Attracting and retaining top talent is a major concern for every organization.
According to the Worldcom Confidence Index 2018, a recent global survey of high-level executives conducted by Worldcom Public Relations Group, 47 percent of U.S. CEOs see a lack of talent as the biggest threat to their future plans, and only 6 percent identified the available talent pool as a source of optimism.
Make employee engagement a priority
While we are enjoying a historically low unemployment rate, the flipside of that good economic news is that we are in a period of too many jobs and not enough workers, especially qualified workers.
As a consequence, 2018 is shaping up to be the Year of the Employee, with CEOs identifying employees as their second most important target audience—right after customers—and 20 percent of top executives putting employees first.