It’s 2019 and the robots haven’t taken over...yet. Despite wild internet theories and predictions that robotics and automation would take jobs away from Americans, especially in the labor and trades, the United States is actually looking at a large skills gap in the trades and an even larger number of unfilled jobs.
Safety managers must ensure that workers of all ages stay safe. However, millennials — those born between 1982 and 1997, and expected to make up half the world’s workforce by 2020 — pose a special challenge.
Learning to deal with automation, millennials and diversity in the workforce will be among the top workplace trends for 2018, according to the prognosticators at the Society for Industrial and Occupational Psychology (SIOP).
Industrial-organizational psychologists study workplace issues of critical relevance to business, including talent management, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, performance, and work–life balance.
Traditional industries including industrial supply lag consumer retailers by about a half decade. Millennials consume information differently than the boomer generation, or even Generation X. Distributors not already making adjustments will start to see declining returns.
The Bank of America’s Fall 2014 Small Business Owner Report, which surveyed 1,000 small business owners nationwide, found that half of small business owners were confident their local economies would improve over the next year