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IAOP THOUGHT LEADERS SHARE FOUR THEMES TO DOMINATE 2024

IAOP thought leaders expect Artificial Intelligence (AI), Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), talent, and the economy to be prevalent themes this year. While these are familiar conversations, expect the narrative to differ in 2024.

Although AI will continue to advance at an exhilarating speed, the technology must slow down to become more responsible. Regulations will be on the rise for ESG. The global skills shortage will widen, and the economy will be a top concern.  Read on to learn what IAOP’s Strategic Advisory Board members see on the horizon. 

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