get ahead of a still-growing skills gap

Despite widespread unemployment, as companies everywhere accelerate digital transformation, 40% of talent leaders are still battling talent scarcity — the highest this number has been in five years. They’re facing new competition for in-demand digital skills, HR pros, and finance and accounting skills as companies work to respond to and recover from the pandemic.

And as human capital leaders seek to close this skills gap and gain greater business agility, they’re rethinking the way work gets done. They’re amplifying talent attraction and employee engagement strategies. They’re exploring more flexible work arrangements. And they’re understanding how to best reskill and repurpose talent. 

Get your 2021 Talent Trends Report to learn how 850 C-suite and human capital leaders in 17 markets around the world are rewriting their talent strategy playbooks. See the 10 workplace trends that will help your organization advance its critical missions this year. 

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does your talent strategy drive business agility?

77% of 2021 Talent Trends survey respondents say their talent strategies are now more focused on workforce agility than ever before. 

You may be ready to adopt the integrated talent strategies that will give your company the agility it needs to thrive this year. But do you have the technology, processes and leadership it takes to set your total talent management model up for success? Take this five-minute quiz to find out.

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meet and exceed talent expectations


According to our Talent Trends research, 63% of employers believe the talent experience is now more important than ever as they seek to fuel their employer brand strategies in a competitive market.

After you get your Talent Trends Report for insights on how employers are adapting their talent strategies for today’s transformed work environments, find out what talent needs and expects. Request your copy of Randstad’s December 2020 issue of Workmonitor for perspectives from talent in 34 markets around the world.

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about the Talent Trends research

Now in its sixth year, Randstad Sourceright’s Talent Trends research has provided insights that human capital leaders need to drive business results with their talent strategies. The 2021 Talent Trends research is a survey of 850 C-suite and human capital leaders across 17 markets.  

Conducted by a third party on behalf of Randstad Sourceright, the research is designed to help our clients and the broader business community understand the top HR trends for 2021. Online surveys were conducted via external panels during Q4 of 2020. Interviews were self-administered and could be taken across devices (including mobile phones, tablets, desktops and laptops). 

Survey samples include C-suite and human capital business leaders at international and regional organizations in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, India, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Nordics, Poland, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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