Organisations are operating in a world where technological, economic and social change are driving the future of work, which is radically transforming the workplace. To help identify and manage this change, we facilitate an annual Global Human Capital Trends survey to know top trends for HR and business leaders around the world. This article complements the Deloitte 2019 Global Human Capital Trends Report, which surveyed over 10,000 respondents and highlights the results from three trends that are particularly topical and relevant to diversity and wellbeing.

In order to create value as a social enterprise in today’s dynamic and demanding environment, organisations must reinvent themselves with a human focus – on three fronts: the workforce, the organisation, and HR.

The Superjob
Managing alternative forms of employment has become critical for organisations that want to grow and access critical skills. This is undoubtedly going to create more diversity of skill and thought in the workplace and lends itself to a “superjob” concept.

Superjobs combine work and responsibilities from multiple traditional jobs, using both technology to augment and broaden the scope of work performed and involves a more complex set of domain, technical, and human skills. The complex pace of change affecting employees and organisations is blurring the line between work and life and there is often a gap in what employees value and what companies tend to offer.

From Employee to Human Experience
Increasing numbers of Irish organisations have intensified their focus on social responsibility programmes in recent years, invest¬ing time in building positive relationships not just with customers but also with local communities, regulators, and a variety of other stakeholders.

Organisational strategies need to consider both the employee and the human experience and invest in the social ecosys¬tem, starting with their own employees. The means pro¬viding a work environment that promotes longev¬ity and well-being focused not just on the career of each individual, but also on their physical, mental and financial well-being.

Opportunity for Organisations Embracing Diversity and Well-being
Organisations tend to overlook their largest potential source of talent – their own workforce and internal talent market. Thus, employees tend to move to other organisations for attractive opportunities and new roles. Hiring people with critical skills is highly competitive; workers who want to reinvent themselves do not necessarily want to leave their current employer; internal mobility can be a way to embed collaboration and agility into an organisation’s culture, which is one of the key attributes of becoming a true social enterprise. The shift toward flatter organisational models also creates a greater need for internal mobility. This also calls for a focus on embracing the diversity of the workforce and being mindful of employees’ interests and overall well-being.










Alison McIntyre
Alison is a Manager with Deloitte Consulting’s Human Capital Management Team, with over 5 years of experience supporting public and private sector clients. With a focus on organisational transformations, Alison has a wide-range of change management, learning and project management experience. Alison began her career as a Technology Analyst working with large-scale Federal Health clients in Washington, D.C before transitioning to Ireland in May 2018. Currently, Alison is leading a change and communications team for the largest cyber security programme in the EU.

Alison will share her expertise at PAI’s Annual HR Conference on 6th February 2020. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Building Inclusive Healthy Workplace Cultures – The Power of Well being and Diversity’.

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