In 2019, tech will continue to take over the HR industry and disrupt the way candidates are recruited, hired, and engaged in the workplace. You’ve heard of AI and machine learning. However, have you heard of robotic process automation, or RPA? RPA has also been reducing costs and improving data management for HR.
The end of the year is always the perfect time to consider trends and predictions for the New Year. As the Human Resource Management sector is on track to reach $30 billion by 2025, we will continue to see new innovations and solutions take hold in 2019.
Ghosting is a phenomenon that has taken over hiring and recruiting. It also ruins the candidate experience because it leaves them with unanswered questions.
Diversity and inclusion are now more than ever the most important objective for employers. Diverse hiring and retention methods lead to the ability to seek top talent, greater business ideas, and investments, a deeper richness, and connection with the community, and it builds capacity for long-term success.
Inequality takes many forms and manifests in numerous manners. However, what does unconscious bias do to our workplaces? As women, we deal with more in the workplace than our male counterparts, including unconscious bias. Unconscious bias are social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their unconscious awareness.
Sexual harassment has become one of the most prevalent workplace and HR topics. Sexual harassment has been illegal since 1986 and in that time, most of the training has focused on how to avoid liability, not how to improve workplace culture.
Is it too early to begin considering the HR and hiring trends for the upcoming year. Last year was about culture and performance. Another vast internal shift is coming, however, and this one will focus on technology and how it can be utilized in the recruiting process as well finding, connecting, engaging, and hiring people.
Ultimately, the issue lies within gender bias overtaking our workplaces. It is when we allow the stereotypical roles to take over our workplaces that office housework can become a problem. If we can split the chores at home; we should have the ability to split them at work as well.
Organizational cultures of sexual harassment also reference a larger national problem, which is the accepted culture of misogyny. Men have customarily been granted privileges over women. For example, women are paid less, regardless of their qualifications, education, and years of experience. There are more male executives than there are female executives.