The HR magazine, Personnel Today, 13 Sep 2005, cites a survey by Deloittes that indicates globally HR practitioners are most worried about attracting and retaining talent over the next few years (read the full story here – includes graphic summaries).
They state: “the most critical people management issues are attracting and retaining high-calibre workers…. Respondents identified a clear link between talent management and business performance. More than half (54%) believe talent issues have an impact on the overall productivity and efficiency of the organisation and 40% say that a lack of good people affects a firm’s ability to innovate…. Organisations now needed to be agile in turning this understanding into clear people strategies that will create attractive working environments.”
The focus of most company’s desire to retain talent, in this survey, seems to be increasing productivity and efficiency. The second major concern was innovation, followed by customer service.

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