Tag: talent

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…

The Trouble with Klout

Those who read my blog know that I have been writing about Klout a few times before (Do you have Klout? & Klout revisited)  to understand how online influence can be determined. This week I am adding to that because I went away for a few days and was unable to tweet. Look at what happened to my Klout score: As soon…

The Talent Race

This month’s Carnival of HR is titled “the talent race” and asks for ideas how we can win this race, meaning how we can convince the best and brightest to come work for our company instead of for our competitor. There are a lot of “best practices” in recruitment to be found on the internet. Unfortunately, they always seem to…

Here comes the knowledge worker

In many of my trend articles, you’ll find a mention about the move we are making to a service economy. In the service economy, access to talent is important and those talents are in the hands of the employees. There are workers of many kinds, but the group that is on the rise is the knowledge worker, the people that…

Changing Workforce

If you read my 2011 Generations at Work white paper, you know that I wrote a paragraph on diversity, stating that the make-up of the workforce is changing. Today I found this Infographic on the rise of women in the workforce. 2010 was the first year in which women made up more than half of the workforce in the US.…

2008 Trend 3: Social Innovation: Working More Intelligently

The tight labor market, in combination with a multitude of technical developments, is leading to possible alternatives to the traditional working day, and is forcing companies to look at work differently. Social innovation is about renewing the labor process, with as goal the increase of productivity and participation . Social innovation revolves around, amongst other things, working more intelligently, and…