In a piece penned by Suvit Chansrichawala, a consultant with Serendipity & Co and partner of the Curve Group, he said there are a series of “mega-trends” driving changes in the way HR executives will make decisions in the near future.
With virtual reality-learning, app store work-life balance tools and corporate social networking, a new wave of digital weapons will soon be employed on a wide scale. Some of the identified mega-trends include an increased use of mobile-connected devices, which could reach almost 12 billion by 2019, a group of millennial workers who will account for 2.5 billion of the global population and an estimated 2.4 billion social networkers inhibiting the planet by 2018.
Based on this anticipated reality, a more collaborative and social workplace experience is expected. Employers will be more likely to use networking to seek out qualified candidates, and employers will be more inclined to use positive reinforcement by way of “stickers and stars” to signify a job well done.