Is your job architecture holding you back?

Posted by
Ian Dawson
and
Jennifer Kwech
on September 15, 2017.

Structured job hierarchies with defined roles, responsibilities, reward systems, and career paths may have supported business and HR needs in the past. But with the emphasis on “employee experience,” the modern workforce is demanding greater mobility and flexibility in their careers, with more focus on team-based learning, and a greater breadth of opportunity within the organization. High-performing companies have been able to address these evolving employee demands by examining and restructuring their company’s job titles, reward programs, and career paths. The result is often a flatter, more dynamic organization.

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The dynamic duo: talent maturity and business impact

Global insights and findings about Brazil, China, and India

Always-on learning: Evolving L&D’s role

Posted by Ina Gantcheva and Stacia Sherman Garr on June 13, 2017.

The link between organizational talent and organizational performance is hard to dispute on a purely intuitive level: the notion that higher-quality talent leads to higher performance just makes sense. But where’s the proof? And what specifically about how organizations manage talent can lead to improved performance? We know that a “one size fits all” talent approach doesn’t work for multinational companies, but how exactly should they tailor a talent management approach by market? We set out to research this connection with an emphasis on talent practices in three growth markets: Brazil, China, and India. After nearly three years of study, what we uncovered is much richer than even we anticipated. We now have data and insights that can guide organizations looking to grow in these markets.

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Two truths and a lie

Insights from the 2017 Human Capital Technology and Service Provider Day

Two truths and a lie
Posted by Dave Smith on June 8, 2017.

Each year, Deloitte Consulting LLP brings together our key fellow members in the HR ecosystem—HR technology and service providers—to talk about the future of sustainable HR and the health of the ecosystem we share. Last year’s Provider Day event focused on the theme Understanding and serving the HR buyer and included our first-ever HR buyer guest panel. This year we gained considerable insights from providers on our theme, Sustainable HR: Agile evolution for the future. We were especially interested in perspectives that providers shared with our own Deloitte Consulting human capital leaders during social times and one-to-one meetings, and this article reflects our informal poll of participants about the key themes from the event.

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Platforms, and the future of HR: 3 principles to consider

Platforms, and the future of HR: 3 principles to consider

Posted by Michael Gretczko on June 6, 2017.

Fifteen years ago, when employees just felt lucky to have jobs, HR could operate on a “take it or leave it” basis. Now, with the U.S.’s transitory, demanding workforce, the balance of power has shifted. Attracting talent is difficult, and retaining top people is even harder. Workers have become “employee consumers” able to pick their workplaces like clothing off a department store rack. To effectively attract and retain employees, HR needs to adapt to their consumerist tendencies.

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Always-on learning: Evolving L&D’s role

Seen less, experienced more

Always-on learning: Evolving L&D’s role

Posted by Matt Stevens on May 31, 2017.

Traditionally, the role of the learning and development (L&D) function was plain to see, evident first in various course catalogs and instructor-led classroom training and later in e-learning that was essentially classroom training transferred online. Today, however, L&D is evolving to be a more ubiquitous, more behind-the-scenes force for supporting and enabling employee development and performance.

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The digital workplace: Using a distinctive, digitally enabled employee experience to drive value in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures

The digital workplace: Using a distinctive, digitally enabled employee experience to drive value in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures

Posted by Matt Usdin, Ed Alexander, and Kyle Forrest on May 26, 2017.

Merger and acquisition (M&A) and divestiture activity has been exceptionally strong the last several years – setting a record in 2015 with more than $5 trillion in deals struck1 and $3.2 trillion in deals in 2016.2 This activity has been driven by a variety of factors, with many companies looking for opportunities to grow revenue, benefit from scale, access new markets and distribution channels, and accelerate their pivot to digital. While the opportunities are abundant, achieving value through the M&A life cycle remains a challenge.

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“Leader-proof” your transformation efforts: Mind the gap

Posted by Noah Rabinowitz on May 24, 2017.

As the world rapidly transforms around us, organizations have had to learn how to adapt quickly or risk falling behind, or even worse, become extinct. For example, only 12 percent of the Fortune 500 com­panies from 1955 are still in business, and last year alone, 26 percent fell off the list.1 During periods of disruption and change, leaders can either serve as the primary catalyst for growth, or hold companies back. One of the greatest challenges today is understanding whether the leaders you have in place are the right leaders to support transformation.

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Incentive compensation plans at all levels merit board and management attention

Posted by Tara Tays on May 18, 2017.

Boards of directors and management routinely scrutinize executive incentive compensation plans to understand whether the plans are in line with the company’s short- and long-term business objectives. However, oversight should not stop there, as plans to compensate and incentivize employees at all levels can expose the company to financial and reputational risks.

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Pivoting Toward High-Impact Business HR

The business of HR should be the business.

Posted by Arthur Mazor and Joanne Stephane on May 16, 2017.

The HR function has been on an evolutionary journey to create and sustain more business value, but the journey is not over. It is time to take Business HR to the next level and transform it into a high-impact organization.

In our last post on Business HR, we looked at the three roles that characterize high-impact Business HR. Today we focus on making it happen—how Business HR can evolve to operate with high impact.

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