HR Leadership in the Age of Tech-Literacy - Björn Lorentzon, Sympa

With Millennials now reaching the ranks of management and with Generation Z already entering the workforce in large numbers how should HR and people analytics professionals respond?

Generation Z, the demographic born between the mid-nineties and the mid-noughties, is truly digi-native. They expect employers to be digital, technology-driven and technology driving. They take the tools available to us for granted and can’t understand why their bosses wouldn’t use them. If they see themselves as more tech-savvy than their superiors they start to wonder why they aren’t in charge…

Björn takes a look into the future of HR, surveys the technology that will be shaping our profession in the years to come, and asks what it means for you, your work, your colleagues and how you live up to the expectations of the most tech-literate generation ever to walk into an office.

“Anything invented before your fifteenth birthday is the order of nature. That’s how it should be. Anything invented between your 15th and 35th birthday is new and exciting, and you might get a career there. Anything invented after that day, however, is against nature and should be prohibited.” – Douglas Adams

Key Takeaways

  • What it means to lead the tech-literate generations
  • The role of HR in meeting new generation’s expectations
  • The role of HR technology in meeting new generation’s expectations

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