The Transforming for the future podcast series features Mercer's consultants who are helping organizations stay ahead of the curve by embracing transformation, exploring new ways of working, and reinventing their employee experience. We'll discuss the most pressing issues facing leaders today and how to shape the future of work so that your business and people thrive.

Tune into this episode to find out how talent is changing within the automotive industry and what organizations can do to attract new types of talent. Talent traditionally headed to the tech sector. Yet, recent tech layoffs have opened the talent pool and provided the auto industry with a new talent marketplace. Mercer’s global leader of the Automotive industry, Mike Ponicall, chats with Mercer’s Mike Sagle and Shari Chernack, who share their automotive and transformation expertise.
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Interesting moments from the interview:

  • Opportunity in the talent marketplace

    "The engineering skills that will become increasingly valuable in the automotive industry are more prevalent in the talent marketplace, and automotive companies have an opportunity to pursue this talent."
  • Access to top talent

    "In addition to doing different types of work, this talent has historically been located in tech hubs that are far from the locations of automotive industry facilities in the Midwest and South – though remote work has scattered this talent quite a bit."
  • Top skills in demand

    "Using our proprietary skills data, we’re able to see some of the skills that have been in demand broadly and within automotive. The top relevant emerging skill in the last 12 months is systems design, and the top skills driving pay are problem solving and data analysis."
  • Aligning company culture

    "Companies need to do some self-assessment and understand how well suited their organizations are to bringing in this sort of talent. If they were to come in to the companies as they exist today, the environment – from the operating model, org structure, culture, and talent practices on the one hand, to the physical environment on the other hand, might not match."

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