Retaining Talent a Main Concern Heading into 2014

December 18, 2013 – SilkRoad, a provider of cloud-based talent management solutions, has found that HR professionals are most concerned with engaging and retaining employees (48 percent), developing leaders and managing skills gaps (45 percent), and recruiting the best employees (41 percent). As they seek to make their HR organization strategic, sound data and analytics (54 percent), and integration of HR systems (43 percent) are top technology challenges. To determine the top challenges faced by modern HR practitioners, SilkRoad surveyed 853 HR professionals in November. “Today's HR organization is juggling myriad challenges,” said John Shackleton, SilkRoad's president and CEO. “As they look to address these perennial concerns and transform their business function from transactional to strategic in nature, adopting innovative technology for better insight and workforce planning will be essential.”

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