Talent Management: The Next Wave

23 February 2015

This latest white paper explores emerging trends in managing talent based on the feedback of more than 500 employers and employees across Australia and New Zealand, and provides practical recommendations on effective talent management in an environment increasingly characterised by change.

Finding 1. One in three employers believe there is an inverse relationship between flexible work arrangements and productivity.
Flexible work arrangements are here to stay – our respondents across all generations told us that a 9 to 5, office or site based role no longer holds appeal. Employers need to balance the flexibility expectation of their talent, with the need to ensure productivity is not a casualty.
Finding 2. 72% of CEOs cite availability of key skills as the biggest threat to their business growth. Today’s businesses have emerged from economic uncertainty with a leaner workforce and a greater reliance on their best people. Employees are more willing to change jobs as businesses compete for talented individuals and high performers. Meanwhile, organisations that do not have a clear strategy to attract and retain key skills will lose out.

Finding 3. While 69% of employers think they effectively maintain OHS standards for offsite employees, almost half of their employees disagree. Ensuring the safety of all employees – whether working on their employer’s premises or at an offsite location – is both a legal and moral necessity. A strong safety culture, underpinned by effective training, compliance processes and the ability to objectively assess an employee’s risk taking propensity, is increasingly important as workforces become more distributed.

For a copy of the full report: Talent Management The New Wave contact Carol Dallimore here

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