The Future of Talent Institute

Envisioning the Workforce of 2025

Future of Talent Institute News & Events

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

What Is The Future of Talent Institute?

The Future of Talent Institute is a think tank and membership-driven educational & networking endeavor that has been examining the talent world since 2005.

We research the trends, events, and ideas that are changing human resources, talent management, recruiting, learning, work and the work environment.

We have an active blog site and we encourage guest bloggers.

Members have access to white papers, podcasts, presentations, and the output of our previous Retreats.

From time-to-time, we also offer regional events.

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FOTI RETREATS are unique, collaborative gatherings of senior HR leaders. Led by thought leaders who challenge traditional thinking. Work through real scenarios with peers in a small group environment. Check RETREAT dates around the world.


Future of Talent Institute produces original research using interviews, story-telling, focus groups, and survey technologies to identify talent trends and find common themes that can be further analyzed. Get more information here.


Membership provides access to our experts network, attendance to our annual retreat, member-only content, online think-tanks, and more. Three options available. Learn more here.


Future of Talent Institute thought leaders are available to speak at your conference, workshop, staff meeting, training session. Click HERE to complete a short form and we’ll contact you to further the opportunity.

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


Why Blockchain May Change the Talent Market

Blockchain is hot tech and a growing trend with tremendous potential for HR. Imagine eliminating the time wasted in constant re-verification of applicant background! Blockchain may come to your rescue. In this post, Kevin Wheeler explains what blockchain is and outlines the potential benefits it presents. Kevin also shares how blockchain is already being used and who’s causing disruption with this cutting edge tech.

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.

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