Mercer’s Talent Mobility Good Practices report, issued in early 2012 with the World Economic Forum, examines the types and intentions of mobility programs around the world. Those surveyed for the report – more than 500 organizations in 45 countries – see mobility as a way to develop and retain key talent, increase diversity, transfer knowledge and foster growth.
“Our research uncovered four key mobility issues that organizations around the world are facing: widespread unemployability, critical skill gaps, information gaps, and public and private constraints on mobility,” says Haig Nalbantian, one of the report’s authors and leader of the Workforce Sciences Institute in Mercer’s Talent, Rewards and Communication business. “These act as impediments to the efficient operation of labor markets, which new and more effective forms of talent mobility can help overcome.”
“We also identified a variety of solutions for advancing effective talent mobility practices that are already being implemented,” he says. “The report outlines concrete actions that leading organizations have taken, alone and in collaboration with other stakeholders in government, academia and not-for-profit institutions, to address their talent challenges. We believe there is much here for others to emulate.”
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For more information about this research, visit www.mercer.com/globaltalent.