D&I in DNA

Strategies to help organizations build a connection between D&I goals and business results.

By Amy Cappellanti-Wolf

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” That’s a quote from renowned management guru Peter Drucker—one that vividly illustrates the delicate and important relationship between a company’s culture and its business goals. Many organizations invest a great deal of time and money into building that elusive “winning culture” through in-depth engagement studies and large-scale initiatives that result in multi-year strategies for change. But it can be easy to overlook some of the simple ways to create a place where people feel inspired to reach their potential and help their company do the same.

Step by Step

Two talent leaders share strategies that are ensuring success in the candidate-driven market.

By Debbie Bolla

Todays’ talent acquisition leaders have a very clear understanding of how each step in the hiring process can impact the end result. Sourcing strategies are critical in finding the right candidates and then once found, there is great pressure to deliver a positive experience in order to attract that key talent. Here, David Schubert, assistant vice president of HR, talent acquisition, and employee development for Baptist Health South Florida, and Scott R. Sell, vice president of talent selection and executive recruitment for Mercy, share their proactive approaches in today’s tight talent market.

HR and Hiring Managers Eye-to-Eye

New research shows where this duo agrees—and disagrees—when it comes to performance.

By Larry Basinait

In a time when worldwide unemployment rates are reaching historic lows, recruiters are under increasing pressure to fill positions quickly. Hiring managers are faced with their own challenges during the hiring process. But how do the two parties really feel about the state of recruiting and internal hiring processes at their companies? What do they think about each other and the support of their mutual goals?

Culture Over Cool

Three benefits employers should prioritize over trendy perks to retain top tech talent.

By Christine Mellon

When people think of tech company culture, it often evokes images of hammocks, foosball tables, nap pods, and beer on tap. Although these workplace trends are commonplace in many technology companies, it is important for businesses to avoid getting too caught up in gimmicky office perks and confusing them with culture. When it comes to attracting and retaining top talent, office perks do not make nearly as positive of an impact as employee benefits.

The New Reality of Recruiting

What this year’s data says about how today’s practices need to evolve.

By Elliot Clark

In each September edition of HRO Today, we feature our Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings for recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). This year’s services scores are down—and not down a little. They are down a lot. And based on our analysis of the trend research, we think the reasons are driven by both providers and practitioners. How could the client be at fault? First, I didn’t say the providers were not also culpable. I said both, so strap on your seat belts and keep your hands and arms inside the “Statistical Geek Van” and try to enjoy the ride while we unpack the data sets.

All Aboard

Debbie Kemp shares the keys to a successful onboarding process—and why it matters.

By Debbie Bolla

As a global human resources and operations leader, Debbie Kemp understands the impact a strategic onboarding process can have on the bottom line. Simply put: It takes time and money to hire the right talent so it’s critical that organizations take a few steps not to lose them, she says. Here, the member of the CHRO Today Executive Network (C-TEN) explains who owns onboarding, effective approaches, and their impact on retaining talent.

Toward Tomorrow

Covering topics from AI to succession planning, the EMEA and APAC HRO Today Forum events provide a valuable opportunity to learn, share, and ultimately, succeed.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Automation. Globalization. Talent shortages. Regulatory compliance. Leadership development. Diversity and inclusion. Employee wellness. Data security. Workforce planning. Employee engagement. Change management. Outsourcing. Succession planning. The list of challenges facing today’s HR professionals goes on and on.

Temporary Moves

Gig economy workers seek relocation opportunities, but job classification challenges and local regulations remain a barrier.

By Mary Stoik Dymond

The rising trend of professional gig work is shifting the boundaries on the permanent, full-time employment norm. In fact, some analysts are even predicting that more than half of workers will be contractors or gig workers in the near future, reports Nation1099. The composition of workplace talent is nearing a tipping point, and the global gig economy is only poised to grow.

Protecting HR Investments in Services and Technology

By Elliot H. Clark

For many years, HRO Today has provided numerous customer satisfaction based rankings of providers through the HRO Today Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction surveys. We appreciate the notoriety and respect the practitioner community has placed in the methodology of the ranking. However, we only perform this kind of study in up to 10 areas of technology or service. This leaves many categories that are not covered or fall neatly into the Baker’s Dozen program.

Look No Further

By Debbie Bolla

How many words did you find in the talent-themed word search on our cover? Six? Not bad. Eight? So close! All 10 words might be as challenging to find as your next great hire, but I can guarantee this issue’s Talent Report is sure to help you in your search.