November 18, 2016 — OI Global Partners, a leading human resources consulting firm that provides career transition, executive coaching and leadership consulting services, has released the results of a proprietary survey of human resources professionals from North America, Europe and Australia. The goals of the survey were to identify the following:
- the skills employees must have to be competitive today;
- the most significant people challenges currently facing organizations;
- the roles most at risk; and
- the most effective ways to develop talent.
“We’re grateful to our clients across the globe who shared their firsthand knowledge and insights,” said Susan Ruhl, Co-Chair of OI Global Partners and a founding partner of ICC Inc. “The results are fascinating. Despite the differences in location and industry, there are common challenges and risks which our clients are facing and they are implementing solutions that are effective in managing an increasingly diverse workforce.”
Among the key findings of survey, respondents indicated that the skills employees must have to be competitive are:
- strong communication ability;
- willingness to learn; and
- understanding analytics.
The most significant people challenges currently facing organizations are:
- attracting and hiring talent;
- adapting to change; and
- retaining talent.
The roles most at risk are:
- administrative roles;
- middle management;
- back office;
- support services; and
- technical roles.
The most effective ways to develop talent are:
- leadership development programs;
- career conversations; and
- coach training
“Our professional coaches are a resource for developing an organization’s leaders to sharpen skills, engage employees and improve team performance, prioritize and address pressing organizational issues, to manage strategically and capitalize on new opportunities,” added Ms. Ruhl. “When you engage us to train your managers to build their coaching skills, they conduct more effective career conversations leading to clarity in goal-setting, stronger employee engagement, excellence in performance, and retention of the best talent.”
The full set of survey results can be downloaded here.
About OI Global Partners
OI Global Partners is a leading human resources consulting firm that helps organizations manage their talent and individuals manage their careers. We are local experts with global perspective. Our firm has its roots in OI Partners Inc., founded in 1987, and CareerNet International Ltd., founded in 1998. We are managed by a Global Alliance Board with administrative operations in Nashville and Amsterdam. For more information, please visit www.oiglobalpartners.com or contact S. Thomas Wharton at email@example.com or 401.884.7959.
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