Kevin Wheeler on Envisioning the Workforce in 2025

December 14, 2016
Hosted by Alise Cortez, PhD

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With the ever-changing landscape of the global marketplace and how business gets done, we are hard-pressed to look into a crystal ball and try to predict the future. Yet doing so is a useful exercise if only to cast our thinking and planning into a future state and transcend today’s day to day functions and comparative limited state. A well-crafted approach to consider our future would be to include the vantage point of experts who have spent considerable time and focus on studying and contributing to their industry. Since so much of what makes the world and business go ‘round revolves around the key resource of people, and as we near the end of 2016 and cast our gaze on the New Year, this episode features a Human Resource and Recruiting expert and futurist who will share his vision for the workplace as far as 2025, along with some of the key recruiting and human resource and changes in how the field uses technology.

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Alise Cortez, PhD

Alise Cortez, PhD

Dr. Alise Cortez is a speaker, consultant, coach, published author, radio show and podcast host, and Development/Engagement Catalyst based in Dallas, Texas. She has dedicated herself to helping people across the globe more meaningfully and productively connect with their work to achieve greater fulfillment, more impactful results, and meaningful work-life integration, and “live with passion, work on purpose.” Alise is particularly called to help organizations synergize the human-technological workforce integration that artificial intelligence and robotics have introduced to enable workforce development that raises the human contribution to work. Her other niche area is working with organizations to integrate the younger millennial and generation Z workforces with their more tenured counterparts to create an engaged, productive culture.

Alise earned a PhD in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University. Fascinated with how people choose and experience their careers, she focused her dissertation on meaning in work and its relationship to personal identity. Her post-doc research yielded 15 “modes of engagement,” discovered by interviewing 115 professionals aged 18 to 80 across multiple industries. Her consulting offerings are drawn from this research.

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