13 Nov 2017

For this week’s #ConnectWithContent we dove into three great articles that are trying to predict how #TheFutureOfWork will look like and how technology will impact how we work, where we work, what we do at work.

Enjoy the read!

Here Are All The Ways That Work Is Evolving, Are You And Your Organization Ready?

Work is changing: how we work, where we work, and what we do at work is completely different now than it was just a decade ago. In order to attract the best employees and to stay on top of current trends and technology, organizations need to understand the evolution of work and adjust their practices accordingly.

In the first article we read, Jacob Morgan shows us what #TheFutureOfWork is all about and how progressive organizations are adapting. Here are 5 trends, be sure to read the whole article to learn more about the other trends too…

1) From employee engagement to employee experience

Employee engagement is temporary,
building employee experience where employees feel
valued at every step of their journey is much more sustainable.

Instead of simply engaging employees, organizations should try to improve the employee experience by catering to employees' needs through flexibility, transparency, office perks, and improved company cultures.

2) From humans acting like robots to humans working with robots and AI

Monotonous work in many cases is now being replaced by robots giving humans a chance to work alongside AI & new technologies and focus on growth and the bigger picture. Workers can now leverage robots and AI to streamline processes, increase efficiency, and grow their businesses.

3) From knowledge is power to perpetual learning is power

How employees are trained is also evolving. Gone are the days of being able to show up with a diploma from a good university and automatically get a job that would last the rest of your career. The key today is to be able to constantly be learning.

Instead of knowledge as power,
perpetual learning is power,
and being able to find answers and continuously build
skills can lead to success.

4) From long-term employment to focusing on projects & tasks as the norm

Employees are getting rid of the idea of working for the same company for their entire careers and instead focus on individual projects and tasks. A growing number of employees work as some sort of contractor where they are only signed on for certain projects.

5) From intuition-driven decisions to data-driven decisions

Data has never been more important. Managers used to make emotionally based decisions, now a growing number of companies are using data analytics to make internal and external decisions that are more scientific and accurate than simply going with their gut.

What is the future of recruiting practices going to look like?

Building a dreamteam – like our #dreamteam at HRbuilders - is not only about reviewing job applications and interviewing the candidates that apply. It’s about hunting talent and recruiting passive candidates. How do you get the most out of your efforts?

  • First, you need to identify the possible candidates and convince them to consider your offer.
  • Then, you have to observe their performance and invest in further training.
  • Third, you have to be on top of trends in recruiting.

Here are 3 trends that are defining #TheFutureOfWork. Read the whole article if you want to learn about more trends on the future of recruiting!

1) Side Businesses

Many people who are already successful at their job are eager to do some freelancing on the side. So it’s possible to attract people for part-time work without having to convince them to leave their current job.

2) Video Resumes

Video resumes are a great opportunity for recruiters: you get to see the candidate’s personality without having to invite them for an interview, you can read their body language and hear their speech. This trend is getting big!

3) Larger Investments in Social Marketing Recruitment Efforts

Social media has revolutionized recruitment practices and is an entire pool of talent. Employers are investing resources not only in social media marketing but in recruiting through this platforms as well. They have talent hunters all over LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms.

The Future Of Work: How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform The Employee Experience

Artificial Intelligence is on the verge of penetrating every major industry and now inside the workplace: many of us may have already interacted with a chatbot in our personal life and we expect to use them in the workplace to assist us in answering frequently asked HR related questions or receiving coaching and mentoring. Chatbots digitize HR processes and enable employees to access HR solutions from anywhere.

Artificial Intelligence Will Transform The Employee Experience

Using artificial intelligence in HR
will create a more seamless employee experience,
one that is nimbler and more user driven.

HR leaders are beginning to pilot AI to deliver greater value to the organization by using chatbots for recruiting, employee service, employee development and coaching convinced that the future of providing an enhanced level of employee service will include chatbots.

In fact, you can think of a chatbot
as your newest HR team member

On The Journey To Digital Transformation

Artificial intelligence and chatbots are revolutionizing both the candidate and employee experience. HR must leverage artificial intelligence for all phases of the employee life cycle from recruiting to on-boarding and developing employees.

However, there are barriers along the journey as HR experiments with artificial intelligence: the fear of job loss among HR team members, lack of skills to truly embrace these new technologies and the change management needed to adopt to new ways of sourcing, recruiting, and engaging employees.

One of the critical success factors to adopting artificial intelligence for HR is the cultural orientation around change and on-going employee communications on how and why the organization is digitally transforming HR.

As HR leaders begin developing a strategy and roadmap for artificial intelligence, the author of our third article this week believes there are five work streams to begin this digital transformation

  1. Embrace AI by experimenting with a range of chatbots
  2. Develop a shared vision with cross functional stakeholders
  3. Understand the implications of implementation on the technology roadmap
  4. Identify new job roles needed to fully leverage AI in HR
  5. Upskill HR team to understand the power of artificial intelligence in HR

Enterprise AI adoption is still in the early stages, but the opportunity to develop a concrete understanding of AI, its ecosystem, and the implications of augmenting new HR job roles is massive.

We are only at the beginning of this journey
where artificial intelligence and chatbots
transform all aspects of HR processes.

Read the whole article here

Talk to you next week!

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Written by

Lesley Arens

HR Matchmaker & Public Relations at HRbuilders

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