In the global economy, a sense of optimism has returned. Or has it? Many corporations are recording record quarterly earnings. On the other hand, net job creation remains minimal. In the U.S., stock market indices have risen for two straight years to levels last seen around the time of Lehman Brothers’ 2008 collapse. At the same time, gold is surging as a hedge against economic turmoil. One day, a company like Starbucks announces plans to double its growth rate, particularly in China. The next day, fears of a China growth slowdown roil global markets. Domestic unemployment remains very high yet, while at the same time, companies report talent shortages in their most mission-critical skills.
What does this era of contradictions require of talent managers as they ponder talent acquisition, development, engagement, and retention? What tactics and technological developments will be front-of-mind for enabling a total workforce agile enough to aggressively act on growth opportunities yet compact enough to allow for cost management? This webcast will offer the cautiously optimistic talent executive a window into a future that remains clouded in contradictions.