Frontline workers make up most of the workforce around the globe, yet their jobs are often not considered in discussions about work/life balance, career growth, employee experience, creative benefits, etc. Nurses, firefighters, truck drivers and mechanics are just a few examples of workers who must be present in a specific place and at a specific time to perform their jobs. However, much of the common wisdom intended to boost employee experience at work assumes jobs that can be done remotely via a laptop. In this book, we’ll share insights that can work for those whose jobs require being present as well as those with “laptop” jobs that can be done virtually anywhere.
The problem with talented employees is that they are always in demand. As global markets retract, the need for talent may actually increase as companies require a higher level of performance from fewer employees. This may cause the supply of available great employees to shrink, creating wage pressures and trapped revenue for those that cannot function without them.
The “Future of Work” is a topic written about often, and while no one can predict the future with certainty, there are some facts that can be used to paint a picture of what is likely to occur.
Imagine it is 2030. Today, it’s quite normal to communicate with your computer in the same way you interact with human beings. You can use natural language, show your emotions, and use gestures and your computer understands you.
The Center for State and Local Government Excellence recently released their 2019 Workforce Trends survey which found that the top workforce challenges facing U.S. state and local governments are (1) recruitment and retention of qualified personnel with the needed skills for public service and (2) providing competitive compensation. The survey results emphasize the importance of state and local governments adopting innovative practices in order to attract and retain needed staff. Other workforce issues important to state and local governments include employee morale, employee engagement, retaining staff needed for core services, and leadership development.
Competition is fierce, digital transformation is happening (whether we like it or not), and many organizations will be out of business if they don’t change at an accelerated pace. This means people need to change, and we all know people often struggle with change. So, what should be done? Is firing everyone and starting over a good option?
This post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute. Last week, we had a lively tweetchat with our WFI board on Gen Z workplace research. We also heard from a number of tweeters outside of our WFI circle If you didn't catch it live, you can read the whole stream at … Continue reading WFI Board on Gen Z Workplace Research
I do believe there is a myth that AI will take jobs away. I believe AI is going to free people from the mundane and focus them on where their efforts and expertise matters can make an impact and deliver value.
Talk to us at noon on July 11 to share your perspectives on how Gen Z will fare in the workplace.
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Today's post is courtesy of Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute. Joyce recently spoke with Julia Hobsbawm to discuss her new research entitled "APPlied Humans at Work. This research focuses on how organizations are preparing for the increasing convergence of humans and artificial intelligence in the workplace. It is no surprise that the … Continue reading APPlied Humans at Work
People attuned to the latest technology will have a better feel for what is possible and apply that to their work. We’re all going to have to spend a greater portion of the day learning, rather than merely working. Playing with apps is one way to start.