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Workplace Trends To watch In 2019

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  • Demographic shifts and data analytics are spurring change in the workplace.
  • Gen Z workers are expected to comprise 36 percent of the workforce by 2020.
  • Seniors will work longer putting off retirement.
  • More employees will want to align with employers that have a social mission.
  • Increasingly employers will track workers using data analytics.

Gen Z is rapidly joining the workforce with the oldest members of the generation being 23 years-old. They’re expected to comprise up to 36 percent of the global workforce by 2020. These new entrants are digital natives who expect strategic use of software and technology in the workplace, as they are the first generation to grow up entirely in an internet-centric society.

In developed nations with more access to effective healthcare, more and more people are reaching their 100th birthday, meaning that careers will be longer than we’ve ever seen before. Companies and their employees are planning for rising retirement ages by reviewing the role of pensions, benefits and physical or schedule accommodations for older and more senior employees. As an example, Japan expects half of all babies born currently to live to or past 100 and is taking the idea of the “100 Year Life” so seriously that Shinzo Abe’s cabinet worked between September 2017 and June 2018 to create a formalized structure for a ‘Human Resources Revolution’.

Some companies are analyzing communication patterns on internal messaging systems, tracking geographical locations, and giving their employees health trackers to collect health data. The Apple Watch are now being included in employee wellness plans. It is anticipated that by 2021, 90 percent of wellness plans in the U.S. will include health trackers. As an employee it is advisable to be aware of what data your employer is gathering and what they’re using it for. Collecting data without compromising employee trust is imperative, and businesses must be transparent about what they are collecting and using your data for.

Jobs of The Future

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Researchers predict in about 15 years many jobs/or profession will be obsolete. there will be about 200 profession we never heard of as well.

Jobs with 99% chance of being automated‚ included data capturers‚ new accounts clerks‚ cargo agents‚ watch repairers‚ insurance underwriters‚ hand-sewers‚ telemarketers and tax preparers. Umpires‚ legal secretaries and couriers also stood little chance of surviving. Undergoing training and obtaining two or three certificates is not enough to be ready for tomorrow. Learning and developing competencies has to be continuous . Education is expanding beyond academic and vocational establishments, which is manifested in the emergence of public online courses, some of them offered by leading world universities.

There are some jobs that have only a 0.35% chance or less of being automated because “many of them require a level of human interaction that may take many more years for computer programs to replicate”.

Choreographers‚ psychologists‚ human resources managers‚ anthropologists‚ archaeologists‚ sales managers and CEOs are safe. Other sustainable jobs to be in or study towards include recreational therapists‚ audiologists‚ occupational therapists‚ healthcare social workers‚ orthotists and prosthetists‚ mental health and substance abuse social workers‚ emergency management directors, and first-line supervisors of mechanics‚ installers and repairers.

JOBS OF THE FUTURE

BIOTECHNOLOGY
System biotechnologist
Living system architect
Urban ecologist
Park ecologist
Biopharmacologist
HEALTHCARE
Medical data manager
Medical equipment designer
Bioethicist
Genetic consultant
Bioinformatician
Medical Marketing Expert
R&D manager in healthcare
Molecular nutrition expert
Medical robot operator
Gene therapy expert
Robotic prosthesis and implant
designer
Tissue engineer
Medical institution life cycle
designer
Personalized healthcare expert
Healthy old age consultant
Online doctor
Inter-sector
communication
Project
management
Lean production
Programming / Robotics /
Artificial Intelligence
Client focus
Multilingual and
multicultural abilities
Interpersonal skills
Environmentally
conscious thinking
Ability to work under
uncertainty
Artistic skills
Systems thinking
AGRICULTURE
Agricultural informatics and
engineering expert
GMO farmer
City farmer
Automated farming equipment
operator
Agricultural ecologist
Agricultural economist
ENERGY GENERATION
AND STORAGE
Power generation system upgrade
manager
Micro generation system designer
Weather expert in power industry
Recuperation system designer
Local power supply system
specialist
Wearable power device designer
Energy storage device designer
POWER GRIDS
AND POWER MANAGEMENT
Power marketing expert
Electricity consumer rights expert
Energy auditor
Power consumption system
designer
System engineer for smart power
grids
Electric vehicle charging station
operator
Power grid adjuster/controller
in distributed generation
Inter-sector
communication
Project
management
Lean production
Programming / Robotics /
Artificial Intelligence
Client focus
Multilingual and
multicultural abilities
Interpersonal skills
Environmentally
conscious thinking
Ability to work under
uncertainty
Artistic skills
Systems thinking
ROAD TRANSPORT
Automated transportation system
operator
Transportation network safety
engineer
Cross-logistics operator
Intermodal hub designer
Intermodal transport technician
Smart road builder
Designer of composite structures
for vehicles
High-speed railway designer
Smart management system
architect
WATER TRANSPORT
Port ecologist
Marine infrastructure system
engineer
Arctic navigation specialist
AVIATION
Unmanned flight interface
designer
Small aircraft production engineer
Operating data analyst
Aircraft recycling technologist
Airship designer
Airship infrastructure designer
Dynamic control smart
management system designer
Inter-sector
communication
Project
management
Lean production
Programming / Robotics /
Artificial Intelligence
Client focus
Multilingual and
multicultural abilities
Interpersonal skills
Environmentally
conscious thinking
Ability to work under
uncertainty
Artistic skills
Systems thinking
SPACE
Space structure designer
Space travel manager
Life support system engineer
Space road engineer
Space biologist
Space geologist
ADVANCED MATERIALS
AND NANOECHNOLOGY
Glass engineer
Recycling technologist
System engineer of composite
materials
Nanomaterial designer
Smart environment designer
Safety engineer in nano industry
IT SECTOR
Information systems architect
Interface designer
Online lawyer
Neural interface designer
IT preacher
Digital linguist
Big Data model designer
IT auditor
Information security supervisor
Personal profile security advisor
Smart environment cyber
technician
Cyber detective
MINING AND PROCESSING OF
MINERAL RESOURCES
Mining system engineer
Environmental analyst in mining
industries
Robotic system engineer
Unmanned exploration aircraft
operator
Distributed mining team
coordinator
Telemetric data interpretation
engineer
CONSTRUCTION
Specialist in old structure
renovation/reinforcement
Zero energy house architect
Construction technology upgrade
specialist
Smart house infrastructure
Foreman watcher
3D printing designer in
construction
BIM manager designer
Accessible environment designer
Environmental analyst in
construction
ROBOTICS AND MECHANICAL
ENGINEERING
Multi-purpose robotic systems
designer
Ergonomic designer
Composite engineer
Household robot designer
Children’s robot designer
Designer of neural interfaces for
robot control
Medical robot designer

 

FINANCIAL SECTOR

Intellectual property appraiser

Personal pension plan designer

Multicurrency translator
Crowd funding and crowd
investing platform manager
Direct talent investment fund
manager
MANAGEMENT
Time broker
Time manager
Production coordinator in
distributed communities
Environment auditor
Trend watcher / foresighter
Virtual lawyer
Corporate venture fund portfolio
manager
Corporate anthropologist
Community development plan coordinator
Personal brand manager
Cross-cultural communication
manager
User community moderator
Online sales manager
Individual financial trajectory designer
SOCIAL SECTOR
Crowd sourcing expert for social
issues
Government authority
communication platform
moderator
Social conflict mediator
Environmental counselor
Personal charity platform
moderator
State-private partnership
specialist for the social sector
Social worker for disabled
persons adaptation using internet
technology
Migrant adaptation specialist
EDUCATION
Moderator
Academic path designer
Tutor
Project training organizer
Educational online platform
coordinator
Startup mentor
Ecopreacher
Game master
Game educator
Mind fitness coach
Designer of consciousness train
CHILDREN’S PRODUCTS
AND SERVICES
Transmedia product designer
Children’s R&D manager
Children’s future image expert
Children’s psychological security
specialist
MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
Content aggregator editor
Info stylist
Semantic field producer
Media software designer
Media policeman
Virtual reality architect
Virtual world designer
Game practitioner
TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
Individual tour director
Space brand manager
Augmented reality area designer
Robot attendant
Territory architect
Smart travel system designer
SECURITY
Integrated industrial security
auditor
Remote security coordinator
Ergonomic designer of wearable
security devices
Expert for mitigating systemic
environmental disasters
Personal security designer
BIOPHARMACOLOGIST
URBAN ECOLOGIST

BIOTECHNOLOGY

LIVING SYSTEMS
DESIGNER
MEDICAL DATA MANAGER
GENETIC
CONSULTANT

Instagram Opens New Office In New York

 

  • Instagram recently opened its New York office, and plans to house up to 50 percent of its engineering staff there.
  • New York allows a change of scenery for people in the Bay Area who want to relocate and could help Instagram to recruit from other talent pools, like people in finance.
  • The company estimates it will have 350 employees by the end of 2018 in its New York office, including one-third of its engineering staff.II
  • Instagram’s Insta worthy NYC headquarters serves unlimited free booze and gelato  

    Kevin Systrom, co‑founder of Instagram

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    Kevin Systrom, co‑founder of Instagram

    A New York presence also allows Instagram to recruit from different talent pools, including people who are in finance

 

Trends Shaping The Future of The Workplace

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  1. Getting ready for Gen Z: With high expectations around technology and flexibility, while paying close attention to well-being and quality of life, Gen Z is reshaping the workplace in new and exciting ways for all generations.
  2. The Internet of Things:  IoT-supported workplace environments are an opportunity to operate and engage businesses and employees in a more effective manner by improving comfort in physical spaces, flexibility, precision in the process and ultimately quality of life for everyone.
  3. Creating the emotionally intelligent workplace: Emotional intelligence has become a core skillset for high-performing organizations and leaders today. The workplace itself can be emotionally intelligent – by allowing people to bring their full spectrum of emotions to work, and aligning their fundamental human needs and motivations.
  4. Re-imagining resources in the sharing economy: Forward-thinking organizations are redefining their business models to leverage the benefits of the sharing economy
  5. Moving the needle of gender balance: To create a gender intelligent workplace, companies must examine the barriers that are holding back women and implement a cultural transformation driven by inclusive leaders.
  6. Human capital management 3.0: Human Capital Management (HCM) 3.0 is bringing all the different technologies and programs (learning, recognition, wellness) together to transform the work experience into the life experience. HCM aims to enhance the employee experience and help organizations perform at their best.
  7. Employees: New change for corporate responsibility: Employees are now key stakeholders when it comes to shaping CR strategies. It is important for companies to give their workforce a voice, enabling them to feel fulfilled—while working toward a better future for all.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & The Workplace

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UK recruiters are developing technology, including artificial intelligence that allows them to offer people jobs before they even start to look.

Hays, one of the biggest recruiters in the world and the largest in Britain by market capitalisation, has set up a partnership with LinkedIn that allows it to access some of the company’s data, such as when a user adds a skill or profile picture.

With this sort of information, AI can identify someone who is about to begin a formal job hunt, which would allow the company to pre-emptively contact them with relevant roles.

“Data and artificial intelligence can provide accurate insights as to whether an individual would be receptive to a particular job. Its a race to get very strong candidates in front of your client before the competition.

Hays is just one of the large global recruiters, several of which are headquartered in the UK, investing in technology in an effort to match jobseekers and roles more swiftly and efficiently.

One of its main rivals, PageGroup, has created an “innovations group” to find ways of improving the hiring process by making it more digital. That includes making it easier and quicker for candidates to find roles online themselves or for recruiters to single out individuals best suited for a role that has become vacant.

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Technology is already replacing some of the more mundane tasks that headhunters typically undertake, such as screening CVs and manually sifting through candidates to draw up a shortlist.

375 Million May Be Hunting For Employment When Automation Kicks In

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By 2030 up to 30% of the hours worked globally could be automated. According to a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute  researchers estimate that between 400 million and 800 million people could find themselves displaced by automation and in need of new jobs, depending on how quickly new technologies are adopted. Of this group, as many as 375 million people—about 14% of the global workforce—may need to completely switch occupational categories and learn a new set of skills to find work.

Number of workers needing to find new jobs due to automation

 

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