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Search for talent remains challenging for C-level execs: Survey

Access to diverse talent pools proves significant to business demands.

The majority (97%) of C-level executives find it a challenge to hire the right talent who can meet business demands, according to a survey conducted by KPMG.

More than half (63%) of these executives found the challenge of finding talents unmanageable.

About one-third of 43% of employees seeking career moves manage to land new roles implying that matching talent with job positions has become a challenge to enterprises.

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“We see challenges around enterprises failing to match talent with job positions and employees lacking the specific skills sought.” David Siew, partner, People Services of KPMG China, said.

“Organisations can consider investing in training existing staff to retain talent, and accessing additional recruitment channels to find new talent.” Siew added.

KPMG’s annual survey gained insights from 1,103 business executives and professionals and covered the latest headcount expectations, salary outlook, talent trends and other relevant topics.

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