Confluence of Transformative Technologies is Driving Human Resource Organizations to ‘Leap Ahead’ in 2012: Deloitte
NEW YORK, March 7, 2012 — Converging transformative technologies – cloud, social, mobile and analytics – are driving many companies to advance their human resource (HR) capabilities and enhance performance in 2012. This is according to “Leap Ahead,” Deloitte’s second annual Human Capital Trends report.
"As some businesses are beginning to see the light at the end of the economic tunnel, there is a sense of urgency for HR organizations to act now to help improve performance and drive growth,” said Barbara Adachi, national managing director of Deloitte’s Human Capital practice and co-author of the report. “The confluence of transformative technologies requires HR organizations to step up and help build the capabilities needed to effectively harness their power. Our report outlines the opportunity for HR to make bold moves, while considering enterprise risk.”
Examining the broad impact of the eight human capital trends that will reshape both HR in the business – and the business of HR – over the next 18 to 24 months, the findings in “Leap Ahead” include:
“In 2012, HR organizations and businesses will require a combination of human capital investments to drive breakthrough performance,” said Michael Gretczko, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and co-author of the report.
“By focusing on the trends that matter most to their enterprise, HR organizations will be doing exactly what their business leaders expect – creating more value,” concluded Dan Helfrich, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, chief strategy and marketing officer for the human capital practice and co-author of the report.
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About Deloitte Human Capital Trends
Deloitte’s annual “Human Capital Trends” report identifies the top trends most likely to have an impact for businesses in the coming year and beyond. In its second year, the report provides insights based on research/data/information from Deloitte’s human capital subject matter specialists, input from some of its largest clients and discussions with industry analysts and alliance vendors. A digital copy of this year’s complete report is available at www.deloitte.com/us/hctrends2012.
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