A recent article in The Economist quotes Bill Gates as saying at least a dozen job types will be taken over by robots and automation in the next two decades, and these jobs cover both high-paying and low-skilled workers. Some of the positions he mentioned were commercial pilots, legal work, technical writing, telemarketers, accountants, retail workers, and real estate sales agents.
Indeed, as I’ve predicted before, by 2030 over 2 billion jobs will disappear. Again, this is not a doom and gloom prediction, rather a wakeup call for the world.
In this post Julie H. Sullivan, the executive vice president and provost of the University of San Diego, shares the trends reshaping higher education. Innovators in education, those leading universities and those working at the fringe to disrupt them, have been debating the future of higher education. That future was at [...]
Deloitte’s annual Technology Trends report launched at SXSW14. The report studies the ever-evolving technology landscape, focusing on disruptive trends that are transforming business, government, and society.
This presentation focuses on 10 topics that have the opportunity to impact organizations across industries, geographies, and sizes over the next 18 to 24 months.
Three years ago, Raven Molloy, Christopher Smith and Abigail Wozniak published an article that documents the extreme slowdown in mobility. The decline in mobility can be summarized in a chart: Note that the decline in mobility started long before the great recession, so the economic crisis was not the principal source [...]
HR Departments are not transparent in their functioning. Here are things that you should know about HR, which they will not admit openly.
HR Trend Institute's insight:
8. HR Matters!
HR is responsible for annual performance appraisals, as well as employee welfare and management. Their opinion on you, as an employee, does matter. One should have a positive relationship with HR. After all, you do not want HR to overlook you the next time there is a possibility of a promotion, or a pay hike.
Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? Because today's businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex -- and traditional pillars of management are obsolete, says Yves Morieux. So, he says, it falls to individual employees to navigate the rabbit's warren of interdependencies.