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 second half of 2020

Further easing forecast for external labor market
For the second time under COVID-19 conditions, and in contrast to all previous TCI surveys since 2016, the talent climate is positive. Better availability of talent is expected on the external labor market in particular

Talent management commitment of managers at its peak
Particularly in view of the positive development of the talent climate, it should be emphasized that managers and the top management continue to prioritize talent management and that their commitment continues to increase.

Job security is top issue for external applicants
While as recently as 2018, conservative aspects such as job security scored high only among the “Baby Boomer” generation, the pandemic has now made it the top issue among external applicants. Even though “work-life balance” ranks second in terms of priorities, there is a clear shift toward more conservative, security-oriented applicant behavior.


The survey takes just four minutes to complete.

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