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[January 08, 2019]

Randstad Sourceright Talent Trends Data Shows Strong Global Outlook for 2019

ATLANTA, Jan. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- C-suite and human capital leaders surveyed around the world continue to feel positive about their organizations' prospects for the future, according to the latest Talent Trends data from Randstad Sourceright.

Offering a sneak preview of insights from its 2019 Talent Trends research, Randstad Sourceright's newly released Business Health Index finds that global business health has improved significantly in the past year, a trend that is marked by widespread hiring and facilitated by positive political environments that enable ease of business. 

The index shows the business outlook based on surveys of more than 800 C-suite and human capital leaders at large companies in 17 countries. Index scores are a composite of four key measures of business outlook: actual business growth against expectations, levels of hiring, the political environment’s impact on business and the future growth outlook.

The index combined four key measures to formulate a single outlook score for each country. Measures included actual business growth against expectations, levels of hiring, the political environment's impct on business and future growth outlook. Specifically, the data show that:

  • Among C-suite and HR leaders around the world, positive business sentiment grew 37 percent from last year
  • The number of C-suite and HR leaders in the U.S. who said they hired extensively in the last 12 months is up by nearly 90 percent from 2016

Randstad Sourceright's Talent Trends research is based on survey data from more than 800 C-suite respondents at large companies in 17 countries. It provides human capital leaders with insight into how employers feel about their country's business environment and their outlook for the future.

The survey data reveals that some countries feel more positive than others. While U.S. respondents remain optimistic for 2019, they are less confident than the year before. According to weighted index scores, positive overall business sentiment in the U.S. fell by 17 points in the last year, but rose by 64 points in the U.K. and 49 points in Canada.

Japan, Germany, Australia and the U.K. ranked highest in the 2019 index, despite uncertainty regarding Brexit, while the U.S., Poland and Mexico show the least positive outlooks for the year ahead.

More insights about the trends that will be shaping human capital strategies in the coming year will be available with the release of Randstad Sourceright's annual Talent Trends Report on January 22, 2019.

About Randstad Sourceright

Randstad Sourceright is a global talent solutions leader, driving the talent acquisition and human capital management strategies for the world's most successful employers. We empower these companies by leveraging a Human Forward strategy that balances the use of innovative technologies with expert insights, supporting both organizations and people in realizing their true potential.

As an operating company of Randstad N.V. – the world's leading global provider of HR services – Randstad Sourceright continuously builds and evolves talent solutions through recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), managed services programs (MSP) and total talent strategies. Read more at

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