By Bill Hatton
In this edition, we have a terrific follow-up to last issue’s investigations of HR in China and India. Our APAC correspondent, Michael Switow, delves deeper into India itself and focuses on the issue of attrition—and how that will affect HR and HR outsourcing. That story begins on page 38.
We also have our annual Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). The RPO Baker’s Dozen is our most popular rating. We rate enterprise leaders, healthcare leaders, and emerging leaders. Note: The European ratings will be announced during the 10-12 November HRO Today Forum EU in Amsterdam. The current ratings begin on page 10.
Speaking of the HRO Today Forum EU, our cover story focuses on the CHRO of the Year nominees – the winners will be announced at the November forum. Elliot Clark explains the nature of the honor in his letter on page 5, and in the story we highlight the nominees. It starts on page 6. Later in the issue, starting on page 59, we have our Forum Preview, which features many of the outstanding speakers we’ve lined up for the event.
Each year, we publish a resource guide. HR practitioners thus obtain an in- depth contact list of the best vendors in the HR space in a wide variety of practice areas. That guide begins on page 41.
We have an EU Market Roundup. I spoke to senior executives at RPO providers, mobility/relocation providers and a top learning-outsourcing provider to give HR practitioners a lay of the land, what’s coming down the pike, and what action steps to consider in the areas of recruitment, relocation and learning. Those stories begin on page 9.
￼We think this issue is loaded with value for you: exclusive industry-standard ratings, hand-picked resources, and original reporting. We hope you find the effort useful in your daily work.