HR Daily Advisor: strategic talent investment is a must.

August 17, 2020 Cindy Keaveney

How can companies emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis? Invest in talent and build an agile workforce, according to Randstad Sourceright’s recent Talent Trends report.

“Companies will have to prepare their workforces to adapt to unpredictable market conditions in the future,” said Cindy Keaveney, chief people officer at Randstad Sourceright. “To do so will require embracing HR technologies that provide greater insight and the flexibility to deploy talent quickly based on demand and market factors.”

Data and technology are critical to helping companies predict business needs and fill skills gaps quickly. That’s why 47% of human capital leaders report plans to spend more on predictive talent analytics this year.

Apart from building a data-driven talent strategy, organizations are also keen to enhance talent experience to ensure that they can acquire the in-demand skills that will drive business growth. Forty-nine percent (49%) of companies report investing in candidate assessment tools and half are buying candidate relationship management (CRM) platforms.

Read the full article in HR Daily Advisor to find out what other strategies employers can use to get ahead of the competition. You can also learn more in your exclusive copy of the research, “Talent Trends, COVID-19 & the future of work.

about the author

Cindy Keaveney

Cindy Keaveney is a leading business and human capital executive with more than 30 years of experience transforming organizations by building high-performing teams that produce profitable growth, develop industry-leading products and create corporate strategies in complex, changing environments. As the leader of Randstad Sourceright’s global HR team, Cindy ensures that the best strategies are in place to deliver a stand-out talent experience for all of our people. This encompasses driving best practices and new approaches when it comes to talent acquisition, talent management, engagement and development, and further enabling cross-cultural collaboration and talent mobilization.

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