Found this interesting Deloitte study about the future of human talent, recruting, and employee retention.
Here is the whitepaper summary: "As companies worldwide struggle to move beyond the great recession of 2009, many business leaders are adjusting their talent strategies to meet the shifting demands characterized as the “new normal.” While the inclination may be strong to revert to strategies that served them well prior to the economic crisis, many executives seem to recognize that the forces shaping future talent needs, such as globalization and an aging workforce, continued to accelerate during the downturn and now require new talent strategies to position their companies for success.
To bring these issues into clearer focus, Deloitte launched Talent Edge 2020—our second longitudinal survey series,
following in the path of Deloitte’s 2009-2010 survey series, Managing Talent in a Turbulent Economy. Talent Edge 2020 aims at exploring talent strategies, concerns of global companies, and unfolding employee trends as companies confront a fresh set of challenges that we expect will infl uence the next decade and beyond.
In October 2010, Forbes Insights, on behalf of Deloitte, conducted a survey of 334 senior executives and talent
managers at large companies worldwide, across a range of major industries. Among the key fi ndings: The talent paradox is already creating key shortages: High unemployment rates in the U.S. and abroad have not created the talent surplus many would have predicted. On the contrary, many executives predict talent shortages across key business units, such as research and development (R&D) and executive leadership—which are needed to drive innovation and growth."