Research and Studies
Data from our Workforce 2020 research program show a correlation between above-average profit margin and revenue growth and workforce development. Companies with above-average profit margin and revenue growth (high performers) are better prepared for the future workforce than those with below-average growth. Executives who report that their companies have below-average profit margin growth over the past two years (we call them underperformers) indicate that they are struggling to keep up with changing workforce trends. This is especially true when it comes to recruiting employees with both base-level and advanced skills. Perhaps most telling, underperforming companies are significantly less likely to say that HR issues are driving strategy at the board level—which could be a major oversight.
Organizations are simplifying work in response to employees becoming overwhelmed by increasing organizational complexity, growing information overload, and a stressful 24/7 work environment.
More than 7 out of 10 surveyed organizations rated the need to simplify work as an “important problem,” with more than 25 percent citing it as “very important.” Today, only 10 percent of companies have a major work simplification program; 44 percent are working on one.
Design thinking, work redesign, and technology replacement are becoming critical programs for HR and business leaders seeking to simplify work practices and systems.
The Expat Explorer survey, now in its seventh year, is one of the largest and longest-running global expat surveys.
This independent research study is commissioned by HSBC Expat and conducted by third party research company YouGov, who surveyed 9,288 expats through an online questionnaire.
The survey was conducted through April and May 2014, with expats from over 100 countries taking part. The survey focuses on the experiences of expats in their new country of residence, with expats from all over the world describing the opportunities and challenges they face living away from home.
Every year the Henley Centre for HR Excellence completes two pieces of original research. In 2014 we are looking at what your key internal stakeholders, CEOs, want from HR as a function and as individuals. Over the last few months we carried out a number of interviews with Chief Executives and their HR Directors (HRDs) to compare and contrast their views.
Talent management suites are an integrated set of applications, including workforce planning, talent acquisition and onboarding, performance appraisal/assessment, goals management, career development, succession management, learning management and compensation management. These functional components align with the key human capital management (HCM) processes of plan to source, acquire to onboard, perform to reward and assess to develop.
Read this objective, authoritative report to discover:
- The growing trend of customers choosing multiple talent modules from a single vendor
- The strengths and cautions associated with each vendor
- The increasing importance of integrating talent management with core HR
According to acclaimed HR expert Josh Bersin, 2015 will be a tumultuous and transformational year for corporate talent. Interconnectedness, transparency, and a groundbreaking shift in workforce demographics all call for new strategies – and for making the most of new trends and technologies.
Find out what Bersin recommends in his signature yearly report. And learn why companies must:
- Address the needs of the overwhelmed employee
- Completely redesign their approach to learning
- Accelerate and globalize the leadership pipeline
- Redesign performance management to include an increasingly contingent workforce
- Focus on their “employer brand” to effectively compete for talent
Hardly a day passes without a new report on today’s daunting HR challenges. Yet relatively little has been said about responses and solutions... until now. HRCI’s new e-book balances the equation, with essays from 73 global thought leaders—including analyst Josh Bersin, academician Dave Ulrich, and Brigette McInnis-Day, Executive VP of HR at SAP.
Read this Economist Intelligence Unit report to learn how HR leaders are reinventing workforce management, redefining their own roles, and transforming business using new HR technology for recruiting, hiring, and development.