Key trends in human capital 2012: A global perspective

10 October 2012

We are delighted to invite you to our forthcoming webcast where we will discuss key human capital trends, what it means for businesses and how your organisation can get ahead.

PwC has launched its 'Key Trends in Human Capital 2012' report which is based on data from over 2,400 organisations in over 50 countries.  The advancements in data collection and analysis are an enormous opportunity for improved decision-making, and in our new report we look at the key workforce trends from around the world using data from PwC's Saratoga benchmarking database.

The Key Trends report reveals an increase in per employee costs due largely to companies cutting back on their recruitment of lower grade employees during the downturn; productivity levels saw a sharp drop in 2011 following a period of relative stability between 2006 and 2010. 

Per employee costs have jumped 16% since 2009, to around $55,000 in 2011. Ongoing economic turbulence has served to magnify the contrasts between economies and employment markets around the world. Western Europe - and, for the first time, parts of Central and Eastern Europe - have felt the impact of the global financial crisis and seen productivity fall.

Asia, by contrast, has continued to grow. When existing demographic trends are added to the mix, it's clear that multinational organisations are facing sharply contrasting human capital challenges from region to region.

To download a copy of the report further information click on the link below:

Webcast details and how to attend

We will be live from 15:00 (BST) on Wednesday 24th October 2012.

The webcast will provide you with a global perspective of Key Trends from our latest report with insights from our subject matter experts.

Richard Phelps - Global HR Management Network leader. Richard founded the Saratoga business in Europe and is an expert in the Human Capital area. He has over 20 years of consulting experience across North America, Europe and Asia and regularly writes business articles for leading business periodicals and frequently speaks at leading international conferences.

Scott Pollak - Partner, PwC Saratoga US. Scott has more than 20 years of measurement, research and benchmarking experience and will share key trends and insight from the US. Scott is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences on the topic of workforce measurement.

Abu Amin - Senior Manager, PwC Saratoga. Abu has recently returned to PwC UK from Singapore, where he led Saratoga's Asia-Pacific regional centre. He will share his insights on the latest developments from the region.

Jonathan Moses - Senior Manager, PwC Saratoga UK. Jonathan has 15 years of experience in workforce measurement and in addition to focus on the European market works across Saratoga's Global Network of more than 50 territories.

Throughout the webcast we will be running some poll questions for you to take part in,  your answers will be discussed and outputs shared.

The webcast will last approximately 30 minutes and you will have the opportunity to put your questions to our specialists during the webcast.

To view the webcast, please contact for a link to the webinar.

Graham Ward-Thompson
Partner, Human Resource Services - Reward
Direct line: 0113 289 4919


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