HRD Pulse Survey 2019

Our survey of over 80 leaders in human resource management reveals the importance of aligning workforce strategy to business goals. Providing a sense of purpose and a great people experience will be vital to attracting and retaining key talent.

Building the workforce of the future

The workforce is evolving rapidly and having the right people with the right capabilities will be integral to the future success of organisations. It is essential that organisations conduct strategic workforce planning to help them innovate and grow while leveraging talent and building a robust and collaborative culture.

The 2019 HRD survey captures HR leader’s views on the key priorities for the year ahead, as well as the challenges and opportunities their organisations are facing.

“Strategic workforce planning has a significant impact on ensuring long-term organisational success as it provides business leaders with robust data to recognise workforce risks before they impact business objectives”

PwC HRD Pulse Survey 2019

Explore the survey themes

85% of HR leaders said attracting and retaining key talent will be their top challenge in 2019.

26% currently have a data analytics capability embedded within their HR function.

66% of HR leaders said it is a priority to create shared values in terms of organisation culture and mission.

40% of HR leaders use strategic workforce planning to identify the skills needed for their future plans.

86% of HR leaders have made or are planning to change their reward elements in 2019.

40% of HR leaders are concerned about the impact of Brexit on employee mobility.

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