Top Trends on Talent Management in Global Companies

Last updated Jul 23, 2021

The globalization of the workforce has created a new set of challenges for talent management. In order to attract and retain top talent, companies must be able to provide an environment that is both globally competitive as well as culturally diverse.

Therefore, one of the key responsibilities for HR professionals today is finding ways to attract and keep talented workers happy while simultaneously providing services appropriate for a diverse group of employees from all over the globe. In this article, we will be discussing the six top trends in talent management for global companies:

    • Talent and Workforce Analytics
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
    • Employee Experience
    • Reskilling and Upskilling
    • Multigenerational Workforce
    • Integrated Hiring Practices

Talent And Workforce Analytics

For years, companies have been analyzing their workforce with focus groups in order to predict trends or success rates of projects before they happen. Nowadays though, big corporations are turning towards analytics as a way to make better decisions on future recruitment efforts for high level positions.

Talent and workforce analytics has led to innovations emerging from data-driven insights and investments. The intended goal is to attract, develop, and retain employees’ best skill sets for an increasingly competitive job market. Organizations with access to accurate, timely data on their employees’ performance can make informed decisions about promotions or layoffs when a job needs filling, saving them time and resources.

Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion (DEI)

Leading companies are striving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive. With the changing demographic structure of our workforce, companies are searching for new ways to recruit employees as well as retain current staff through innovative programs that foster diversity and inclusion.

Diversity equity and inclusion has become essential because it promotes employee satisfaction by attracting talent from all walks of life into the workplace while maintaining an equitable environment where every individual can thrive. With this, for any company looking for growth opportunities as well as a positive impact on society at large, it’s important that they have an accurate picture of what the world looks like today. This means having people from diverse backgrounds in leadership positions across their organizations.

Employee Experience

The future of workforce management is all about employee experience. Companies are now recognizing that employees want to feel appreciated and valued, which translates into a positive experience in the workplace. Therefore, the top trends in talent and human resource management are focused on how to improve employee satisfaction, retention rates, productivity levels, creativity with work assignments, and many more.

This has led to positive changes such as company wellness programs and more opportunities for ongoing education, all focused on making life easier outside of work so employees can focus more when they are at work.

Reskilling And Upskilling

The need to reskill and upskill is a top trend in talent management within global companies. With the high level of innovation, specialization, competition from other countries as well as the concentration of industries into fewer hands, workers are now more likely to be out-skilled by their jobs. This means that they constantly need new skill sets in order to keep pace with the demand for those who do have particular skills.

Reskilling and upskilling have become a more pressing concern among global companies who need to find ways of making their workforce adaptable to changing demands from customers. In response to this, companies have been giving their employees more opportunities by training them in new skill sets so that they can continue providing value within an organization.

Multigenerational Workforce

Companies today are facing a new workforce challenge: the multi-generational. Managing multiple generations at work is no easy task when they have different values, needs, and expectations from their employer’s policies. This becomes even more difficult with globalization as well.

Employers must then be able to adapt by creating a company culture where everyone feels appreciated which speaks directly as to how global companies can increase turnover rates before realizing any other consequences like decreased innovation or performance due to lack of worker engagement.

The diversity of generations also means that employers will need to create an inclusive environment for all employees through training, coaching, and mentoring across different age groups in order to maximize productivity.

Integrated Hiring Practices

Leading companies all over the world are adopting an integrated approach to hiring. They aren’t just looking at a candidate’s experience, but also their personality and values in order to find the perfect fit for each team. Integrated hiring practices are becoming increasingly more popular among global companies who want access to new talent pools or just make sure that all hires reflect the diversity within each country’s culture.

With this in mind, new strategies have emerged such as building networks internally first before looking externally for potential hires. This allows companies to think beyond traditional boundaries when searching for candidates that represent varied backgrounds or experiences outside typical candidate pools.


As the world becomes increasingly more globalized, talent management is more important than ever before. Businesses need to have a deep understanding of how different cultures and demographics think in order to attract top talent from around the globe.

Looking at trends such as talent and workforce analytics or employee experience is a great starting point for this. If you’re looking for help with your international recruitment efforts or want some tips on how to build an inclusive work environment, we can provide guidance. Contact us today if you would like some advice from our team of industry experts.

By: Curran Daly + Associates


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