global human capital trends library


Global Human Capital Trends library

Prior years' trends and regional analyses

Deloitte has been conducting and compiling global research and regional analysis 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.

2021 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends

The social enterprise in world disrupted: Leading the shift from survive to thrive

As we look ahead to 2021, the future for organizations may seem uncertain, and for good reason. What’s been amazing, however, is how organizations have remained distinctly human through it all. As organizations shift from “survival” mode, they should embrace core attributes of purpose, potential, and perspective to thrive in the future.

Deloitte’s 2021 Global Human Capital Trends report is a follow-on to our 2020 research focusing on the key Trends from this year that have been at the forefront for organizational leaders as they have navigated unprecedented work, workforce, and workplace challenges.

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2020 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends

The social enterprise at work: Paradox as a path forward

A new decade brings a notable shift that raises the question—how can organizations remain distinctly human in a technology-driven world?  The power of the social enterprise lies in the fusion of technology and humanity, calling on organizations to make three bold shifts to create a new sense of purpose, potential, and perspective.

Visit Deloitte Insights to assess the report, videos, graphics and related content to help you put the social enterprise to work in 2020 and beyond. Download the Deloitte Insights app to connect to this year’s Human Capital Trends, news, events and more.

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2019 Global Human Capital Trends

2019 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends

Leading the social enterprise: Reinvent with human focus

Intensifying economic, social, and political disruptions are forcing organizations to move beyond mission statements and social impact programs to bring meaning back into the workplace and a human identity back to the worker. Visit the Deloitte Trends app to assess the report, video stories, interactive charts and related content to help you reinvent with a human focus.


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2019 Global Human Capital Trends

2018 Global 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.


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2018 Global Human Capital Trends

2017 Global Human Capital Trends: Rewriting the rules for the digital age

Organizations face a radically shifting context for the workforce, the workplace, and the world of work. Our survey of more than 10,000 business and HR leaders from 140 countries reveals 10 areas for businesses to focus on to better organize, manage, develop, and align people at work.

2016 Global Human Capital Trends: The new organization—Different by design

Effective organizations today are built around highly empowered teams, driven by a new model of management, and led by a breed of globally diverse leaders. They are “different by design." More than 7,000 HR and business leaders from 130 countries responded to this year’s survey. From this research emerged 10 trends in organization design and culture; in learning, leadership, and workforce management; and within the HR function itself.

2015 Global Human Capital Trends: Leading in the new world of work

In the 2015 report, we explore 10 major trends that emerged from our research, reflecting four major themes: leading, engaging, reinventing, and reimagining. The trends characterize the new world of work—always-on, lightning quick, team-oriented—and the ways this world calls on us to focus on engagement, empowerment, and environment to make jobs enjoyable, achievable, and rewarding.

2014 Global Human Capital Trends: Engaging the 21st century workforce

Some of the biggest opportunities for companies to improve growth, innovation, and performance center squarely on how business leaders reimagine, reinvent, and reinvigorate human capital strategies—informed by a deeper understanding of the new 21st century workforce. This workforce is global, highly connected, technology-savvy, and demanding. Its employees are youthful, ambitious, and filled with passion and purpose. Millennials are a major force, but so are older workers, who remain engaged and valuable contributors.

2013 Global Human Capital Trends: Resetting Horizons

Five years after the onset of the Great Recession, companies are beginning to reset their horizons. For the last several years, human capital decisions have been largely shaped by that recession and its aftermath of weak economic growth. While the global economy continues to lurch forward, the Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2013 report finds companies pivoting from the recession to the new horizons of 2020.

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