Following on from yesterday’s post on 10 trends for 10 years, today I am looking at workplace/workforce trends for 2005 (via The HR Blog) and yes I know we are half way through but I just found the article. The list comes from The Herman Group who published a similar list for 2004 with very similar trends that did not happen in 2004, a side effect of trying to predict the future.
- Employment Market Turbulence
- Employment will become a Seller’s Market
- More Jobs and Workers will move Globally
- Traditional Retirement will Continue its Metamorphosis
- Training and education will accelerate
- The Leadership Deficit will be Crippling
- Flexible Employment will gain Popularity
- The Role of Women in work will Transform
- Advantage of Strategic Agility
- Workers will become More Independent
I feel many of the predictions are a bit ambitious to happen in one year(as has been seen from the 2004 list) and it will more than likely take another 2 – 5 years (if not longer). However as a trend they are spot on and should be seen as a general direction that all employers should be aware of.