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The top talent challenges faced by HR in APAC in 2019

Finding, retaining and developing talent - this has been identified as a top business challenge of 2019 among APAC organisations.

According to HireRight's latest 2019 APAC Employment Screening Benchmark Report, more than one-third (34%) of HR professionals surveyed in APAC cited this as one of their top three challenges, while maintaining a competitive edge (21%) and growing revenues (19%) came in as second and third respectively.

From a talent acquisition point of view, the number one common challenge identified was creating an employment brand that attracts talent (25%), ahead of finding qualified job candidates (20%) and reducing employee turnover (19%).

This falls in line with rising sentiments that employee headcounts will increase in the next one year - in fact a majority of respondents (83%) do expect to see a growth in their workforce in the coming 12 months, with close to half estimating an increase by at least 6%.


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