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Talent management is top business priority, says survey
A new survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has indicated that managing talent is now top of the agenda for chief executives.
The research revealed that 83 per cent of company bosses plan to change their firm's talent management strategy over the next 12 months, suggesting new opportunities for interim managers with HR expertise could soon arise.
Talent was only third on the list of priorities for chief executives last year, but has now moved ahead of other key concerns such as risk management and investment.
Michael Rendell, head of HR consulting at PwC, said companies are "putting the focus firmly on their people" as they emerge from the economic downturn.
"Competition for talent is intensifying as recruitment activity picks up in some sectors and there are increasing difficulties finding staff with the right skills," he added.
Samantha O'Byrne, head of resourcing at Grant Thornton, recently told Recruiter that firms should develop young talent to avoid a long-term management skills crisis.
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