No one knows this more than HR, whose role has been propelled to the centre stage since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a balancing act between the needs of employees and of the business as HR leads, guides and directs companies through the pandemic towards success.
Mercer’s Global Talent Trends 2022 studies show that these are the top 3 challenges faced by organisations as they navigate change:
• Too many competing priorities
• Employee exhaustion / burn-out
• Inadequate workforce skill
As new trends continue to emerge, HR leaders are refocusing their priorities and reassessing their strategies on what will deliver the most impactful results.
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16% employees in Sub-Saharan Africa are engaged
Source: Gallup State of the Global Workplace: 2021 Report
56% of companies in South Africa are identifying new skills needed for their post-COVID operations
Source: Mercer Global Talent Trends 2020
Over 9 million jobs in Ghana will require digital skills by 2030
Source: International Finance Corporation Digital Skills in Sub-Saharan Africa: Spotlight on Ghana
More than 60% of organisations are considering or have already started virtual assignments to retain the advantages of a globally mobile workforce
Source: Mercer 2021 International remote working and virtual assignments survey
80% of employees in Cote D’Ivoire find international remote work more appealing.
Source: BCG’s Decoding Global Talent, Onsite and Virtual