We are huge fans of an annual report by Deloitte Consulting LLP and Bersin called Global Human Capital Trends.

  • In 2014 the report Engaging the 21st-century workforce highlighted the need to engage the global, tech-savvy and demanding 21st-century workforce.
  • In 2015 the report Leading in the new world of work highlighted the fact that Millennials make up more than 50% of the workforce and that today’s workers are in global teams operating in a 24/7 environment.  Those workers could be employees, contractors, fixed term, full or part-time.  Technology is also driving change in working practices.  A challenge for those in human resources and those who manage.
  • In 2016 the report The new organisation: Different by design highlighted that the “new organisation” is built around highly empowered teams, driven by a new way of managing and led by younger, more globally diverse leaders.

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This got me thinking about how this is reflected in Cullen Scholefield.  We have always sought to engage our people and we have a diverse workforce made up of contractors, employees and associates who are all outcome driven.  My recent operation highlighted the importance of this as our annual business planning session went ahead without me, proving that our teams are empowered and engaged!

The 2016 report also talks about HR leaders having a mission to evolve from a “chief talent executive” to “chief employee experience officer”.  The report illustrates this well.

The need for organisations to be agile and customer focused via interconnected, flexible teams – I have been thinking about a honeycomb structure with a good manager in each cell.  Then even if you break off a piece of honeycomb you still have a solid structure, equally you can add on cells without weakening the structure.

The report also has a fascinating diagram showing the relationship between culture and engagement.

It is an excellent read!

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On another note we welcomed Persia Samandi to our team this week.   Persia is our Events Co-ordinator and will be taking responsibility for all our events in Sussex, London, Isle of Man, Gibraltar and the Middle East.  We are delighted to have her on board!!

Persia Samandi

Upcoming Circle of Peers dates:

April 5th Gibraltar 12:00 Circle of Peers Lunch & Discuss
April 6th Gibraltar 17:00 onwards Circle of Peers Casual Networking