Current Initiatives

Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI) aims to develop the latest thinking on talent, human capital, and leadership in Asia. Ongoing research maps with the institute’s three key areas of focus – developing global leaders with better understanding of Asia, developing Asian executives with the ability to lead on a global stage, and improving the level of strategic HR capability in Singapore.

Ongoing global talent research includes the 2015 edition of Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), developed in partnership with INSEAD and Adecco. GTCI aims to benchmark over 100 countries on their talent attractiveness drivers (the study will be launched towards the end of 2015). HCLI is also partnering with the University of Michigan and the RBL Group on the Global Human Resource Competency Survey (HRCS). The survey aims to benchmark HR competencies of organizations across the globe. It will hopefully help HR organizations identify their areas of strength and development (to be launched in September 2015).

Ongoing pan-Asia research includes the Leadership Mosaics in Asia platform that aims to unpack attributes that differentiate business leaders coming out of key Asian countries. The research platform will identify areas that leaders need to focus on and HR needs to be aware of as in-country business executives move from one country to the other, or as they move from in-country roles to regional roles (to be launched in early 2016).

Ongoing Singapore talent/leadership research will include the HR Leadership Stall Points study that aims to identify steps incumbent HR leaders and organizations need to take to develop a stronger HR leadership succession pipeline in Singapore/region (to be launched in July 2015); and the Future of Talent in Singapore research, which will bring CIPD and HCLI research teams together to employ the Delphi technique to develop a futuristic view on talent in Singapore.