2019 Predictions from the Workforce Institute

Every year at this time, we ask our board members around the world what they think will be the most important workplace trends in the coming year. Although we usually have tried to limit ourselves to 5 top trends, this year we found 6 recurring themes among the prognostications of this insightful group.

Ready for the gig economy?

Today's post is courtesy of Joyce Maroney, executive director of the Workforce Institute. I recently had a conversation about the gig economy with my colleague, David Creelman.  David is the CEO of Creelman Research and writes on a broad variety of human resource topics.  His recent book, Lead the Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment , explores the … Continue reading Ready for the gig economy?

Unretirement: A New Phase in the Employee Life Cycle

Today's post comes to us from board member and HR Bartender, Sharlyn Lauby. Years ago, when I worked in the hotel industry, the company’s labor attorney would call once a year to ask a favor. It was for reservations in our restaurant on New Year’s Day. Every year. Reservations on New Year’s. Finally, I got up … Continue reading Unretirement: A New Phase in the Employee Life Cycle

Build a High-Performance Business Culture and All Will Be Successful

This blog post on high-performance business culture is the courtesy of Simon Porter, Vice President, Digital HR Services at NGA Human Resources. In the last five years we’ve seen a shift in attitudes towards flexible working. Research by the Workforce Institute shows a modern workplace divided against itself.  Much has stemmed from globalisation of business … Continue reading Build a High-Performance Business Culture and All Will Be Successful