Now in its fourth year, Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report is one of the largest longitudinal studies of talent, leadership and human resources (HR) challenges and readiness around the world.
The research described in this report involved surveys and interviews with more than 7,000 business and HR leaders from 130 countries.
The survey asked business and HR respondents to assess the importance of specific talent challenges facing their organization.
The Top 10 Human Capital Trends for 2016
In 2016, organizational design rocketed to the top of the agenda among senior executives and HR leaders worldwide, with 92 percent rating it a key priority. Perennial issues such as leadership, learning and HR skills continue to rank high in importance, as they have in each of the four years of this annual study.
Yet this year, a key shift is under way, as corporate leaders turn a more focused eye toward adapting their organizations’ design to compete successfully in today’s highly challenging business environment and competitive talent market.
Culture and engagement are also a major concern for the C-suite. This reflects, in part, the rise of social networking tools and apps that leave companies more transparent than ever, whether they like it or not.
Top executives increasingly recognize the need for a conscious strategy to shape their corporate culture, rather than having it defined for them through Glassdoor or Facebook.