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Talent Edge New Zealand 2012

A paradox of scarcity amidst plenty


Talent Edge As we move further into 2012, the global economic outlook remains murky – deficits in the US, potential defaults in the EU, slower growth in parts of Asia – so business leaders in New Zealand are increasingly challenged to steer their organisations through un-charted waters.

In the face of this complex and uncertain environment, it would be easy to conclude that people, employees, are viewed as expensive and expendable. Is this the case? Certainly not!

To gain insight into talent needs, talent outlook, and talent strategies, Deloitte conducted its second annual online survey of businesses in New Zealand in November 2011. There were 290 responses to the survey, representing a broad cross section of industries and organisation sizes. 

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.

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