Growing global competition continues to drive the stakes for attracting and engaging critical-skill talent ever higher. As U.S. employers remain focused on cost management and improving productivity, and seek profitable growth in a period of economic volatility, they need to craft reward and talent management strategies aligned with what top talent and critical-skill workers are looking for. Yet, according to the 2012 – 2013 Talent Management and Rewards Survey — U.S. Report, when it comes to attracting employees with critical skills and other top talent, more than 60% of our survey respondents report significant difficulty.
This year’s research also indicates that organizations with highly engaged employees tend to be more profitable, which means that companies can improve the return on their investments in reward and talent management programs by focusing on the top drivers of sustainable engagement. This year’s U.S. report includes a look at those top drivers of sustainable employee engagement, complete with recommended actions organizations can take to promote it.