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2016 HR Trends: Bridging the Gap Between Employers and Employees

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2016 HR Trends: Bridging the Gap Between Employers and Employees

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Automation, robotics and machine learning will impact the world of work, but only 49% of HR leaders are preparing for that. A staggering 93% of executives will make some sort of change to their organization design in the next two years, and flexible working is gaining currency in the competition for talent. Companies are evolving every day, constantly adjusting their structures and cultures. How are you keeping up with these trends and drive change in your organization?

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The 2016 Mercer Global Talent Trends Study examines how organizations are reacting to emerging HR trends. We asked employers and employees what really matters in the workplace, what skills are in demand, and how they are preparing to take on future challenges.  

The study takes on questions like:

  • How can HR become a strategic partner to the business?
  • What steps should organizations take to better retain talent and build a leak-proof leadership pipeline? 

We summarize the top 3 workforce trends and top 5 priorities for HR to consider in this infographic.

Click on the image above to see the entire infographic, with a summary of three major trends and five main priorities for HR to consider based on employee and employer responses.

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The 2016 Mercer Global Talent Trends Study examines how the changing landscape impacts today’s workforce, and how organizations are responding. We asked over 1,730 employers and 4,500 employees what really matters in the workplace, what skills are in demand, and how they are building their capabilities – individually and organizationally – to take on future challenges. 

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