Welcome to the final article in this series based on data about skills shortages in the banking and finance sector, collected in the Kelly Skills at Work 2010 study. See our blog for previous articles on this topic.
All the skills we looked at previously in this series – communication, problem solving and decision making, strategic thinking and people management – are of limited value to a business if they are not accompanied by the requisite technical knowledge.
There is a growing demand for professionals who possess relevant and transferrable technical skills.
This current skills shortage will become critical due to the following factors:
The smart organisations in the sector are building their talent base in all the skill areas we’ve examined in this series.
According to the Kelly study, they are attracting and retaining mid to senior level talent with the right skills in the following ways:
Most organisations will find that some of these approaches are less sustainable than others.
What’s your talent attraction and retention strategy? How well is it going to serve you in the longer term?
As always, I’d love to know what you think. Please add your comments below.
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