Leaders of organisations across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East (APME) can enable digital transformation, and enhance the success of their talent acquisition functions, by prioritising seven strategic actions, according to a new report from Aon's Assessment Solutions.
Called Leading Digital Transformation for Talent Acquisition, the report highlights the key business and talent challenges facing employers across APME. It provides best practice guidelines on how these challenges can be met by: understanding your business; rearticulating your employer brand; strategically sourcing critical talent; creating a superior candidate experience; leveraging technology; meeting the interviewing challenge and converting your metrics to talent analytics.
"This report provides a blueprint for leaders who want to meet the challenge of a digital future," said Tarandeep Singh, Partner and Assessment Practice Leader for Aon's Assessment Solutions APME. "Digital working has disrupted organisations and fundamentally changed what businesses need from their talent. How you resolve your digital talent challenges will, to a large extent, determine the future performance and viability of your organisation. In this report, we present seven strategic insights that can help leaders to create a strong employer brand, make strategic shifts in line with the needs of the business and achieve greater organisational success."
The report highlights that the role of talent acquisition professionals needs to evolve, so they can become 'culture custodians' capable of enabling cultural change.
"Digital transformation demands a lot from HR and from the business," said Tarandeep Singh. "Now that AI and machine learning can help to screen and assess candidates, the role of talent acquisition has developed. When technology-enabled assessments can provide an accurate prediction of candidate behaviour, engaging those candidates becomes a new critical skill for talent professionals. Organisations that fail to make a digital transformation will flounder. But if you recruit and engage the right employees, they'll perform better - and that will result in stronger business performance and higher customer satisfaction."
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