Human Capital Research

Oxford Strategic Consulting provides advanced thinking and robust research on the next generation of HR and people management issues. We then equip clients with the strategic thinking and tools needed to succeed in an uncertain future and maximise the potential of their talent.

Human Capital Futures

New insights and techniques to address the changing nature of work and workers

The world of work is changing fast, and this transformation affects the ‘who, how and why’ of Human Capital Management. Therefore, leading organisations ask OSC to tackle complex issues concerning leadership, manpower planning, well-being, training and development and employee engagement.

OSC helps clients to identify the latest trends, to forecast ‘where next’, to benchmark against market leaders and to identify the new techniques and technologies they need to maximise the effectiveness of their current and future workforce.

Our recent research report with Henley Business School examined key trends in employment models and how business leaders can maximise new opportunities.

Strategic Talent 

Defining and finding key talent for today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities

Leading organisations constantly search for the talent that will differentiate them tomorrow as well as the best talent to serve today’s needs. OSC is regularly hired to address strategic talent questions for corporations, government departments and nations.

Our detailed knowledge of global labour markets, understanding of regional socio-political environments and our ability to rapidly engage with each client’s strategic priorities allows us to identify strategic talent needs, map global talent availability and define future trends.

    • Global Talent Mapping
    • Identifying Talent Locations & Hubs
    • Labour Market Analysis and Forecasts
    • Differentiating Strategic Capabilities
    • Analysing global talent availability and identifying industry trends for a British multinational automotive company
    • Identifying ‘Differentiating Strategic Capabilities’ for a leading healthcare company in Saudi Arabia
    • Defining key national capabilities and human capital potential for a Gulf government entity
  • OSC partnered with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) on their “Learning to Lead: The Digital Potential” report, which investigated global leadership training and the related roles of digital and blended learning. The report found that most leadership training remained based on traditional methods with digital simply being used to dump content, save time and minimise costs.  The true potential of digital platforms such as smart phones was not being exploited, especially in relation to informal self-directed learning. This presents an enormous challenge and an enormous opportunity. As a result, OSC developed the iLeader app to showcase how these technologies could be used effectively and to provide immediate, practical help for first-line leaders in particular.

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