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Organisations need digital talent to get its hands dirty – learning and keeping up with digital trends. From the most obvious areas such as IT professionals to social media executives or even recruitment professionals working with advanced algorithms, what is the extent of digital skills in today’s workplace, and do we need to reassess core skills, so that basic literacy and numeracy is matched by basic computing literacy?
With many workers retiring later, what are the implications for young people trying to enter the workforce, particularly in rare, highly skilled roles? If talent pipelines are disrupted, what does that mean for skills in the future and the industries that rely on them?
For all its famous people policies and quirky workplaces, Facebook rarely comments on its approach to HR or recruitment. In our leadership interview this issue, we speak to the social media giant’s global head of diversity, to discuss the enormous challenge of finding a workforce that can reflect Facebook’s truly global user base.
Gamification is becoming increasingly common as a training tool, but its possibilities for HR are much wider, including identifying high performers, attracting new candidates, and much more.
George Kohlrieser is a former police hostage negotiator and has used his experiences to help teach others in his current role as a professor of leadership.
Risk hangs over every business. This piece looks at the extent HR departments need to protect businesses from poor decision-making, damaging incentives and dangerous practices.
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