WorldatWork: enhancing the workplace experience is a 2018 priority.

February 9, 2018 Rebecca Henderson

Record low unemployment, greater business confidence and concerns about talent scarcity: it all adds up to an environment in which employers are committed to enhancing their workplaces to attract and retain top talent.

According to Randstad Sourceright’s global 2018 Talent Trends research, over half of the 800 C-suite and human capital leaders surveyed plan to invest in creating a more desirable workplace experience. That means focusing on advanced technologies, improved hiring processes and on-site amenities.

It also means changing how employers classify and source talent. In fact, Randstad Sourceright found that at least 25% of companies are shifting traditional full-time roles to temporary or freelance status. The vast majority (76%) also believe the right person for a role may be an employee, contractor or contingent worker and could come from anywhere in the world.

“At the end of the day, companies faced with a tight labor market must pursue a multi-pronged hiring strategy that incentivizes top performing employees, while attracting hard-to-find talent,” said Rebecca Henderson, CEO of Randstad Sourceright. "By implementing an integrated talent approach, companies can improve their workforce agility, retain top employees and increase their employer value proposition to better manage talent and drive overall business growth.”

Want to know more about what your peers are prioritizing this year? Read the article and then download the full 2018 Talent Trends Report for more exclusive insights from Randstad Sourceright.

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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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