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How Does “The Internet of Things” Change HR Workforce Planning?

How Does "The Internet of Things" Change HR Workforce Planning?

Everything seems connected to the internet. From cars and mobile phones to the fridge and the lawn mower. The future of machine-to-machine technology seems inevitable as people demand smarter applications to fulfill their ever-growing hunger for new information and their desire to do things quicker and better.

In 2013, mobile devices outnumbered the human population, and some estimates predict that 24 billion devices will be connected to the internet by the end of 2020. This trend impacts the way we do business in all levels of an organization.

How Will that Change the HR Domain?

Maximizing human resource (HR) utilization …

An Employee Isn’t a Number but a Lot of Numbers

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Imagine if your workforce were measurable. Not just measurable by performance but by characteristics AND performance. Wouldn’t that be great? You could individualize the employees and make them each a unique asset of your company that you can leverage optimally like any other asset.

With these employees, you could achieve so many good things.

Build successful managers by finding clusters of leaders in certain roles

Organizations are only as good as their management. Often managers are poor leaders who fail to motivate their teams to deliver the maximum output. However, research has shown that the output of an organization …