Over the next 12 months, three-quarters of respondents say they also plan to enhance their company’s comprehensive hiring processes by investing in innovative HR technologies. (Photo: Shutterstock)

As optimism about the economy increases and the War for Talent intensifies, employers are boosting their investments to attract and keep the best people, according to Randstad Sourceright’s “2018 Talent Trends Report.”

The HR solutions provider surveyed more than 800 C-suite and human capital leaders in 17 countries, and found that 51 percent of employers plan to increase their investments in onsite benefits and innovative technologies this year to improve productivity and retain top talent. Why? A majority (70 percent) are optimistic about the business outlook for 2018 – but that also increases their concerns about talent scarcity.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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