Insights from 2018 Aon Study across Asia Pacific and Middle East
Digital is truly disrupting both our market and workplace. At one end, it has eliminated the need for middlemen thus, changing the relationship businesses have with customers. Internally, it has demanded confluence of technical, domain and business knowledge, thus changing the needs from talent. No wonder, chief executive officers (CEO) and senior human resource (HR) leaders repeatedly tell us critical skills availability and leadership pipeline are amongst top two factors that are impacting their growth.
We asked 557 talent acquisition professionals across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East about their priorities and key challenges, and evaluated their readiness to make strategic shifts in line with business needs. While much has been said about the need to create strong employer brand, and engaging digital natives and millennials, we found realities to be different on-ground.