High-Value Hiring

 What drives RPO in a recession? Scalability, flexibility, and quality of candidates.   By Katie Kuehner-Hebert     The use of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) by many industry sectors such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and infrastructure equipment manufacturers has rebounded fairly well since the start of the recession. So say several RPO providers, who have the […]

Hire Them Your Way

  Burger King was starving for a new staffing recipe. Hunger sated.     By Russ Banham     Back in the late 1990s when he was a consultant in the strategy formulation practice at Accenture, Patrick Beharelle happened to read The Service Profit Chain. He subsequently met its author, James L. Heskett, and the […]

The Post-Recession Leader Gap

A new poll by Aon Hewitt reveals significant disconnects in the workplace.   By The Editors     The 2011 Talent Survey released in May by Aon Hewitt, the global human resource consulting and outsourcing solutions business of Aon Corporation, finds a significant capability gap in leaders, as most organizations focus on growth in today’s […]

Recruitment Recalibration

Seeking talent in the ‘new normal’ demands fundamental changes in how we gauge the labor pool.       By Russ Banham       Welcome to the new normal in recruiting. The last two years have drastically altered the paradigm of talent acquisition and even plain old hiring. Just look at the unemployment numbers—9.6 […]

Operational, Transformational

An early commitment to tactical transaction is the surest path to strategic transcendence.   By Erik Van Slyke     After more than 20 years of initiatives designed to improve operational effectiveness, most HR functions have achieved neither the value promised by strategic HR, nor the operational efficiency expected of new technologies, Six Sigma, shared […]

Balancing Act

 Playing a role in a diverse portfolio of corporate HR functions, Andrew Solutions’ Marie Wohler knows that HR is a two-way street.   By Debbie Bolla   There aren’t too many  corporate HR disciplines that Marie Wohler hasn’t tackled. Training and development: check. Organizational development: check. Talent management: check. Performance management: check. Succession planning: check. And […]

Forecast 2007

As another year comes to a close, we decided to take a pulse-check of the industry by inviting some of the most knowledgeable observers of HRO. Here’s what you can expect to see in the new year. by HROT Staff Robert Brown (RB) is a principal analyst in Gartner Research, responsible for the firm’s coverage […]

Recruitmax Acquires Competency Management Leader InScope

Jacksonville, FL-based Recruitmax has acquired InScope Corporation, a provider of competency-driven human capital management solutions for mid- to large-size organizations. This acquisition further expands the company’s ability to attract and retain top talent. Based in Purchase, NY, InScope’s competency management solutions allow companies to create a consistent standard for hiring, measuring, promoting, and compensating employees, […]

RPO Provider Kenexa to Acquire Software Maker Webhire

Wayne, PA-based Kenexa, a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider, will acquire Webhire, a maker of recruitment software, for $34 million in cash. Webhire, whose customer base includes mid-market and healthcare markets, is based in Lexington, MA. The transaction is expected to close in January 2006 and is subject to approval by Webhire’s stockholders. Webhire, formerly […]

Caterpillar Chooses Kenexa for Survey Services

Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA), a provider of talent acquisition and retention solutions, announced that it will be providing Caterpillars workforce with a comprehensive survey offering to gather valuable employee feedback. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. Caterpillar has more than 80,000 employees worldwide […]