Author Archives: Audrey Roth

A New Chapter

The finalisation of Brexit is creating compliance challenges for U.K.-based companies that rely on international talent.

By Simon Kent

In the closing days of 2020, the U.K. and EU finalised the deal that would see Brexit achieved. Now that the agreement is in place, however, questions still remain as to how international talent can be managed. Recently, the entertainment sector drew attention to the absence of an easy pathway that would allow musicians and performers to tour the continent. Over the next few months, it is likely that similar issues governing international movement will emerge as both geographies get used to their new relationship.

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Learning from Hardship

Companies share how they are adapting to the continued challenges of COVID-19.

By Simon Kent

A few weeks before the turn of the year, there was a sense of optimism in the air. Vaccines were coming, the battle against COVID-19 appeared to be being won, and everyone was saying good riddance to the end of an awful year in the hope of a more positive 2021.

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Restructuring Hiring

In an uncertain world, recruiters are shifting gears to focus on short-term hiring.

By Simon Kent

From video interviews to remote onboarding, the pandemic has irrecoverably changed the face of recruitment. As offices have closed and social distancing becomes the norm, new techniques and technologies have been deployed and relied upon by recruiters to find, onboard, and retain the talent their clients need.

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Editor’s Note: Better Days Ahead

By Simon Kent

You could be forgiven for not being overly enthusiastic about 2021, yet there is cause for optimism and renewed energy. The global pandemic may continue, offering variations not just in terms of the virus itself but also in how and to what extent it can impact our world. Nevertheless, this year will see changes for the better, even if there are still tough times ahead.

Moreover, with the impressive and innovative techniques and ideas developed and implemented by HR so far, the function has the potential to enter into a new era as this malaise lifts. The importance of HR has clearly been highlighted and increased by the pandemic. The new era may be one where work can be realised without barriers and its value can be recognised without compromise.

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HR New Technology Report – Fourth Quarter 2020

Despite lasting effects on the global economy at the conclusion of last year, HR new technology announcements and investments continued to be made in rapid succession.

An impressive 127 announcements were made in Q4 of 2020 alone – with learning and upskilling products at the forefront of HR technology this quarter.

Technology announcements that addressed mobility or working in a virtual environment were also frequent, and closely related to that were the many citations revealing solutions for increased employee engagement.

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Flash Report: HR Recruiting Technology, Greater Efficiencies Through Consolidation

Organizations have turned to HR technology for further efficiency and productivity gains, despite lasting impacts from the pandemic.

In spite of the plethora of new products offered, integrations of multiple platforms are a continuing challenge and efficient use of the systems is far from optimized.

To test efficiency, HRO Today examined the shelf life of “silver medalists” of the talent pool in this new flash report.

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HRO Today Educational Podcast Series – Episode 37: QuantumWork

A recent study by Paychex found 62% of HR departments using a variety of different recruitment technology systems with little to no integration amongst them.

Technology platforms, specifically for talent acquisition purposes, have been developed in rapid success in recent years, but integrating information between databases still remains a challenge.

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