Tag Archives: global-spring-2016

The “Brexit’s” Effect on Global Workforce Management

How the U.K.’s Withdrawal from the European Union’s Could Affect Workforce Management By Rick Norgate Editor's note: This article was published before the Brexit on June 23. The referendum will decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union. Thus, U.K. businesses that employ EU workers will need to contemplate the potential influence of the British Exit ( or “Brexit”) on their future hiring, talent management, and overall workforce management best practices. Currently, millions of highly skilled EU immigrants work in the U.K. Below are a few possible scenarios and outcomes of the Brexit, details on its potential impact on the U.K., as well as its impact on the increasingly global workforce. We will also review how human capital management technology can help businesses comply with the current and future world of work. Recruitment and Workforce Management Could be Affected If the U.K. exits the EU, it is likely that all European workers will need immigration permission to work in the U.

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Operating On All Cylinders – Ways Organisations Can Combat Under-Performance Due To Presenteeism

Ways organisations can combat under-performance due to presenteeism By Dr. David Batman In any business, the biggest single cost is likely to be its workforce, representing nearly 70 per cent of operating expenses on average, finds a SHRM study. So it’s no surprise that organisations are always exploring new ways to improve employee performance and productivity in order to maximise the value of their investment in people. In the past, businesses have attempted to measure productivity by looking at indicators like absenteeism. But a new study of 2,000 employees by Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) shows that this isn’t the real culprit. Clocking on and checking out: Why your employees may not be working at optimum levels and what you can do about it found that while employees were absent from work an average of four days per year, they reported being unproductive for a staggering 57.5 days per year. That’s equivalent to almost three working months! The cost to business is enormous.

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Thinking Ahead Of The Tech Curve: Holistic Strategy Thinking On Total Talent Management

Thinking Ahead of the Tech Curve By Bill Hatton Market watchers expect non-employee talent to comprise about 50 per cent of the workforce in upcoming years, and that’s one reason 95 per cent of organisations currently see contingent labor as crucial to executing their business strategy. Those statistics come from supply-management research firm Ardent Partners. That means the future of talent management will require visibility into a mix of contingent and permanent talent, along with specialists such as statement of work (SOW) workers, and will further require use of technology that needs to be more and more integrated, such as VMSs, ATSs, etc. The promise is great: Being able to see and manage all the human capital available in an organisation, as well as that talent which can be obtained, for the projects the companies need to accomplish, when they need to accomplish them, and manage them the whole way. That’s the idea, a holistic vision. Where is the market now? HRO Today Global asked the regional heads of APAC and EMEA for leading global outsourcing firm Pontoon Solutions, for their opinions on the total talent market (TTM).

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India: Five Keys Used To Place Talent More Effectively

By Bill Hatton
Five keys used to place talent more effectively India’s market presents special challenges for MSPs: Clients need candidates with in-demand skill sets, but the best candidates are almost always employed and “locked in” with relieving-letter requirements. “It’s a tough market for hiring people,” Marty Pittman, Staff Management | SMX executive director, says. “Staffing involves high-end technical requirements, professional positions, a lot of sought after skill sets and so forth. People are in demand, and they have choices.” Through one of its MSP programmes, Staff Management | SMX manages thousands workers in India and possesses a “growing supply base of more than 50 suppliers.” Total workforce solutions, or total talent management, is still in the early stages.

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Global Payroll Management: Three Things To Consider

By Jayson Saba
A former boss used to say “Let’s worry about two things first: pay our people, and keep the company out of the papers. Then we can do all the fun stuff.” Obviously, she was talking about accurate pay and compliance. One of the most important aspects of human capital management is handling payroll processing. It’s the lifeblood of every successful organisation. Payroll is challenging enough when we have to worry about a couple of legal entities in two or three states, each with their own tax rules and regulations. However, these challenges start to grow exponentially when companies grow in scale and begin administering payroll on a global scale. The problem is largely one of compliance. Every country has its own economic conditions, currencies, and laws about how employees can be compensated. Companies must manage their payroll in a way that not only keeps employees compensated and engaged with their jobs, but also measures up to various national and international challenges of payroll processing.

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Device Advice: Hiring And Assessing In A Mobile World

By Michael Switow
“Find your dream job anytime, anywhere,” promises a promotion for JobStreet.com’s mobile app. The southeast Asian online employment marketplace, which started in Malaysia, listed in Australia, and is now in five countries, encourages young workers to “be ready for new opportunities” and tells them they will “easily find the right job” in a prominent ad campaign that can be seen throughout Singapore’s subway system. Posters of young female professionals on their phones and tablets encourage users to update their resumes ‘on the go’ and promise job notices viewable ‘on all mobile devices.’ It makes sense that JobStreet.com is tailoring its products to mobile users. Asia has some of the highest mobile and smartphone penetration rates in the world, and about 60 per cent of candidates using the JobStreet.

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HRO Today Forum APAC Preview: HRO Today Forum APAC Set for Singapore

The Talent Cloud: The Convergence of HR and Technology
By the Editors
The stage is set for the HRO Today Forum APAC - an annual highlight for HR leaders and professionals in the Asia Pacific region. This year’s forum, which follows the theme “the Talent Cloud: the Convergence of HR and Technology,” will take place 15 and 16 June in Singapore. As always, the forum will present the latest trends in HR services, technology and analytics, offer networking opportunities with leading HR thinkers and practitioners in the APAC region, and allow attendees to discuss their own experiences. Delegates include the leaders of HR and HR operations, recruitment and talent, change management, payroll and learning from large and midmarket companies. Sponsors include the most prominent providers, technology firms, and advisors in HR outsourcing, technology, and consulting.

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HRO STA Update: Thought Leadership and Unlocking Your Potential to Become Better

Thought leaders are the informed opinion leaders and the go-to people in their field of expertise. They are trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative ideas, turn ideas into reality, and know and demonstrate how to replicate their success. We certainly have a great group of thought leaders and innovators involved in our association, as demonstrated by the outstanding group of thought leaders, industry experts, and best-selling authors who speak at our Thought Leadership Councils (TLCs), as well as the people who attend them. The HRO Today Services and Technology Association provides members with the opportunity to connect with other professionals, share best practices and content on our website, discuss and set industry standards within the HR and outsourcing industry, and to learn. Learning through our TLCs continues to be a member favourite and attract a large audience via the live webcasts and our on-demand TLC library.

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