Technological advancement forms the backbone of modern society, but some could argue that too much technology has made us less productive. In business, reliance on technology has its benefits in speed, automation and allowing for communication almost anywhere. However, there is such a thing as relying too much on technology, and a business that ends up in this situation can find itself struggling to remain successful.
Midway through my decade as a producer, songwriter, engineer, performer, and artists and repertoire executive for London Records during the height of the British wave, I was an analog guy struggling to escape the undertow of receding vinyl LPs, 24-track tape machines, cassettes and 8-tracks as CDs and digital recording were quickly revolutionizing the recording business. But, as I reflect back on the 70s a half-century later, and the fact that according to Intuit, 43% of Americans are projected to be working in the gig economy by next year, the success lessons I learned from music while “gigging” are timelessly relevant to the emerging future of independent gig work.
Unilever recruits more than 30,000 people a year and processes around 1.8 million job applications. To tackle this problem, Unilever partnered with Pymetrics, a specialist in AI recruitment, to create an online platform which means candidates can be initially assessed from their own homes, in front of a computer or mobile phone screen. Read the article by Bernard Marr in Forbes
With so many jobs being replaced because of the efficiency of technology, Michael Tippett asks, “What will we be doing when we’re not working?” Watch the video here from Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon
Resumes will vanish, machines will drive gender diversity, and recruiting for something called “LQ” will be the next big thing. These are three predictions about the future of recruiting that Accenture’s former Global Head of Recruiting who recently joined Delta Air Lines, Jennifer Carpenter, shared at Talent Connect 2017. Read the LinkedIn Talent Blog article
While researchers and business leaders barrel ahead to invent and apply artificial intelligence, a small, vocal minority has been sounding the alarm, urging the field to temper the technology’s dangers before widely deploying it. Read the article
New research from ATD, Upskilling and Reskilling: Turning Disruption and Change Into New Capabilities, shows 44 percent of organizations do not provide any upskilling or reskilling opportunities. These organizations are not operating according to best practices to prepare for the future of work. Read the full article