Infographic: HR's ongoing struggle to be heard
While HR seeks to reinvent itself as a strategic player in the business, insights from the KellyOCG Workforce Agility Barometer Report illustrate the difficulties leaders in Asia-Pacific and Singapore face in ensuring their HR functions are aligned with business and talent priorities.
Some 61% of C-level leaders in APAC expect talent shortages to have a negative impact on their business in the next three years. In Singapore, 75% of respondents feel this way.
Despite that, only 53% of businesses engage HR at their business strategy development stage.
If this figure is any indication, HR can certainly play a more pivotal role in supporting business strategies and driving results.
However, only 37% in APAC and 10% in Singapore believe that their HR functions have the capabilities to provide strategic workforce insights.
Yet, only 41% in APAC and 37% in Singapore engage external HR consultants to provide insights that will inform their strategic workforce planning.
To enable greater workforce agility, employers believe the solution lies in hiring contingent workers.