Marcel Legrand, Co-Founding Member of Monster Worldwide, discusses three technological impacts for the workforce in the next 1-2 years including mobility, social media and big data. With the emergence of smart phones and tablets, employees are much more accessible and flexible, yet less than 2% of companies are completely mobile compliant in the way they address their customers. Social media is having a massive impact on business because companies no longer control their brands. Brands are now in the hands of consumers. And lastly, big data and analytics are changing business decision-making processes and privacy concerns.
Technological advancement is also affecting the recruitment of talent. Companies need to find a way to utilize the mobile platform in their recruitment efforts.