12 trends in business 2016

by Jim Annis, CEO

 

Every year we have a little fun marrying a well-loved holiday song and HR trends. Sing the words to the tune of, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Here we go:

On the first day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
A Reno-o Re-enaissance.

On the second day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Full employment,
And a Reno-o Re-enaissance.

On the third day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Higher hourly wages, 
Full employment,
And a Reno-o Re-enaissance.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Self-driving cars,
Higher hourly wages, 
Full employment,
And a Reno-o Re-enaissance.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Vaping and marijuanahhhhhhhh (just like “five golden rings”),
Self-driving cars,
Higher hourly wages, 
Full employment,
And a Reno-o Re-enaissance.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
No BOI discrimination, 
Vaping and marijuanahhhhhhhh,
Self-driving cars,
Higher hourly wages, 
Full employment,
And a Reno-o Re-enaissance.

 On the seventh day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
ACA implosion, 
No BOI discrimination, 
Vaping and marijuanahhhhhhhh,
Self-driving cars,
Higher hourly wages, 
Full employment,
And a Reno-o Re-enaissance.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Fair Chance Ban the Bo-ox
ACA implosion, 
No BOI discrimination, 
Vaping and marijuanahhhhhhhh,
Self-driving cars,
Higher hourly wages, 
Low employment,
And a Reno-o Re-enaissance.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Work-life integration,
Fair Chance Ban the Bo-ox,
ACA implosion, 
No BOI discrimination, 
Vaping and marijuanahhhhhhhh,
Self-driving cars,
Higher hourly wages, 
Full employment,
And a Reno-o Re-enaissance.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Mandatory paid sick leave,
Work-life integration,
Fair Chance Ban the Bo-ox,
ACA implosion, 
No BOI discrimination, 
Vaping and marijuanahhhhhhhh,
Self-driving cars,
Higher hourly wages, 
Full employment,
And a Reno-o Re-enaissance.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Political violence policies,
Mandatory paid sick leave,
Work-life integration,
Fair Chance Ban the Bo-ox
ACA implosion, 
No BOI discrimination, 
Vaping and marijuanahhhhhhhh,
Self-driving cars,
Higher hourly wages, 
Full employment,
And a Reno-o Re-enaissance.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Postelection break from Facebook,
Political violence policies,
Mandatory paid sick leave,
Work-life integration,
Fair Chance Ban the Bo-ox,
ACA implosion, 
No BOI discrimination, 
Vaping and marijuanahhhhhhhh,
Self-driving cars,
Higher hourly wages, 
Full employment
And a Reno-o Re-enaissance.

We have seen a great deal of prosperity and challenge in 2016. May your 2017 be even brighter, and may what troubles you give you peace.

Jim Annis is president/CEO of The Applied Companies, which provide HR solutions for today’s workplace. Celeste Johnson, Applied’s COO, contributed to this article.