Urge to Merge

Two HRO vendors dip their toes into the RPO pond.     By Gary Bragar   In my July/August column (RPO Boom), I wrote about the significant revenue growth increases by RPO providers in the first half of 2011. Well that growth continues and for the second half of the year, RPO is again expected […]

Bridging Borders

International employment laws and regulations vary widely—even among the countries within the EMEA region.

By Simon Kent

Whilst companies may wish to view their businesses as covering a unified EMEA region, employment law means that such unity can only ever be superficial. Even without the complexities of Brexit, deploying a consistent set of employment policies can seem impossible. “Some inward investors might consider Europe to be a single territory for business purposes,” says Helga Breen, head of the employment practice in London at global legal business DWF. “The reality is that each country has its own legal and regulatory framework and societal and cultural norms.”

HR That Fits the Bill

Aflac’s CHRO Matthew Owenby explains why a customized approach to HR drives an 87 percent employee engagement rate.

By Debbie Bolla

“Most companies don’t want to customize HR, but if you want employees to feel cared for, it’s a must.” This is the philosophy behind CHRO Matthew Owenby’s unique approach to HR for Aflac. Whether it’s providing easy access to on-site healthcare services to overcome rising benefits costs or giving employees the platform to share feedback that often gets incorporated into the business strategy, the insurance provider understands the impact of employee-driven initiatives. Simply put: People are core to their success.

Innovation Ahead

HR can expect transformation in every sector in 2018. By Amy L. Gurchensky HR partnerships and engagements have remained in a stable state of predictability for years, but changes within the business landscape are now occurring at an increasingly accelerated pace. Organizations are experiencing industrywide transformation, and HR services are being forced to respond. This […]

Tech Explosion

Today’s tools are helping staffing providers deliver key full-time and contingent talent to organizations. By Russ Banham Companies sourcing the best and the brightest candidates for both full-time and contingent-labor positions constantly compete for this talent, given the rapidly diminishing supply pool. To win the day, organizations are increasingly relying on managed services program (MSP) […]

No Longer Coming Up Short

Healthcare organizations are leveraging mobility strategies to help fill their talent gaps. By Michael Krasman There has been a lot of buzz about the growing shortage of physicians in the U.S.—in fact, a deficit of as many as 90,000 physicians is predicted in the next decade, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. This […]

Randstad To Acquire Monster Worldwide To Transform The Way People And Jobs Connect

AMSTERDAM and WESTON, Mass., Aug. 9, 2016  — Randstad Holding nv (AMS: RAND), a leading human resources services provider, and Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), a global leader in connecting jobs and people, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Randstad will acquire Monster. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Randstad […]

Difficult Times? Depends Where You Look

A Year of Consolidation and Transformation By Michael Switow Unfazed by stock market volatility and forecasts of slower economic growth, Asia’s RPO providers are condent with their industry’s prospects for the year ahead. Recruitment professionals point to several major trends. These include the application of new technologies, corporate belt-tightening, and a transformation of the human […]

Layers of Talent

An innovative strategy is necessary to effectively manage all types of workers. By Russ Banham Today’s workforce is an amalgam of many different types of workers, from traditional employees to widening ranks of contingent labor. Effectively managing this disparate and often far-flung human capital is no easy task. To assure close collaboration, enhance employee engagement […]

Zeroing In

Today’s blended workforce requires a focused talent strategy. By Russ Banham Today’s workforce is an amalgam of many different types of workers, from traditional employees to widening ranks of contingent labor. Effectively managing this disparate and often far-flung human capital is no easy task. To assure close collaboration, enhance employee engagement and productivity, and achieve […]