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.

Ethics will move to the center of HR technology discussion during 2020, with “the first conversations” beginning around the idea that “every HR department needs an ethics organization,” said John Sumser, principal analyst at HRExaminer. “Every HR department needs an ethics organization because we’re going to be...
While many employers have expressed concern about the need to train or reskill workers to handle new technologies, remarkably few offer necessary learning programs to their workers. According to Randstad Sourceright’s 2020 Talent Trends Report, 92 percent of HR leaders believe their company should be responsible...
Everyone involved in HCM technology—from product designers to HR teams—seems laser-focused on anticipating the needs of younger workers. But a survey from ServiceNow Canada shows that Gen Z’s expectations may not be as challenging as everyone thinks. In some ways, in fact, this younger generation is downright traditional.
HR leaders are continuing to sharpen their focus on aligning their work with their organization’s goals and business performance, prioritizing a number of strategic workforce concerns. Leah Johnson, vice president of advisory in Gartner’s HR practice, said that during 2020 the concerns of HR leaders will...
Could employers’ increasing use of remote workers collide with their security concerns and transformation efforts? New research suggests that it might. Supported not only by technology such as mobile, collaboration and cloud storage solutions, but also by more flexible workplace policies and acceptance that people don’t have to...
HR leaders say their C suites aren’t providing the money and resources they need to keep up with the changing nature of their role. Yet at the same time, CEOs give HR more credit for moving forward than many CHROs do. According to a report, The...
This week, our Roundup looks back at the most important stories of 2019. Some are worth noting on their own, while others are indicative of trends that will continue into 2020. Either way, they’ve all helped set the stage for the coming year. SAP SuccessFactors went...
It’s pretty much a rule that come the turn of the year analysts, bloggers and journalists should look ahead and prognosticate about HCM Technology’s Next Big Thing. But, as I said last year, you can’t predict what’s coming up without considering today’s realities.
The staffing industry is jumping into the world of AI, with two-thirds of staffing firms overall planning to implement an artificial intelligence-driven ATS by the end of 2020. Of “enterprise” staffing firms, meaning those with more than 100 recruiters, an even greater proportion—79 percent—will adopt AI. “Now that...
Recruiters and recruiting technology vendors have committed themselves to incorporating advanced technology into their processes. But a sizable majority of candidates say they’d feel uncomfortable using an AI-based interview app during the screening process. A Harris Poll conducted on behalf of outsourcing firm Yoh...