The workplace is constantly changing as new technologies, new generations of employees and new ways of working begin to emerge.
So what are the drivers that will impact the future workplace and what will that mean for hiring strategies? What part will technologies like data analytics, the internet of things, robotics, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality play, and how can organisations ensure they keep pace?
Trends shaping the future of work also include flexibility in work patterns, job descriptions, roles and responsibilities. How should you change recruitment strategies to make sure you build flexibility into the opportunities you offer candidates?
The future of work may seem unpredictable. But armed with insights from our business and recruitment experts you will be in a better position to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
Industry 4.0 and the growing talent dilemma in the future of work
Automation, AI and digital transformation are becoming what's known as the 4th industrial revolution. This evolution of the workplace comes at a time when four in five hiring managers are finding it qualified professionals is more challenging today than five years ago.
Explore how the convergence of industry 4.0, skills shortages, and changing working patterns are the key trends shaping the future of work.
49% of business leaders believe digital transformation will have the biggest impact on their department over the next 12 months.
71% of employers struggle to find professionals with the digital skills they’re looking for.
IT departments are involved in 79% more business projects than five years ago.
What is the future of work?
No one future of work report will have all the answers to support your preparations. So at Robert Half, we want to help you stay up to date on the latest developments, by regularly offering information to help you understand how work is changing and what this means for your efforts to recruit employees or future-proof your career.
Businesses, both large and small, recognise that the smart use of digital technologies will make the difference between success and failure in the very near future.
But how do SME IT leaders attract the tech skills they need when competing with larger organisations and hot tech start-ups? Download our report for the six most important steps to take when planning how to build a business for tomorrow.
Digitisation is having a huge impact on every business in every sector, so find out how can you build a corporate culture that enables change, if hiring a chief digital officer is the answer and are the top five finance and technology roles rising in demand.
When more change lies ahead, how can organisations rethink their recruitment strategy to attract the people they to need?
The future of finance is here. Download our report to find out what today’s CFOs are doing to prepare for the future, from creating a competency framework to building an effective talent pipeline, and from financial business partnering to identifying areas for automation.
“The kinds of roles that will emerge from digitisation are less likely to focus on structure specialisms and are more likely to be structured by process – with little respect for traditional discipline silos.”
Peter Simons, Associate Technical Director of Research – Management Accounting Unit, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
“The more savvy leaders are preparing for the future by bringing in consultancy support or interim skilled specialists who are experts in applying best practice – and who offer a fresh perspective. For many, this means building a project team to drive the digitalisation agenda and then finding ways to integrate these skills within existing workforces to support the long-term direction of the business.”
Matt Weston, Managing Director, Robert Half UK
“The key goal is not to digitise for the sake of reducing headcount, but in order to add value to the business.”
Jim McAuliffe, Financial Director at Bristol Airport
“When organisations recruit their next CFO, they should be spending a lot of their time asking how he or she will apply technology like robotics to the finance function, not just how they will manage the numbers.”
Jonathan Wyatt, Managing Director and Global Head, Protiviti Digital
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