The digital world of work is here, and organizations are struggling to adapt. JPMorgan Chase & Co now uses software to perform the mind-numbing job of interpreting commercial loans, reducing 360,000 hours of lawyer time each year. AI software can now identify leukemia in photos and X-rays, learning faster than technicians. Amazon.com reduced new ... Read more»
Category: Business Trends
Business trends discusses the implications of economics, employment, mergers, acquisitions, and regulatory changes on talent, leadership, recruitment, and human resources issues.
New research (The Deloitte Millennial Survey) shows that global citizenship is on the rise, and this trend is directly impacting business leaders and HR practices around the world.
Here are the findings: Millennials tend to see a threatening and unfair world, and they want to take an active role to help. Among 8,000 Millennials surveyed ... Read more»
Why we must be so careful about where we spend our time…
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“As William James observed, we must reflect that, when we reach the end of our days, our life experience will equal what we have paid attention to, whether by choice or default. We are at risk, without quite fully realizing it, of living
I recently had the opportunity to speak at the Singularity University Summit in San Francisco on The Future of Work. After months of research on the topic, reading dozens of books and articles on AI, robotics, and economics, I came to a simple conclusion: the future of work is already here. And we all ... Read more»
I just finished an amazing week in India, including a speech at a major HR Technology conference in Delhi.
As many of you may know, India is now the second largest internet market and the HR community in this country is terrific. I have never met so many passionate, intelligent, focused HR professionals in one ... Read more»
We just launched one of the world’s largest studies of people challenges in business, Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016, and the results were striking. Among the 7,000+ companies who responded (in over 130 countries), the #1 issue on leaders minds is “how to redesign our organizational structure” to meet the demands of ... Read more»
Over the last few years a lot has been written about making jobs “purposeful.”
Reid Hoffman just posted an article about the importance of purpose, and described how LinkedIn creates purpose. Earlier this year the New York Times described how Mark Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna, has applied purpose to their workforce. And my own ... Read more»
As the economy grows and the job market gets hotter, employee engagement and retention has become a top priority. As I discuss in Why Culture the Hottest Topic in Business Today, CEOs are bending over backwards to make their company a “great place to work.” Free food, unlimited vacation, yoga classes, and lavish educational ... Read more»
The world of Information Technology has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. Decades ago, Information Technology (IT) was considered a creative and strategic profession. These individuals developed applications, integrated systems, architected data structures, and were responsible for many of the most strategic technologies in business.
Today, however, IT is far less sexy, and one ... Read more»
The Epic Shift: Away from “Talent” and now focus on “People.” Talent scarcity is still a problem, but engagement, empowerment, and environment are now the real issues companies face.
For the last ten years businesses and human resources departments have been heavily focused on building talent management strategies. Originally conceived as programs to help manage ... Read more»