Leadership, engagement, change top 3 human capital challenges: Report

Interrelated trends expected to dominate HR agenda for next 5 years
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/20/2017

Three human capital challenges are expected to dominate the human resources agenda over the next five years — leadership development, employee engagement and the capacity to respond to change, according to the Conference Board of Canada.

And the three are interrelated. Without them, organizations will struggle to make the most of a slow economic and business investment climate, said its report HR Trends and Metrics, based on a survey of 150 Canadian organizations in 2016.

“Overall, the top HR priorities are aligned with these human capital challenges. But if HR is to respond effectively to change, it needs a sound evidence base, grounded in meaningful data and analysis, to inform all of its program design and delivery practices.”