Forces in PlayEvolving demographics, technologies, and economies create both challenges and opportunities for finding the best people.

Before you evaluate your specific need for Q-Talent and begin developing plans to acquire it, you need to understand how your approach will be—and perhaps already is—fundamentally affected by major changes and trends worldwide. Take a good look around. Look beyond your organization to what is happening in your community, but do not stop there. Look at what is happening across your country and around the globe.

This chapter explores five major, worldwide trends that will increasingly influence efforts to find and acquire Q-Talent: an aging workforce, young workers entering the workforce ...

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