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HR2025: The Future of Work – Managing People

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This e-book considers the future of work and people management in particular. What will it be like to manage and lead in the year 2025?
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Work as we know it has changed, is changing and will change some more. The rate of this change is simply unprecedented.

Ever faster technology, increasing globalisation, demographic change, automation, the rise and rise of social media, five generations in the workplace, structural labour market changes - these are just some of the trends that will impact upon, even disrupt, the future of work. This e-book considers the future of work, and people management in particular. Predicting the future with any certainty isn’t easy. But what might it be like to manage and lead the year 2025? What are the skills, the people practices, the challenges and the changes that will be required? How might Human Resources as a discipline need to change and respond? The authors of this book, both senior HR professionals, take a look into the future of managing people, based upon those trends we can currently identify.

  1. The times, they are a changing…
  2. Theories and Stuff
  3. The changing role of management
  4. Who will these 2025 managers be managing anyway?
  5. The day to day
  6. Employee voice
  7. New Style Conversation
  8. More stuff we think about employee voice
  9. Generations and Generalisations
  10. Managing Performance
  11. Thoughts on new style performance management
  12. Thanks very much
  13. Developing Development
  14. Show me the money (and some other things too please)
  15. Skills and Stuff
  16. The E Word
  17. On the payroll?
  18. The Hollowing Out of Management?
  19. The Human Resources Manager in 2025
  20. Everything changes, but everything stays the same…
  21. There’s no such thing as best practice
  22. What If…?
  23. And so…
  24. A wish list
About the Authors

Tim Scott

Tim is a UK HR professional and Chartered Fellow of the CIPD with over twenty years of generalist experience in roles across the private, public and voluntary sectors. Alongside his “day jobs”, he has co-written a number of books about HR and management, including the successful “Putting Social Media to Work” series. A self-confessed social media convert, Tim is active on Twitter (as @TimScottHR) and also writes for a number of publications and sites.  

 Tim is currently People Director at Fletchers Solicitors, a leading law firm in the North West of England. He has previously worked as an independent HR consultant and been Head of People & Organisational Development for a national UK charity, where his team won the Charity Times’ prestigious “HR Management” award.

Throughout his career he has worked closely on people and productivity issues with senior managers and developed people-focused HR teams. A firm believer that there is no such thing as best practice in people management, he has focused on designing and implementing business-appropriate practices, often in organisations which previously had little or no dedicated HR leadership. He says his career aim is simple: to improve people’s experience at work.


Gemma Dale

Gemma is an experienced HR professional, a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, Fellow of the HEA and a regular speaker and writer on a variety of HR topics including employee engagement, flexible working and wellbeing. She is also a qualified coach and mediator.

Gemma is a lecturer in the Business School at Liverpool John Moores University where she teaches employment law and professional development skills. She also runs her own business, The Work Consultancy where she focuses on policy development, flexible and hybrid working and wellbeing.

You can find Gemma on Twitter @HR_Gem and her blog at