamental changes in the way organizations use technology to manage and strengthen their workforce.

The Covid-19 pandemic has sharpened employers’ focus on employee experience, with more than nine in 10 of them (94%) saying improving experience will be a top priority over the next three years. That’s up from 54% before the virus struck, according to a survey by Willis Towers Watson. The numbers...
Transcript Mark Feffer: Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I'm Mark Feffer. My guest today is Mark Vickers. He's the Chief Research Analyst and Data Wrangler at the HR.com Research Institute. He oversees and edits the primary research that HR.com conducts on its own and with...
Nearly 60% of HR professionals want to fill entry-level positions in the coming months, but employers and Gen Z job seekers have different perspectives about what living those opportunities should look like. Research by iCIMS found that this year’s graduates have largely rejected the idea of virtual work experiences. Nearly...
The effects of working from home during Covid-19 is impacting the way a number of American workers look at the job market. Beamery’s Talent Index found that more than half of Americans, 59%, are mulling the idea of quitting their jobs during 2021. Of those, 71% are examining their options...
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Despite increasing social, political and even investor pressure, just 19% of the world’s largest companies have disclosed data about the makeup of their workforce, according to a survey by the Workforce Disclosure Initiative, an international investor coalition. Partly funded by the British government, the WDI pushes to improve the data...
Listen to a podcast of this story. More than a third of American workers are frustrated by the technology they use to do their jobs. Fewer than half believe their companies prioritize solutions that would make their jobs easier. In fact, 20% say technology makes their work more difficult. This state...
The Covid-19 pandemic has spurred businesses to think of the employee experience more holistically, as a dynamic that’s impacted not only by their managers, teammates and HR, but by how workers interact with departments across the organization and the very tools they use to get their jobs done. As a...
HR technologies are blurring the line between workforce-focused areas and activities that involve work itself. Meanwhile, vendors pay increasing attention to how their products contribute to employee experience in ways that go beyond simple interface design. In the words of industry analyst Josh Bersin, this all adds up to...
The market for multi-process HR outsourcing will grow at a 5% to 7% rate between 2020 and 2022, driven by employers’ need to prepare their operations for future services and demands. According to consulting firm the Everest Group, enterprise-level organizations need to ensure their HR functions are focused on speed,...