As the top employment agency serving New Jersey, we wanted to take a moment to help both our current clients and other organizations prepare for 2019 by offering this list of what we believe will be the three most impactful workplaces trends in the coming year.
- Artificial Intelligence In The Workplace
Between the prevalence of robot takeovers in pop culture and the recent development of cashierless stores, the prospect of artificial intelligence in the workplace has grown amongst Americans. However, artificial intelligence in the workplace doesn’t have to be a scary thing for you or your employees! In fact, implementing artificial intelligence has been linked to a number of workplace improvements. For example, companies such as IBM and SAP have introduced artificial intelligence into their workplaces to improve their employee’s communication and managerial skills.
- Increased Demand for Flexible Schedules
Many employees in the U.S. have expressed their desire for a change to the traditional 40-hour work week. Whether it be more telework or short workweeks, many employers around the world are finding that happy employees are better for business. Earlier this year a New Zealand based firmed named Perpetual Guardian reported that they had found success in the implementation of a four-day workweek for their employees. After completing a two-month trial, the firm found that their employees were less stressed and had a better work-life balance.
- Better Healthcare Offerings
With healthcare costs continuing to outpace employee earnings, it’s no wonder why healthcare remains a hot-button issue in the U.S. As healthcare costs continue to rise employers across the country are beginning to take steps to lowers costs for their employees. One of the most notable examples of this is the joint venture announced Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase. The newly formed non-profit company will provide employees with access to high-quality health care at accessible costs.
It’s important for your HR department to be prepared to accommodate any changes you implement as your business evolves.
The Protocall Group is more than just a permanent placement agency in Philadelphia, PA. We provide innovative human resources solutions that are proven to increase productivity and lower staffing costs.
For more information on our human resource solutions, or to find out more about 2019 workplace trends, call 856-249-0487.