PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 05, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- As a manager-ready human resources advisor at Development Dimension International, John Sillup
has witnessed how business technology trends have impacted his career field. In addition, as a student currently completing his Master of Arts in Public Administration, Sillup has found that technological innovations are playing a greater role in how human resource professionals are likely to evolve alongside the companies they are designed to serve.
To highlight just how noticeable these changes are, John Sillup highlights a recent article
from Forbes that assesses the "top 10 HR technology trends for 2014." Many of the trends include recent tech innovations that have been widely used in many other professional fields, including that of cloud computing. Specifically, the article states, "HR data is secure in the cloud. When it's done right, cloud is just as secure as onsite, on-premise software solutions." For Sillup, this move is essential as he says HR is all about integration and consolidation, without it there would not be HR.
Another trend, that Sillup believes is worth noting, is the continued implementation of gamification--or the use of gaming functionality to better engage a workplace community for greater productivity. The article explains, "Gamification is here to stay. Especially for millennials, gamification is the best way for employers to communicate, engage, train, attract, and retain top talent."
John Sillup adds, "The article is on target with gamification; however, it is not a necessarily new idea to the workplace or HR operations. Rather, it is a reconditioned way of unleashing the natural exigencies of employee's abilities. Simply put, gamification may have a new face, but HR professionals have always sought out creative solutions to inspire and better communicate with employees to improve overall productivity."
Noting the importance of proper communication within the workplace, Sillup explains that contact between HR and employees may also be "taking a new face." For instance, Forbes suggests,
"Integrated social media will result in better communication and collaboration. Software that embeds social media capabilities across daily processes, (as opposed to separate platforms), with internal and external colleagues is the optimal collaborative tool...Virtualization and globalization are transforming the workplace. Remote working arrangements will continue to proliferate expanding outside country boundaries forcing employers to be more innovative in how they use collaboration tools."
While technology may be pushing these trends to the forefront of HR duties, John Sillup concludes by noting, "The 10 trends found in the Forbes article can be synthesized into just one trend--HR is going to evolve into its own corporate entity as it adopts these technologies for greater cohesiveness."
has served as a manager-ready human resources advisor for Development Dimension International since March of 2012. In this role, Sillup relies on his extensive fluency in the French language, as well as his remarkable assessment skills, to interview managerial candidates for the company. He is required to determine whether or not these individuals are capable of leading teams, developing business acumen and handling a variety of complex situations. In addition to this position, Sillup is noted as the President Executive of Society of Our Lady, a noted nonprofit that assisted local community members and families with a variety of charitable services. Sillup holds a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy from University of Steubenville, a Master of Divinity from Seton Hall University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration.