The 2016 Talent Trends Report, published by Randstad Sourceright, uncovers strategies to overcome hiring challenges, leverage analytics and attract and retain the best talent. The survey results in the report provide a holistic view of how organisations around the world deploy talent, the challenges they face and the solutions that help them to keep moving forward. In our second annual survey, we take an in-depth look at the top 30 trends impacting workforce decision makers today.

In the 2016 Talent Trends Report, you will learn about how talent scarcity is changing business priorities, technology is reshaping talent management, employer branding is a priority in attracting talent and the flexible workforce is vital to success.

talent trends key findings

  • Overall, 85 per cent of respondents believe an integrated talent management approach in which workforce planning encompasses all types of talent, permanent and contingent alike, will enhance the resources their businesses need to drive growth.
  • The use of talent and workforce analytics continues to increase, with 73 per cent using this data to create more efficient workforce planning, 63 per cent for more accurate mapping and addressing of skills gaps and 56 per cent to clearly identify high-potential employees for development.
  • When asked about the biggest trends impacting the future of work in the next five to 10 years, the top responses were the need to create greater flexible working options to attract mobile talent (85 per cent), the ability to analyse internal and external employee data to source and retain talent (78 per cent) and the challenge of keeping pace with evolving technology to enhance workforce productivity and performance (74 per cent).

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about Randstad Sourceright

Randstad Sourceright is a global talent leader providing solutions and expertise that help companies position for growth, execute on strategy and improve business agility. Our experience encompasses all facets of talent, including traditional employees and the contingent, free agent workforce. Key offerings include Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Managed Services Provider (MSP) programs, Blended Workforce Solutions, Payroll and Independent Contractor Services (PICS) and Career Transition Services (CTS). As an operating company of Randstad, a $22.9 billion global provider of HR services, Randstad Sourceright delivers the resources and deep capability companies need to optimise their talent strategy for business growth and transformation. We are consistently recognised for service excellence and innovation by industry organisations such as Everest Group, HRO Today Magazine and Staffing Industry Analysts. To learn more, visit