Citrix Arms Companies in Global War for Talent

Organizations around world leverage company’s intelligent digital workspace solutions to deliver superior employee experience, attract and retain top people

BARCELONA – November 6, 2018 – It’s no secret that a company is only as good as the people it keeps. And finding talent has never been more challenging. A global talent war is underway, but with the help of Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), companies around the world are arming themselves to engage in the battle and win. Using the company’s digital workspace solutions, leading organizations are powering a more intelligent, flexible way to work and getting the right people in the right places to unlock innovation, engage customers and move their business forward.

A Global Crisis

The talent crisis is real. In the US alone, available jobs outnumbered Americans looking for work by nearly one million as of August 31 - the largest gap in history. And by 2020, McKinsey & Company estimates that there will be a shortage of 95 million medium-to-high-skilled workers globally. Making matters worse:

  • Experienced workers are retiring.
  • The talent companies need may not be located near traditional work hubs.
  • The talent companies have often lacks the skills required by modern digital business.

Attacking the Problem

In creating a world-class employee experience, companies can overcome these challenges and attract and retain the people they need to make their business go.

“Employee experience isn’t just a buzz term. It’s a critical business imperative that can drive productivity, customer satisfaction and revenue,” said Tim Minahan, Executive Vice President, Business Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer, Citrix. “Best-in-class companies recognize this and are laser-focused on creating an environment in which their people have simplified access to the technologies and insights they need to thrive.”

Companies like Beazley, a London-based specialty insurer.

“Our organization is grown and developed based on the talent we have and so it is essential that we are able to attract very strong people,” said Penny Malik, the company’s Head of Global Talent Management. “These people want to have the kind of technology that they’re used to at their fingertips and that’s what Citrix provides.”

People also want to work where they want to work. And it may not be near a company location.

“We are not in Munich, we are not in Frankfurt. So we have to be more attractive for employees to come to work for us,” said David Kreft, Head of Service Center and System Integrations, at WAGO, a global leader in spring pressure electrical interconnection and automation solutions. “As an IT guy, I have to prepare a flexible workplace that can be consumed in any location around the world. And with Citrix, I can do this.”

Give Them What They Want

Employees today expect work to be as simple and efficient as their personal lives. They don’t want to search for things. They want the insights they need to make informed decisions in a timely fashion delivered in context of what they need to get done. And they don’t want to have to navigate through multiple screens to execute simple tasks.

An Intelligent Workspace

It’s called an intelligent workspace. And it’s what Citrix delivers by providing the flexibility, security, and insights that people and organizations need to be productive—anytime, anywhere on any device.

Using Citrix® Workspace™, companies can:

  • Give employees reliable access to all the apps and content they need to work where and how they want and be productive in one, unified experience.
  • Leverage innovative technologies such as machine learning alongside simplified workflows to organize work and give employees insights and task automation needed to be more efficient and productive.
  • Build employee skills and keep them on the cutting edge in their fields.

“What Citrix has enabled us to do with a digitally adapted office is transform what we can do on the go, wherever we happen to be, because we have all the computing power that we have when we’re back in the office,” said Adrian Cox, Head of Specialty Lines, Beazley. “And that’s been a real game changer.”

The Future of Work Delivered Today

According to a recent Stripe and Harris Poll, 61 percent of C-Suite executives view access to talent as the greatest inhibitor to their growth aspirations. It’s a vexing problem. But with the right technologies it can be overcome.
“It’s about flexibility and looking into the future to prepare,” said Kreft. “This is what Citrix helps us do.”
Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 companies around the world. To learn more about the offerings and how they can help your organization deliver the future of work today, visit

About Citrix

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is powering a better way to work with unified workspace, networking, and analytics solutions that help organizations unlock innovation, engage customers, and boost productivity, without sacrificing security. With Citrix, users get a seamless work experience and IT has a unified platform to secure, manage, and monitor diverse technologies in complex cloud environments. Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations including 99 percent of the Fortune 100 and 98 percent of the Fortune 500.

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