Recruiting Trends: New Indexes Measure Workforce Trends

Cielo along with Executive Vice President and Managing Director – North America, Angela Hills, were featured recently on the website of international media company, Recruiting Trends. Specifically, New Indexes Measure Workforce Trends, highlights the first annual Cielo Talent Activation Index, which “gauges the increasing importance of developing talent strategies to drive business performance.”

As Angela explains, “In order to be successful, organizations must both understand their sector’s current and future workforce needs and tailor their talent solutions to align with overall business strategies.”

Excerpts from the article:

The first-annual Cielo Talent Activation Index gauges the increasing importance of developing talent strategies to drive business performance. The study found that across all industries, high-performing organizations (Leaders) have succeeded in eight key talent areas, especially when compared to poor-performing organizations (Laggards):

1. Embracing workforce work-life balance

2. Using data and analytics to create workforce strategies

3. Using sophisticated metrics to measure workforce quality

4. Quantifying the business impact of an organization's workforce

5. Embracing cultural diversity

6. Applying workforce segmentation models to planning and decision-making

7. Effectively motivating and managing workers of all generations

8. Utilizing an effective value proposition to attract top talent

However, when focusing specifically on companies in the consumer brands, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and technology sectors, the Cielo Talent Activation Index found that the degree of importance of these eight factors can vary widely by industry.

According to Angela Hills, “when it comes to developing a workforce strategy, there is no one-size-fits-all solution … In order to be successful, organizations must both understand their sector’s current and future workforce needs and tailor their talent solutions to align with overall business strategies.”