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 […]

Wellness on the Water

Wellness On The Water Carnival Group improved their employee experience by implementing a customized onsite clinic. By Christa Elliott It was Virgil who famously said “The greatest wealth is health,” and with the spike in employee health and wellness offerings it seems that many employers agree. One such employer is Carnival Cruise Line. The well-known […]

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 […]

Screening On Screens

The benefits of integrating video into the talent acquisition process continue to expand through new capabilities. By Christa Elliott The first webcam was developed in 1991 at Cambridge University; it was used to monitor how much coffee was left in the coffee pot in the Cambridge computer science department break room. Fast-forward 25 years and […]

Editor’s Note: Predictions On Point

It’s hard to believe another year is coming to a close. For our December issue, it has become tradition to look back on our predictions piece from 12 months ago and see how our experts fared. Prediction: “The biggest issue for HR leaders is to get laser-focused on ‘the employee experience.’” —Josh Bersin, principal and […]