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Buy, Build, Borrow, or None of the Above? New Options for Closing Global Talent Gaps: Implications for the CHRO

February 2015 | Publication

As presented in The Conference Board Key Business Issues report series From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers: What Retiring Baby Boomers and the Coming Labor Shortage Mean for Your Company, the United States is about to face a tight labor market. But buying, building, borrowing, or redeploying—while classic go-tos for human capital leaders—may not be the right solution, even if the company has used it many times in the past. The right solution may be a combination of these, may be something no one has thought of before, and may even have little to do with talent. To get there, leaders must frame the company's particular issue properly and ask the right questions. This report presents those questions to CHROs along with profiles of three companies that are closing talent gaps in an innovative way.

Explore our full portfolio of thought leadership on closing talent gaps here.



Mary B. Young, D.B.A.

Principal Researcher, Human Capital
The Conference Board


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