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Michael Carvalho
2 months ago

This is an article I thought I would share with you. *This article was copied & pasted here on the community with permission. The article was written by,

Dr. Steve Hunt Steven Hunt’s career is focused on creating technology-enabled processes that improve workforce agility, productivity, inclusion, wellbeing and engagement. His work is driven by the belief that using technology to build better work environments enables us to create better

I tend to have a somewhat cynical view toward predictions about human capital management (HCM). This is because the fundamental challenges facing HCM remain fairly constant from one year to the next. These include things like finding and hiring the right people, aligning and engaging people around the company strategy, and developing and retaining critical talent. In my experience, most HR predictions reflect incremental improvements in existing practices that might be called “old wine in new bottles.”

However, over time one can see significant changes in broad social values and beliefs related to the nature of work and labor that have a profound impact on HCM overall. I refer to these as “tectonic shifts” since they are deep level changes that underlie and drive a range of surface level changes to HR methods and processes, similar to how movement of tectonic plates drives changes on the surface of the earth. Past examples include the shift in societal beliefs toward worker rights that occurred in the early 20th century that led to things we now take for granted such as paid vacations, five-day work weeks, workplace safety, and collective bargaining. Or changing attitudes over the last 40 years toward the role of women in the workplace that led to widespread shifts in their career paths and development and emphasis on gender equity in organizations.

Society drives change What makes tectonic shifts different from other trends in HCM is they are not driven by companies. They are driven by changes in social values and beliefs about the nature of work itself. For example, adverse impact regulations were not created by companies seeking to improve workforce productivity. They were created by a shift in societal beliefs about the role that race and gender should play in employment. In 1900 it was commonly accepted practice to make employment decisions based on people’s ethnicity, age, or gender. This changed with the civil rights movements during the 20th century, and by 2000 the majority of people felt that employment decisions should be made based on people’s skills and contributions, and not their demographic traits.

Most tectonic shifts in HCM ultimately lead to more efficient labor markets and productive workplaces. But these shifts are not always embraced by organizations. They may force companies to change even if company leaders would prefer to stick with the status quo. Sometimes these tectonic shifts manifest themselves gradually, similar to the slow growth of mountain ranges, and sometimes they lead to violent change akin to earthquakes. This has certainly been the case if one looks at the past 100 years of history around things like equal employment opportunity, worker’s safety, or fair labor practices.

The coming tectonic shifts The following are the tectonic shifts that I believe will fundamentally alter how companies structure jobs and engage employees over the next five to 10 years. These are not the only major changes we will see. But I believe they reflect deep seated shifts in how people and societies view the nature of work and labor.

  1. Work will not be defined by what people do, but by what people learn For almost the past 100 years the concept of a career has been divided into four basic stages. Up to around 23 we go to school, from around 23 to 30 we choose a career path, from 30 to 65 we work in the same basic types of jobs, and after about age 65 we stop working. The assumption was people would not make major changes in the nature of their work past the age of about 30.

This concept is being completely obliterated by digitalization and automationcompletely obliterated by digitalization and automation. Anyone who thinks they will be doing the same thing in 15 years that they are doing now is setting themselves up for job loss and unemployment. As more people accept the reality that no type of work is safe from automation or radical transformation, employees will expect and even demand that work enable them to learn new skills to prepare them for future jobs. Forcing someone to work full-time in a job that does not enable them to learn new skills may soon be viewed as labor exploitation since it is setting them up for eventual unemployability. When people talk about their careers, they will no longer ask each other, “What do you do?” They will ask, “What do you learn?”

  1. Increasing workforce agility will become a top priority for business leaders It is often said that the only constant is change. It is now more accurate to say the only constant is an ever-accelerating rate of change. The only way companies can survive in the modern economy is to excel at adapting to changing markets, technologies, and business landscapes. Just ask any CEO this question: “Does your company’s success depend on the ability to get employees to do things in the future that are different from what they did in the past?”

As the pace of change continues to increase, the only way business leaders can ensure company success is to create agile workforces that effectively anticipate and react to change. This requires tapping into people’s innate capacity for learning, growth, and innovation. How people react to change depends largely on whether they are motivated, supported, and safe. When these conditions exist, people see changes as positive opportunities for growth. When these things are missing, people become disillusioned, depressed, anxious, and fearful.

How companies can prepare for this shift:

People are most agile when they feel motivated, supported, and safe. This can be achieved in part through implementing three types of HR processes.

Use goals to connect people’s jobs to meaningful outcomes — Motivation grows as people see a link between what they are doing and things they value as important. Making sure people feel a sense of ownership over well-defined, meaningful goals is critical to a purpose driven culture. Create social collaboration communities — Feeling supported is about creating communities that encourage and enable learning. People do better when they are part of a group that appreciates and supports their development contributions. Build supportive and inclusive cultures — Safety is about giving people confidence and security that they are cared for as people. It is about creating a community that values and supports the health and well-being of its members. This is largely about promoting workforce diversity, inclusion, and well-being.

What are your thoughts? Feel free to share your thoughts. #future #advice

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timothy lafferty
3 months ago

business no longer cexists

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Find Your Future LA
over 6 months ago

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Find Your Future LA
over 6 months ago

Our partner @SixtRentACar is #hiring rental sales & customer service agents in the LAX & Beverly Hills areas! If you'd like to gain rental sales, customer service, car preparation & fleet planning skills, this job is for you.

We've listed a few job requirements in our image, but if you are age 21+, have a drivers license, high school diploma or GED, and a very flexible schedule, you might be the perfect fit for the job!

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Find Your Future LA
over 6 months ago

Job Resource Spotlight #4: Universal Class

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Find Your Future LA
over 6 months ago

Job Resource Spotlight #4: Universal Class

Looking for in-depth courses on a variety of topics to choose from? Want to learn accounting, finance, entrepreneurship or real estate? Universal Class is an amazing resource on findyourfuture.la that has hundreds of free online courses you can take to learn more about anything you like.

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Find Your Future LA
over 6 months ago

Are you a visual learner? Do you benefit from spoken video tutorials compared to reading a guide? Digital Learn is an amazing resource on findyourfuture.la that has a comprehensive 20-minute resume video guide. Even better: you can also choose to download the entire guide as PDF's if you'd like to keep it for the future!

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Find Your Future LA
over 6 months ago

Are you a visual learner? Do you benefit from spoken video tutorials compared to reading a guide? Digital Learn is an amazing resource on findyourfuture.la that has a comprehensive 20-minute resume video guide. Even better: you can also choose to download the entire guide as PDF's if you'd like to keep it for the future!

Visit findyourfuture.la/resources/job/ for more information. Also, sign up for Find Your Future now!

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Find Your Future LA
over 6 months ago

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Find Your Future LA
over 6 months ago

Heads up! We're going to be @ the First Place for Youth Annual Career & Educational Resource Fair this Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 11 AM - 2 PM. Meet us @ 4333 Leimert Blvd, zip code 90008.

This event is being hosted to ensure that foster youth in LA (ages 18-24) become more informed of resources and employment/education opportunities available to them in their communities. See you soon!

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