2008
Author: 
Development Dimensions International, & The Economist Intelligence Unit
Publisher: 
Pittsburgh: Development Dimensions International
Pages: 
36
Type: 
Report
Area of focus: 
Action

This non-diversity-based report examines the perceived talent shortage in senior management developing across global businesses. The Economist Intelligence Unit performed a global online survey of executives in a range of industry sectors, requesting their evaluations of attitudes, engagement and implementation within talent management, and their satisfaction with leadership and existing talent management programmes. It found that while organisations are aware of a talent shortage, little progress is being made in developing new talent and insufficient enterprise-level alignment and execution of talent management initiatives exists.

A toolkit of seven measures to improve talent management is included, and an appendix provides case studies of eight of the companies surveyed, with descriptions of the initiatives they are currently undertaking.