Workforce strategy not a priority among global companies: Survey

78 per cent lack fully implemented strategy
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 09/27/2012

While flexible workforce models and long-term HR planning are needed to win today's wars for hard-to-find skilled talent, 78 per cent of employers either lack a workforce strategy or struggle to implement one, according to a ManpowerGroup global survey.

"All companies, large and small, need a workforce strategy to succeed in the human age," said Owen Sullivan, ManpowerGroup president of specialty brands. "Without a strategy for structuring flexible work models, it's impossible to adjust to fluctuating demand for products and services. Winning companies are able to identify and recruit the right mix of part-time, full-time and skilled talent to meet real-time and future needs."

Globally, only 38 per cent of the respondents regard HR as a full business partner, found the survey.

"For any growing employer and economy to thrive in the human age — an era marked by increasingly scarce skilled talent — employers will require direct and immediate access to talent through contemporary work models," said Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup president of the Americas.

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