from the Turning Good People Into Top Talent blog series.
Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2015, which surveyed more than 3,300 organizations around the world, found that employee engagement and retention is the #1 issue facing companies today.
Some 87 percent of study participants cite culture and engagement as one of their top challenges, and 50 percent say the problem is “very important” — double the 2014 percentage.
A spokesman for Deloitte said that in all the years they have done this kind of research, this is the first time that this issue has been so great.
This means that for any midsize or large company today, the focus must be on building an attractive culture, improving the employment brand and making the company a great place to work; otherwise they are going to find it difficult to attract great people.
Deloitte went on to say that attracting engineers, software professionals, life scientists or energy engineers is an even greater problem.
The study also noted that zero percent of HR and business leaders have an adequate program to measure and improve engagement.
However, the study also found that the strength of an organization’s learning programs is one of the characteristics of some of the most highly engaged organizations.
Thus, the biggest weapon you can have in this war for talent is your learning organization.
This is an ideal time to examine your learning programs to assure their effectiveness and to prepare to win the war for the talent you will need to thrive.
The Talent Management Institute provides cost-effective solutions to increase selection, alignment and development of top talent.
Bob Moore, CMC,
Managing Principal, Talent Management Institute
“Turning Good People Into Top Talent”