2019 Workplace Predictions Tweetchat

Today’s post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute.

Yesterday we hosted a fast and furious tweetchat to expand upon the predictions for 2019 workplace trends that we issued earlier in January. We were joined by several of our board members, as well as visitors.

We posed the following questions for conversation and debate. Read on following the questions to see a full transcript of the chat. You can also review the chat by searching twitter for #KronosChat.

Q1: #AI & #machinelearning can provide previously-hidden workforce insights to guide people-centric decisions. How can/will predictive analytics be used to support leaders and employees? 

Q2: What previously-hidden workforce data do you expect will be more frequently used with HR/workforce management solutions that include #AI and #machinelearning?

Q3: With historically tight labor markets, organizations will place an increased focus on leadership development as a retention strategy. How can they efficiently hire, train and measure their managers?

Q4: The changing face of education challenges traditional hiring practices. Jobs that once required a degree are being redefined as skilled trades. What can HR departments do to revamp their hiring profiles and tap into this new pool of candidates?

Q5: Governments around the world will continue localizing – and repealing – employment laws. Ever-changing regulations around the world will put increased strain on organizations to avoid sanctions, fines, lawsuits, etc. How can technology play a vital role to avoid such outcomes?

Q6: All employees – salaried, hourly, and gig – crave control over when, where and how they work. What must organizations do to give employees these options?

Q7: With the rise of “working your way” and AI freeing up managers’ time, how can managers and employees build trust (with and without face to face communication)?

Q8: Disasters large and small, natural and man-made, have unfortunately become the norm. What should organizations do to prepare themselves and their workers to effectively respond to disasters?

Q9: If you have a prediction for 2019 we didn’t cover, what would it be?

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