Workforce Futurist by Andy Spence

Workforce Futurist by Andy Spence delivers insights and research focused on the evolving landscape of work. It explores the impact of technological innovations like AI, blockchain, and Web3, workforce dynamics, recruitment trends, and strategies for addressing challenges in work design, talent scouting, and employment equity. It underscores the role of data analysis, digital tools, and societal shifts influencing work's future.

Future of Work Artificial Intelligence Pandemic Impact on Workforce Data Analysis and Talent Scouting Blockchain and Web3 Recruitment and HR Tech Trends Employment Equity and Diversity Remote Work and Informal Economy Technological Impact on Jobs Digital Accessibility and Regulation

The hottest Substack posts of Workforce Futurist by Andy Spence

And their main takeaways
195 implied HN points • 23 Feb 24
  1. Leaders bring workers back to the office to showcase dominance and status through Corporate Peacocking.
  2. Some companies resort to cringe-inducing tactics like threatening employees through internal videos to justify return-to-office mandates.
  3. RTO policies might represent a last attempt by leaders to assert control as industries adapt, city leases expire, and virtual realms replace in-person office displays.
537 implied HN points • 12 Feb 24
  1. Office utilization in the US is only at 21%, half the level before the pandemic, showing a significant shift towards remote and hybrid work.
  2. Despite worker demand for remote jobs, there is a notable shortage of such positions compared to on-site and hybrid roles, potentially leading to workforce dissatisfaction.
  3. The return-to-office mandates are largely driven by the need for US-based employers to optimize investments in commercial property and uphold control over employees, rather than being solely productivity-driven.
341 implied HN points • 02 Aug 23
  1. The lasting repercussions of the pandemic on the workforce are now being felt, with a focus on mental illness, economic injury, and burnout.
  2. The first three waves of the pandemic brought devastating impacts on health systems and mortality rates globally.
  3. Employers must address workforce challenges arising from illness, burnout, and economic inactivity by making smart decisions and implementing evidence-based solutions.
146 implied HN points • 12 Oct 23
  1. Professor Claudia Goldin's research challenges myths about women's participation in the workforce.
  2. Increasing workforce serendipity requires proactive work-design strategies like cross-team collaboration and open spaces.
  3. Large employers are using employer branding and leadership strategies to attract diverse talent pools.
Get a weekly roundup of the best Substack posts, by hacker news affinity:
97 implied HN points • 23 Aug 23
  1. Talent scouting in football shows the value of unconventional strategies and data-driven decisions.
  2. Underdogs in any industry can succeed by being innovative and leveraging data analysis like Leicester City did in football.
  3. Adopting new approaches like Total Football or Agile methodology can lead to collective success and continuous improvement.
244 implied HN points • 22 Mar 23
  1. ChatGPT is a powerful generative AI tool that is rapidly developing and has various applications in automation and work tasks.
  2. The impact of AI on work is significant, with potential job task implications for the workforce, especially in white-collar professions.
  3. Society needs to address challenges related to AI regulation, digital access divide, bias prevention, and reimagining the future of work that balances human and machine capabilities.
2 HN points • 06 Apr 23
  1. Around 60% of the world's employed population works in the informal economy, without legal protection or social security.
  2. Only about 45% of workers in the US and even fewer in the UK work from home, showing a common misconception about remote work.
  3. Emerging technologies like ChatGPT may change job demands, similar to how previous technologies like spreadsheet software impacted employment.
2 HN points • 07 Mar 23
  1. Work is constantly changing and being deconstructed into different parts like skills, tasks, and purpose.
  2. The future of work impacts everything from why we work to how we find work, and it's not limited to corporate knowledge workers in North America and Europe.
  3. Technology, like ChatGPT, is predicted to have a significant impact on the future of work in the next decade.