2019 Trends & Predictions

Explore the most recent trends from our experts. Learn what’s going to be hot (or not) in 2018 and beyond.

Power to the Dolla – Closing the Pay Gap

The role of women in society is undoubtedly a common conversation globally, and Dolla Dolla world is shaking the conversation up. In America, there are women currently in the most powerful seats, as heads of huge companies, and running businesses in many industries....

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Top 10 Best HR Conferences to Attend in 2019

Given the rapid growth of our industry, HR professionals have become well-versed in keeping up with the latest and greatest in technology, trends, strategies and solutions. We are always looking for exciting ways to expand our network, have hands-on experiences and...

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7 World Cup Takeaways Any Business Could Profit From

The most exciting, thrilling, unpredictable world cup did anything but disappoint. From Germany’s shocking early exit to Ronaldo’s thrilling hat-trick and all the entertaining narratives in-between (Maradona in the sky box and all his antics) there was just as much...

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What are the Benefits to Having an Open Office?

At this very moment, I could tell you who in my office is on the phone with a client, who is eating breakfast, and who is chatting about the latest episode of Game of Thrones. This is all thanks to one of the most contentious trends in corporate culture: the open...

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Will Robots Take Our Jobs?

From generation to generation, the job market has changed dramatically. We’ve gone from farming to factories to offices in a matter of centuries. And as technology becomes more and more advanced, many workers fear that they will eventually be replaced by robots, as...

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Top 10 Prediction Reports for Recruitment in 2018

At the beginning of each year, recruitment experts flood the blogosphere with predictions and expected trends for the coming months. To save you some time, the J. Walter Thompson INSIDE team has compiled a list of the best prediction reports for recruitment in 2018...

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2018 Social Media Changes & Trends

As with all things digital, social media changes quickly. Keep up to speed with these predictions and upcoming trends in the way candidates engage with social platforms. Video Marketing - It's stunning but not surprising that 80% of all internet traffic is expected to...

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Employment Trends to Watch in 2018

New millennial careers, female tech revolution, the 5G mobile network, retail unemployment crisis, social media ad regulation – you’ll find all this and more employment trends in The Future 100. So many of these upcoming trends will have an impact on the working...

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Addressing Protests in the Workplace

The continued demonstrations by players in the NFL have sparked numerous debates, including ones focused on protests in the workplace. While some people argue that such actions aren’t legally protected, others say that the athletes (i.e., employees) are well within...

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Chatbots: Instant Gratification for Job Applicants

Instant gratification is the way of the world today. Whatever people want, from their online purchases to the pizza they ordered, they want it NOW. Chatbots, which are pre-programmed and scripted chat partners that don’t require a human to respond to you, are the...

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Using Technology to Close the Pay Gap

Despite hearing employers tout their diversity efforts, women can still see that the large majority of senior leadership is male, and the labor statistics continue to show that men earn more for comparable work. There have always been obstacles for women trying to...

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Could Pay Transparency Be Good for Business?

Pay Transparency Any company that seeks to take care of its bottom line (i.e. every company) knows how important it is to make decisions based on the numbers. Employees are expected to provide data to prove the efficacy of their time and effort, and management expects...

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Greater Job Security = Higher Competition for Talent

According to the results of a recent Gallup poll, American workers are feeling more confident in their job security than they have in more than four decades. Currently, only 8% of full- or part-time employees say they are “very” or “fairly” likely to be laid off in...

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UX Design Trends for 2017

User experience design (UX) is always evolving. So to help you keep up with all the changes coming this year, InVision recently published an article outlining 5 UX design trends to watch in 2017. Among the things we’ll see is an increased focus on time-saving design....

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What Entices a Nurse to Switch Jobs? – Infographic

J. Walter Thompson INSIDE has teamed up with SONAR to gather current statistical trends in the healthcare employment industry to produce this informative infographic.  The infographic shows the various factors that entice a nurse to switch jobs, such as learning about...

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Executive Orders Spark Recruitment Shakeup

Late Friday evening, President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning immigration from the seven following predominantly Muslim nations: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Libya. Another executive order surfaced on Monday, outlining an...

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2017 Visual Trends in Employment Communication

Towards the end of last year, Getty Images gave us their forecast for the visual trends of 2017. And now that the New Year is upon us, let’s take a look at some key predictions and how they may manifest in the employment communications space. Unfiltered Authenticity...

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The Future 100 – Recruitment Trends to Watch in 2017

AI art, new witches, baby tech, Gen Z hotels – you’ll find all this and more in The Future 100. So many of these upcoming trends will have an impact on the working world, it's important for recruiters to know what recruitment trends to watch in 2017. Get original...

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Control Shift: A New Way to Connect with Candidates

Now more than ever, consumers are ceding power to technology by exchanging data for utility. That’s the subject of “Control Shift,” a digital trends report recently published by the Innovation Group. In it you’ll find insights that can help you enhance the experience for job seekers and better connect with top talent. So read on, and discover a new era of recruitment.

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TED Talks, Job Seekers Listen

Active job seekers know that finding a career you love is easier said than done. So why not listen to those who’ve already done it? In the following TED Talks, you’ll get advice on how to overcome various obstacles and land a position that fits your talents, values...

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Drones & Professional Recruitment

Drones are sweet. Sure, they’re also controversial. But have you ever flown one? It’s a lot of fun, and surprisingly easy. Plus, drones can be used for business purposes, including advertising. So what does that mean for recruitment? Let’s explore some scenarios that...

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Automated Hiring: Is AI the Future of HR?

If a company promised to help you hire candidates faster and for less money, would you take note? If their tools were based on algorithms that could target highly skilled individuals and could eliminate biased hiring procedures, would you give them a shot? Some of...

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Outplacement as an Employee Benefit

It’s an unfortunate and uncomfortable but common conversation for the HR department: an employee’s time with your company has come to an end. And while plans may have already been made to cover the business in absence of the employee, what about the employee now in...

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Healthcare Merger Part 1: How to Part on Good Terms

Healthcare companies in all sectors, from drug companies and pharmacies to insurance agencies and hospitals, are experiencing a surge in mergers and acquisitions. This big push to consolidate comes primarily from an incentive to increase short-term gains and the...

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Millennials – New Rules for a New Generation

Millennials. You’ve read plenty about them: the lazy, impatient, flighty whippersnappers swarming the American workforce. They will soon comprise the majority of the global workforce, and they are toppling office culture as we know it. But clashes with corporate...

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The JWT Future 100: Trends and Change to Watch in 2016

Post-hipster visual irony, Gen Z’s responsible icons, New frontiers of diversity, Employ-vertising – just a few items from our Future 100 list of what’s next in the year ahead. The Future 100 connects the dots between the “what” and the “why,” spanning categories...

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Career Sites New Grads Are Buzzing About

Finding and landing a job after college can be challenging for new grads. Fortunately, there’s a wealth of helpful resources available. This infographic depicts some of the most popular career sites new grads are using to help make their professional visions a...

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What Will Tomorrow’s Careers Site Look Like?

We are hearing more and more discussion about how a happy workforce is a productive one. This is not a concept but rather a hard fact that is backed up by more and more statistics. Last year’s winners in Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For actually showed revenue...

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Miss our recent webinar? Catch it here.

For those who were able to join us for the live presentation of our recent webinar, Recruitment and Retention Trends for 2015, we thank you for your participation. If you were unable to attend or would like to review the webinar, you can use the links provided below...

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The 1 Reason Your Brand Should Be On Instagram

More than half (53 percent) of Internet-using 18- to 29-year-old Americans use Instagram, up from 37 percent in 2013. Across demographics, Pew reports that half of all Instagram users check the platform daily. If you’re not using visual storytelling, it’s time to start.

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Trends for 2015: Serialization

Don’t be afraid to tell an in-depth story, but tell it over time. Perhaps you tell the story of an employee, in-depth through detailed stories about their career, but build it over a series of 10 weeks in newsletters or blog posts. Instead of rolling out values all at once, consider spacing them out with one value each month, tied with exercises and complementary content that explores it more fully.

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Trends for 2015: Complementary Experiences Become Critical

Think in terms of scenarios and motivations with relation to your candidate experience: the candidate coming to simply apply may not need to be inundated with tons of content, while the candidate needing to learn in more depth about your culture will likely need a different type of experience than the one just hearing about you for the first time.

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Trends for 2015: Natural Interfaces Trump Flat Design

Image Credit: Martin Cathre Stop Presenting, Start Exploring Part of the JWT INSIDE 2015 Trends Series There were many articles about flat design in 2014. People heralded the end of skeuomorphism—where objects looked like their real-life counterparts: think the iOS...

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Trends for 2015: A Culture of Customization

Image credit: Kazuhiro Keino Bespoke Experiences Go Mainstream Part of the JWT INSIDE 2015 Trends Series  The last year saw the rise of hundreds of new products all offering to be tailored just to your specifications. MTailor launched, offering custom men’s shirting...

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2015 HR Trends: Two Things to Strive For & One to Watch

Our industry is changing and maturing faster than ever. As 2014 winds down I wanted to take a few minutes to outline a few predictions for the upcoming year and highlight a technology that may finally be coming of age. Following are a few predictions for human resources in 2015.

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Culture Advice for 2015 from a Creative

Every year you’re inundated with "Top Trends of 20-whatever" lists to prepare you for the year ahead. While I agree with a lot of those lists, I really think there needs to be a "Trends You Can No Longer Ignore" list – things you simply must address in order to remain...

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Minimum Marketable Culture

Minimum Marketable Product Culture A new way of developing company cultures.   When product designers want to get an idea to market quickly, they’ll develop a Minimum Marketable Product (MMP)*. Simply defined by Roman Pichler, an MMP is, “The product with the...

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Branding Experts on Trends in 2015

What are going to be the big branding trends in 2015? What will be the biggest opportunity? The toughest challenge?   That’s exactly what Branding Magazine asked 16 branding experts from around the world in this full Branding Roundtable. What follows is just a hint of...

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A Lack Of “Experience”

While the word “experience” is frequently used, explaining it can prove deceptively challenging. A useful trick to understanding “experience” is recognizing its absence. Often times you don’t even realize the role it plays until it is removed. For example, one recent...

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Industry-Changing HR Media

I recently heard a story about how a colleague of mine searched for his first job back in the early 1990s. At the time, he was living on the East Coast and wanted to move to the West Coast. Classified ads in the local newspaper were really the only way to learn about...

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Take On Trending Topics

Meta-analysis, hipster phrase turned useful tool, takes many different sources of individual information and summarizes their findings to evaluate larger trends. More importantly, this method can get small organizations into big conversations. The ever-present “Top...

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