Future of Work

Continual Learning and Reskilling Will Be the Key to Success in the Future

What are you doing to take control of your future? We are entering a time of accelerated change and employees are beginning to need continual reskilling and education in order to stay current with the latest work trends, processes and tools. On average, one’s skills last for about 2-3 years. This heightened change will require further education and reskilling both personally and…
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The Impact of Living Longer – Some Things to Think About

I heard it a couple of times recently… some have predicted that the first person to live to 150 has already been born. Think of the implications about work… What will happen with ageism? Will it finally end or get worse? When will retirement happen? If the retirement age doesn’t change, people will be retired for up to 80 (or more) years? But…
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Optimizing Employee Communication Skills

Businesses today have a problem on their hands and it is about to get worse! I hear about this issue often. Employees are getting less and less comfortable with direct person to person communication without the use of technology. Direct feedback, real time communication, and conflict resolution are being replaced by smiley faces, texts and passive aggressive memes. These communication challenges can…
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Employee Satisfaction Surveys are Only a Glimpse

It’s time for HR to step up their game with engagement and retention analysis. It’s true, Employee Satisfaction Surveys are often used to help with engagement and retention but it’s not enough. The issue? This type of data is just a glimpse in time. Capturing data is like taking a photo. You see how things look at that precise moment. Ask an employee…
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Why We Shouldn’t Only Hire People Who Will Fit into the Company Culture

Don’t look to ONLY hire people who fit in culturally, unless you want things to either remain the same or change very slowly. Companies that don’t want anyone to rock the boat, want everyone to comply, and/or don’t want to make any changes have a difficult time in keeping employees who are innovative or creative. These companies often struggle to survive. To…
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Restructuring Job Postings to Enable Better Resume Mapping

Instead of submitting a full resume, job postings should be structured so candidates can address each requirement line by line with their applicable skill, work experience, proficiency and/or education. This way, applicants can easily show how their experience and skills make them a worthwhile candidate. It’s foreseeable that in the future, companies will start to use recruitment apps which use natural language…
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Keeping the Human in Human Resources as HR Technology Advances

As everyone starts to realize the potential of new technologies and begins to use Artificial Intelligence products to augment different parts Human Resources, the question rises again and again. How do we keep the human in Human Resources? As much as some would like to believe robots can do anything if properly programmed, one thing which seems out of reach is genuine…
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