These are the five biggest trends coming to HR in the next year, and they all involve technology.
2. A Remote Workforce:
3. Blind Hiring:
The tech industry, and Silicon Valley in particular, was rocked in 2017 by accusations and counter-claims of bias in the workforce. The easiest way to minimize any controversy? Make hiring a blind process. In standard screening and interviewing, unconscious bias easily becomes part of the equation by including any data that may give away key parts of a candidate’s background: gender, age, race, even alma mater. By making hiring a blind process — that is, stripping away any info on a resume that may reveal demographic data — the first wave of screening can be done based purely on abilities and achievements. There’s even recruiting software built to automate screening and anonymize candidates. This allows for a more diverse workforce built on merit, not any buddy-buddy vibes picked up during the early interview process.
5. Future-Proofing Employees:
Many of these Technologies are already available and will simply grow in industry presence; the smart thing is to invest time and resources NOW, to get ahead of the game.
Whether it’s identifying internal positions vulnerable to AI replacement or exploring social media-enabled methods of finding passive candidates, all technology driven changes feature some level of a learning curve.
Thus, it’s a worthwhile goal to start preparing for the future today.
SOMETHING TO CONSIDER
Millennials Are No Longer the Newbies
Born into Technology, Gen Z’ers . . . are now just starting to enter the workforce as interns and even entry level employees.
This will present new challenges for HR leaders looking to figure out how (and even whether) this new generation brings something fundamentally different to the workplace, and what it may take to prepare millennials to lead them.
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