Human Resources

73% of business executives anticipate ongoing talent shortages for the next three years, highlighting the need for HR to consistently discuss talent needs.

Only 15% of executives strongly agree that their organization values the work performed by HR, according to our 2024 Global Human Capital Trends research. Simply making investments to improve near-term efficiencies isn’t enough to demonstrate HR’s value. Unless these new services and tools are paired with sustainable practices (i.e., practices that allow HR to continually innovate and evolve those services and tools in real time as needs change), they quickly lose their edge or become obsolete [Deloitte, 2024].

Shaping the workforce of the future with AI

KPMG’s February 2024 report on the future of work explores the pivotal role of generative AI in revolutionizing industries and solving global challenges. It underscores the necessity for organizations to adapt by balancing artificial and human intelligence, highlighting the strategic actions business leaders can take to ensure their workforce evolves alongside technological advancements. [KPMG February 2024]

Orchestrating the alternative workforce to increase business agility and create impact

Deloitte’s report on the alternative workforce in the Middle East emphasizes the strategic integration of non-traditional workers—freelancers, gig, and crowd workers—into business operations. Highlighting a shift towards a comprehensive workforce ecosystem, it suggests that embracing these workers not only addresses talent shortages but also enhances business agility, innovation, and access to skills. Despite the growing reliance, there’s a gap in fully integrating and leveraging this workforce segment within organizational cultures and processes. [Deloitte]

A new talent model for the digital age

Strategy&’s report underscores the necessity for GCC countries to develop a robust digital talent model to lead in the digital economy. It advocates for cultivating a mix of domestic and international experts in fields like AR/VR, blockchain, and data science. Key strategies include boosting digital literacy, updating educational frameworks, improving labor market skills, and enhancing attractiveness to global digital talent, with government playing a crucial role in these initiatives.[Strategy&, no date provided]

Developing tomorrow's leaders

Explore an insightful interview delving into cutting-edge strategies for talent development in the evolving workplace. Discover the CEO’s perspectives on personalized learning, behavioral science integration, and real-world impact, offering a glimpse into the innovative approaches that set this company apart in the dynamic landscape of workplace development.

The impact of GenAI on the labor market

EY-Parthenon’s report states that 66% of US jobs are significantly affected by GenAI, impacting job creation, displacement, and transformation differently across sectors and skills. It suggests that jobs with higher AI exposure often pay more, indicating a potential for skill augmentation. The report recommends that businesses adopt GenAI to enhance, not replace, human work and to invest in AI for sustainable growth. [EY-Parthenon, no date provided]

Embracing Technology to Elevate Employee Experience

Employee Experience is about making work better for humans and making humans better at work. Whilst this sounds simple enough, achieving and maintaining a great Employee Experience is a complex challenge.  Technology has a significant part to play in overcoming this challenge

Modernizing HR: Design thinking and new technologies to help enhance employee experience

Deloitte’s viewpoint addresses the imperative of modernizing HR through design thinking and new technologies, focusing on improving the digital workplace for employees. By tackling challenges of disconnected systems and inefficiencies, this approach aims to enhance employee satisfaction and productivity, leveraging ServiceNow’s platform and Deloitte’s FastForward EX accelerator for quick, efficient HR solution deployment [Deloitte, no date provided].

From Global Challenges to Tailored Solutions: Redefining HR Tech

In an era where technology is the driving force behind organisational success, the HR sector is undergoing a seismic shift. While many HR solutions offer a one-size-fits-all approach, HubbubHR has carved a niche for itself with its adaptable and innovative solutions.

Putting skills first: Opportunities for building efficient and equitable labour markets

The World Economic Forum’s report, supported by PwC, identifies critical skills shortages impacting global economies and presents a skills-first approach as a solution. Highlighting over 100 million people who could benefit from such an approach, it showcases ‘Skills First Lighthouses’, initiatives demonstrating the impact of prioritizing skills over traditional hiring metrics [World Economic Forum, January 2024].

Accelerating Your Business In Uncertain Times

CEOs look onto a business landscape almost unrecognisable from even three years ago. The sheer pace of digital transformation is applying pressure onto existing businesses and opening up opportunities for new ones. So how are CEOs coping with business and personal challenges?

Money can’t buy your employees’ loyalty

The old employee engagement playbook is no longer enough to keep people. Instead, leaders must strengthen the holistic employee experience in the ‘new’ working world.

The CFO in the 2020s

The days of the Chief Financial Officer being seen primarily as a bean counter have been receding for some time. Instead CFOs are increasingly occupying a strategic role tied to the insights and empirical data that they can bring to strategic planning.

The ever-growing importance of L&D in the future of work

Today’s disruptive working landscape requires organizations to largely restructure the way they are doing work, which has a significant impact on the capabilities business leaders expect from their people.

The Future of Effective Workplace Learning

This new global wave of digital transformation is changing workplace practices so fundamentally that it’s been dubbed the fourth industrial revolution. So how do enterprise organisations without the natural agility of their start-up peers remain competitive in this new era?

3 Ways to Build a Sense of Belonging in the Workplace

Do your employees feel fully accepted as members of the workplace? If not, your diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives need work.

Remote Access and The Workforce of the Future

Historically, remote access has been a tactical solution adopted to respond to specific, time sensitive business needs. Organizations would often use several remote access products at any time. Recently, businesses have shifted towards a more strategic approach to remote access.

Collaborative Learning: What Is It And Why Is It Revolutionizing Learning And Development?

There is a huge amount of volatility in the employment market right now that is impacting the workforce, organizations and nearly every department, but perhaps none more so than learning and development (L&D).

Accelerating your business in uncertain times

We live in unprecedented times. UK CEOs look onto a business landscape that is almost unrecognisable from even three years ago. The sheer pace of digital transformation is applying extreme competitive pressures on existing businesses and opening up incredible opportunities for new ones.

Why Learning And Development Is Now A Competitive Differentiator

Workforce training, always a significant player behind the scenes in a company’s success, is about to have its day in the limelight. According to a new study, employees now see a vibrant learning & development (L&D) culture as a key part of what makes a company a great place to work in 2022—and beyond.

The Digital Skills Gap

Modern businesses face a dilemma when trying to find the right skills to kickstart their digital transformation journey. Keen to discover how the digital skills shortage is affecting businesses today, we conducted over 100 interviews with digital, technology and recruitment professionals.

How to deliver a learning transformation at scale

As businesses try to cope with workforce changes and the “great reshuffle” places considerable demands on skilling, most agree that now their strategy, approach and delivery of learning needs reworking.

Transforming digital and tech recruitment through innovation and expertise

In an increasingly digital world, organisations require more than just a recruitment agency—they need a strategic partner that understands the intricacies of the digital landscape and can navigate the complex terrain of talent acquisition and management.

Demand for online education is growing. Are providers ready?

Growing competition in online education suggests providers may need to take bold action. Five strategic moves could help them compete and grow while meeting the needs of learners.

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