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2018 Global Human Capital Trends
The rise of the social enterprise
Organizations are no longer judged only for their financial performance, or even the quality of their products or services. Rather, they are being evaluated on the basis of their impact on society at large—transforming them from business enterprises into social enterprises.
A call to action for HR and business leaders
A number of converging issues are driving the need to "rewrite the rules." Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate. Individuals are relatively quick to adapt to ongoing innovations, but organizations move at a slower pace. Many still retain industrial age structure and practices that are long outdated. Even slower moving are public policy issues, such as income inequality, unemployment, immigration, and trade.
It's these gaps among technology, individuals, businesses, and public policy that are creating a unique opportunity for HR to help leaders and organizations adapt to technology, help people adapt to new models of work and careers, and help the company as a whole adapt to and encourage positive changes in society, regulation, and public policy.
2018 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends | Rewriting the rules for the digital age
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New rewards: Personalized, agile, and holistic
Why have rewards remained stuck in the past, when almost every other aspect of HR has undergone transformative change? Leading companies are now undertaking the hard work of creating personalized rewards programs based on understanding each individual’s needs.
Citizenship and social impact: Society holds the mirror
Stakeholders today are taking an intense look at organizations’ impact on society, and their expectations for good corporate citizenship are rising. In an effort to meet these expectations, leading organizations are making citizenship a core part of their strategy and identity.
AI, robotics, and automation: Put humans in the loop
As AI and other advanced technologies permeate the workplace, skills such as critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving gain in importance. Leading companies are recognizing that these technologies are most effective when they complement humans, not replace them.
The hyper-connected workplace: Will productivity reign?
Workplaces are being flooded with new and exciting communications tools, each promising to improve productivity. But management must still make important decisions about which tools to use and how to use them—including, perhaps, the decision not to use certain tools at all.
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