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Trends and Insights from Kevin Wheeler, Eileen Clegg, and Our Community of Authors


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Kevin Wheeler Keynote Video

Kevin Wheeler was the closing key note speaker at the second edition of Werf& Live, Thursday, May 11, 2017. Werf& LIve is the event on impactful recruitment and recruitment marketing in the Netherlands.

Kevin Wheeler Top 27 HR Experts on Twitter

Our very own Kevin Wheeler was named one of the top 27 HR experts to follow on Twitter! If you aren’t following Kevin on Twitter, now is a great time to start! CLICK HERE. And don’t forget to follow FOTI on Twitter too. CLICK HERE. For a complete list of the top 27 to follow, which includes many of our friends, CLICK HERE

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What We Offer

The Future of Talent Institute is a consortium of organizations and individuals who explore emerging issues in talent management, staffing, recruiting, employee development, retention and leadership development. Our members comprise a wide range of sizes, industries and locations. Read more…

The Future of Talent Institute provides early insights and in-depth research into employment trends, demographics, workforce attitudes, organizational structure, and new technologies so that your firm can make faster and better decisions about talent and talent-related issues. Learn more here.

The Future of Talent Institute roots go back to Kevin Wheeler and Eileen Clegg’s work in at Institute for the Future, where they identified talent as a key area of focus. Click here to read details bios of Kevin and Eileen.

The Future of Work


Our Skills Shortage, The Gig Workforce, and How It Gets Educated

How does a highly complex emerging workforce acquire its training to remain competitive and at the top of its game? Future of Talent founder, Kevin Wheeler, reviews the historical pros and cons of employee training and discusses the new shape of corporate education. Skills training and competitive preparedness will be acquired through many modalities to accommodate the needs of our complex workforce. All educational institutions will need to adapt to remain relevant. Read his article here.

Automation and the Future of the Recruitment Function

Kevin Wheeler discusses, in his latest blog, the rise of automation and how it will replace many aspects of the recruitment process by 2020. Kevin also reviews the recruiting functions to be disrupted in leading organizations by Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) firms by 2025. Kevin discusses the roles of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and predictive analytics in these trends, and skills recruiters will use and adapt with in the future.

Adam Cheyer on AI-vs-IA

Silicon Valley technology leader Adam Cheyer, who is known for co-inventing Siri among other innovations, offers an alternative view of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that is gaining traction. He, along with other global leaders in AI are focused on something more than making machines smarter; they want to help people get smarter. This article explains the phenomenon of “I.A.” — Intelligence Augmentation — a hopeful direction for technology.

Current Employment Trends


U.S. Pop Working Part-Time, Consultants, or Self-Employed


U.S. Population Employed by Manufacturing (Less than 13%)


U.S. Population Living in Urban Areas


U.S. Unemployment Rate (04/17)


U.S. Job Seekers Starting Own Company (Q2 2014)

U.S. Average Employment Tenure (Years)


U.S. Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate (04/17)


Ave. Unemployment Rate for 2016

Future of Talent Institute - Envisioning the Workforce of 2025 - Membership, Trends, Retreats, Research, Speakers


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