Transforming HR, war for talent top HR trends: Survey

Employers looking for quantifiable, sustainable results
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/18/2013

Transforming HR to meet new business priorities and developing talent are the top trends shaping HR’s agenda in Canada, according to a global survey.

There is a need to shift away from the basics of HR operations and employee relations to build leadership and talent solutions and “break the cycle of ineffective programs that fail to focus on direct organizational benefits or solve business problems,” said Resetting Horizons: Human Capital Trends 2013 by Deloitte, based on a survey of more than 1,300 people in 59 countries (including 82 in Canada).

“The danger is that if HR is not at the strategic table now, it will find it hard to get there if transformation doesn’t occur.”