The War for Talent Heats Up

By Shannon Ball posted 09-30-2021 11:32 AM

New AchieveNEXT Study Digs into the Data Shaping Mid-Market Talent Acquisition,
Compensation and Culture

From manufacturing to healthcare and every industry in between, the competition for talent
continues to escalate. Attracting and retaining talent is the single biggest area of concern for
mid-market CFOs and CHROs, according to AchieveNEXT’s 2021 Mid-Year Sentiment Survey.

It’s in this volatile landscape that AchieveNEXT releases the 2021-2022 Mid-Market Talent
Acquisition, Executive Compensation, and Culture Study, Powered by Insperity. Based on a
survey of more than 5,000 finance and HR leaders across North America, the study provides a
reliable, unbiased source for benchmarking talent acquisition, executive salary, incentive
programs, talent acquisition strategies, and culture against similar enterprises.

Top line lesson: It’s time for emerging and mid-market enterprises to be more active investors
in the capabilities and processes that attract and keep key people. Money isn’t enough. Benefits
aren’t enough. Nor are “easy” soft benefits like the fact that most employees are on a first
name basis with the CEO.

No, what’s needed are specific investments that make leaders better, help all employees grow,
and bring in new and diverse talent pools.

Now in its 8th year, this robust report provides a priceless look into the many factors shaping the
talent war with actionable benchmarking data and insights to help individuals, teams and
enterprises succeed.