Innovation

Each year we focus on topics that go further than continuous improvement and seek to drive innovation for the world-class workforce. HR executives are constantly challenged with making the right investments, balancing standardization, and customization, and redirecting investment from areas with low impact to areas of higher value based on evidence. This drives not only a need for optimization but also risk management in knowing when and when not to take a risk with a differing approach. Simultaneously HR people benefit from gaining ‘employee insight’ through methods such as employee attitude surveys and focus groups. This insight should inform the HR strategy, influence how internal communications are handled and help in the design of effective people management initiatives – hence a clear employer branding strategy should be prevalent.

Building the Workforce of the Future

Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year

Meet the 2018 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Award finalists.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Without the right talent in the right positions, businesses are unable to move forward with their strategy for the future. In fact, according to LinkedIn’s 2017 Global Recruiting Trends report, 83 percent of HR leaders say that talent is the number one priority for their organization.

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Empowering HR

TekTonic Awards

The 2018 TekTonic Award finalists help solve many of HR’s toughest challenges.

By The Editors

HR technology is often tasked with helping organizations overcome some of their most daunting workplace issues—and this year’s TekTonic Award finalists do just that. From finding and training the best talent, to maintaining legal compliance and offering competitive compensation, these solutions are empowering HR for the future of work.

Click here to view this year’s TekTonic Award finalists.

Paving the Way to Excellence

HRO Today Superstars

See this year’s most recognized leaders in the HR industry.

By The Editors

Over the years, HR has transformed from a largely administrative profession to one that profoundly impacts the strategic direction of an organization. This transformation has been led by HR professionals that consistently push the boundaries of people management, cementing themselves and the HR industry as key players in today’s business environment.

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Taking Candidate Relationships to the Next Level

HRO Today Forum EMEA

By Taylor Thompson

With Glassdoor reporting that the average job opening attracts 250 resumes, it’s hard to believe that 65 percent of recruiters, according to Jobvite, report their biggest challenge in hiring as a shortage of available talent. So why are talent acquisition teams struggling to manage candidates? Many applicants may just be unqualified. However, when it comes to filling open positions within their organizations, talent acquisition and recruitment marketing teams often fail to access an entire hub of data readily available to them: their past applicants.

Beamery, a candidate-relationship software company, claims that the key to hiring candidates is not just forwarding available jobs, but building valuable employer-candidate relationships prior to the application process. That’s why with the launch of their company in 2014, their offices are already expanding to three major European and American cities and their clientele includes big-name companies like Facebook and VMWare. Beamery is truly taking the recruitment software industry by storm.

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Linking All Types of Talent

HR Outsourcing

By Marta Chmielowicz

The gig economy is exploding, but are companies truly embracing the diversity of their new workforce? For many, the answer is no. According to Ardent Partners’ 2016-2017 State of Contingent Workforce Management report, nearly 38 percent of the world’s total workforce is now considered “non-employee,” but only 63 percent of organizations are reshaping how work is done across the numerous talent sources in their enterprise. Without a unified talent acquisition solution to help manage the different types of workers in today’s world, companies may be missing out on the best-fit talent for their needs.

“By taking a more extensive view of their workforce and embracing a truly blended working population, companies can exercise more flexibility and adapt more easily to alternative ways of working to secure the talent in the right place and the right time to meet their needs,” says Kate Heath, global head of RPO, partners and alliances at Lumesse.

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The Uncharted Organization

HR Outsourcing

Five trends set to impact recruiting and leadership in 2018.

By Jamie Hoobanoff

Businesses of all sizes and in all sectors are entering uncharted territory as they face an unprecedented rate of economic, technological, and societal change. While industries have gone through disruptions in the past, the forces at work in more recent years are rapidly shifting, calling for companies to be even more adaptive and innovative in their approach to recruitment and hiring.

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Innovation Ahead

HR Innovation

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 reaction is yielding great innovation which is happening at a fast rate. This is also driving the need for transparency and investments in technology across all HR functions.

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Industry Innovators

Learn more about the 2017 CHRO of the Year and Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year EMEA Leaders of Distinction winners.

By Christa Elliott

CHROs and talent acquisition leaders are the driving forces behind a company’s culture and productivity. The processes of finding, selecting, and managing employees are never simple, but thanks to the vision of great HR leaders, organizations have the ability to attract and retain top talent at all levels. The 2017 CHRO of the Year EMEA and Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year EMEA Leaders of Distinction have taken the necessary steps to accomplish this for their organizations, and these awards honor their great work and accomplishments.

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Rewarding Success

HRO Today Forum EMEA

By Debbie Bolla

Editorial Director

A large part of HRO Today’s mission is to cover, share, and celebrate the incredible work that HR leaders and teams accomplish. One way we do this is through our CHRO of the Year and Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year annual awards programs. In Industry Innovators, see page 36, we take a deep dive into some of the impressive initiatives of our 2017 HR Leaders of Distinction for EMEA. We recently wrapped our HRO Today Forum in Dublin where we announced the 2017 CHRO of the Year EMEA award winners. Each of these leaders is transforming not only the world of HR, but are also making a great impact on their employees, their communities, and their organizations.

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