War for Talent: From IT to Engineering to Logistics to HR
On June 17, 2022, Ms. Prachi Mendiratta, Head of People and Talent at Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment in Melbourne, Australia, delivered an online guest lecture to MBA students on the topic of “War for Talent: From IT to Engineering to Logistics to HR.” The lecture aimed to explore the current state of the job market and the challenges faced by organizations in attracting and retaining top talent.
Ms. Mendiratta began her lecture by discussing the concept of the “war for talent” and how it has intensified in recent years across various industries, including IT, engineering, logistics, and HR. She explained how the competition for skilled workers has increased due to factors such as demographic changes, globalization, and technological advancements. She discussed the various strategies that organizations can use to attract and retain top talent. She emphasized the importance of building an attractive employer brand, offering competitive compensation and benefits, providing opportunities for growth and development, and creating a positive work culture.
Finally, Ms. Mendiratta concluded her lecture by discussing the future of the job market and the challenges that organizations are likely to face in the coming years. She highlighted the growing importance of skills such as creativity, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence, and emphasized the need for organizations to adapt their recruitment and retention strategies accordingly. The lecture provided students with practical strategies for attracting and retaining top talent, as well as an understanding of the skills that will be in demand in the future.