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

February 16, 2021 Mike 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

Mike Smith

With a 16-year career at Randstad, Mike Smith brings a wealth of experience in the talent acquisition industry to his role as Randstad Sourceright global CEO. Smith joined Randstad in January 2005 as a graduate recruitment executive and has since held various operational and leadership roles for Randstad including managing Randstad’s business operations in Australia, managing director for Southeast Asia, CEO of Randstad UK and managing director of Randstad Sourceright in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. An active driver of Randstad’s “tech and touch” strategy, in his role as CEO, Smith continues to elevate Randstad Sourceright's customer value propositions, seek out ongoing areas for differentiation and embed change through investment in business transformation technology.

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