Workplace Insight: investment in talent will drive market share gains.

July 24, 2020 Rebecca Henderson

New research from Randstad Sourceright suggests that organizations should invest in talent and create agile workforces to gain market share and overtake their competitors when the economy rebounds from the coronavirus crisis.

According to the company’s latest report, “Talent Trends, COVID-19 & the future of work,” nearly half (47%) of surveyed companies are spending more on predictive talent analytics this year to help predict needs within the business and fill skills gaps. Eighty-one percent (81%) of employers also believe that analytics are critical to their ability to attract talent.

“The only way to be able to thrive when crisis hits, and subsequently when things stabilize, is to be agile; agile in business strategy, workforce strategy, employee reskilling strategy and tech strategy,” said Rebecca Henderson, CEO of Randstad Global Businesses.

“That mindset applies both to organizations that faced unprecedented demand during the pandemic as well as companies whose business came to a grinding halt as the economy slowed.”

Read about additional strategies that companies can use to get ahead during uncertain times in Workplace Insight. You can also get your exclusive copy of “Talent Trends, COVID-19 & the future of work” to find out which HR trends are impacting organizations’ talent strategies now and in the months ahead.

About the Author

Rebecca Henderson

Rebecca Henderson is CEO of Randstad Global Businesses and executive board member of Randstad. In this core leadership role, Rebecca brings more than 20 years of experience in all facets of talent acquisition solutions and technology. With deep insights and progressive perspectives, Rebecca steers Randstad Global Business’ development to ensure human capital leaders can play a strategic role in driving growth locally, across regions and globally. Rebecca is a highly regarded leader in the talent management field and has been recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts in “The Global Power 100 Hall of Fame.”

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