Namibian Human Capital Trends 2015
Leading in the new world of work
Today’s HR challenges require a new playbook—one that helps make HR more agile, forward thinking, and bolder in its solutions.
Namibian Human Capital Trends: Introduction
We are pleased to share with you the 2015 Human Capital Trends Report for Namibia which is the first country based report that Deloitte has conducted for Namibia. This country report is a companion to the Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2015 report – one of the largest of its kind in the world. Over 3,300 executives from 106 countries participated in our survey this year, including 39 Namibian business and HR leaders who offered their insights on the future of work and human capital’s valuable role in shaping it. Our theme for this year, “Leading in the new world of work,” reflects our strong conviction that in 2015 business leaders must adapt to a new world that requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership and talent.
In this report which is aimed at the Namibian market we highlight the six trends which the respondents have rated as most important:
- Workforce Capability
- Learning and Development
- Culture and Engagement
- Reinventing HR
- Performance Management
Demographic changes and generational transitions are having major impacts on the workforce as well. Millennials now make up more than half the workforce and leading organisations are addressing their needs through accelerated leadership paths, a greater sense of purpose and mission and greater flexibility in work places, schedules and tasks.
HR stands at the centre of achieving the necessary transformation of work to effectively respond to these 6 trends and challenges. It requires HR to be bold and apply innovative thinking, question longstanding practices and habits and a greater focus on culture as a key element in driving both workplace change and business success.
We hope you will find both this country report and the full report useful in your work and we stand ready to assist you in seizing the incredible opportunities and meeting the significant challenges we see on the horizon. We look forward to engaging with you to help unpack the findings and their implications for your human capital, HR and talent management decisions.
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.
2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends | Rewriting the rules for the digital age
Read this year’s 10 trends on Deloitte Insights
The organization of the future: Arriving now
As organizations become more digital, they face a growing imperative to redesign themselves to move faster, adapt more quickly, learn rapidly, and embrace dynamic career demands. Leading organizations are moving past the design phase to actively build this new organization.
Careers and learning: Real time, all the time
As companies build the organization of the future, continuous learning is critical for business success. The new rules call for a learning and development organization that can deliver learning that is always on and always available over a range of mobile platforms.
Talent acquisition: Enter the cognitive recruiter
Recruiting is becoming a digital experience as candidates come to expect convenience and mobile contact. Savvy recruiters will embrace new talent acquisition technologies to forge psychological and emotional connections with candidates and constantly strengthen the employment brand.
The employee experience: Culture, engagement, and beyond
Rather than focus narrowly on employee engagement and culture, organizations are developing an integrated focus on the entire employee experience. A new marketplace of pulse feedback tools, wellness and fitness apps, and integrated employee self-service tools is helping.
Performance management: Play a winning hand
Across all industries and geographies, companies are reevaluating every aspect of their performance management programs, from goal setting and evaluation to incentives and rewards. They are aligning these changes to business strategy and the ongoing transformation of work.
Leadership disrupted: Pushing the boundaries
In 2015, we termed leadership the "perennial issue" that never seems to go away. This year we see a radical shift. Today, as never before, organizations do not just need more strong leaders, they need a completely different kind of leader—younger, more agile, and "digital-ready."
Digital HR: Platforms, people, and work
Back to top.HR leaders are being pushed to take on a larger role in helping to drive the organization to "be digital," not just "do digital." As digital management practices and agile organization design become central to business thinking, HR is focusing on people, work, and platforms.
People analytics: Recalculating the route
No longer is analytics about finding interesting information and flagging it for managers: It is now becoming a business function focused on using data to understand every part of a business operation, and embedding analytics into real-time apps and the way we work.
Diversity and inclusion: The reality gap
Fairness, equity, and inclusion are now CEO level issues, but continue to be frustrating and challenging. Training and education are not working well enough. The new rules focus on experiential learning, process change, data-driven tools, transparency, and accountability.
The future of work: The augmented workforce
Automation, cognitive computing, and crowds are paradigm-shifting forces reshaping the workforce. Organizations must experiment and implement cognitive tools, focus on retraining people to use these tools, and rethink the role of people as more and more work becomes automated.
2017 Global Human Capital trends dashboard
We encourage you to interact with the survey results to understand the importance of each trend, and explore how your organization relates to the findings. For more information, visit the 2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends dashboard.
Read this year's 10 Global trends
This year's trends focus on the themes of leading, engaging the workforce, reinventing, and reimagining HR. Click the headings below to learn more about each of the 2015 Human Capital Trends.
- Leadership: Why a perennial issue?
- Learning and development: Into the spotlight
- Culture and engagement: The naked organization