The Talent ShiftMethodology

This report examines corporate attitudes toward talent availability in the future of work.

The Talent ShiftMethodology

This report examines corporate attitudes toward talent availability in the future of work.

In spring 2018, Korn Ferry interviewed 1,550 business leaders in multimillion-dollar organizations about their views on talent shortages and strategies. Respondents included CEOs, COOs, heads of strategy, and other senior business decision-makers at C-suite level or C-suite minus one.

They represented the following regions: Americas (Brazil, Mexico, the United States), EMEA (France, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom), and Asia Pacific (Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand).

Respondents represented the following sectors: financial and business services (including insurance); technology, media, and communications (TMT); and manufacturing (including industrial, consumer packaged goods, and life sciences). Additionally, we analyzed high-growth companies against the average. High-growth businesses are defined as the 20% of businesses achieving the highest level of growth in annual turnover averaged across three years. The top 20% is taken within each of the core sectors in the study and within each market, to ensure that the companies’ growth is compared only to their peers.

The Global Talent Crunch and The Salary Surge studies were based on economic modeling commissioned by Korn Ferry and carried out by Oxford Analytica. Full methodologies can be found in these reports.

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