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Global Human Capital Trends library

Prior years' trends and regional analyses

Deloitte has been conducting and compiling global research and regional analysis into human capital trends since 2012—a body of work that represents some of the longest-running and most comprehensive study of HR, talent, and related technology topics ever conducted. Exploring past trend reports gives insight into the ongoing and emerging forces shaping the world of work.

2019 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends

Leading the social enterprise

Reinvent with human focus Intensifying economic, social, and political disruptions are forcing organisations to move beyond mission statements and social impact programs to bring meaning back into the workplace and a human identity back to the worker. Visit the Deloitte Trends app to assess the report, video stories, interactive charts and related content to help you reinvent with a human focus.


Canada | Chile | Colombia | Mexico | United States

Asia Pacific

Australia | China | Singapore | Japan


Albania | CzechRepublic | Denmark | Finland | France | GermanyHungary | Iceland | India | Luxembourg | Norway | Netherlands | Poland | Romania | Sweden | South Africa | Ukraine | United Kingdom

2018 Global Human Capital Trends: The rise of the social enterprise


A profound shift is facing business leaders worldwide: The rapid rise of the social enterprise, reflecting the growing importance of social capital in shaping an organisation’s purpose, guiding its relationships with stakeholders, and influencing its ultimate success or failure.

2017 Global Human Capital Trends: Rewriting the rules for the digital age


Organisations face a radically shifting context for the workforce, the workplace, and the world of work. Our survey of more than 10,000 business and HR leaders from 140 countries reveals 10 areas for businesses to focus on to better organise, manage, develop, and align people at work.

2016 Global Human Capital Trends: The new organisation—Different by design


Effective organisations today are built around highly empowered teams, driven by a new model of management, and led by a breed of globally diverse leaders. They are “different by design." More than 7,000 HR and business leaders from 130 countries responded to this year’s survey. From this research emerged 10 trends in organisation design and culture; in learning, leadership, and workforce management; and within the HR function itself.

Belgian Human Capital Trends 2015: Leading in the new world of work


In the 2015 report, we explore 10 major trends that emerged from our research, reflecting four major themes: leading, engaging, reinventing, and reimagining. The trends characterise the new world of work—always-on, lightning quick, team-oriented—and the ways this world calls on us to focus on engagement, empowerment, and environment to make jobs enjoyable, achievable, and rewarding.

Belgian Human Capital Trends 2014: Engaging the 21st century workforce


Some of the biggest opportunities for companies to improve growth, innovation, and performance center squarely on how business leaders reimagine, reinvent, and reinvigorate human capital strategies—informed by a deeper understanding of the new 21st century workforce. This workforce is global, highly connected, technology-savvy, and demanding. Its employees are youthful, ambitious, and filled with passion and purpose. Millennials are a major force, but so are older workers, who remain engaged and valuable contributors.

2013 Global Human Capital Trends: Resetting Horizons


Five years after the onset of the Great Recession, companies are beginning to reset their horizons. For the last several years, human capital decisions have been largely shaped by that recession and its aftermath of weak economic growth. While the global economy continues to lurch forward, the Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2013 report finds companies pivoting from the recession to the new horizons of 2020.

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