Careers Slideshow: Talent Gap Looms for Large Enterprises

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-19-2012

Talent Gap Looms for Large Enterprises

30% of executives rank the development of leaders and succession planning as today's top talent-focused priority - the highest of any category.

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29% of execs say leadership development and succession planning will remain the top talent priority for the next three years.

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Just 17% of those surveyed believe their talent programs are "world-class across the board."

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More than four out of five executives say significant improvements need to be made in their talent programs.

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56% of American execs surveyed say the main talent gaps relate to executive leadership and operations positions.

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47% of survey respondents are highly concerned about losing Millennial employees to other firms - compared to just 32% for Baby Boomers.

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Top strategy areas of focus for organizations: Improving top and bottom-line performance (as cited by 38% of survey respondents) Expanding into global/new markets (33%) Cutting/managing costs (32%)

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Top talent-management priorities: Performance management (as cited by 73% of survey participants) Talent assessment (72%) High-potential employee deployment (71%)

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