- Europe: On-going geo-political and fiscal uncertainties, dampened demand and unprecedented unemployment levels mean Europe's industries will increasingly rely on talent to help them navigate through a time of flux. Employers in Europe are still reporting talent shortages. Talent has replaced capital as the key competitive differentiator and businesses need to be able to look beyond country borders to unleash human potential and find employees that will accelerate business success.
- Asia: Demographic decay, unprecedented skills gaps and weaker consumer demand from Europe and North America will continue to hamper Asia's growth rate. While the rise of Asia's new middle class will drive internal demand, this may encourage structural inflation and higher salary expectations. As a result, access to scalable talent in the right locations will be important to sustain economic growth.
- Americas: A continued focus on job creation is needed to stimulate lackluster consumer demand. Investment in talent will nurture innovation, drive employee engagement and improve business performance. Businesses need to be flexible in their resourcing strategy to respond swiftly to changing opportunities. A focus on developing leadership and management skills will build the flexible workforce needed and allow organizations to succeed.
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