HRO Today Launches HRO Today Advisory Services

Philadelphia – April 24, 2018 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today magazine and producers of the HRO Today Forums, has announced the launch of its HRO Today Advisory Services. This new boutique advisory practice assists practitioners with achieving stronger business outcomes.  With comprehensive industry research as its foundation, HRO Today Advisory Services has developed decision […]

HRO Today Advisory Services

  HRO Today has launched a boutique advisory practice to assist organizations in achieving stronger business outcomes. With comprehensive industry research as its foundation, HRO Today Advisory Services has developed decision tools and services around provider partner selection, benchmarking and workforce strategy, with an emphasis on simplicity and speed.  In today’s digital and highly dynamic […]

Breaking Down Barriers

Embrace the future of talent with a total workforce solution.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all sourcing, recruiting, and hiring. The gig economy is on the rise, the workplace is becoming more diverse, and top talent is increasingly hard to come by. But even as skills shortages become the norm and attracting talent grows more difficult, organizations are gearing up their hiring efforts to position themselves for future success. In fact, LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends 2017 study reports that talent is the top priority for 83 percent of executives, and 56 percent of organizations are planning to increase their hiring volume in 2018.

Repeat Performance

Measuring quality of hire is a challenge, but these three strategies will help HR land top candidates time and again.

By Debbie Bolla

Quality of hire has often been an elusive metric for HR to track and track well. Perhaps that’s why only one-third of organizations measure quality at all, according to new research from Gartner. But armed with the right strategies, HR leaders can build a blueprint for measuring the quality of their workforce and leverage it for future hires. And now’s the time: According to Randstad Sourceright’s 2018 Talent Trends survey, 72 percent of respondents say that employers’ expectations of talent continues to grow.

Finding the Right Formula

Learn how employee engagement strategies and surveys can be used to drive meaningful change.

By Debbie Bolla

Employee engagement has been one of the most talked about topics in HR in recent years. It’s certainly not a new idea, but shocking statistics—both good and bad—of its impact on business have put employee engagement back on the map in a big way. So it’s no wonder that HR is searching for the right formula to drive engagement among the workforce. A good place to start is by taking a look at organizational culture.

Recognizing Goodness

Companies are adopting volunteer programs to attract and retain younger workers.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Every day, people become more conscious of their impact on the world and how they can shape it in their personal lives. Faced with global economic, political, and social instability and disruption, the millennial generation in particular is turning its attention to social causes that benefit the greater good. Whether it’s by supporting altruistic brands like TOMS or contributing to non-profit fundraising efforts on Facebook, it’s clear that young people today want to be socially responsible. And this trend has immense implications for business.

Making Teams Work

Three strategies that help managers enable their employees to succeed.

By Amy Leschke-Kahle

At work, a team can mean many things. Organizations can have a team of executives or a team of frontline workers. They can have a hierarchical team, a flatter team, or a dynamic team that brings together contractors and full-time employees from disparate groups or practices depending on the project at hand. Whether it’s in the field of hospitality, technology, or on the shop floor, teams are where work lives. But increasingly, more and more work gets done in groups outside of the organizational chart.

What’s Ahead

HR leaders discuss their top priorities for 2018.

By Debbie Bolla

Faced with a pressing expectation to deliver strategic initiatives, HR business leaders have become more agile in their approach to human capital management. And it’s making an impact. Randstad Sourceright’s 2018 Talent Trends Report finds that 84 per cent of respondents say the work they do will prepare their organisation for the future. Here, four HR leaders share what is on their agenda for 2018; ways they are attracting, recruiting, and retaining the best talent; and how they are getting ready for the European Union’s impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Competing for the Best

Organisations in Asia are adapting to stay competitive in a tough talent market.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The Asia-Pacific region is home to 4.5 billion people— nearly 60 per cent of the world’s population. Consisting of five countries that rank amongst the top 15 largest economies in the world—China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Australia—and featuring a robust annual GDP growth of 5.5 per cent in 2017, the region presents some of the best opportunities for business expansion and growth.

Measure What Matters

Organizations with high-volume hiring periods will benefit if they zero in on a few strategic metrics.

By Debbie Bolla

For organizations that hire thousands of customer-facing candidates at time, a few key reports and measurements can make a big difference to future hiring cycles. So what should organizations do? Godson recommends measuring the length of each candidate’s stay with a baseline of six months. Having this data can help organizations predict future hiring cycles and turnover rates.