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Category Archive for:   Trends in HR

01-16-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

Generally good people want to become better. It is not so easy to give relevant feedback to people who are already very good at what they are doing. Recently, performance management has got a somewhat negative connotation. Many organisations are revamping their performance management process. Earlier we argued that performance consulting (helping people to become […]

01-9-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

Employees are expecting an experience at work In her excellent article “Consumerization of HR: 10 trends companies will follow in 2016” Jeanne Meister captured all the trends she describes under the label “Consumerisation”. People are more and more expecting an experience at work that is comparable to the experience they have at home. Netflix knows […]

01-5-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Nate Vickery  |  Published in Trends in HR

The term Artificial Intelligence was originally used by a Stanford Professor John McCarthy more than 60 years ago, at what is now known as The Dartmouth Conference. He described the concept of AI as a process in which machines learn new concepts, form abstract thoughts and use language “to solve problems now reserved for humans […]

01-4-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Jager  |  Published in Trends in HR

The Human Resources game has significantly changed in the recent years. These folks have really stepped up and expanded the opportunities provided to the users of their technologies. The HR technology itself continues to develop and expand its footprint by involving more and more tools. In this article, we invite you to walk the memory […]

12-29-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

Natal Dank, of Southern Blue Consulting, recently had an interview with Tom Haak on hot HR trends for 2017. The interview was recorded at the beautiful new office of Rvdb in Amsterdam.  A summary of the interview, and a link to the interview on YouTube, can be found on the website of Southern Blue Consulting. Trends […]

12-23-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Frank Roebroek  |  Published in Trends in HR

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are booming and more and more organisations are leveraging this technology in HR to increase retention and productivity. The Bank of America Merrill Lynch estimated VR and AR will be a $150 billion industry by 2022. The technology provides digital experiences with games such as Pokémon Go or […]

12-19-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

Last week David Mattin, the global head of Trends & Insights of TrendWatching.com gave a briefing on some of the major consumer trends for 2017. Very insightful and very inspiring. TrendWatching uses a framework with 16 major consumer mega trends. In his briefing Peter focused on five areas, and he specified some specific trends in these […]

12-12-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Julie Feece  |  Published in Trends in HR

Employee recognition programs, once considered a “nice” but non-essential component of human resources, have changed dramatically over the past five years. This shift parallels a growing understanding of the importance of retaining top-performing employees and re-engineering employee recognition as a core business function. What’s behind this change? Numerous studies demonstrate “that when companies include employee […]

12-5-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

The traditional survey process Both at Philips Electronics and at KMPG, where I worked at the end of last century, I was involved in the design and implementation of the employee engagement measurement process. These were the days of the big surveys. With the help of a prominent provider (ISR) we designed the survey, with […]

11-29-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Tom Haak  |  Published in Trends in HR

Until recently you had to complete a questionnaire to determine your personality profile. Today this is no longer necessary. Based on text you have written, or the public profile that you have created by using social media, your personality profile can be determined. Apply Magic Sauce The university of Cambridge powers a project called “Apply […]