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3 Keys to Exploring the Future of the Workforce

The ever changing times of the workforce are being felt across the Staffing Industry. The truths we thought we knew about the labor force are undergoing some dramatic changes. New behaviors and emerging technologies are changing how work is organized and the activities we engage in. To follow are three of the most influential topics in need of your attention in today’s shifting employment arena.

Time vs Task Environment:

What is more important? An employee sitting in their assigned seat for the prescribed time required in a day or that they are accomplishing allocated tasks appointed to them? I’ll take the latter every time. Companies are embracing the task method in regards to job assignments in today’s ply-able work environment. This not only gives freedom to the employee regarding scheduling, it also provides hard dates for employers in regards to the completion dates of said tasks. With the proper ATS, you will be equipped to identify the staff that is able to manage one’s self today and tomorrow.

Cultural and Industry Changes:

The rapid revolution in technology is affecting all industries standards. The fluid demographics of technological advancement, whether through innovation or productivity are setting a new pace for the workforce of the future. Globalization, Local Business, Big Business or Big Government; what is it going to be? Over the next 10 – 15 years, factors such as these will influence the job market. Are you ready for the change, no matter what it may be? The companies in the HR space that can stay nimble, finding the time to answer calls and address client concerns will be the ones beside you through the change.

Two Way Flexibility:

JP Morgan Chase found that 95% of employees working in an environment where the manager is sensitive to work and personal life -including informal flexibility- feel motivated to exceed expectations, compared to 80 % of employees in environments where the manager is not sensitive to needs. That being said, anytime I can have employees wanting to exceed workload expectations, I want to hear more. In addition, it creates a healthy work environment that is infectious to other staff in a short time.