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APAC organisations are failing to engage with future talent

APAC organisations are failing to engage with future talent

Organisations in the AsiaPAC region are a long way from the ideal talent pipelining model needed to support business growth.  That’s according to the leading international partner for recruitment outsourcing and talent management, Ochre House.

In a recent research study by the RPO and talent management consultancy, all of the participants agreed talent pipelining is important, but worryingly 90% of the APAC organisations commissioned are not pipelining. Paul Dalery, Director, APAC at Ochre House, was involved in the study “The results of this research are cause for concern, particularly in an ever-changing business environment. It is increasingly difficult to plan for future business needs and as such there is a universally recognised need to develop and engage with a wider talent pool.”

This topic formed part of the discussion at a recent Ochre House APAC Think Tank in Hong Kong where delegates reiterated the results of the research. “What I found slightly concerning were the number of delegates who acknowledged talent pipelining as an on-going, if not old issue, yet still hadn’t implemented a solution or addressed the situation” says Paul.

The key difficulties around talent pipelining in the region were identical in both the Think Tank session and the research. Internal recruitment capabilities are not yet at the level needed for successful talent pipelining, but external assistance is of little use due to the lack of third party RPO-focused consultants. According to Paul “There are few RPO suppliers in Asia who aren’t part of a bigger head hunting firm. It is not in the interest of head hunters to help with talent pipelining as they do not get a fee until a placement is made, so that external support is not there.”

“We discussed possible solutions to this at the recent APAC Think Tank and encouragingly delegates were open to helping develop in house recruits to get to where they need to be and are looking to engage with third party suppliers with no head-hunting arm.” Paul continued. “Many of the clients we work with see significant results from the pipelining activities we recommend to them. With the right dedication and guidance organisations in APAC can benefit from this too.”

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