As ADAPT’s latest data shows, retaining and attracting talent is a top priority for regional finance, digital, and IT leaders. Keeping and developing talent is a constant challenge for leaders due to critical skill shortages.
Organisations must improve operational effectiveness and leadership development to ensure productivity, engagement, and optimisation across the organisation.
We must ensure our leaders are prepared for this new environment by ensuring they are fit for purpose. A focus on wellbeing and mental health needs to be attached to employee experience to empower individuals and teams to direct their learning.
A great opportunity exists to augment these challenges. As a first step, rotate talent within the organisation, provide people with more options, and develop them to feel valued.
- Top 4 Business priorities for people leaders in 2022: attracting and retaining talent, improving operational effectiveness and equal fourth optimising costs, digitisation and acquiring and retaining customers.
- Top 4 investment priorities for people leaders in 2022: leadership development, employee experience, wellbeing and workplace diversity initiatives.
- As leaders, we should ultimately focus on developing and growing employee potential to attract and retain talent. We can do this by offering flexibility in how we work, learn, collaborate, and engage across the organisation.