Thousands gathered at the #BCTech Summit in Vancouver last month to explore the latest ideas and innovations fueling our economy. Among those gathered were some of Vancouver’s own entrepreneurs who have been using technology to solve pressing social issues.
We live in a digital age. We can video conference from our phones, collaborate on a presentation in the cloud or check on the status of a project with the click of a button. All of this technology has empowered us to work smarter and faster – and without the need to be in an office.
Change is no longer interpreted in terms of being gradual, steady, progressive or linear; rather, the defining terminology revolves around the lexicon of hyper-fast, disruptive, transformative or non-linear. Consequently, the rules that have traditionally tried to encapsulate the phenomenon of change are also going through multiple revisions rapidly as past becomes an increasingly irrelevant predictor of the future.
History has borne witness to three industrial revolutions and we are now in the throes of the fourth—one which gives rise to a new form of workplace partnership grounded in the technology of artificial intelligence.
Given their importance to business outcomes, it would be expected that HR leaders would have a clear understanding of the ongoing ebbs and flows of their workforce. However, research shows that few organizations have a good grasp of their workforce dynamics.
One of the really big decisions in an HR leader’s career is choosing a new talent management system (TMS). Making that decision may seem straightforward. However, I’ve learned the road to a good decision is much more crooked, and picking the right vendor is only half the battle.
Digital technologies are having a profound impact on the global economy. You don’t need to look further than organizations such as Uber and Airbnb to see how truly transformative technology has been to a wide range of industries. Yet, there’s one industry that hasn’t seen much impact from technology, that is on the cusp of something great—recruitment.