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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.

The worker-employer relationship disrupted: If we’re not a family, what are we?

Deloitte’s 2021 Global Human Capital Trends: Special report
See what global business and HR leaders—and, for the first time, workers themselves—have to say about the evolving worker-employer relationship. Read our special report to unpack what the future might hold.

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Watch the On the Line video series

From Deloitte’s 2021 Global Human Capital Trends: Special report

Explore our new On the Line video series—which examines eight real-world stories on each of the futures told from a worker and manager perspective.

2023 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends

The boundaries that were once assumed to be the natural order of things are falling away as disruption and discontinuity challenge traditional models and assumptions about work. Organisations and workers must traverse this new landscape together, calling on a new set of fundamentals to navigate the boundaryless world.

2021 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends

The social enterprise in world disrupted: Leading the shift from survive to thrive

As we look ahead to 2021, the future for organisations may seem uncertain, and for good reason. What’s been amazing, however, is how organisations have remained distinctly human through it all. As organisations shift from “survival” mode, they should embrace core attributes of purpose, potential and perspective to thrive in the future.

Deloitte’s 2021 Global Human Capital Trends report is a follow-on to our 2020 research focussing on the key Trends from this year that have been at the forefront for organisational leaders as they have navigated unprecedented work, workforce and workplace challenges.

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2020 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends

The social enterprise at work: Paradox as a path forward

A new decade brings a notable shift that raises the question—how can organisations remain distinctly human in a technology-driven world? The power of the social enterprise lies in the fusion of technology and humanity, calling on organisations to make three bold shifts to create a new sense of purpose, potential and perspective.

Visit Deloitte Insights to assess the report, videos, graphics and related content to help you put the social enterprise to work in 2020 and beyond. Download the Deloitte Insights app to connect to this year’s Human Capital Trends, news, events and more.

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English | Japanese | Korean | Turkey | Spanish | Italian | Canadian French | Chinese | German | Costa Rica | Ukraine

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 programmes 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 | Czech Republic | Denmark | Finland | France | Germany | Hungary | 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.


Canada | Costa Rica | Dominican Republic | Nicaragua | Panama |

United States | Uruguay | Mexico

Asia Pacific

Australia | China | India | Japan


Austria | Belgium | Czech Republic | Finland | France | Germany | Ireland |

Italy | Netherlands | Poland | South Africa | Switzerland | United Kingdom

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.

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