Companies could use global incentive programs to help them attract the right employees.
Companies are having a hard time attracting workers, according to a new survey by Towers Watson.
The Global Talent Management and Rewards Survey found that 72 percent of businesses fail to attract employees with critical skills. Top-performing workers were also in demand, as 60 percent of surveyed firms noted they had difficulty appealing to these applicants. However, the struggling global economy has not made workers content to stay in their current positions. More than half of respondents stated they were having trouble retaining high-performing individuals.
"The demand for the best talent is as strong as ever, especially given a challenging economy and heightened global competition," said Laura Sejen, global leader of rewards at Towers Watson.
Companies could use global incentive programs to help them attract the right employees. These programs allow organizations to create the work environments and rewards programs that appeal to workers.
Incentive programs could also help reduce stress in the office. Forty-eight percent of respondents noted that their staff were under additional pressure to perform. Offering recognition for hard work can help maintain a supportive culture that may lower employee stress.