Redefining Your Global Talent Strategy

The Strategic Workforce Planning Podcast

Published on Apr 18, 2024

SWP podcast

With the world's labor market constantly in flux, redefining a global talent strategy is critical for organizational success across the board. From remote work to skills-based hiring and beyond, new trends are reshaping how businesses approach talent acquisition and management—meaning that organizations are fundamentally redefining how work gets done. What strategies, innovations, and technologies can help enterprises thrive in this rapidly changing environment?

Lightcast joined the Strategic Workforce Planning podcast to help answer these pressing questions.

The podcast, from The Workforce Planning Institute, features highlights from its strategic workforce planning conference program. SWP brings a truly global perspective to understanding our future workforce requirements.

Who You'll Hear

list of speakers: brandon crouch, global business line manager, lightcast; elena magrini, head of global research, Lightcast; Simon Haines, CEO, simply get results

What You'll Learn

Current Labor Market Dynamics

  • The global talent landscape is characterized by rapid technological changes and demographic shifts. The experts highlight why it's so important to understand both local and global market demands and the skills required in the workforce.

Strategic Responses to Labor Market Changes:

  • Talent Acquisition Trends: The shift from traditional hiring practices to skills-based hiring and remote work arrangements, addressing the changing needs of the labor market.

  • Utilizing Data for Decision Making: How successful organizations leverage labor market data to make informed decisions about talent recruitment and management.

  • Adaptation to Technological Advances: Why it's necessary for organizations to integrate AI and other technological innovations to remain competitive.

Challenges and Opportunities:

  • Skill Gaps and Training Needs: How to identify and address gaps in current workforce skills, emphasizing the need for ongoing training and development.

  • Global Demographic Trends: How aging populations and varying demographic trends across regions are going to affect talent availability and organizational strategies.

  • The Green Transition: What it would mean for companies to adapt to increasing demand for skills related to environmental sustainability.

Future Directions in Workforce Planning

  • The Importance of Data-Driven Strategies: Why sophisticated data analysis plays critical role in effective workforce planning and development.

  • Building vs. Buying Skills: Compare the benefits of developing skills internally versus hiring externally, with a trend towards more sustainable, internal skill development.