We sit at the edge of a new era. In London in the 1820s, automation raised its head in the cotton mills. It took over 80 years from then til the widespread adoption of factory work. The 19th Century generally wasn’t pleasant as a result. People who you’d think of as HR people took the lead in making factories workable and usable. They figured out the new work. They experimented with the design of work. This will happen again as we move into the real webbed future. This week, HRExaminer explores the past and future of recruiting and human resources technology to uncover The Next Wave of HR Tech. Enjoy!
In the industrial revolution HR experimented with and shaped the design of new work. We now sit at the edge of a new era in work that is shaped by technology. What role will HR play this time?
When the advance of human augmentation reaches a certain point, we’re going to have to start figuring out the new work and how to pay people whose work is mostly done by machine.
Whether they buy it or demand it, HR Departments are going to want and need the coming wave of data that is just starting to be collected by mobile and wearable devices.
Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic joins the HRExaminer Editorial Advisory Board with a fresh evaluation of big data, gamification, and social analytics in pursuit of the question, Should We Get Excited About New Assessment Tools?. Paul Hebert says that HR Needs to Follow the Right Rabbit and we couldn’t agree more. Heather Bussing discusses Diversity and Why Laws Don’t Fix Discrimination. You’re not likely to disagree with John Sumser when he concludes that The Key is Still People in the business of HR. We wrap up our weekly issue with John Sumser’s conversation with Todd Maycunich, vice president of Product Innovation for TMP Worldwide on HR Examiner Radio. Enjoy!