Flexible Asia HR guide for attracting and retaining a flexible workforce
Globally, the economic focus has now shifted to emerging nations, and Asia’s successful organisations are now entering a new, exciting phase of growth. However, the next wave of development and investment will occur amid tightening talent markets—there are still too few people with the right skills to go around.
If organisations can be innovative and flexible in their approach to accessing and deploying talent in the right places, at the right times and in the right ways, the consequences of the talent shortage can be mitigated. As Michael Schrage quoted in his blog in July 2013: “people looking for a job today aren’t competing against each other. They’re competing against alternative ways to getting that job done. [Most organisations are] not hiring employees, they’re hiring value creation. If they can get that value — or most of it — from contingency workers, outsourcing, automation, innovative processes or capital investment, why wouldn’t they?