As the professional body for the people profession, the CIPD has a responsibility to lead the way in understanding and shaping the future of the people profession, setting it up for sustainable success in the future of work. Collaborative international research is a key part of understanding the future, which is why, over eight days in August 2020, people professionals from across the world came together for our hackathon to answer the question – what will the people profession look like in 2030?
Our research focused on the following areas:
- What are the external drivers of change and how will these impact the key trends in the world of work?
- What are the key trends expected to influence the world of work in the future?
- What do these trends mean for the skills and capabilities of people professionals and people teams looking ahead and where can the profession add value?
After carefully analysing your ideas and comments, and incorporating further insight from senior leader roundtables, we’ve identified five key trends that will drive change and shape the future.
This report shares the findings of this collaborative research and takes a deep dive into the trends. Alongside sharing insights from our hackathon and roundtables, we offer practice reflection points and next steps for people professionals to support them to thrive through the ever-changing world of work.
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