Given sequestration and other budget pressures, we’ve seen a strong push among federal agencies to trim their real estate footprints and the associated costs. Telework—the ability for employees to do some or all of their work away from their employer’s traditional office— is the enabling factor here. When people are able to work off-site, less on-site space is required, and the square footage retained can be used more effectively to avoid paying for unused, idle space. The potential is significant—not only for monetary savings that can then be used in a more productive way to promote the mission, but also to increase employee engagement and satisfaction and to attract new talent.
Posted by deloitteus on May 15, 2013
Posted by Lisa Disselkamp on May 6, 2013
It’s not every day you witness the birth of a new profession. But that’s where we are today — on the cusp of a new business discipline that will formalize the designation of a role that’s existed informally in organizations for years. It has arrived with the Workforce Asset Management Book of Knowledge (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), known as the WAMBOK, the official book detailing workforce asset management (WAM). The WAMBOK supports the new certification for workforce asset management professionals or “WAM-Pros.” Just as we’ve become familiar with certified project management professionals (PMPs) and certified payroll professionals (CPPs), we will likely be working with—or becoming!—professionals in workforce asset management (PWAMs). These WAM-Pros will be certified in aligning people and technologies to influence how work is structured and what it costs.
Posted by deloitteus on May 6, 2013
Posted by Cathy Benko on April 24, 2013
Do you ever feel like you’re the lead actor in an oxymoron? For example, unemployment is high yet there is a talent shortage. It’s a global economy, yet in his keynote speech yesterday, “The World is Local—High-Impact HR” Josh Bersin tells us it’s more local than ever. We seek one-size-fits-all customized work experiences. You flex like Gumby, yet CEOs are saying HR is the least agile of all the business functions.
Posted by deloitteus on April 24, 2013
Posted by Josh Bersin on April 24, 2013
It’s a pleasure to be keynoting our sixth annual IMPACT conference with a topic that speaks to the future of HR and marks a turning point in HR’s evolution from a back-office function to vital enabler of broad business goals —what we call “High-Impact HR.”
Posted by deloitteus on April 22, 2013
Today at IMPACT 2013, we’re excited to share some highlights of our just-published research about the challenges of building leadership bench strength in China. With so many Western companies already doing business in China or with aspirations to enter the country, the need for effective indigenous leaders is critical. But the differences in leadership styles and capabilities between East and West continue to stymie even some of the most experienced, development-savvy multinational companies (MNCs).
Posted by deloitteus on April 22, 2013
Posted by Michael Gretczko on April 10, 2013
As business professionals and leaders, we all make it a point to keep up with data and research to help us better understand the broader world we’re operating in and excel in our particular piece of it. While the knowledge alone is helpful, what’s even better is when we can put that knowledge to work in practical ways. It was with that goal in mind that we at Deloitte began last year to capture the most important human capital trends outlined in the study, Leading Indicators.
Hear from Michael Gretczko as he provides behind- the-scenes insight on the making of the 2013 HC Trends report. Hear why the time is now to take action.
Believing that broader is better, we cast a wide net to inform the study. We looked at macroeconomic data to consider what’s happening globally in our world; we looked at current research from our colleagues at Bersin by Deloitte and others to add an academic, analytical perspective; and we added practical learning by logging our experiences in the field and observations from our clients. All of these factors went into our selection of the 2013 leading indicators, so we could be confident in their relevance and applicability for business leaders.
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Posted by deloitteus on April 10, 2013
Hear the Buzz coming out of the HCI Conference in Atlanta Georgia
Posted by Rob Eidson on March 26, 2013
Members of the Deloitte Consulting LLP Workforce Analytics team are fresh from the Human Capital Institute’s Workforce Planning and Analytics conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Hear Deloitte leaders talk about the energy and desire among participants to “seize the day” to improve the way HR organizations drive and enable sound decision making.
Posted by deloitteus on March 27, 2013
Posted by David Lusk and Scott Cole on March 15, 2013
It seems that no matter where in the world a business operates, it isn’t escaping pressures on the people side of the business.
This is the 19th year we have surveyed employers’ priorities for their rewards programs, but it is the first year we have included international employers. This year the Top Five Global Employer Rewards Priorities Survey includes responses from employers in 27 countries in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) regions. Despite sharp differences in economic, political, and geographic challenges among the regions, survey responses showed much less variation in employer concerns about the following challenges:
- Attracting, motivating, and retaining employees
- Aligning Total Rewards strategy with business strategy and brand
- Motivating staff when pay increases are flat or non-existent
- Controlling the costs of employee benefits
- Realizing appropriate ROI from reward expenditures
Posted by deloitteus on March 13, 2013
Posted by Josh Bersin on March 1, 2013
“…Push the envelope, ignore sacred cows and implement innovative programs that create passion, alignment, and teamwork.”
That’s how we sum up the new Bersin by Deloitte outlook, Predictions for 2013: Corporate Talent, Leadership and HR—Nexus of Global Forces Drives New Models for Talent.
Posted by deloitteus on February 26, 2013
At the SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Madrid, Spain, Paul Khanna, who leads Deloitte’s SAP HCM / SuccessFactors global practice, discusses the convergence of talent management and human capital management with advanced technologies, such as analytics and leveraging that for clients.
Posted by deloitteus on February 25, 2013