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2018 Talent Shortage Survey

Solving the Talent Shortage Build, Buy, Borrow and Bridge In the digital age, technology is transforming how work gets done, creating new roles that require new skills. At the same time, organizations are increasing headcount in 42 of the 43 countries and territories that we survey and many markets are nearing full employment. As a result, talent shortages are more acute...

From C-Suite to Digital Suite

How to Lead Through Digital Transformation LEADING THROUGH DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION Digitization, data generation, automation, artificial intelligence, private cloud and public cloud, machine learning, Moore’s Law, Metcalfe’s Law and more. The impact of technology on organizations of every size and sector is infinite, and we know the pace of disruption is accelerating. By 2020, 30 percent of industry revenues will come from...

U.S. Financial Services Candidates

Inside the Heads of Job Seekers Beyond compensation, candidate motivations in the workforce differ based on personal values. For U.S. financial services candidates, however, the motivations are especially distinctive, if not altogether surprising. They follow the beat of their own drum and employers would be wise to understand what makes them tick on a deeper level if they want to...

U.S. Retail Candidate Preferences

Inside the Heads of Job Seekers It does not take an online retailer’s drone to deliver the message that the retail industry is undergoing seismic shifts in how people shop for and purchase products. Most retail employers are well aware that omnichannel retailing is quickly becoming the norm. During the first six months of 2017, the growth of online retailing has...

#GigResponsibly

The Rise of NextGen Work "Labor market dynamics are shifting rapidly: populations are aging and skills needs are changing faster than ever, driven by technological progress and globalization. The gap between the skills people have and those employers need is widening, polarizing workforces and populations around the world. Companies have to find talent from new sources and do more to...

Right Person, Wrong Role

When one person in five is in the wrong role, how can an effective Career Management strategy help your organization win? As the global talent shortage persists and new jobs are created as fast as others become extinct business success depends on organizations having an effective Career Management strategy in place to attract, engage and retain high performing individuals. Yet globally,...

Protecting your Organization in a Talent-Scarce Market

  Information Security Our international study of executives with hiring responsibility for IT employees across ten countries, confirms that UK businesses are among those at the leading edge of the wider trend, tapping into this attractive pool of talent. “As the gap between employer demand and available talent continues to widen, we are seeing more UK organisations using contractors as a...

Contingent Workforce Pricing Methodologies: Bill Rate vs Mark-up Pricing

Factors to Consider and Potential Benefits of Popular Alternatives Bill rates or mark-ups? This seemingly simple question has caused great consternation among staffing companies as well as human resources and procurement professionals over the last twenty years. As contingent staffing has grown into a $115+ billion industry, having the ideal pricing methodology in place within your organization has become imperative...

Work, for Me [Infographic]

Understanding Candidate Demand for Flexibility Workplace flexibility as a talent management policy is no longer an option; it is an essential practice that enables organizations to attract and develop skilled talent. The practice is rapidly becoming a win-win: reflective of employee and employer needs. According to the Alfred P. Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College, “As companies...

Inside the Heads of Job Seekers: U.S. IT Candidate Preferences [Infographic]

United States Information Technology Candidate Preferences Any human resources (HR) professional these days will tell you that there is a talent shortage in the U.S. information technology (IT) workforce. IT candidates represent one of today’s most competitive talent markets, and positions seeking specific skills and experience are the hardest to fill. Moreover, there is increasing preference for IT professionals who have...