Running HR as a Business

Julie Sharp of Bank of Ireland discusses mastering challenges in the financial sector and how the bank’s journey to success has depended on its people. By the Editors Julie Sharp, head of human resources at the Bank of Ireland, believes that in order to be truly effective, HR needs to add value by operating commercially- […]

Bite-Sized Learning

Shorter may be better when it comes to executing workforce training. Here’s how. By Christa Elliott Five to 10 seconds—that’s the time it takes for a person to decide to either stay engaged with a piece of content or, more commonly, to move on to something else. Many will attribute waning attention spans to the […]

Great Scot(land)!

The 2016 HRO Today Forum EMEA heads to Edinburgh: a preview of must-see events. By Christa Elliott What falls out of the Talent Cloud? Get ready to find out! This question will be answered at this year’s HRO Today Forum EMEA. This annual industry event offers attendees the opportunity to network with more than 250 […]

Sharing Success

Winners of the HRO Today Forum APAC Awards discuss their greatest achievements. By Belinda Sharr HRO Today recognises the best and brightest HR professionals—we annually honour those who have helped blaze new trails with best practices for the HR industry to follow. Winners were announced in five categories at the HRO Today Services and Technology […]

Excavating Value

The key to Caterpillar CHRO Kim Hauer’s success: Aligning HR initiatives to business strategy. Debbie Bolla Two years ago, Caterpillar Vice President and CHRO Kim Hauer embarked on a journey that led to a pivotal shift in the vision of the company’s human resources function. It’s new mantra: We build the team that builds a […]

Minding the Gap

By Nathalie Bression, Tony DiRomualdo, and Harry Osle Transformation remains a main initiative for HR organizations in 2016, finds the 2016 HR Key Issues study from The Hackett Group. Many companies are planning to overhaul key components of their service delivery models in order to meet business and HR performance goals. The bottom-line findings of […]

Keys to Culture

A new report reveals meaningful work and benefits are core to an engaged workforce By Matt Straz When strategic HR leaders aim to solve the biggest priorities for the year—employee engagement, balancing performance with purpose at work, and perfecting total compensation—their solutions tend to fall under one umbrella: New. New snacks, flashy new perks, and […]

Once is Not Enough

Out with annual performance reviews and in with continuous coaching and feedback. By Anita Bowness When it comes to performance management programs, many organizations are no longer happy with the status quo: The annual review meeting where managers provide employees with feedback, a rating, and a compensation increase if earned. Then the file is closed […]

The New Gig Economy – What’s at Stake?

The term “gig economy” refers to recent developments in on-demand hiring, especially in the consumer space. “On-demand” technology (usually mobile) matches consumers with independent workers (also referred to as freelancers or gig workers) to address an immediate need. The on-demand provider supplies the technology and facilitates the financial transaction. Uber, Lyft and TaskRabbit are some […]

Lumesse Named To LinkedIn Talent Solution Preferred Partner Program

Program aims to ease talent search burden on recruiter and hiring manager LUTON, England — Lumesse, a global leader in talent management solutions, today announced it is an inaugural member of the LinkedIn Preferred Partner Program for Talent Solutions, formed to simplify the process of finding the best recruitment solutions for the LinkedIn product portfolio. The […]