The gaps are significant and numerous and they will become more acute. Organisations that fail to understand and address them will not be successful and may not survive. The time to address these gaps is now.
Our findings indicate employers now need to review and refresh their talent strategies in the face of the current local and global economic climate. Only those organisations which develop innovative talent strategies that are attractive to critical workforce segments will be able to take advantage of the growth opportunities ahead.
Our findings indicate employers now need to turn their minds to new strategies, and not rely on old tactics and outdated programmes, to allay a problem which represents a significant threat to growth prospects.