SIA: finding the right talent remains a challenge for 40%.

February 16, 2021 Michael Smith

Although millions of people around the world are looking for work, finding appropriately skilled talent still remains elusive. That was a key takeaway from Randstad Sourceright’s 2021 Talent Trends research.

“... despite this large talent pool of available workers, employers continue to face a growing skills gap that has been exacerbated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” says Mike Smith, global CEO of Randstad Sourceright.

Forty percent (40%) of C-suite and human capital leaders agree that talent scarcity is a real challenge to their business, particularly in IT (40%) and HR (28%) roles. The survey also finds that 20% of employers have made new investments in talent analytics during the pandemic to gain better visibility into their workforces. The majority (90%) will keep talent analytics in the budget going forward.

Read more in Staffing Industry Analysts to learn on which areas human capital leaders are focusing in 2021. You can also get your exclusive copy of the 2021 Talent Trends Report, “Rewrite your talent strategy playbook during extraordinary times,” for this year’s top workforce management trends.

About the Author

Michael Smith

Michael (managing director, EMEA) brings to Randstad Sourceright 13 years of experience across various operational and leadership roles for Randstad in Australia and Asia, working with teams across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong to create market winning positions. Moving to Amsterdam to lead our operations in Europe, Michael is well-known as an active driver of Randstad’s “tech & touch” strategy to drive customer engagement and business outcomes.

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