Workforce analytics and learning technologies key in war for talent

Newcastle, United Kingdom – (21/08/2012) – In the war for talent, technology holds the key. Workforce analytics and learning technologies can be instrumental in helping to establish the risk of a shortage of skills within your business and subsequently to develop the skills within your business in order to plug any gaps.

SuccessFactors, an SAP company, has recently completed some research into employee perspectives on the skills. Results show that with a skills shortage looming – you need to protect and nurture the skills you have within your business.. As a result of rapid technological development,  an ageing workforce and misaligned education structures – there will be some skills in your business which are in high demand.

The research revealed that 58% of employees would consider leaving if they were not offered training and development.  With some key skills being increasingly in demand due to a shortage in supply, can you afford not to assess the risk and put effective learning strategies in place?

Studies have shown that talent management and business execution software can improve the performance of the entire business. Every business is different so it is worth discovering the impact that talent management technologies could have on your workforce’s capabilities by taking a 90 second benchmarking test to see how you compare to other companies. You’ll also get immediate recommendations on what you can do to improve and where to get guidance on creating a winning talent management strategy.

The skilled workforce benchmarking test can be found at Furthermore, to read more about learning technologies, workforce analytics and business execution software, visit