Human Capital Trends 2012

For organisations to leap ahead in 2012, decisive action is required.

It’s fitting that 2012 is a leap year, since a number of converging market trends are driving HR organisations to make significant leaps in capabilities and performance. HR faces a critical, dual imperative in 2012 – a focus on enabling both their organisation’s overall growth agenda and on driving efficiency in the business of HR. This dual focus demands decisive action as the stakes are greater than ever.

Businesses are calling on HR to leap ahead and help manage change in the face of complex challenges that touch so many parts of the enterprise. Understanding the 2012 Human Capital Trends – what they mean for both leading HR and for leading the business – is a great place to start.


Events of the past few years have brought sweeping changes to business and new challenges for the HR leaders who support them. Two broad themes – innovation and global markets – have taken a front-row seat in human capital organisations around the world. From evolving technologies and process breakthroughs to new organisational models, new markets, new customers, and new approaches to talent, the power of fresh thinking runs deep and strong.

This is Deloitte’s 2011 report on 12 significant trends that are shifting the HR landscape. Some revolutionary and some evolutionary, these trends are transforming how human capital leaders and professionals create value for the organisations they serve, their people, and their communities both inside HR and across the broader business. This report shares the human capital trends we see as relevant for 2011, clustered in two categories: Revolution and Evolution.



  •   Workforce analytics
  •   HR in the cloud
  •   From ladder to lattice
  •   Emerging markets
  •   Diversity and inclusion
  •   Next generation leaders
  •   Talent in the upturn
  •   COOs for HR
  •   Leading in a regulated   world
  •   Collective leadership
  •   Contingent workforce
  •   Employer health care reform

Download the complete report on Human Capital Trends.

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Tony Wiggins is the Founder and UX Editor of Saturday Shoutout!!! and The HR Architect Spends 5 Minutes with …. Tony utilises the blog ‘The HR Architect’ as a social media network and platform that empowers HR professionals to network, assist and support one another, spanning different countries, subcultures and niches.

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