Julie Sharp, head of human resources at the Bank of Ireland, believes that in order to be truly effective, HR needs to add value by operating commercially- HR should be run as a business. Offering solutions that commercially deliver whilst ensuring employees feel valued are important tasks that every HR manager should perform. Sharp, the 2015 winner of the HRO Today CHRO of The Year Lifetime Achievement Award, spoke with HRO Today Global Magazine about leading the HR department at a global bank through the financial crisis and what she sees in the future.
HRO Today Global: What has been your biggest complex with regards to the nature of your work in the financial services industry? The economic crash, sector competitiveness, fast-paced technology developments, and increasing regulatory standards must have all been challenging issues to deal with.
Shorter may be better when it comes to executing workforce training. Here’s how.
By Christa Elliott
Five to 10 seconds—that’s the time it takes for a person to decide to either stay engaged with a piece of content or, more commonly, to move on to something else. Many will attribute waning attention spans to the tech-heavy upbringing of Generation Y, but the shifting preference for micro-learning over deep focus activities isn’t reserved for the young. It’s a product of the modern world, and it’s happening across the globe.
The 2016 HRO Today Forum EMEA heads to Edinburgh: a preview of must-see events.
By Christa Elliott
What falls out of the Talent Cloud? Get ready to find out! This question will be answered at this year’s HRO Today Forum EMEA. This annual industry event offers attendees the opportunity to network with more than 250 leading HR thinkers and practitioners as well as gain insight into the ever-changing industry. The 2016 forum will take place in Edinburgh on 8-10 November.
The world’s fastest growing economy offers HR both opportunities and challenges.
By Michael Switow
Five and a half years ago, as India was undergoing a start-up boom, five human resources professionals from a large Delhi-based media company surveyed the marketplace and decided the time was ripe to venture out on their own.
Does slower growth mean lower wages?
By Michael Switow
For top talent, the scales may be beginning to tilt in China. Whilst many candidates can still name their price, industry analysts see signs of a transformation from China’s current candidate-driven market to an employer-driven one more typical of mature markets, at least in some sectors.
HRO Today recognises the best and brightest HR professionals—we annually honour those who have helped blaze new trails with best practices for the HR industry to follow. Winners were announced in five categories at the HRO Today Services and Technology Association Awards Gala during the HRO Today Forum APAC on 15 June, 2016 in Singapore. They spoke with us about their exciting win and revealed why HR is so important to them.
Thought Leadership Award Winner
A look at the challenges of global recruitment—and how to ensure the effective management of worldwide workers.
By Belinda Sharr
Global recruitment can be a challenge, with different regions requiring different strategies to find the best employees for the job. Add to that multiple laws and regulations and cultural and regional expectations, and HR leaders face a tough challenge—especially in today’s tight labour market.
Organisations are leveraging recognition programmes to drive productivity and results
By Russ Banham
As the impact of recognition programmes has grown in recent years, so has the framework behind rewarding employees for exemplary work around the globe. They go well beyond acknowledging an employee for length of service. Best-in-class programmes incent specific employee behaviors and enhance overall workforce engagement and productivity. They can also encourage greater collaboration, generate out-of-the box ideas, and enhance esprit de corps.
By D. Zachary Misko
Technologies that enhance our lives, personally and professionally, continue to emerge every day. I don’t know that Pokemon Go enhances everyone’s lives, but it certainly has people talking and has captured the interest of millions across the globe.
The HRO Today Services and Technology Association is a global association of HR Executives, thought leaders, and industry experts working in roles as practitioners, providers, and analysts to participate in conversations, set industry standards and practices, and network with others in HR technology and services.
By Belinda Sharr
Everyone likes to be acknowledged for their accomplishments. Studies have showed that recognition improves employees’ morale, retention, Hand engagement. No matter where workers are in the world, hearing a “good job” from their boss is motivating and encouraging.
In our article on recognition trends, Russ Banham discusses what is going on in the area of recognition today. Top trends include rewarding efforts and achievements with prizes or cash; celebrating career milestones; offering hobby-based awards; or offering the tried and true recognition triumphs: raises and promotions.
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