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.

Multinational employers would rather upskill their existing HR teams members to analyze workforce data and put it to use. That goal becomes increasingly realistic as more products become available to help make data and analytics accessible. According to Innovation Generation: the Big HR tech Disconnect, a report...
While the momentum of workplace automation continues to gather speed, relatively few North American employers have developed a formal digital transformation strategy. And while one report indicates those that have are leaving HR out of the loop, another shows that companies that prioritize workforce issues turn in stronger financial performances.
As the integration of technology solutions continues to spread across organizations, collaboration between senior executives has become increasingly close. The trend is especially apparent among financial and technology leaders. At the same time, some HCM technology vendors say both the financial and technology organizations are becoming more...
Organizations must put L&D technology to full use if they want to develop a strong learning culture, HR professionals say. Most companies have much work to do, and the deployment of mobile learning solutions has been surprisingly slow. While the great majority of HR...
HR departments are widely underrepresented when corporate leaders are immersed in discussions about workplace-transformation strategy. Yet these same executives worry about employee expectations, adoption and other issues that fall squarely in HR’s wheelhouse. According to an ISG study of “workplace of the future” initiatives, HR is often...
Employers are putting their money where their technology is, investing more in systems than they are in upskilling, according to new research from Adecco. The report comes just weeks after KPMG said only 42 percent of technology industry leaders plan to upskill their workforce, even though...
A minority of technology CEOs plan to develop their workforce, says a report from KPMG. Given Amazon’s plans to upskill a third of its workers over the next six years, industry HR leaders have an opportunity to refocus leadership’s attention and prepare their organizations to integrate advanced...
Corporate executives claim to understand the critical role performance management and workforce development play in improving their company’s retention efforts. However, middle and front-line managers say their leaders aren’t backing up those words with real action, and are generally out of touch with what’s going on in their employees’ real world.
HR leaders say technology is allowing them to contribute more to their organization’s success, and a full 100 percent of them report using data to support their recommendations. At the same time, however, they’re losing ground when it comes to engaging the workforce. In its Pulse of...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Employee communications specialists take note: According to PeopleDoc, 60.8 percent of employees ignore emails they receive at work, and 40 percent ignore HR messages specifically. Also worth noting: forty-seven percent say their...

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