Future of Talent Institute Weekly - Issue #1


Hand curated articles, videos, podcasts, and other media on the future of work, talent, recruitment, and learning. Please recommend this weekly to your colleagues if you find it useful. I also welcome suggestions for others sources to include and for improvements.

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Automation & The Workforce

Automation is coming quickly and will be a game changer for governments and communities that grapple with large layoffs and a surging number of people with limited prospects for new jobs.

PepsiCo is laying off corporate employees as the company commits to millions of dollars in severance pay, restructuring, and 'relentlessly automating'

PepsiCo has kicked off a round of layoffs affecting employees in several offices, two people who were laid off by the company told Business Insider.

The Impact Of Automation On The Independent Workforce

Automation isn’t eliminating jobs. Rather, it’s leading to an increased demand for skills that machines can’t provide.

How Far Will Robots Go?

Automation brings with it questions about what to do about worker displacement.

Design & Redesign

Everything we use has been designed. Good design makes life easier, more efficient, and nicer. Bad design causes frustration, anger, and mistakes. These few articles talk about design and why we need to redesign out talent acquisition processes.

The ethics of good design: A principle for the connected age

Dieter Rams’ timeless ethos helped guide and inspire designers around the world to create better products. But Silicon Valley found a big loophole.

Five Design Steps: Recruiters & The Human/Machine Interface

Recruiting like so many other services is undergoing massive disruption. Everything is changing.

How a Candidate Persona Differs from a Job Description?

In our blog post Searching For New Employees? Define Your Candidate Personas For Best Result, we defined what a candidate persona is and how could it be developed by internal recruitment teams. However, when we start to think a little more deeply about candidate personas, many people tend to ask the