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 […]

Thoughtful Design

Five ways to create a workforce environment that can help increase employee happiness and productivity. By Marilyn Tyfting Think about how many hours one person can spend at work in a year or across an entire career. According to Psychology Today, the average person spends 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime, which equates roughly […]

Reaching New Heights

Going through a company transition? Here’s advice on how to ensure the best from employees. By Chatelle A. Lynch When our organization made the decision to become an independently-owned and dedicated global cybersecurity company, we were given only six short months to transition. What made this situation even more unique is that just two years […]

Invisible Line

The ways in which organizations manage different types of talent continues to blur. By Russ Banham Rapid growth in the contingent workforce is compelling many businesses to rethink how they identify, access, and onboard the varied skill sets of contingent workers and integrate their work into the full-time workforce. The overarching goal is to create […]

Courting Candidates

Recruitment marketing platforms are helping organizations get in front of today’s top talent. By Madeline Laurano Quality is not always easy to find. In fact, research from McKinsey & Company found that 40 percent of companies that plan to hire next year have had unfilled vacancies for six months or longer because they cannot find […]