Hackathon highlights

That’s a wrap for the People Profession 2030 Hackathon! 

We kick-started week 1 (10-13 August) by asking what you thought the future might hold. After exploring the key themes impacting the world of work, we wrapped up the week by inviting you to predict further disruptive drivers and external factors influencing change over the next decade. Four trends emerged as having a particularly profound impact on the future world of work:

  1. Diversity, inclusion and changing demographics

  2. Changing employment relationships

  3. Internal change: organisational models and structures

  4. Digital transformation.

These trends - as well as the key thoughts and ideas discussed in week 1 - influenced the challenges set in week 2 (17-20 August), where we focused on how these trends will influence the profession, as well as the more practical considerations people professionals need to take into account: 

  • Skills and capabilities

  • People teams and functions

  • The value add of the people profession

  • What you think employment will look like in 2030. 

Our facilitators worked day and night to dig deeper into your responses, covering Asia, Middle East and UK/Europe time zones. You can explore a summary of responses from each day of the Hackathon below. 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Thank you to all participants who took part over the course of the Hackathon! After carefully analysing your ideas and comments, and incorporating further insight from senior leader roundtables, we identified five key trends that will drive change and shape the future. 

Our People Profession 2030 report shares the findings of this collaborative research and takes a deep dive into the trends. Alongside sharing insights from our hackathon and roundtables, we offer practice reflection points and next steps for people professionals to support them to thrive through the ever-changing world of work.