speed, agility, endurance: are you fit for talent?

January 27, 2016

The 2016 Talent Trends Report uncovers strategies to overcome hiring challenges, leverage analytics and attract and retain the best talent. The survey results in the report provides a holistic view of how organizations around the world deploy talent, the challenges they face and the solutions that help them to keep moving forward. In our second annual survey we take an indepth look at the top 30 trends impacting workforce decision makers today.

In the 2016 Randstad Sourceright Talent Trends Report, you'll learn why:

  • Talent scarcity is changing business priorities
  • Technology is re-shaping how we approach talent
  • Employer brand is a now a priority in attracting all types of talent
  • The flexible workforce is now a key to success

Key findings include:

Overall, 85 percent of respondents believe an integrated talent management approach in which workforce planning encompasses all types of talent, permanent and contingent alike, will enhance the resources their businesses need to drive growth.

The use of talent and workforce analytics continues to increase, with 73 percent using this data to create more efficient workforce planning, 63 percent for more accurate mapping and addressing of skills gaps and 56 percent to clearly identify high-potential employees for development.

When asked about the biggest trends impacting the future of work in the next 5 to 10 years, the top responses were the need to create greater flexible working options to attract mobile talent (85 percent), the ability to analyze internal and external employee data to source and retain talent (78 percent) and the challenge of keeping pace with evolving technology to enhance workforce productivity and performance (74 percent).

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about the Randstad Sourceright Talent Trends Report

The Randstad Sourceright 2016 Talent Trends Report includes survey results from nearly 400 HR and Procurement leaders, insight from experts around the world, a talent “fitness” checklist and a snapshot of the 30 key trends. From the rise of gig workers to breaking down the traditional talent silos, we cover the big issues shaping workforce strategy today.

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