Although still in its infancy, gamification has the potential to be an effective candidate engagement tool in APAC.
By The Editors
A recent study from HRO Today and PeopleScout found that the use of gamification in HR is still new in the APAC region and varies greatly in the individual countries that comprise this region. Where is it most popular? Talent acquisition and employee training programmes see the value in adding gamification elements. It is also a great tool for building an organisation’s talent pool
Boomerang employees are showing their value in APAC’s liquid labour market.
By Christa Elliott
It’s always difficult to watch an employee move on to a different company and opportunity, but thanks to a new global trend in job seeking and hiring, the dreaded resignation letter isn’t always a final goodbye. “Boomerang employees”—workers who leave their job, only to return to their former employer after subsequent roles—have become a worker classification all their own.
Four strategies that organisations can leverage to attract and retain top performers.
By Debbie Bolla
Despite the challenges they face, recent research from Harvey Nash shows that a whopping 90 per cent of HR professionals in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region are optimistic. And with good reason. APAC is one of the fastest-developing areas in the world, with multinational organisations setting up in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Manila, and other regions. This means that competition for talent is fierce, and strategic attraction and retention approaches are no longer just nice to have—they are must-haves.
An examination of the growing use of freelance talent in the APAC region.
By The Editors
Recent research from HRO Today and Allegis Global Solutions found that the use of freelancers in the APAC region is growing rapidly, with 45 per cent of respondents anticipating the use of freelancers will increase in the next 24 months. Use of freelancers over the past two years also increased, albeit more modestly, as nearly a quarter of respondents reported an increase during that time.
Talent: It’s on the mind on nearly every HR professional no matter the region and it’s certainly making a large impact in Asia Pacific (APAC). According to a Harvey Nash Human Resources Survey, the pressure is on HR to retain and develop talent in 2017. Priorities of employee retention and motivation grew by 6 per cent; culture development by 4 per cent; and leadership capabilities increasing by 16 per cent.
That’s a main reason that HRO Today Global wanted to produce a special issue for APAC leaders to use as a resource when developing talent plans. Do you have authentic employer branding messaging? When recruiting, do you consider the cultural fit of the candidates? Have you offered a career development programme during the first six month of hire? Did you know the third most important career goal to Asian millennials is being dedicated to a cause—how does your organisation support that? Learn more about how these strategic attraction and retention approaches are making difference, with our trends story, Talent Grabbers, on page 6.
With 65 per cent of HR professionals predicting recruitment challenges in the next two years, according to Harvey Nash research, HR leaders in APAC should consider the value of boomerang employees. It’s those top performers who left perhaps to gain additional skills and are now ready to return to apply that experience in a different role. “Former employees have a huge advantage should they choose to return, in that they know the culture of the organisation, the people, and are able to quickly navigate a complex environment,” finds Jeremy Broome, head of HR for Asia Pacific at Deutsche Bank.
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