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Global Human Capital Trends 2014

CEOs and HR leaders see talent as a major challenge to growth. Where should you focus? Our survey of 2500+ leaders in 90+ countries reveals 12 critical trends shaping the human capital agenda.

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Race to the cloud

Integrate talent, HR, and business technologies

Cloud-based HR technology promises to integrate people systems, enable learning and talent management, and reengineer recruiting. But massive adoption of new software is harder than it seems.

Companies are moving rapidly away from legacy systems to implement a new breed of highly integrated, cloud-based talent and HR systems. Companies that adopt cloud-based talent solutions ahead of their peers may gain an advantage in driving employee satisfaction, engagement, capability development, and performance — and generating data for the emerging wave of talent analytics.    

Still, 28% of our global survey respondents report no definitive plans for their HR systems, even though two-thirds of respondents report HR technologies are urgent and important. Despite easy implementation from cloud deployment, companies still struggle to develop the right talent strategy and find vendors that have a fully integrated solution. How can HR and IT team up to take advantage of new technology and ensure it lives up to its potential?

Meet the authors

Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill

HR Technology Enablement Leader

Andrew has been with Deloitte for 15 years and lea...More

Brett Walsh

Brett Walsh

Global Human Capital Leader

Brett leads the Deloitte Global HC group and is th...More

Erica Volini

Erica Volini

HR Transformation National Service Line Leader

As the US HR Transformation practice leader, Erica...More

John Malikowski

John Malikowski

Global Workday Leader

John brings more than twenty years of experience i...More

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