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.

Just after last October's HR Technology 2016 conference, Steve Goldberg made the astute observation that "the little guy has arrived." In a post on Horses for Sources, he noted that it was "just as easy to see meaningful HR Tech innovations in the booths of 'little guys' and emerging...