A new report from the Society for Human Resource Management gives a glimpse of the top human capital challenges for businesses now and in the coming years, according to HR professionals. 

A survey conducted by SHRM found that maintaining high levels of employee engagement is the human capital challenge that of HR professionals believe is most crucial. Thirty-nine percent of the 439 HR personnel surveyed on the topic cited employee engagement as a top priority, while 31 percent said that developing the next generation of organizational leaders was a pressing challenge. 

Other big organizational challenges cited by HR professionals included maintaining competitive compensation (29 percent), retaining the highest-performing employees (26 percent), retaining employees overall (25 percent) and attracting employees with increasingly specialized skills (24 percent). 

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