will a lack of digital skills slow economic recovery?

While 2020’s coronavirus pandemic has caused business disruption like we’ve never seen before, many organizations have adapted business operations to today’s new ways of working exceptionally well. They’ve transformed the way products and services are delivered, accelerated digital transformation, and kept their people engaged and productive both safely and remotely. 

How well has your organization responded?

You may be part of the 64% of employers that say they were able to successfully accelerate their digital transformation during the pandemic. But you may also be part of the majority (54%) who aren’t confident their companies will have the talent they’ll need to accelerate their digital journey over the next 12 months. This begs the question: will a lack of digital skills threaten business and economic recovery?

Download your copy of the Talent Trends COVID-19 surveillance report for a complete look at the HR technologies and strategies your peers are using to attract, engage, retain — and in some cases, retrain — the people that will help them build an agile organization in today’s uncertain business environment.


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how is COVID-19 impacting the labor market?

Which roles are still in demand? Where do you face sustained recruitment competition, and where are there opportunities to more easily engage skilled professionals? Check out this data from the Randstad Intelligence team to understand how common job families and the labor market have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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drive employee engagement during a crisis.

Keeping your people informed and engaged during the best of circumstances can be challenging. But employee engagement during times of crisis — when anxiety is high, priorities compete, skilling needs to occur at scale and sometimes bad news must be delivered — is even more critical.

Check out this case study to learn how weekly communications, all hands meetings, competitions and more are helping to keep morale high at Randstad Sourceright.


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Looking for more tips that will help your business move forward in today’s new ways of working?

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about the Talent Trends COVID-19 surveillance research.

Randstad Sourceright surveyed nearly 200 human resources, human capital procurement and business leaders to gauge how companies are adapting to the global COVID-19 crisis. In this research, we’ve learned what steps they’re taking to mitigate risks and facilitate growth, how well their workforce has performed during stressful times, and what HR trends are emerging as a result. 

An addendum to our annual Talent Trends research, the COVID-19 surveillance survey took place in July and August 2020, and was conducted by a third party on behalf of Randstad Sourceright. 

The findings represent views from C-suite, talent and business leaders with responsibilities in 17 markets, comprising: Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States.



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