Friday, March 04, 2011


IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


Bersin & Associates


TalentWatch®: First Quarter 2011 – Global Growth Creates a New War for Talent [March 2011]


[full-text, 40 pages]


This report is designed to help business and HR leaders understand the changing trends and benchmarks in acquiring, developing, and investing in talent across geographies and industries, with a focus on providing industry-specific, actionable findings.



Talent Takeaway 4

Introduction 6

1. Current Business Outlook 8

2. Business Outlook Next Six Months 10

3. Key Business Challenges 12

4. Key Strategy And Organizational Changes 14

5. Key Talent Challenges 16

6. Talent Acquisition: Staffing Needs Today 18

7. Talent Acquisition: Staffing Needs Over The Next Six Months 20

8. Talent Shortages: Job Roles 22

9. Talent Shortages: Impact On Business 23

10. Geographic Talent Needs 24

11. Talent Readiness: By Job Role 25

12. Talent Readiness: Top Leadership 26

13. Talent Readiness: Overall Ability To Execute 28

14. Talent Investments: Change In HR Budgets 29

15. Talent Investments: Change In L&D Budgets 30

16. Talent Investments: Top Three Talent Priorities 32

17. Talent Investments: Top HR Priorities 34

Conclusions 36

Demographics Of The TalentWatch® Research 37

Numbers At-A-Glance 39

About Us 40

About This Research 40

About Bersin & Associates TalentWatch® 40



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Institute for Workplace Studies 
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16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor             
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