Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work

Friday 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Room: Cypress AB

Session Description

Several emerging Human Resources trends will dominate the competitive success of every organization. In this session, leading authority and multi-million copy best-selling author, Dr. Bob Nelson (1001 Ways to Reward Employees) will share his research and insights on the emerging workforce trends of: 1) The Increasing Shortage of Skilled Workers, 2) The Rise of the Millennial Generation, 3) The Expansion of Contingent Workers, 4) The Evolving Role of Virtual Employees, and 5) The Globalization of the Labor Market. Dr. Nelson will present current research and data about these trends and specifically address what HR professionals can do to help their organizations proactively address these trends before they negatively impact the organization’s ability to compete.

Learning Objectives

  1. Leading trends shaping the future of human resources
  2. Research and data that supports those trends
  3. Suggestions and strategies for how they can best use this information to help prepare their organizations for the impact of these trends.


Dr. Bob Nelson

Dr. Bob Nelson is the leading authority on employee recognition, motivation, and engagement worldwide. He has presented on six continents and for 100s of SHRM groups as well as worked with 80 percent of the Fortune 500. He has sold 5 million books including: 1501 Ways to Reward Employees, The Management Bible, Recognizing & Engaging Employees For Dummies, among others. His latest book is 1001 Ways to ENGAGE Employees. Dr. Bob has appeared extensively in the national media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CBS 60 Minutes, PBS and NPR about how best to motivate today’s employees.