Human Capital Trends 2016
The new organization: Different by design
Today’s HR challenges require a new playbook—one that helps make HR more agile, forward thinking, and bolder in its solutions.
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Is your organization ready?
Sweeping global forces are reshaping the workplace, the workforce, and work itself. After years of struggling to drive employee engagement and retention, improve leadership, and build a meaningful culture, executives see a need to redesign the organization.
Four powerful forces—from demographic upheavals and the rise of digital technology to rapid business-model innovation, and socially driven evolution in the employer-employee relationship—are driving change for both HR functions and the organizations they serve, creating talent challenges and potential solutions radically different from those faced by previous generations of leaders.
Human Capital Trends interactive dashboard
This powerful tool allows you to respond to this year’s 10 trends, establish a baseline for your current HC function, and compare your organization’s responses to the responses from this year’s sample of over 7,000 companies.
How it works
Use the dashboard to rate each trend in terms of its importance to your organization and your organization’s readiness to respond to it. You can also establish a baseline for the current state of your HC function and use the dashboard to specify the companies from this year’s sample you would like to compare your responses to, based on global region, country, organization size, and industry.
You can modify your responses and comparison samples as many times as you like, comparing your organization to similar organizations or to organizations in different geographies or industries, or of different sizes.
Read this year’s 10 trends on Deloitte University Press
Introduction: The new organization
Organizational design: The rise of teams
Leadership awakened: Generations, teams, science
Culture: Shape culture, drive strategy
Engagement: Always on
Learning: Employees take charge
Design thinking: Crafting the employee experience
HR: Growing momentum toward a new mandate
People analytics: Gaining speed
Digital HR: Revolution, not evolution
The gig economy: Distraction or disruption?
Global Human Capital Trends library
Explore years of trends that helped shape the current HR and talent landscape
Deloitte has been conducting and compiling global research 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.
Read this year's 10 trends
This year's trends focus on the themes of leading, engaging the workforce, reinventing, and reimagining HR.
- Leadership: Why a perennial issue?
- Learning and development: Into the spotlight
- Culture and engagement: The naked organization
- Workforce on demand: Are you ready?
- Performance management: The secret ingredient
- Reinventing HR: An extreme makeover
- HR and people analytics: Stuck in neutral
- People data everywhere: Bringing the outside in
- Simplification of work: The coming revolution
- Machines as talent: Collaboration, not competition
Global Human Capital Trends in action
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