Forward-thinking leaders of change or stuck-in-the-past resisters of change. Which phrase describes today’s human resources professionals? Serious HR practitioners aspire to the first description, but a new report warns that the profession is in need of an “extreme makeover” to ensure it can meet the engagement, leadership, development, and other challenges facing today’s workforce.
The Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2015 report assembles research that includes surveys and interviews with more than 3,300 business and HR leaders from 106 countries. The No. 1 challenge identified in this year’s report, released in March, is a lack of employee engagement, followed by leadership gaps, and a need to accelerate corporate learning. And to address those challenges, the report calls for a reinvention of HR.