My 11-year old niece is a typical child of the new generation, I believe. Why? She spends a considerable chunk of her time fiddling with new technology and WhatsApping her friends. That’s right, an 11-year old on WhatsApp. At a family lunch one afternoon, as I watched her fingers fly across her smartphone’s keypad, I realized that “twiddling thumbs” in my childhood held a completely different meaning to what it does today. She isn’t alone. Imagine my surprise when my 3 year old nephew tried to unlock my smartphone with the combination to his iPad? As an HR professional, this fascinated me, because I knew that future-proofing an organization just got more complicated. They are the future, and their generation may make us rethink everything we think we know about our potential employees. Are we ready for them?
OK, the line above may have made the future of our workforce seem like an alien race about to land, but it isn’t so. In an ideal world, the HR...
HR analytics has been a trend for a few years, but the future would be to predict employee behavior instead of just retention and engagement analysis
Expanding our horizon beyond processes and activities, to view Employee Experience as the core function would be critical
This is a premium content.
Get unlimited access to People Matters and Mobile App!