2018 Human Capital Trends

The rise of the social enterprise

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.

The 2018 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends : Rise of social enterprise

The 2018 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report showcases a profound shift facing business leaders worldwide: the rapid rise of what we call the social enterprise.

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A glimpse of the 10 trends

From careers to experiences: New pathways

As rapidly advancing technologies and team-centered business models drive organizations to redesign themselves, leaders are also struggling to create new career models and build new skills across the workforce.

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Well-being: A strategy and a responsibility

A holistic approach to well-being is increasingly becoming a corporate responsibility for organizations. Despite this, a gap exists between what employers offer and what employees expect.

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New rewards: Personalized, agile, and holistic

A system that offers a variety of rewards and a way to personalize them is the only structure with the required flexibility to meet the diverse needs and desires of today’s variegated workforce.

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People data: How far is too far?

The domain of people analytics is growing rapidly, offering new opportunities to better hire, manage, retain, and optimize the workforce.

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The symphonic C-suite: Teams leading teams

The most important human capital trend identified by our global research in the past two years has been the need to break down functional hierarchies, now senior leaders must get out of their silos and work with each other more.

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The hyper-connected workplace: Will productivity reign?

Physical meetings are losing out to virtual collaboration across different teams. No single mode of communication will be dominant; instead, the work environment will feature many different ways to communicate.

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Citizenship and social impact: Society holds the mirror

In the era of the social enterprise, stakeholders are taking an intense look at organizations’ impact on society. This mirror reflects an organization’s identity for all to see, and burnishing that reflection is now vital for success.

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AI, robotics and automation: Put humans in the loop

The adoption of automation, robotics and artificial intelligence is accelerating dramatically, yet the reality still requires human skills.

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The Workforce Ecosystem: Managing beyond the enterprise

The traditional employer-employee relationship is being replaced by the emergence of a diverse workforce ecosystem with a variety of “alternative work arrangements”.

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The longevity dividend: Work in an era of 100-year lives

Companies that plan, design, and experiment with workforce strategies, workplace policies, and management approaches for longer working lives can reap a longevity dividend.

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