According to Mercer’s 2019 Global Talent Trendsstudy, nearly two-thirds (65%) of executives in the United States predict significant disruption in the next three years, compared to 35% in 2018. As executives focus on making their organizations “future-fit”, significant human capital risks – including the ability to close the skills gap and overcome employee change fatigue – can impede transformation progress. Addressing these concerns is paramount, given that only 37% of executives rate their company’s ability to mitigate human capital risks as very effective.
“Over the last few years, organizations have moved from anticipation to action in preparing for the future of work. But they risk bewildering people with too much change, ignoring the values individuals admire, and inundating them with endless process,” said Ilya Bonic, President of Mercer’s Career business.