global human capital trends library


Global Human Capital Trends library

Prior years' trends and regional analyses

Deloitte has been conducting and compiling global research and regional analysis into human capital trends since 2012—a body of work that represents some of the longest-running and most comprehensive study of HR, talent, and related technology topics ever conducted. Exploring past trend reports gives insight into the ongoing and emerging forces shaping the world of work.

Global Human Capital Trends 2017: Rewriting the rules for the digital age

Organizations face a radically shifting context for the workforce, the workplace, and the world of work. Our survey of more than 10,000 business and HR leaders from 140 countries reveals 10 areas for businesses to focus on to better organize, manage, develop, and align people at work.


Canada | Mexico | United States | Uruguay

Asia Pacific

Australia | China | IndiaNew Zealand 


Austria | Czech Republic | Finland | France |

Germany | Luxembourg | Netherlands | Norway |

PolandSerbiaSouth Africa | Spain |

Switzerland | Turkey | United Kingdom

Global Human Capital Trends 2016: The new organization—Different by design

Effective organizations today are built around highly empowered teams, driven by a new model of management, and led by a breed of globally diverse leaders. They are “different by design." More than 7,000 HR and business leaders from 130 countries responded to this year’s survey. From this research emerged 10 trends in organization design and culture; in learning, leadership, and workforce management; and within the HR function itself.


BrazilCanadaChile | Mexico | United States

Asia Pacific

ChinaIndia | Japan | Singapore | Southeast Asia


France | Germany | Greece | IrelandItaly | Netherlands | Russia | Switzerland | United Kingdom 

Global Human Capital Trends 2015: Leading in the new world of work

In the 2015 report, we explore 10 major trends that emerged from our research, reflecting four major themes: leading, engaging, reinventing, and reimagining. The trends characterize the new world of work—always-on, lightning quick, team-oriented—and the ways this world calls on us to focus on engagement, empowerment, and environment to make jobs enjoyable, achievable, and rewarding.


Canada Mexico United States

Asia Pacific

Australia China India Japan


Belgium | Finland France Germany Luxembourg Poland South Africa | Spain Switzerland United Kingdom

Global Human Capital Trends 2014: Engaging the 21st century workforce

Some of the biggest opportunities for companies to improve growth, innovation, and performance center squarely on how business leaders reimagine, reinvent, and reinvigorate human capital strategies—informed by a deeper understanding of the new 21st century workforce. This workforce is global, highly connected, technology-savvy, and demanding. Its employees are youthful, ambitious, and filled with passion and purpose. Millennials are a major force, but so are older workers, who remain engaged and valuable contributors.


Brazil | Canada | Mexico | United States

Asia Pacific

Australia | China | India | South East Asia


Africa | Belgium | Cyprus | Germany | Ireland | Poland | South Africa | Switzerland | United Kingdom

Global Human Capital Trends 2013: Resetting Horizons

Five years after the onset of the Great Recession, companies are beginning to reset their horizons. For the last several years, human capital decisions have been largely shaped by that recession and its aftermath of weak economic growth. While the global economy continues to lurch forward, the Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2013 report finds companies pivoting from the recession to the new horizons of 2020.

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