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Centralizing Talent Acquisition

Learn how and why today’s organisations are moving toward a total talent approach. By Michael Switow From direct sourcing, alumni referrals, RPO, and redeployment to full-time workers, freelancers, SOWs, interns, and robots, the universe of talent acquisition has never been more complicated. Contemporary HR and talent acquisition (TA) professionals now manage more than a dozen potential talent streams, with one eye on recruiting and retaining the right workforce and another on keeping costs under control. “Decision-making for talent today is decentralised, and I think we can see that when we are really looking at the type of talent that we’re trying to bring in,” says AgileOne’s president Peter Carvalho. “Suppliers right now seem to be pushing the overall total talent strategy.” Carvalho should know. His company works with more than 2,000 suppliers, whilst serving as a single point of contact for a broad range of clients across 17 industries.

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Shifting the Talent Curve

shiftingthetalentcurveOrganizations need to rethink how they manage talent and develop the next generation of leaders.
By Ruediger Schaefer Today’s optimism for growth is limited by a lack of organizational agility. C-suite leaders who look to retire after sailing through rough recessionary waters are tethered by weak leadership pipelines that threaten not only their next move, but also their organization’s growth potential. Boardrooms around the world are feeling the repercussions of the financial cutbacks, belt-tightening and right-sizing that knocked talent management off the executive agenda.

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Gaining Through Global Mobility

relostoryimageTalent retention, a skilled workforce, and engaged employees are just a few benefits of international relocation programs. By Audrey Roth The recent rocky state of the economy has challenged organizations to rethink their global mobility strategies. One particular driver has been talent. How can organizations find, attract, cultivate, and retain the top talent? One solution is to align their global mobility strategy with talent management goals. Organizations can enhance their employer brand, develop the workforce, retain top talent, and engage their employees by allowing them to have new professional experiences in a variety of geographic locations. The integration of these goals can make planning the global mobility program an attainable action item.

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