HRO Today Services and Technology Association Announces 2018 North America Awards Finalists

Philadelphia, PA – October 18, 2018 – The HRO Today Services and Technology Association is recognizing the achievements of human resources professionals with its annual awards in North America. This year’s finalists are a group of twenty-one organizations and individuals who have demonstrated excellence in several areas, including: recruitment, engagement strategy, diversity and inclusion, thought […]

HRO Today Membership Summit Highlights the Importance of Standards and Practices in HR

Philadelphia, PA – October 17, 2018 – HRO Today will host the HRO Today Membership Summit on Thursday, October 18 in Philadelphia, PA, bringing together HR services and technology providers, analysts and practitioners for a day of interactive best practice discussions, expert-led sessions on trending industry topics, and networking opportunities. The HR services and technology […]

Higher Learning: Lessons in Leadership

VP of HR Antonio Climent shares the secrets to building culture and a strong leadership pipeline for Laureate International Universities.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Expanding into new international markets is fraught with difficulties. From aligning cultures to ensuring talent gaps are filled, multinational organisations can struggle to adapt to the norms and realities of their many areas of operation. But with the shift of economic activity from Europe and North America to markets in Africa, Asia, and Latin America comes a renewed need to manage global organisations. In fact, according to the McKinsey Global Institute, 400 midsize emerging-market cities, many unfamiliar in the West, will generate nearly 40 per cent of global growth over the next 15 years.

Cultural Connections

A robust cross-cultural training programme is key for successful international relocations.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Cross-border relocations are becoming more commonplace as companies of all sizes embrace globalisation, battle skills shortages, and compete for top talent. Graebel’s Cross Border Transfers: Analysing Best Practices and Trends study reports that 83 per cent of HR professionals say these types of programmes help their organisations achieve talent and workplace management goals, and 66 per cent say they help meet internal development goals.

Getting Ahead

An agile TA process solves many of the talent challenges today’s multinationals are facing.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Imagine this: An organisation is seeking a candidate to fill a newly open leadership position. A team of recruiters gets to work and just a few days later, there’s already several promising options on the table, with contract workers ready to fill the temporary talent gap in the meantime. But that’s not all—the search has revealed potential candidates for a variety of other positions that aren’t even listed yet. Not only have recruiters filled the existing job opening quickly and efficiently, but they have delivered a top-of-the-line experience, engaged a number of high-quality potential hires, and made strides to solve their organisation’s future hiring challenges.

The Future in Focus

From outsourcing to operations, technology will continue to drive every aspect of HR. By Hans-Petter Mellerud Looking back 20 years ago at the human resources profession, one can get a profound sense of what those earlier days were all about. Of course, hindsight is 20/20. It was a universe of spreadsheets, disparate point-to-point systems, and a ton of manual […]

Despite advances in HR tech, employers believe human touch still an important part of hiring process

82% of U.S. employers believe smart technologies allow recruiters to focus on more interpersonal and knowledge-based work ATLANTA, September 5, 2018 — Employers are increasingly using HR technology to help attract and hire the best talent. Despite the widespread adoption of these tools, many businesses leaders indicate they still want a human touch for critical […]

Randstad Sourceright Talent Trends Quarterly: Q3 2018

While employers have widely adopted HR tech to help attract and hire the best talent, many businesses leaders indicate they still want a human touch for critical moments during the recruitment process. Based on a survey of more than 800 human capital leaders, Randstad Sourceright’s Talent Trends research found that when it comes to tasks […]