The modern labor market is in a constant state of flux, and that will not change with the introduction of the new generations coming to join the workforce. Indeed, organizations need to adapt to their new workers and not the other way around. How can a modern organization ensure that they implement workforce management in a sustainable manner? While that’s a discussion for a different post, let’s look at where workforce management is headed in the next five years!
More and more businesses are taking notice of the great advances made in the field of Artificial Intelligence whereas machine learning, amongst other things, can help said businesses take in the massive amount of data and make sense of it all at a fraction of what it would cost to hire a whole slew of analysts.
More and more, employers will look towards mobile solutions for managing not only their workers but also the influx of work that will be amassing thanks to other productivity increases across the workforce. The upcoming generations (Millenials and younger) were raised around mobile devices, which means they are familiar with their use and, a lot of the time, depend on them for their day-to-day activities. It only makes sense to bring those devices into the fold when it comes to getting work done in the office or in the field.
With an increasing amount of work being done remotely, it is very important to affirm the connections being coworkers that might be strewn around the world. Organizations should make sure they have the right tools and processes in place.