Workplace trends for 2006

January 3rd, 2006 by Julie Ferguson

What’s in store for the coming year? Here are the Herman Group’s 2006 Workforce Trends, courtesy of Anita Campbell’s Small Business Trends. They strike us as right on the money:
1. Intensifying competition for qualified workers.
2. Gradually increasing attention to employee retention.
3. Increasing investment in older workers.
4. Shift in retirement plans to lifetime lifestyle funding.
5. Continued off-shoring of some work, coupled with return of other work.
6. Larger investment in corporate training.
7. Growth in telecommuting.
8. Expansion of staffing industry.
9. Heightened flexibility in work arrangements.
10. Employer dissatisfaction with product of schools.
Some other trends and predictions that we found interesting: