Talent Climate Index

Stormy times or sunny prospects?

Talent management is affected by changes and trends – just like the general economic situation. Profil M regularly cooperates with Prof. Dr. Klaus P. Stulle of Fresenius University to analyse the “Talent Climate Index”.

This allows us to provide you with regular information about developments in internal and external labour markets, as well as the key trends in talent management in organisations that operate on an international scale.

What are the current and future tendencies regarding the options for acquiring talent internally or externally? How well prepared are organisations to utilise these developments effectively? How do managers and HR experts assess the extent of the stakeholders’ commitment?

The Talent Management Index uses five key questions as the basis for a pertinent analysis of the current situation and trend forecasts in talent management. The survey focuses on a representative selection of companies and is carried out at regular intervals.

Take the opportunity to give us your assessment of the situation and development of Talent Management in your company.

Current TCI results for the fist half of 2021

Talent climate returns to negative area even under continued pandemic

In the third survey under COVID-19 conditions, the talent climate has returned to the negative area: The temporary easing of the labor market seen in the last two surveys is therefore not continuing at present and even less so in the future. The cautiously positive forecasts of the respondents from the second half of 2020 have not materialized

The demands to commit talent to companies are increasing
The changed “corona” working conditions bring with them additional burdens, which are borne in particular by the high-potential employees. They are increasingly exceeding themselves, but are also reaching their limits and consequently there is a risk of them changing employers.

Talent management activities are being continued, but there is still room for
improvement in view of the challenges

All in all, the established talent management processes appear to be continuing even under “corona” conditions. The commitment of the acting managers plays a particularly positive and important role here. All in all, however, the maturity of talent management is often viewed critically in light of current and future challenges.


The survey takes just four minutes to complete.

TCI → Second half of 2020

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the recruitment market

TCI → First half of 2020

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on HR work

TCI → Second half of 2019

Purpose and meaning at the workplace

TCI → First half of 2019

Decision-making behavior of different generations

TCI → Second half of 2018

Main focus: Measures in internal Talent Management

TCI → First half of 2018

Main focus: Measures in external Talent Management

TCI → Second half of 2017

Main focus: Factors influencing the success of talent management

TCI → First half of 2017

Main focus: Factors influencing the success of talent management

TCI → Second half of 2016

Main focus: Results from different perspectives