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Putting the ‘H’ back into HR – 10 Predictions for HR in 2020

Source | LinkedIn | David Green | People Analytics leader | Director, Insight222 & myHRfuture.com | Conference speaker | Host, Digital HR Leaders Podcast

The Christmas Tree is up, the larder has been stocked full and is quickly emptying of mince pies, the wine is on its way from France and Stop The Cavalry is pumping full blast from the stereo.

That means it is also time to dust off the crystal ball and risk what little reputation I have left to make some no doubt unfulfilled predictions for HR in 2020.

I concur with Danish physicist Niels Bohr that “prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future,” and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams that “Trying to predict the future is a mug’s game.” However, I also agree with Adams that increasingly it’s a game we all have to play, even reluctantly, because “the world is changing so fast and we need to have some sort of idea of what the future’s actually going to be like because we are going to have to live there, probably next week.

…and who could resist the temptation to apply some 20/20 vision to the year 2020?

As it transpires, I was either ahead of my time last year or I am simply going to be wrong again, as many of my predictions for 2020 are a continuation for my inauspicious forecasts for 2019. This even applies to once again predicting Liverpool will win the Premier League (surely this time?), Brexit being reversed (one can live in hope) and finally co-authoring a book (watch this space).

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