HR is predictable. However, we’ve noticed 3 HR trends that weren’t predictable, yet already started to happen in 2014. Below is the list of these 3 trends and why they are happening so early in 2014.

#1. Less Baby Boomers in the workforce. Yes, 2014 is going to be the year of the construction worker and the year of the IT worker. As a result, many people in their late 20’s and early 30’s are crossing over to the IT field with paid internships and competitive training programs being offered to find great talent. With so much of today’s workforce reliant on innovation within IT, most Boomers are looking to retire versus going back to school.

#2. Education is more important than ever. Experienced people are no longer as valuable as once perceived. More companies are considering education over experience, noting experience can mean bad habits taught by a prior company. Going back to school to show you’re interested in relearning your craft to meet the needs of today’s industry is very important.

#3. HR Technology is going to be bigger than ever. HR used to be very “human.” Now, however, it is going to be more “Resources” with more and more apps and software available to help streamline procedures, data and other related issues. This means less people will be needed in the HR field.