The goals of the survey were to understand the following:
“Thanks to our clients across the globe for participating in this annual effort to gain insight into the future of work,” said Scott Miles, Managing Partner of the Miles LeHane Companies, an OI Global Partner. “Once again, the results are fascinating. In every part of the world, organizations share common challenges and risks and they have found a variety of solutions to manage the evolving work landscape.”
Among the key findings of the survey, respondents indicated that collaboration has eclipsed leadership agility as the skill they most value in employees.
Talent managers say that adapting to change is the biggest people challenge their organizations face, followed by attracting and hiring new talent. Retaining key talent is third on the list. “OIGP’s recruitment and staffing sectors are busy in most of our markets,” noted Mr. Miles, “consistent with these survey results.”
“The same five people challenges have occupied the attention of organizations each year we have conducted this survey; they have just traded places,” commented Mr. Miles.
“These survey results underscore the observation that what we do is in high demand,” Mr. Miles continued. “Whether you need assistance to bring new talent on board, coach them to improve performance and retention, or transition employees out of your organization, our HR consulting services will extend and enhance your brand.”
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