Global Human Capital Trends 2016
The new organisation: Different by design
Effective organisations 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 organisation design and culture; in learning, leadership, and workforce management; and within the HR function itself.
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Is your organisation 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 organisation.
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 organisations they serve, creating talent challenges and potential solutions radically different from those faced by previous generations of leaders.
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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.
2016 Human Capital Trends
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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.
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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.
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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.
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