LESS than a third of companies have talent management programmes in place, according to a new survey of personnel managers by PwC Ireland.
The survey found that more than four-fifths of companies plan to increase or hold employee levels this year while half of companies say they are experiencing skills shortages in their organisations. A quarter of the gaps are in IT.
The failure by most companies to create talent management programmes to train and mentor the best employees is at odds with statements from chief executives, who claim that the retention of key talent is a top priority, PwC said.
"The survey suggests that there is room for improvement in Irish businesses where talent management is concerned," said PwC's Ciara Fallon."