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2018 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends

The rise of the social enterprise

More than 11,000 business and HR leaders across the globe weighed in this year on Deloitte's Human Capital Trends Survey. Their insights point to an overwhelming need for business to step up its role in society as a driver of change.

A profound shift is facing business leaders worldwide: The rapid rise of the social enterprise, reflecting the growing importance of social capital in shaping an organization’s purpose, guiding its relationships with stakeholders, and influencing its ultimate success or failure.

With more than 11,000 HR and business leaders weighing in, this year’s Global Human Capital Trends report is the largest longitudinal survey of its kind. Amid concerns about automation, the need for new skills, an aging workforce and tightening labor markets, the make-or-break issue facing companies this year is the need for realignment among the C-suite to focus on business’ evolving role in society. 2018 Global Human Capital Trends report, “The Rise of the Social Enterprise,” which can be viewed via its digital-first, progressive web app on mobile, tablet or desktop, Deloitte also examines the increasing expectations of the individual and the breathless pace at which technology is shaping organizations’ human capital priorities. We are in an era where human capital is inextricably tied to social capital. This reality demands a fundamental pivot in how organisations do business today—and how they prepare for the human capital challenges of the future.

2018 Human Capital Trends:

  • Symphonic C-suite: Teams leading teams
  • The workforce ecosystem: Managing beyond the enterprise
  • New rewards: Personalized, agile, and holistic
  • From careers to experiences: New pathways
  • The longevity dividend: Work in an era of 100-year lives
  • Citizenship and social impact: Society holds the mirror
  • Well-being: A strategy and a responsibility
  • AI, robotics, and automation: Put humans in the loop
  • The hyper-connected workplace: Will productivity reign?
  • People data: How far is too far?
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