Report: Talent is Critical to Driving Organizational Value

A recent survey finds that creating value means focusing on building a "nimble" workforce.
By: | January 23, 2019 • 2 min read
driving organizational value

Looking to create value within your organization? Then it’s probably time to turn to talent.

According to the 2019 Talent Trends report just released by Randstad Sourceright, the growing global economy and other factors are causing business leaders to increasingly see talent as the key to value creation.


Specifically, the report found that 800 HR C-suite and HR leaders and 1,700 professionals surveyed across 17 countries say their role in building nimble workforces and constructing holistic talent models is more critical than ever. Also, 83 percent believe their goal is to have a measurable impact on their business’ performance, up from 57 percent in 2016. Also, 80 percent of talent leaders say their recruitment strategy is more about value creation than cost savings.

“If your organization is not able to attract, develop and retain new skills, it will almost certainly fall behind,” says Rebecca Henderson, CEO of Randstad Sourceright. “Whether through data insights, research or customer engagement, human capital leaders are in the driver’s seat to deliver these skills and accelerate growth and market share.”

By adopting a so-called “total talent” approach, Henderson says, employers aren’t just filling jobs, but thinking about how to best get the work done through traditional and non-traditional means. Talent scarcity, the widening skills gap, and better access to technology and data are driving the shift towards a more integrated approach to workforce planning.