Category: Trends

10 years later in HR

For those of you who read my blog on a regular base, you know I am planning to replace my laptop. And that means cleaning out my hard drive, and going through old files to see if it makes sense to keep them. My next couple of posts are dealing with “old” information I found. Surprisingly, I found a few…

What is on HR’s Mind?

It’s almost 2013, and the first trend papers have been published. 2012 was a busy year for HR, with many developments in the HRTech space. It all started early this year with SAP’s acquisition of Successfactors. Then Oracle bought Taleo and IBM Kenexa. So for the first time in many years HR was labeled as “hot and happening” instead of…

Will HR Exist in 5 Years?

Melissa from HR reMix invited me to write a post for her blogiversary. She did not want the usual, but something different about the future of HR. Or in her own words: “The future of HR reMix is to continue to be a place where people can find a different voice in HR.” I was happy to answer her request…

Tomorrow’s Workforce: The Impact of Digital Consumerization

The rise of consumer technologies, such as tablets and smartphones, has not only changed the way people communicate and engage with their world, but how we interact with our workplace. Thanks to the digital revolution and resulting employee expectations, both the workforce landscape and HR are undergoing major shifts and anticipating new ones. A Technology Driven Workforce Technology constantly changes…

The Future of Work: Not a Numbers Game

Recently, some articles appeared warning us of imminent labor shortages. They look at the retirement of baby boomers and claim that due to the future, smaller labor force, the “war for talent” will intensify as soon as the economy turns around, so companies better use all their resources to bind employees. There is however one important fact that most authors…

HR Evolution or Revolution?

Imagine, if you will, your company without an HR function. Now suppose you’re asked to set up HR: What would you do? Would you create something similar or radically different? Would you create it at all? We’ve arrived at a turning point in history where new technology is profoundly changing people’s way of life as well as methods of manufacturing,…

What is the future of HR?

Imagine, if you will, your company without an HR function. Now suppose you’re asked to set up HR: What would you do? Would you create something similar or radically different? Would you create it at all? The ‘new normal’ will vastly different We’ve arrived at a turning point in history where new technology is profoundly changing people’s way of life…