Global Megatrends Insight Highlights Series - Page 3

Global Megatrends Even the term ‘talent’ no longer means the same as ten years ago; many of the roles, skills and job titles of tomorrow are unknown to us today. With automation and ‘thinking machines’ replacing human tasks and jobs, this ultimately changes the skills that organisations are looking for in their people. These momentous changes raise huge organisational, talent and HR challenges at a time when business leaders are already wrestling with unprecedented risks, disruption and political and societal upheaval. There are a number of key considerations upon which many economists and thought leaders agree; known as megatrends because of their global, sustained and macro-economic forces, their impact is felt across business, economy and society. They instil a permanent and significant change to our lives, often permeating through the self-imposed lines between ‘work’ and ‘life’, thereby defining our future world and its increasing pace of change. The Adecco Group identified six Global megatrends which are shaping the new world of work.