The top five HR growth issues in 2008, as indicated by survey responses, were all related to talent in one way or another:
- Employee retention (72%)
- Engagement (70%)
- Recruitment (64%)
- Development of high-potentials (64%)
- Succession planning (56%)
BOTTOMLINE: Regardless of economic landscapes, finding, orienting, engaging and retaining top people continues to be a top growth issue for companies of all sizes. Combine the newfound struggle swith cross-generational challenges (Gen X, Y, Millenials, etc.) - and you have a new demand that prior workforce managers have never quite had to deal with.