Planning for Uncertainty

Planning for Uncertainty

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From the rise of robots, globalization and mass migration to the surprising Brexit vote, U.S. election and wider geopolitical uncertainty, the Human Age has arrived. The macroeconomic forces ManpowerGroup identified a decade ago — shifting demographics, greater individual choice, client sophistication, technological revolution — and their structural impacts are evident as predicted. As these forces continue to take hold and technological disruption and political changes continue, we can be certain that uncertainty lies ahead.

For any organization, talent is a greatest asset but also a significant variable risk. Understanding the landscape of talent availability, planning for variation in demand and developing a framework that accounts for large-scale change and the impact of unexpected circumstances is key to remaining resilient and ensuring competitiveness and growth in a slow growth environment.