Tag Archives: global-autumn-2015

8 keys to Europe: What matters now for practitioners?

Tough competition, stagnant economy, and some great new tools

By Bill Hatton

What do HR pros in Europe need to know about recruiting and RPO in the next year to prevent being blindsided? We put this question to Jan Mueller, Managing Director, EMEA Solutions, Futurestep, based in Munich, Germany. Jan has been in recruitment for almost 20 years and in the RPO industry for 10 years. He generously shared his insights with HRO Today Global on the state-of-the-market in Europe:

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High-Profile Departures Shine a Light on an Age-Old Problem

Coping with attrition in the world’s fastest-growing economy

By Michael Switow

With the eurozone sputtering and China’s era of double digit growth a distant memory, the main bright spot in the global economy has been the United States, which experienced 3.7 per cent growth in the second quarter. But that’s not considered sufficient by most analysts to keep the whole world on track—an insight that has businesses and economists alike taking a fresh look at one of China’s western neighbours.

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Editor’s Letter: What’s impacting Global HR?

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.

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Talent in Europe: Getting scarcer

Cielo’s Seb O’Connell discusses the state of RPO in Europe

By Bill Hatton

If you work in the European market, are you getting the people you need? You’re probably finding it difficult, according to Seb O’Connell, Managing Director Europe, Cielo Talent, London. O’Connell has worked for a dozen years in recruitment and shared his thoughts on getting the best people, as well as discussing what HR practitioners need to know about RPO:

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The Importance of Leadership: The CHRO of the Year Comes to EMEA

CEO’s Letter

By Elliot H. Clark

HR is transforming at an astounding pace. Gone are the days of administration and compliance and the new gestalt is about employee productivity, talent management and contribution to organisational performance. And, oh, keep doing that administration and compliance thing. Whilst some decry the layering up of responsibility on the HR suite, one thing is abundantly clear: The role of HR is growing.

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From ‘transactional’ to ‘strategic’

A Q&A with Seven Step RPO’s Bill Ingram

By Bill Hatton

Bill Ingram, executive vice president of Seven Step RPO, has more than 20 years experience in the recruiting industry. HRO Today Global approached Ingram to get some insider analysis on the state of RPO right now in Europe—so HR practitioners can understand what potential vendors’ take on the situation is right now. Here are his insights:

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Mobility: ‘Recruiters looking for a differentiator’

Helping to secure commitments from best candidates

By Bill Hatton

Relocation is often seen as tactical, but can it be more strategic? To find answers to that and related questions, we reached out to global relocation providers who could both speak to the evolving role of mobility as well as speak broadly about trends within the European Union.

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