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Most Companies Lost Top Talent in Past Year

July 26, 2011 12:00 by Ann Pace

(From PRWeb) -- Despite the generally slow job market, three out of four organizations lost high-performing employees they did not want to lose during the past year, according to a survey by Right Management. Right Management is the talent and career management expert within ManpowerGroup, the world leader in innovative workforce solutions.

Only 13% of survey respondents' organizations saw no departures of top talent over the past 12 months. Respondents from more than 268 organizations throughout North America responded to the Right Management poll which was conducted in June and July.

Has your organization involuntarily lost top talent in the past year?

  • Yes:  75%
  • No:  13%
  • Don't know:  12%

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Job Boards, Online Networking Gain Ground

June 30, 2011 14:30 by Ann Pace

(From PRWEB) -- Person-to-person networking continues to be job seekers' most successful tool, according to a study by Right Management. The firm analyzed job data on the nearly 60,000 individuals throughout North America to whom it provided career transition services over the past three years. Right Management is the talent and career management expert within ManpowerGroup, the world leader in innovative workforce solutions.

Traditional networking was the source of new career opportunities for 41% of job candidates last year, while Internet job boards accounted for 25% of new positions landed.

"The job search is changing and some approaches are losing ground to others, but classic, systematic networking continues to be most effective way to find suitable employment," said Carly McVey, Right Management's Vice President of Career Management. "Certainly technology plays a growing role. But online social networking may not always be separate from traditional networking since one so often leads to the other. A job seeker uses the Internet to track down former associates or acquaintances and then reaches out to them in person. And, just like a cold call, the Internet is a way to make an initial contact with a prospective employer."

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Most HR Execs Give Mixed Grades to Leadership Pipelines

May 10, 2011 13:30 by Ann Pace

(From PRWEB) -- Human resources and talent management executives give mixed grades for the quality of their own organizations' leadership pipelines, according to a survey by Right Management. Right Management is the talent and career management expert within ManpowerGroup, the world leader in innovative workforce solutions.

Right Management surveyed the 1,262 executives via an online poll and found that there are gaps in the leadership cadres at most companies in North America. In fact, only 6% of organizations were reported to have future leaders identified for all critical roles.

Do you have future leaders identified for critical roles in your organization?

Yes, for all critical roles     6%
Yes, for most but not all critical roles    17%
Yes, for some critical roles    55%
No, not for any critical roles    22%

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