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HR Trends Report 2024

What HR trends are making waves in 2024?

  • The rate of change in the external environment continues to accelerate.
  • HR is caught between the need to manage the change facing the workforce and adapting to the change it is faced with itself.
  • Innovation on the cusp of becoming a top priority and the need to control labor costs is now a top-three priority.
  • In 2024 and beyond, HR will be challenged by the tension between the need to adapt and innovate and the need to control costs.

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Critical Insight

  • The recognition of HR’s strategic leadership has never been stronger. Yet capacity continues to be a major obstacle and HR professionals’ levels of stress have increased dramatically year over year.
  • Leadership skills are a key opportunity for investment and development among all employee groups.
  • A more systematic and intentional approach is needed for organizations to improve employees’ perceptions of their cumulative lived experiences with the organization.
  • The return-to-office (RTO) question is far from settled. Cutting through the noise is a challenge for organizations that want to take a data-driven approach to their working arrangements.

Impact and Result

  • Discover the four trends defining HR’s path in 2024: HR in 2024: An Era of Change, Rethinking the Approach to Skills, Delivering on the Employee Experience, and Flexibility Beyond Remote Work
  • Understand where best to use limited resources by using the data and analysis from McLean & Company’s HR Trends Report 2024 to inform your HR strategic plan in areas like employee engagement, learning and development, technology, and more.
  • Understand which HR practices and trends have the biggest impact on organizational performance, workforce productivity, HR effectiveness, and more.

HR Trends Report 2024 Research & Tools

1. Prepare for key trends shaping the future of HR in 2024

Inform HR strategic plans and prioritize best practices.

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