Redrafting talent strategies for the uneven recovery
As 2012 begins to unfold, we can see that the hopes for a global economic recovery in 2010 gave way to a new wave of economic doubts throughout 2011. Many business leaders are recognizing the critical need to develop leaders to guide their organization in a new age of uncertainty. Many executives foresee leadership shortages in the year ahead and are looking at programs to accelerate leadership development within their companies. At the same time, given the stalled economy, many companies are seeking new sources of growth and are tailoring talent plans to address differing regional needs to support effective talent strategies and business operations.
To help shed light on how companies are adjusting to the demands of today’s uneven talent market, Deloitte launched Talent Edge 2020 — a longitudinal survey series conducted in collaboration with Forbes Insights. This January 2012 edition of Talent Edge 2020 builds from the findings of two earlier studies: the first from a December 2010 report on executive attitudes and the second from an April 2011 report on global employee attitudes and talent concerns.