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Trends in HR

25th, Sep 2017
capability pools
Picture 1: Staffing teams   Picture 2: A typical recruitment process as possible today   On Wednesday September 27, I will conduct a _
21st, Sep 2017
Life-long learning
Training and development opportunities are always high on the list of people, when they are judging current and future employment. XS2Talent, a Dutch _
18th, Sep 2017
Hiring Trends
As hiring volumes increase and the field continues to evolve, HR managers in the United States face unique challenges. Currently, HR technologies and _
11th, Sep 2017
The end of jobs
From fixed jobs to flexible jobs to skill pools The slow shift has been going on for years now. The Tayloristic organisation, where _
4th, Sep 2017
HR Tech Landscape
HR Tech is moving, but not as fast as it could. Tom Haak gave a presentation at the HR Tech Tank in Amsterdam. _
21st, Aug 2017
blind hiring
Technology giant Google recently found itself embroiled in a controversy over accusations of bias in their hiring process. Without rehashing the situation, the _
17th, Aug 2017
Employee Experience
The potential of the Employee Experience concept In 2015, Airbnb announced that they were appointing a Global Head of Employee Experience. The following _
14th, Aug 2017
succession managemnent
The main objective of succession management today is to give the Supervisory Board comfort If you talk to CEO’s and CHRO’s of large _
10th, Aug 2017
hiring trend
Among the top, most key components to having a successful learning institution is having a well-qualified and committed workforce, irrespective of where they _
7th, Aug 2017
human and holistic hr
When I started working, in 1982, HR did not really exist. We were called Personnel Managers. Probably I just started working in the _
31st, Jul 2017
recruitment technology
Changing the recruitment game with big data Most companies can relate to the overwhelming work that characterises recruitment. Searching for not only the _
24th, Jul 2017
talent management trends
More than 2 years ago we published “10 talent management trends for 2016”. Time for an update. Talent Management: a real priority or _
3rd, Jul 2017
trends in graduate recruitment
The job market for graduates will be good in 2017 By any definition, 2016 was a great year for fresh graduates when it _
29th, Jun 2017
Tom Haak
On May 20, 2017, Tom Haak of the HR Trend Institute, gave a presentation at the HR Innovation Day 2017, in Leipzig. The _
26th, Jun 2017
gamification
Gamification is an approach which has been brought to us by modern technology, and one which has been gathering steam in the past _
19th, Jun 2017
trends in recruitment and selection
Many recruitment processes still deliver a poor candidate experience In March 2015, we published our article: “7 trends in recruitment and selection“. Time _
6th, Jun 2017
chatbots
   I am Norman, the writing bot. How can I help you?  My name is Tom Haak. I am working at the HR _
15th, May 2017
robots
An engineer at IBM once told me that the future of information technology could be summed up in a few key terms: mobility, _
11th, May 2017
Personas
Shero Hunkemoller Relatively late (apologies!) I picked up the trend to use personas in HR. Last year I heard a story of the _
1st, May 2017
organisational network analysis
Most HR practices are still very much focused on individuals. Today teams, and networks of teams and individuals, are increasingly important. Analysing organisational _
26th, Apr 2017
10 HR Trends
Illustrations: Studio Fee Overbeeke HR Trends for 2017: 10 HR trends for 2017 1: The Consumerisation of HR 2: Improving Performance Consulting 3: From _
25th, Apr 2017
Machine Learning
Machine Learning and HR There have been a few technological advances over the last decade or so that have been pitted against each _
18th, Apr 2017
jobs future
Last week I was interviewed for a Dutch radio station, about the future of work. The program was considering the future of work: what _
11th, Apr 2017
HR Job Titles
Having participated in various HR Conferences the last months, I was able to collect some new HR job titles. A list that can _
10th, Apr 2017
Talent Everywhere
Talent Management Trends End 2015 we published our article “10 Talent Management Trends for 2016“. Most of these trends are still very actual. _
3rd, Apr 2017
Keep It Simple
HR tends to make things too complicated. Four ways to keep it simple in HR. Keep your HR team small Once upon a _
27th, Mar 2017
Agile HR
In our list “11 HR Trends for 2016”, published end 2015, number one on the list was “HR embraces Agile”. And indeed, agile _
21st, Mar 2017
Employee Experience
The Employee Experience: four stories Make sure you have excellent people in recruitment. A friend of my oldest daughter recently approached on of _
15th, Mar 2017
HR Tech
Trends come and go, but hiring should be optimised endlessly. The better you get at hiring, the more cohesive and successful your team _
13th, Mar 2017
the battle of the apps
One HR system or a mix of clever solutions? The amount of clever HR Tech solutions is increasing rapidly. The list of successful _
6th, Mar 2017
one size
Treating employees as individuals and not as part of a group or segment is one of the most important long-term trends.  The way _
27th, Feb 2017
people data
In 2014, we wrote (“9 emerging trends for 2015“) that privacy seems to be less of an issue. For 2017, our prediction is _
20th, Feb 2017
HR Operations
HR operations has been highly undervalued. The last years we have seen an upgrade of HR Operations that will continue in 2017. Most _
13th, Feb 2017
algorithm aversion
What is Algorithm Aversion? People tend to trust human judgment over algorithms. Even when an algorithm consistently beats human judgment, people prefer to _
6th, Feb 2017
HR Shared Services
HR Shared Services and HR Operations have become a critical part of today’s successful HR organisations. The last decade many companies went through _
2nd, Feb 2017
employer branding
Employer Branding is changing fast. Seven trends we see. Purpose/ purpose/ purpose In the last years is has become more important for organisations _
30th, Jan 2017
man-machine collaboration
Not Man* vs. Machine but Man AND Machine This morning Xing mailed me the link to an article with the title “Mensch oder _
23rd, Jan 2017
network of teams
In their article “Organizational Design: the rise of teams” McDowell et. al. describe how new shapes of organisations are emerging. From static hierarchical _
16th, Jan 2017
performance consulting
Generally good people want to become better. It is not so easy to give relevant feedback to people who are already very good _
9th, Jan 2017
Consumerisation
Employees are expecting an experience at work In her excellent article “Consumerization of HR: 10 trends companies will follow in 2016” Jeanne Meister _
5th, Jan 2017
business intelligence
The term Artificial Intelligence was originally used by a Stanford Professor John McCarthy more than 60 years ago, at what is now known _
4th, Jan 2017
lazy hr professionals
The Human Resources game has significantly changed in the recent years. These folks have really stepped up and expanded the opportunities provided to _
29th, Dec 2016
interview with Tom Haak
Natal Dank, of Southern Blue Consulting, recently had an interview with Tom Haak on hot HR trends for 2017. The interview was recorded _
23rd, Dec 2016
virtual reality 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 _
19th, Dec 2016
2017 consumer trends
Last week David Mattin, the global head of Trends & Insights of TrendWatching.com gave a briefing on some of the major consumer trends for _
12th, Dec 2016
Employee Recognition
Employee recognition programs, once considered a “nice” but non-essential component of human resources, have changed dramatically over the past five years. This shift _
5th, Dec 2016
Employee mood measurement
The traditional survey process Both at Philips Electronics and at KMPG, where I worked at the end of last century, I was involved _
29th, Nov 2016
Personality Testing
Until recently you had to complete a questionnaire to determine your personality profile. Today this is no longer necessary. Based on text you _
23rd, Nov 2016
HR Trends
The last two years we published an overview of the HR trends of which we expected that they would have an impact on _
23rd, Sep 2016
AI trends in HR
Spend half an hour checking out what people are writing online (especially in the business niche) and you will inevitably stumble across an _
12th, Sep 2016
HR Tech
The HR Trend Institute is building a catalogue of innovative and useful HR solutions. The focus will be on HR Tech. Out of _
30th, Aug 2016
HR Operations
With the fast changing HR software market towards HR apps, the HR function is confronted with new questions and challenges including a new _
24th, Aug 2016
Agile
Agile organizations adjust quickly to the changing customer demands and increasing competition. New HR App’s can help to increase the agility of your _
19th, Aug 2016
Trends in HR series: Trends in capabilities for HR Current HR Trends: a summary Trends in HR jobs Trends in Traineeships “HR Trends _
18th, Aug 2016
feedback
We know that high quality and direct feedback remains to be a key accelerator for people and team development. But we struggle to _
11th, Aug 2016
HR Trends
Trends in HR series: Trends in capabilities for HR Current HR Trends: a summary Trends in HR jobs Trends in Traineeships “HR Trends _
8th, Aug 2016
trends in capabilities for hr
Trends in HR series: Current HR Trends: a summary Trends in HR jobs Trends in Traineeships “HR Trends 2016: The list of Lists” _
27th, May 2016
Current HR Trends
Trends in HR series: Trends in HR jobs Trends in Traineeships “HR Trends 2016: The list of Lists” 10 major trends in HR _
4th, May 2016
Basic Architecture HR 2
For a client we drew a basic HR architecture that is becoming very common in larger organisations. Nothing revolutionary, but it helped in _
2nd, May 2016
Trends in HR Jobs 2
The world of people and work is changing. HR jobs are changing. This infographic gives an overview of trends in HR jobs. Some _
11th, Apr 2016
Traineeships
In 1982 I started my career as a trainee. Philips Electronics wanted to hire some fresh forces for the personnel department and they _
23rd, Mar 2016
This infographic is a summary of the article: “HR Trends 2016: The list of Lists”.   Trends in HR series: 10 major trends _
22nd, Feb 2016
Shell Explorer Game
Examples of smart and creative use of trends in the field of people and organisations. #5.003: Gamification in recruitment, The Shell Explorer Game _
15th, Feb 2016
gravitational waves of organizations
Inspiration from space to find better ways to tap into the informal organization The discovery of the century was announced last week. Gravitational _
27th, Jan 2016
HR Trends Tone Analyzer
The Tone Analyzer Technology is a major driver for change in our society at large, but also more and more in organizations. Also _
19th, Jan 2016
HR Trends Summary
From the book “Superforecasting: the art and science of prediction” I learned that people who are good forecasters become better if they interact _
4th, Jan 2016
Shared Services
In many companies the HR function undergoes a major facelift in order to close the gap with current business requirements. A critical part _
8th, Dec 2015
Job Piling
Examples of smart and creative use of trends in the field of people and organisations #1.004: Job Piling Why? In the good old _
1st, Dec 2015
HR Trends 2016
One year ago, on 29 November 2014, I published “9 emerging HR Trends for 2015”. Many of the trends I mentioned end 2014 _
27th, Nov 2015
HR Trends Fun in the Coolblue office
Examples of smart and creative use of trends in the field of people and organisations #5.002: Fun in the office Why? Making fun _
26th, Nov 2015
Badges used in the Arcadis Global Shapers Program
Examples of smart and creative use of trends in the field of people and organisations #5.001: Earn a badge! Why? Making fun is serious _
25th, Nov 2015
Talent can be everywhere
Examples of smart and creative use of trends in the field of people and organisations #1.003: Talent everywhere! Why? The focus of talent management _
11th, Nov 2015
Profile Tom Haak Crystal
Examples of smart and creative use of trends in the field of people and organisations #2.003: Crystal (Crystalknows.com) Why? Big data analysis, natural language _
10th, Nov 2015
Examples of smart and creative use of trends in the field of people and organisations #2.002: IBM Watson Personality Insights Why? With artificial _
9th, Nov 2015
Crunchr for people analytics
Examples of smart and creative use of trends in the field of people and organisations #9.001: Crunchr Why? People Analytics is becoming easier. _
5th, Oct 2015
HR Job Titles
Job titles are still important. A friend has nearly accepted a new job as HR lead in a fast growing company. The new _
2nd, Sep 2015
internal communications trends
The HR Trend Institute detects, follows and encourages smart and creative use of trends in the field of people and organisations, and also in _
13th, Aug 2015
trends in recruitment
The HR Trend Institute detects, follows and encourages smart and creative use of trends in the field of people and organisations, and also in _
11th, Aug 2015
Talent Management Trends
  Trends in HR series: 10 major trends in HR Shared Services 11 HR trends for 2016 9 emerging trends for 2015 Trends _
10th, Aug 2015
HR Trends 2015
  Trends in HR series: 10 major trends in HR Shared Services 11 HR trends for 2016 9 emerging trends for 2015 Trends _
13th, May 2015
Talent Management
  Ten trends in talent management. 1. To a broader definition of talent Many organizations have very specific definitions of talent. Example: “A _
7th, Mar 2015
Recruitment
Finding and selecting the best people for your organisation is still the most important HR intervention. In many organisations the hr practices in _
13th, Dec 2014
Internal Communication
Internal communications as a profession is moving slowly. Maybe too slowly. Very often the internal communications people are more followers than leaders. More _
29th, Nov 2014
Trends
The HR Trend Institute distinguishes eight trends influencing the domain of organisations and people in organisations. The table below gives an overview of _