Strategy, learning key to future workforce success: Global survey

But is human resources up to the task?
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/15/2014

When it comes to the workplace five years from now, employers — and human resources in particular — are going to have to make improvements when it comes to issues such as strategic workforce planning, generational differences and leadership and skills gaps, according to a global survey from Oxford Economics.

“These numbers are about the aggregated human sentiment of thousands of people,” said Ed Cone, managing editor and senior analyst for Oxford Economics’ thought leadership team in New York. “That can get a little messy but that messiness is what makes the HR function so powerful and it’s also what makes it kind of hard sometimes.”