Digital Transformation has brought several changes in our lives, changes in technology, processes, workflow, communication, and even overall services and products. But more changes will come in the near future due to millennials getting active in the workforce environment.
So what were Employsure’s business objectives for using our technology?
• Hire people who will stay and perform.
• Accelerate sales growth through reducing time to hire.
• Decrease direct and indirect cost of hiring in the recruitment process through the use of technology.
Our growth ambition is high. Growth comes from hiring great people who stay and achieve exceptional results. UsingPredictiveHire’s technology helps us to do that efficiently. Michael Morris, Head of Talent
Large organisations are in danger of responding to new world changes and pace with old world traditional thinking, models and answers. This won’t work.
Every alternate article on the World Wide Web makes a reference to unconscious bias and discrimination in one form or another. Look hard enough and you’ll find it. There are, of course, some forms of discrimination that are referred to about more often than others are. Take for example, diversity. The words that probably come to mind when you hear ‘diversity’ are – gender, race and religion; and of the three, we all know which catches the largest focus. However, there is one other form of diversity that is fast dwindling in the workplace and yet is hardly talked about.
We conducted a Q&A interview with Roderic Yapp, Director at Leadership Forces and TEDx Speaker, regarding leadership and the generational gap.
Could you introduce yourself and what you do?
I didn’t think it would happen to me.
I’ve had a really interesting journey this past few months. I’m fortunate to be ‘in demand’ and to take my work to wherever it finds me. Interesting projects are not in short supply and my network brings me into collaboration with great teams. Yet I can’t help but notice some uncomfortable trends in the sector and a couple of recent experiences have also inspired me to write this. I’ve seen ageism for the first time and it’s truly shocked me.
Our workplaces have gone through some seismic changes over the past few years and the pace of change doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon. From the invention of email sometime in the 1960s or 70s (depending on what story you believe) to instant messaging, social media, and now, artificial intelligence. We’ve come a long way since the Mad-Men-esque days of typewriters and switchboard operators.
As someone who helped to produce and parent the Millennial generation I probably shouldn’t be surprised by their list of clear-cut “wants” from their careers, and yet I can’t help sometimes feeling that the list is a bit excessive. We were never so finicky!
Let’s remind ourselves what we know about this generation that by 2020 will represent 40% of the working population: