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The talent to win

Global megatrends are escalating the war for top talent and reshaping business as we know it. To stay ahead, organizations are innovating at warp speed. The problem is, in most organizations business innovation dramatically outpaces talent innovation. And when your business strategy and talent strategy are out of sync, you can't drive top business performance. By creating talent innovations that accelerate your top business goals and integrating them throughout your entire organization, you will establish talent as a strategic advantage.

The connected workforce is talking SMAC. Are you ready?

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.

Building Enterprise Agility

In our fast-moving world, the winners will be companies that can sense change and respond accordingly. Companies striving to become agile must think in terms of three kinds of drivers of change: the “operating environment” that might radically reshape their business environment; “strategic responsiveness” or the soft levers they can pull in response; and the “organizational flexibility” that invariably affects their capacity to respond quickly. PwC has identified four key attributes for executives to consider. Becoming an agile enterprise is an ongoing process - Is your business prepared?

Moving HR to the Cloud? Navigate key barriers to boost success

PwC’s 2014 HR Technology Survey provides insight into key issues facing today’s HR business and technology leaders. While the shift from on premise Human Capital Management (“HCM”) to cloud HCM based applications is a significant trend, many HR business and technology leaders are finding the move requires a transformational mind-set – one that many seem to undervalue and oversimplify. We discuss the major trends driving HR cloud adoption, common barriers encountered along the way, and considerations for success.

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