Managing talent: globally and locally

Frances Wilson, Liza Howe-Walsh

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    According to HR professionals responding to a recent survey published by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), in cooperation with European Association for Personnel Management (EAPM) managing talent is the most challenging issue facing employers in Europe going forward to 2015, (Strack et al: 2007). Three other key issues are managing demographics, managing globalisation and improving leadership development. In a global world, there are significant resourcing challenges facing employers. In some cases this has blurred the boundaries between those responsible for resourcing international assignments and those dealing with domestic resourcing, because many organisations are sourcing and deploying talent on a global basis. The drivers for international recruitment are skills shortages and a desire to make workplaces more diverse, thereby capitalising on the differential behaviours and competencies which this can bring. Many multi-national organisations are therefore working hard to design a resourcing strategy that reflects the overarching international resourcing needs of the business and attract a diverse workforce. In addition, non-global organisations, which are less concerned about mobility across nations, are more focused on the need to recruit good people to UK based organisations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)8-10
    Number of pages3
    JournalHR Bulletin: Research and Practice
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007


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