Global Trends in Human Capital

Human CapitalAs the workplace continues to grow to include a more global perspective, it is increasingly necessary to evaluate elements of successful business growth on a larger scale. No longer is competition limited to local players, it can now include the entire world. Consequently, smart organizations are looking at global trends on key issues such as regulatory practices, environmental stability, and perhaps most important, human capital.

Deloitte, the global consulting firm, recently published a comprehensive study entitled, Global Human Capital Trends 2014: Engaging the 21st Century Workforce that, “…reveals the findings of a global survey of more than 2,500 business and HR leaders from 90+ countries – one of the largest talent management surveys of its kind. The survey results paint a clear picture of the challenges and opportunities organizations face in cultivating the talent needed to grow.”

The information provided by Deloitte is broken down into easily useable sections including:

  • Relative urgency of human capital trends
  • Readiness for human capital trends
  • Top 5 human capital trends
  • Capability gap by human capital trend
  • Capability gap drill down
  • Respondent demographics

Users can check out the demographic profile of the companies that participated in the survey, and leverage the information to evaluate and plan within their own businesses. As an organization dedicated to the personal and professional growth of its members, the Jaycees are committed to learning and understanding the latest trends to assist in this personal development.

As you check out the wealth of information that Deloitte included in its report, do not miss the Top 10 Findings – a breakdown of the key survey results, with additional analysis by the survey authors. For example, here is Finding 1: Leadership, retention, HR skills, and talent acquisition are the top global trends in perceived urgency. These sound very similar to the skills an individual can learn through the Jaycee trainings and chapter resources.

We would like to hear your thoughts on the future. Share on our Twitter and Facebook pages what you think will be the most critical skills for young professionals as they enter an increasingly complex workforce.


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