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Driving the talent agenda in a “re-set” economy
As companies worldwide struggle to move beyond the recession of 2009, savvy business leaders are adjusting their talent strategies to meet the shifting demands characterised as the “new normal.” Many executives have recognised that the forces shaping future talent needs continued to accelerate during the downturn and now require new and innovative talent strategies to position their companies for success.
High unemployment rates have not created the talent surplus many would have predicted. On the contrary, many executives are predicting talent shortages across key business units. In reality the impact of the recession still permeates corporate strategies and talent priorities.
Having survived the recession, the temptation may be strong to return to the earlier talent strategies that served companies well prior to the downturn. However, a growing number of leaders and talent managers have realised the need to rethink their strategies and improve their efforts in key areas.