With all the talk of Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence and Disruption, it can be easy to forget that all of these strategies require people to implement them. And highly skilled people at that.
As more organisations embrace these opportunities, the pool of available skilled talent will grow ever smaller. So the companies that succeed tomorrow will not be those that put these strategies at their core, but those that invest in difference-making talent today and build capability for tomorrow
“Assembling a talented workforce is very much like making scotch—unless you cellar something today, it will be very hard to have something worth drinking seven years from now.” The best companies work hard to match their hiring and talent development strategies with their future workforce needs... ...Difference-making talent is a company’s scarcest resource. Innovative new technologies are changing the nature of work, as well as the skills and capabilities required to win in the future. Given the time it takes to attract and develop star talent, it is critical that companies start building the workforce they will need. There is no better time to start than today.