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The Future of Work: Five Developing Trends for Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Employers

Futurizonte Editor’s Note: The future of work is indeed the future of society and the future of all of us. It will serve us well to pay attention to the five trends mentioned in this article, regardless of what we may face later.

Facing cybersecurity challenges. Image courtesy of National Law Review

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

From the article:

Technology, media, and telecommunications organizations are at the forefront of tackling new challenges in handling employee information and managing employee populations. As legislatures (from the federal level down to states and cities) address how technology impacts today’s new workforce, employers must grapple with changes in managing data—from privacy concerns to the use of artificial intelligence in employment matters—and keeping workers happy, including dealing with wage increases, the rise in union activity, and contingent workers in the #MeToo era. A changing workplace landscape requires creative thinking and outside-the-box solutions.

The five trends:

Expect Increasing Data Privacy, Data Governance, and Cybersecurity Regulatory Activity This Year

The Intersection of Predictive Analytics and Human Resources Functions

Overtime Increases

Union Organizing Continues in New and Digital Media Companies

Contractors Are People Too

One thing is clear: We are in the midst of a wave of regulatory activity fundamentally impacting data collection and cybersecurity across the nation. Although the requirements vary, there are common themes—transparently collect only the personal data needed for authorized business purposes, limit use to those purposes, and adopt reasonable cybersecurity measures to protect the data collected.

National Law Review – The Future of Work