Technological and scientific discoveries are products of the best and brightest engineers of this time who are cognizant of the need to produce results faster, with greater sophistication and across global boundaries. Specifically, technology shapes employment
trends such as telework, virtual offices, telecommuting and flexible work schedules. Without this type of technology available, the workplace would be reminiscent of that decades ago. Live, face-to-face meetings have been replaced with video
conferencing, work groups assemble in virtual fashion instead of in a war room to exchange ideas or prepare for trial. Telecommuters work from home at least part of their time, using secure connections to their company’s intranet.
There is a shortage of nurses, as well as faculty at nursing schools. The duality of these shortages are crippling hospitals that depend on professional nurses, and schools that are dependent on student fees and tuition in order to survive. This means
students who aspired to launch their career in nursing are being turned away from schools because of the double-edged shortage.
One of the most obvious employment trends is the multi-generational workforce. Four generations in the work force range from traditionalist, baby boomer, Generation X and Generation Y. These generations represent different values,
work styles, commitment levels and methods of feedback. Managers are slowly beginning to take notice of this trend, which will continue for many years to come.