GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is an acronym that you may have noticed being talked about around the internet lately. Like with many proposed rules and regulations, the GDPR is setting a new standard for how businesses can operate and utilize customer data in the European Union. The law was proposed as a replacement for the 22-year old EU Data Protection Directive. The implications and consequences of violating the now-enacted GDPR reach far and wide, and many companies in this day and age have not even begun to prepare for it.Read More
The start of this decade saw a major technological shift that brought us into the throes of Web 2.0 and the reality of our always connected and always on world. As we move forward into 2019, and closer to the end of the 2010s decade, there is still a massive demand for tech workers mixed with a major shortage in the labor pool.Read More
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around since the 1950s, but in more recent years has exploded in popularity with companies and consumers alike. While some may fear the dawn of our artificially intelligent friends, many different industries have a good reason to be excited and interested in pursuing an AI-based strategy for improvements to the company workplace.Read More
Virtual Reality (VR) is still in its infancy, but it’s a breakthrough that is set to usher in major changes to the world of business and hiring in general. As the newest medium for human-computer interaction, VR has proven to be wildly entertaining, with the gaming industry being an early adopter, while also bringing benefits for many different industries. As a relatively new technology, it is already making an impact on the recruiting and hiring process.Read More
No one has a crystal ball that can predict the future but it’s certainly human nature to try! The end of one year and the beginning of the next prompts a flurry of such reflection. Fortunately, since we don’t have a crystal ball, most prognosticators rely on information – data, surveys, study results, economic facts and figures, etc. – to make educated guesses. Often enough, the predictions are correct and it behooves us to pay attention; why?
The current year is waning and the new one looms just ahead, which means we’ll be reading plenty about hot trends and what 2014 holds – in fashion, entertainment, weather, business, in everything it seems. The predictions will come fast and furious in the next few weeks and in fact have already started. For example, Gartner Research recently published its annual Top 10 strategic technology trends that “have the potential to affect individuals, businesses and IT organizations. This year's list reflects the increasing impact of the Nexus of Forces: mobile, social, cloud and information.” Their report is interesting and offers food for thought on what the upcoming year will bring in IT. Over the next few months, I’m sure I’ll read more research and opinions, and probably pass a few of them along to the readers of Staffing 360.