Anthony Abbatiello | The top trends in HR
Handling an 'extended' workforce and keeping up with advances in technology pose new challenges for human resource managers
The nature of work and the workforce is changing, indicates Anthony Abbatiello, managing director and global human resource (HR) consulting lead at Accenture’s Management Consulting practice. At the end of three years in an ongoing research programme at the US-headquartered consultancy, Abbatiello and his team have put together a list of 10 trends that are shaping the future of HR. These include the impact of technology and the rise of the “extended workforce", which will offer companies the flexibility to hire skilled professionals temporarily—to meet a specific business need or stage in business development.