The rise of the exponential professional

This post is the first in a three-part series on the exponential professional, focused on ways exponential technological growth might impact professionals in the workplace of the future.

Posted by Darryl Wagner and Caroline Bennet on March 1, 2018.

AI. Automation. Machine Learning. Natural Language Processing & Generation. New technology is rapidly disrupting and transforming the nature of work and the identity of professions by enabling humans and machines to work together, side by side. A new breed of professional is rising to navigate this shifting landscape by embracing technology, leaving behind traditional tasks, and applying a uniquely human skill set to focus on higher-value, strategic roles. Enter the exponential professional.

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Corral fast-moving learning technology and curation with a governance framework

Drive organizational performance at the same time

Posted by Amy A. Titus, Jen Behrens, and Michelle Weaver on February 21, 2018.

The fast pace of change and development in learning technology presents an ongoing challenge for Learning & Development (L&D) functions. Choosing from myriad technologies, figuring out how to pilot and implement them, working with vendors, training L&D staff and the organization’s employees on their use, curating content—all aspects must be considered and managed. A governance framework can help bring order to this crucial and complicated L&D mandate while also strengthening and sustaining organizational performance.

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The Human Capital Balance Sheet

A new perspective for understanding workforce investment, risk, and value

Posted by Robert A. Dicks, Michael Fuchs and Brandon Smith on February 14, 2018.

Considering how much company spend and risk is tied to employees, it’s surprising that organizations seldom use the same rigor for human capital investments as they do for business investments. All too often, the question we hear business leaders ask is, “How do I reduce human capital costs?” What leaders should be asking is: “How do I ensure that I get appropriate value from the money I’m willing to invest in my people?”

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Total Rewards – Total Relationships

Driving towards a Simply Irresistible Organization demands a shift in Total Rewards

Posted by Arthur Mazor, Chad Atwell and Jason Flynn on February 2, 2018.

Total Rewards leaders (Compensation & Benefits) are increasingly pressured from both inside and outside the modern organization. Long-time experts in this profession are accustomed to balancing the needs of the workforce, business, and regulators. Now more than ever there are new challenges for Total Rewards professionals to get ahead of – or risk being caught off guard.

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Conditions, not content: What higher-performing organizations focus on in employee development

Posted by Dani Johnson and Elizabeth Barisik on January 17, 2018.

A recent Deloitte survey indicates that only 40 percent of surveyed organizations feel that their corporate learning function is relevant and impactful in supporting employee development.2 Think about that; the primary responsibility of corporate learning functions is employee development, and 60 percent of organizations feel that theirs is falling short. Two factors may contribute to this perception.

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One Size Does Not Fit All for Business HR

Posted by Arthur MazorJoanne Stephane, and Gary Johnsen on January 4, 2018.

Across industries, organizations know that a “one-size-fits-all” approach doesn’t always hit the mark with their customers. Customers are increasingly expecting personalization in their interactions with the companies from which they buy products and services. Delivering a fit-for-purpose experience requires organizations to both understand customer needs and apply a collection of capabilities with specialized knowledge to truly deliver against customer needs.

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Embracing L&D’s evolving role: Less control, more influence

Posted by Dani Johnson and Jen Stempel on January 2, 2018.

In talking about and presenting BersinTM, Deloitte Consulting LLP’s latest research on High-Impact Learning Organizations (HILOs) over the past few months, we’ve seen real trepidation on the part of Learning & Development (L&D) professionals. Why? As it turns out, the research indicates that the majority of employee development is not under the direct influence of the L&D department. In fact, most of it is cultural and systemic in nature, leaving many of the more tactical, traditional practices of L&D less impactful than they may have been in the past.

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Human Capital DealMakers

HR M&A professionals connect and collaborate on human capital deal strategies

Posted by Danielle Feinblum, Matt Usdin, and Vivian Breaux on December 20, 2017.

As the role of HR in M&A transactions takes on greater importance, many HR M&A professionals find themselves challenged to increase their impact on deal value realization. A recent Deloitte M&A Institute event aimed to change that.

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