In 1998, McKinsey wrote “The War for Talent”, a definitive piece predicting that in the coming decade, scarcity of Talent would come to define the world of work. The article proved scarily prescient, and even today, 22 years on, businesses thrive and fail – based on the capability and
quality of their people.
Normally, systemic organisational change takes a long time to achieve, but every now and then a huge upheaval emerges such as COVID-19. It has touched every organisation, in every industry the world over, and they will all need to adapt and evolve to succeed. This can only happen if those entities have the right people with the right skills and characteristics to drive that change.
Norman Broadbent conducted a survey of senior business and HR leaders to understand if anything has really changed in the way we view and manage Talent, and how the disruption caused by COVID19 to organisations over the past three months has – or will – influence the way they compete in the new ‘War for Talent.’
Norman Broadbent plc (LON:NBB) is a leading Professional Services firm offering five interrelated Talent Acquisition & Advisory Services: Board & Leadership/Executive Search, Senior Interim Management, Research & Insight, Leadership Consulting & Assessment, and executive level Recruitment solutions.