Should You Go Global with Your RPO? New Thinking Says Yes

The process itself triggers transformation—with benefits all around With Jeanne MacDonald, President, Global Talent Acquisition Solutions, Futurestep Is the time right to reconsider networks of local providers and instead contract a global RPO? For many companies with operations around the world, the answer is more and more likely to be yes. Futurestep’s Jeanne MacDonald, President, […]

Thinking Ahead, Getting Ahead

CHRO Joseph Cabral knows his biggest competition is status quo. His solution? Constant change for constant improvement. By The Editors It is somewhat surprising that one of the most successful and influential HR leaders came into the industry by what he describes as a fluke. Joseph Cabral calls himself a numbers guy with a varied […]

Spherical Thinking

Some educated guesswork about the coming year.   By Elliot Clark   You have to love the metaphor of millions watching a Waterford Crystal ball descending a modern day obelisk counting down to a New Year. Most in the crowd were thinking 2009 would never end. Here was the moment at hand, and, voila, the […]

To ERP Or Not To ERP, Part II: Thinking Talent Management

Choosing the right path to enable strategic HRM is fraught with difficult choices, but the rewards of a properly designed and well-deployed process can hold great rewards. by Naomi Lee Bloom One of the great debates in HR circles is over what is strategic (i.e., talent management) and what is merely administrative with respect to […]

Could HRO Backslide Even When Customers Are Happy?

Continuous improvement is a must for outsourcing to maintain momentum in the marketplace. by Paul Davies Here’s a potential trend the industry should be thinking about: backsliding. How many adopters of HRO together with its surrogates—shared services and off-shoring—have begun to wonder whether they did the right thing or that when it comes to renewal […]

When to Think Governance

In this month’s column, we delve deeper into what it takes to adequately address governance. by Marianne Bays HRO governance is defined as the means by which buyers and service providers mutually assure that expected value is actually attained from outsourcing. Our question for this month is: At what point in the HR outsourcing life […]

Don’t Ignore the GDPR

Four things to know about the biggest change to data protection laws in 30 years. By Cecile Georges Keeping up with the 50,000 or more legislative changes that occur around the world each year can be a daunting task for any HR team. But now, HR leaders of multinational companies need to brace themselves for […]

The Key is Agility

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany’s streamlined approach to global recruiting positions them for success. By Debbie Bolla By its nature, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is a complex business. With 50,000 employees in nearly 70 countries, the leading science and technology company executes business in not one, but three sectors: healthcare, life science, and performance materials. In […]

Eye on Talent

Two tech innovators are changing the way HR can attract and reward top performers. More than Just Rewards By Marta Chmielowicz Picture this: It’s 2030, and your company is struggling to grow, not because the services you provide are unnecessary, but because you simply cannot find the right employees to fill your most important positions. […]