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2017 HR Trends Report

Business professionals identify leading human capital practices for 2017. How will you adapt?


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  • This report captured input from 808 business professionals on their current human capital practices and performance.

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Your Challenge

  • It’s important to separate new and effective HR best practices from fads to help prioritize initiatives that will provide maximum impact for the organization.
  • You must develop a strategic plan that enables the organization to find, retain, and maximize the value of top talent to achieve organizational goals.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • HR strategy was the number one driver of overall HR effectiveness.
  • HR departments are implementing new engagement measures and initiatives which are linked with better engagement across their organizations.
  • Many of the new trends and practices identified involved HR expanding its capability in new areas (analytics, social media, and broader interaction with the business).

Impact and Result

  • Use the data and analysis from McLean & Company’s 2017 HR Trends Report to inform your HR strategic plan.
  • Understand which HR practices and trends are having the biggest impact on overall HR performance.
  • Benchmark your HR team’s effectiveness, priorities, and budgeting against other HR departments.

Research & Tools

1. Understand the top HR trends and priorities in 2017

Inform strategic plans and ensure best practices are being prioritized.

Guided Implementations

This guided implementation is a one call advisory process.

Call #1 - Identify which trends and practices should be a priority for your organization and discuss current practices that need to be modified.

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Module 1: Understand 2017 HR Trends

The Purpose


  • Current trends in HR.
  • Areas where organizations are demanding better performance from HR.
  • How you compare to your peers.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Gather information to inform your HR strategy.
  • Reveal areas where your organization is underperforming.
  • Gain understanding of practices which are driving change in HR.




Use the data and analysis from McLean & Company’s 2017 HR Trends Report to inform your HR strategic plan.

  • An understanding of the most impactful HR trends and practices.