Research and insights

In today's rapidly changing global economy people are an increasingly valuable source of sustainable competitive advantage. More than ever, organisations need to change if they are to attract, motivate, manage, develop and reward their people. Organisations that don't evolve risk losing their most valuable assets. PwC's research and insights take a critical look at the HR issues affecting companies and how sound policies can help businesses move ahead.

Winning The Fight for Female Talent - Inclusive Recruitment

March 07, 2017

In an effort to close the corporate gender gap, 78% of larger organisations are actively trying to hire more female talent. This report explores the methods that are having an impact.

The talent challenge: Harnessing the power of human skills in the machine age

February 27, 2017

The right mix of people and machines in the workplace - and the implications not only for business but for wider society - is the critical talent question of our age.

Global diversity and inclusion survey

January 17, 2017

We know that diversity is good for business. Organisations that invest in diversity report seeing a number of advantages, such as an increased ability to attract talent, greater innovation, and improved financial performance. But what does it take to build a Diversity and Inclusion programme that is able to realise these benefits, and which leading practices are actually being adopted by companies around the globe?

The implications of tax changes such as BEPS for Treasury

November 02, 2016

Sebastian di Paola, global Treasury Leader and Claire Howells, financial instruments and treasury director in PwC UK, discuss recent changes in tax, most notably the OECD’s initiative around Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS).

Find out how treasury is approaching an ever-increasing risk landscape

November 02, 2016

To support the treasury profession as it evolves and transitions to meet the demands of modern business, PwC has produced a series of short videos on hot topics today.

The power to perform: Human capital 2020 and beyond

October 20, 2016

Financial services is being transformed. How can you optimise your human capital today, while building for tomorrow?

Recent talent trends forcing strategic approaches: How enhanced mobility is at the core

September 16, 2016

How are leading organisations dealing with talent shortages in key parts of the world? Our PwC workforce planning, mobility and immigration specialists explain.

The PwC diversity journey

September 16, 2016

Find out how far we've come since we started our diversity journey 12 years ago.

Connecting the dots: how purpose can join up your business

September 16, 2016

There’s a big conversation going on in the world right now about organisational purpose. In this Pulse, developed in collaboration with LRN, we aim to get under the skin of what this actually means for the 275 CEOs we spoke to.

Podcast: PwC Inclusive Mobility: Moving Women with Purpose - taking a look in the Asia Pacific region (September 2016)

September 16, 2016

PwC Modern Mobility: Moving Women with Purpose research was released earlier this year and examines the gender gap in global mobility programs, the barriers to increased female mobiliy and the pipeline of female talent into leadership positions. Tune into our Inclusive Mobility podcast to hear our discussion and share insights on key findings from the survey.

The Importance of Continuing Education for Digital Leaders

August 16, 2016

Chris Curran provides three easy ways to boost your digital acumen (August 2016)

A Complete Guide To Self-Service Analytics

August 16, 2016

Rob Baldwin on How providing your team with basis data and analytics skills can unlock new source of value for businesses

19th Annual Global CEO Survey - Talent Strategy in an unpredictable world

May 16, 2016

Our 19th Annual Global CEO survey asked over 1,400 business leaders for their views. Issues around talent were high on the CEO agenda.

Women of the world

April 16, 2016

Aligning gender diversity and international mobility in Financial Services

Next Generation Survey 2016

April 11, 2016

The next generation of family business leaders are well prepared, confident, and above all they have great ambition – both for themselves and for their firms. 88% want to do something special with the business.

Blurred lines: How FinTech is shaping financial services

March 03, 2016

We estimate within the next 3-5 years, cumulative investment in FinTech globally could well exceed $150bn.

Moving women with purpose

March 02, 2016

Creating gender inclusive international mobility programmes

The Female Perspective

February 23, 2016

For this year’s Next Generation Survey 2016: The Female Perspective, we decided to look specifically at the women working in family businesses, and hoping - many of them – to take it over one day. What is their experience? Do their experiences differ from their male counterparts? What issues do they face? Do they have the ambition and support they need to succeed, and if not, what factors are holding them back?

Winning The Fight for Female Talent - Inclusive Recruitment

March 07, 2017

In an effort to close the corporate gender gap, 78% of larger organisations are actively trying to hire more female talent. This report explores the methods that are having an impact.

The talent challenge: Harnessing the power of human skills in the machine age

February 27, 2017

The right mix of people and machines in the workplace - and the implications not only for business but for wider society - is the critical talent question of our age.

Global diversity and inclusion survey

January 17, 2017

We know that diversity is good for business. Organisations that invest in diversity report seeing a number of advantages, such as an increased ability to attract talent, greater innovation, and improved financial performance. But what does it take to build a Diversity and Inclusion programme that is able to realise these benefits, and which leading practices are actually being adopted by companies around the globe?

The implications of tax changes such as BEPS for Treasury

November 02, 2016

Sebastian di Paola, global Treasury Leader and Claire Howells, financial instruments and treasury director in PwC UK, discuss recent changes in tax, most notably the OECD’s initiative around Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS).

Find out how treasury is approaching an ever-increasing risk landscape

November 02, 2016

To support the treasury profession as it evolves and transitions to meet the demands of modern business, PwC has produced a series of short videos on hot topics today.

The power to perform: Human capital 2020 and beyond

October 20, 2016

Financial services is being transformed. How can you optimise your human capital today, while building for tomorrow?

Recent talent trends forcing strategic approaches: How enhanced mobility is at the core

September 16, 2016

How are leading organisations dealing with talent shortages in key parts of the world? Our PwC workforce planning, mobility and immigration specialists explain.

The PwC diversity journey

September 16, 2016

Find out how far we've come since we started our diversity journey 12 years ago.

Connecting the dots: how purpose can join up your business

September 16, 2016

There’s a big conversation going on in the world right now about organisational purpose. In this Pulse, developed in collaboration with LRN, we aim to get under the skin of what this actually means for the 275 CEOs we spoke to.

Podcast: PwC Inclusive Mobility: Moving Women with Purpose - taking a look in the Asia Pacific region (September 2016)

September 16, 2016

PwC Modern Mobility: Moving Women with Purpose research was released earlier this year and examines the gender gap in global mobility programs, the barriers to increased female mobiliy and the pipeline of female talent into leadership positions. Tune into our Inclusive Mobility podcast to hear our discussion and share insights on key findings from the survey.

The Importance of Continuing Education for Digital Leaders

August 16, 2016

Chris Curran provides three easy ways to boost your digital acumen (August 2016)

A Complete Guide To Self-Service Analytics

August 16, 2016

Rob Baldwin on How providing your team with basis data and analytics skills can unlock new source of value for businesses

19th Annual Global CEO Survey - Talent Strategy in an unpredictable world

May 16, 2016

Our 19th Annual Global CEO survey asked over 1,400 business leaders for their views. Issues around talent were high on the CEO agenda.

Women of the world

April 16, 2016

Aligning gender diversity and international mobility in Financial Services

Next Generation Survey 2016

April 11, 2016

The next generation of family business leaders are well prepared, confident, and above all they have great ambition – both for themselves and for their firms. 88% want to do something special with the business.

Blurred lines: How FinTech is shaping financial services

March 03, 2016

We estimate within the next 3-5 years, cumulative investment in FinTech globally could well exceed $150bn.

Moving women with purpose

March 02, 2016

Creating gender inclusive international mobility programmes

The Female Perspective

February 23, 2016

For this year’s Next Generation Survey 2016: The Female Perspective, we decided to look specifically at the women working in family businesses, and hoping - many of them – to take it over one day. What is their experience? Do their experiences differ from their male counterparts? What issues do they face? Do they have the ambition and support they need to succeed, and if not, what factors are holding them back?

Global diversity and inclusion survey

January 17, 2017

We know that diversity is good for business. Organisations that invest in diversity report seeing a number of advantages, such as an increased ability to attract talent, greater innovation, and improved financial performance. But what does it take to build a Diversity and Inclusion programme that is able to realise these benefits, and which leading practices are actually being adopted by companies around the globe?

Recent talent trends forcing strategic approaches: How enhanced mobility is at the core

September 16, 2016

How are leading organisations dealing with talent shortages in key parts of the world? Our PwC workforce planning, mobility and immigration specialists explain.

Podcast: PwC Inclusive Mobility: Moving Women with Purpose - taking a look in the Asia Pacific region (September 2016)

September 16, 2016

PwC Modern Mobility: Moving Women with Purpose research was released earlier this year and examines the gender gap in global mobility programs, the barriers to increased female mobiliy and the pipeline of female talent into leadership positions. Tune into our Inclusive Mobility podcast to hear our discussion and share insights on key findings from the survey.

The Importance of Continuing Education for Digital Leaders

August 16, 2016

Chris Curran provides three easy ways to boost your digital acumen (August 2016)

A Complete Guide To Self-Service Analytics

August 16, 2016

Rob Baldwin on How providing your team with basis data and analytics skills can unlock new source of value for businesses

APEC New Global Worker Thought Leadership - Three principles for developing supra talent in Asia Pacific

November 21, 2015

Skilled people are on the move across Asia Pacific today in big numbers, from engineers to shipping channel pilots to nurses. In this report, prepared for business advisors to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), PwC takes a look at cross-border talented worker mobility.

What’s next for global mobility? The impact of megatrends

November 16, 2015

What’s next for global mobility? The impact of megatrends

Developing Global Mobility for the future

November 16, 2015

Developing Global Mobility for the future: Will your tax compliance strategy lead you there?

An HR Perspective

November 03, 2015

A study of full-time employees across industries and global regions to gain insight into these and related challenges and to illuminate the trends organizations are facing in their efforts to attract, retain, and activate engaged employees.

PwC Young Workers Index: How well are OECD economies developing the potential of their young people?

November 03, 2015

The global financial crisis and the subsequent prolonged periods of recession with sluggish growth led to a sharp rise in youth unemployment rates in many developed economies, but performance has varied considerably across countries. To get a handle on these variations we have compiled a new Young Workers Index that captures a broad range of indicators relating to the participation of young people in employment, education and training for 34 OECD countries over the period since 2006. Switzerland, Germany and Austria come out top of these rankings for 2014.

Golden Age Index – how well are countries harnessing the power of older workers?

June 24, 2015

Golden Age Index rates success of countries in harnessing economic power of older workers.

People strategy for the digital age: A new take on talent - 18th Annual Global CEO Survey

June 21, 2015

The digital revolution is reshaping the way we live our lives and the way we work. As business strategies undergo a fundamental re-think, so must organisations’ people strategies. A wholesale re-design of work is now required.

Why you can’t scare bankers into doing the right thing

June 15, 2015

Trying to stamp out bad behaviour in financial services is creating a climate of fear. And that risks breeding more unethical conduct, not less - exactly the opposite of what regulators, businesses and the public want. The threat of fines, bonus clawbacks or prison hasn’t halted a string of misselling and market-rigging scandals.

Digital talent: The most extraordinary computer of all

May 27, 2015

The role of people in the digital age.

The connected workforce is talking SMAC. Are you ready?

May 18, 2015

By combining four technologies--social, mobile, analytics, and cloud (SMAC)--leading companies are aspiring to become something new: "a connected workforce". To achieve a truly connected workforce, organizations need to do more than simply invest in and install SMAC technologies. The power for the organization lies in the ability of the connected workforce to combine SMAC in new ways that drive insight, spur innovation and create value. The impact can be significant--improving products and services, increasing operational efficiency and providing greater customer and employee engagement.

The most extraordinary technology of all

May 16, 2015

Organisations and their leaders are preoccupied with keeping up with the pace of digital change and terrified of being left behind. Forming a digital, and often technology-led roadmap, is now top of the business agenda. But can success really be down to machines and technology alone?

The hidden talent: 10 ways to identify and retain transformational leaders

May 07, 2015

In a world that is changing at an unprecedented pace, organisational transformation is crucial for survival – but harder than ever to execute successfully. All the more so since the leaders capable of such transformations are in extremely short supply. Latest research with Harthill Consulting in 2015 reveals that less than 10% of leaders today have the right skills to lead successful transformational change.

Trends in People Analytics - With excerpts from the 2015 PwC Saratoga Benchmarks

May 05, 2015

PwC’s Trends in People Analytics report highlights our recently published 2015 PwC Saratoga US benchmark data, as well as the implications for people analytics functions and key trends for consideration.

Winning The Fight for Female Talent - Inclusive Recruitment

March 07, 2017

In an effort to close the corporate gender gap, 78% of larger organisations are actively trying to hire more female talent. This report explores the methods that are having an impact.

The talent challenge: Harnessing the power of human skills in the machine age

February 27, 2017

The right mix of people and machines in the workplace - and the implications not only for business but for wider society - is the critical talent question of our age.

Global diversity and inclusion survey

January 17, 2017

We know that diversity is good for business. Organisations that invest in diversity report seeing a number of advantages, such as an increased ability to attract talent, greater innovation, and improved financial performance. But what does it take to build a Diversity and Inclusion programme that is able to realise these benefits, and which leading practices are actually being adopted by companies around the globe?

The implications of tax changes such as BEPS for Treasury

November 02, 2016

Sebastian di Paola, global Treasury Leader and Claire Howells, financial instruments and treasury director in PwC UK, discuss recent changes in tax, most notably the OECD’s initiative around Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS).

Find out how treasury is approaching an ever-increasing risk landscape

November 02, 2016

To support the treasury profession as it evolves and transitions to meet the demands of modern business, PwC has produced a series of short videos on hot topics today.

The power to perform: Human capital 2020 and beyond

October 20, 2016

Financial services is being transformed. How can you optimise your human capital today, while building for tomorrow?

Recent talent trends forcing strategic approaches: How enhanced mobility is at the core

September 16, 2016

How are leading organisations dealing with talent shortages in key parts of the world? Our PwC workforce planning, mobility and immigration specialists explain.

The PwC diversity journey

September 16, 2016

Find out how far we've come since we started our diversity journey 12 years ago.

Connecting the dots: how purpose can join up your business

September 16, 2016

There’s a big conversation going on in the world right now about organisational purpose. In this Pulse, developed in collaboration with LRN, we aim to get under the skin of what this actually means for the 275 CEOs we spoke to.

Podcast: PwC Inclusive Mobility: Moving Women with Purpose - taking a look in the Asia Pacific region (September 2016)

September 16, 2016

PwC Modern Mobility: Moving Women with Purpose research was released earlier this year and examines the gender gap in global mobility programs, the barriers to increased female mobiliy and the pipeline of female talent into leadership positions. Tune into our Inclusive Mobility podcast to hear our discussion and share insights on key findings from the survey.

The Importance of Continuing Education for Digital Leaders

August 16, 2016

Chris Curran provides three easy ways to boost your digital acumen (August 2016)

A Complete Guide To Self-Service Analytics

August 16, 2016

Rob Baldwin on How providing your team with basis data and analytics skills can unlock new source of value for businesses

19th Annual Global CEO Survey - Talent Strategy in an unpredictable world

May 16, 2016

Our 19th Annual Global CEO survey asked over 1,400 business leaders for their views. Issues around talent were high on the CEO agenda.

Women of the world

April 16, 2016

Aligning gender diversity and international mobility in Financial Services

Next Generation Survey 2016

April 11, 2016

The next generation of family business leaders are well prepared, confident, and above all they have great ambition – both for themselves and for their firms. 88% want to do something special with the business.

Blurred lines: How FinTech is shaping financial services

March 03, 2016

We estimate within the next 3-5 years, cumulative investment in FinTech globally could well exceed $150bn.

Moving women with purpose

March 02, 2016

Creating gender inclusive international mobility programmes

The Female Perspective

February 23, 2016

For this year’s Next Generation Survey 2016: The Female Perspective, we decided to look specifically at the women working in family businesses, and hoping - many of them – to take it over one day. What is their experience? Do their experiences differ from their male counterparts? What issues do they face? Do they have the ambition and support they need to succeed, and if not, what factors are holding them back?

Winning The Fight for Female Talent - Inclusive Recruitment

March 07, 2017

In an effort to close the corporate gender gap, 78% of larger organisations are actively trying to hire more female talent. This report explores the methods that are having an impact.

The talent challenge: Harnessing the power of human skills in the machine age

February 27, 2017

The right mix of people and machines in the workplace - and the implications not only for business but for wider society - is the critical talent question of our age.

Global diversity and inclusion survey

January 17, 2017

We know that diversity is good for business. Organisations that invest in diversity report seeing a number of advantages, such as an increased ability to attract talent, greater innovation, and improved financial performance. But what does it take to build a Diversity and Inclusion programme that is able to realise these benefits, and which leading practices are actually being adopted by companies around the globe?

The implications of tax changes such as BEPS for Treasury

November 02, 2016

Sebastian di Paola, global Treasury Leader and Claire Howells, financial instruments and treasury director in PwC UK, discuss recent changes in tax, most notably the OECD’s initiative around Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS).

Find out how treasury is approaching an ever-increasing risk landscape

November 02, 2016

To support the treasury profession as it evolves and transitions to meet the demands of modern business, PwC has produced a series of short videos on hot topics today.

The power to perform: Human capital 2020 and beyond

October 20, 2016

Financial services is being transformed. How can you optimise your human capital today, while building for tomorrow?

Recent talent trends forcing strategic approaches: How enhanced mobility is at the core

September 16, 2016

How are leading organisations dealing with talent shortages in key parts of the world? Our PwC workforce planning, mobility and immigration specialists explain.

The PwC diversity journey

September 16, 2016

Find out how far we've come since we started our diversity journey 12 years ago.

Connecting the dots: how purpose can join up your business

September 16, 2016

There’s a big conversation going on in the world right now about organisational purpose. In this Pulse, developed in collaboration with LRN, we aim to get under the skin of what this actually means for the 275 CEOs we spoke to.

Podcast: PwC Inclusive Mobility: Moving Women with Purpose - taking a look in the Asia Pacific region (September 2016)

September 16, 2016

PwC Modern Mobility: Moving Women with Purpose research was released earlier this year and examines the gender gap in global mobility programs, the barriers to increased female mobiliy and the pipeline of female talent into leadership positions. Tune into our Inclusive Mobility podcast to hear our discussion and share insights on key findings from the survey.

The Importance of Continuing Education for Digital Leaders

August 16, 2016

Chris Curran provides three easy ways to boost your digital acumen (August 2016)

A Complete Guide To Self-Service Analytics

August 16, 2016

Rob Baldwin on How providing your team with basis data and analytics skills can unlock new source of value for businesses

19th Annual Global CEO Survey - Talent Strategy in an unpredictable world

May 16, 2016

Our 19th Annual Global CEO survey asked over 1,400 business leaders for their views. Issues around talent were high on the CEO agenda.

Women of the world

April 16, 2016

Aligning gender diversity and international mobility in Financial Services

Next Generation Survey 2016

April 11, 2016

The next generation of family business leaders are well prepared, confident, and above all they have great ambition – both for themselves and for their firms. 88% want to do something special with the business.

Blurred lines: How FinTech is shaping financial services

March 03, 2016

We estimate within the next 3-5 years, cumulative investment in FinTech globally could well exceed $150bn.

Moving women with purpose

March 02, 2016

Creating gender inclusive international mobility programmes

The Female Perspective

February 23, 2016

For this year’s Next Generation Survey 2016: The Female Perspective, we decided to look specifically at the women working in family businesses, and hoping - many of them – to take it over one day. What is their experience? Do their experiences differ from their male counterparts? What issues do they face? Do they have the ambition and support they need to succeed, and if not, what factors are holding them back?

Winning The Fight for Female Talent - Inclusive Recruitment

March 07, 2017

In an effort to close the corporate gender gap, 78% of larger organisations are actively trying to hire more female talent. This report explores the methods that are having an impact.

The talent challenge: Harnessing the power of human skills in the machine age

February 27, 2017

The right mix of people and machines in the workplace - and the implications not only for business but for wider society - is the critical talent question of our age.

Global diversity and inclusion survey

January 17, 2017

We know that diversity is good for business. Organisations that invest in diversity report seeing a number of advantages, such as an increased ability to attract talent, greater innovation, and improved financial performance. But what does it take to build a Diversity and Inclusion programme that is able to realise these benefits, and which leading practices are actually being adopted by companies around the globe?

The implications of tax changes such as BEPS for Treasury

November 02, 2016

Sebastian di Paola, global Treasury Leader and Claire Howells, financial instruments and treasury director in PwC UK, discuss recent changes in tax, most notably the OECD’s initiative around Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS).

Find out how treasury is approaching an ever-increasing risk landscape

November 02, 2016

To support the treasury profession as it evolves and transitions to meet the demands of modern business, PwC has produced a series of short videos on hot topics today.

The power to perform: Human capital 2020 and beyond

October 20, 2016

Financial services is being transformed. How can you optimise your human capital today, while building for tomorrow?

Recent talent trends forcing strategic approaches: How enhanced mobility is at the core

September 16, 2016

How are leading organisations dealing with talent shortages in key parts of the world? Our PwC workforce planning, mobility and immigration specialists explain.

The PwC diversity journey

September 16, 2016

Find out how far we've come since we started our diversity journey 12 years ago.

Connecting the dots: how purpose can join up your business

September 16, 2016

There’s a big conversation going on in the world right now about organisational purpose. In this Pulse, developed in collaboration with LRN, we aim to get under the skin of what this actually means for the 275 CEOs we spoke to.

Podcast: PwC Inclusive Mobility: Moving Women with Purpose - taking a look in the Asia Pacific region (September 2016)

September 16, 2016

PwC Modern Mobility: Moving Women with Purpose research was released earlier this year and examines the gender gap in global mobility programs, the barriers to increased female mobiliy and the pipeline of female talent into leadership positions. Tune into our Inclusive Mobility podcast to hear our discussion and share insights on key findings from the survey.

The Importance of Continuing Education for Digital Leaders

August 16, 2016

Chris Curran provides three easy ways to boost your digital acumen (August 2016)

A Complete Guide To Self-Service Analytics

August 16, 2016

Rob Baldwin on How providing your team with basis data and analytics skills can unlock new source of value for businesses

19th Annual Global CEO Survey - Talent Strategy in an unpredictable world

May 16, 2016

Our 19th Annual Global CEO survey asked over 1,400 business leaders for their views. Issues around talent were high on the CEO agenda.

Women of the world

April 16, 2016

Aligning gender diversity and international mobility in Financial Services

Next Generation Survey 2016

April 11, 2016

The next generation of family business leaders are well prepared, confident, and above all they have great ambition – both for themselves and for their firms. 88% want to do something special with the business.

Blurred lines: How FinTech is shaping financial services

March 03, 2016

We estimate within the next 3-5 years, cumulative investment in FinTech globally could well exceed $150bn.

Moving women with purpose

March 02, 2016

Creating gender inclusive international mobility programmes

The Female Perspective

February 23, 2016

For this year’s Next Generation Survey 2016: The Female Perspective, we decided to look specifically at the women working in family businesses, and hoping - many of them – to take it over one day. What is their experience? Do their experiences differ from their male counterparts? What issues do they face? Do they have the ambition and support they need to succeed, and if not, what factors are holding them back?