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Assurance Strategies for Critical Talent Risks

Published: 11 February 2019

ID: G00707374

Analyst(s): Audit Research Team


Strategic workforce planning has been an important part of audit’s assurance efforts for years, but the consequences for companies that fail to manage this risk area are growing more serious. Learn why companies are struggling to acquire talent and predict future organizational needs, and how audit can provide assurance over this vital activity.

Table Of Contents

Audit’s Role in Strategic Workforce Planning

Digital Skills and Initiatives KRIs

Workforce Planning, Employee Development and Engagement KRIs

Retention and Recruiting KRIs

Questions for Management

Recommended by the Authors

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