Innovation

Each year we focus on topics that go further than continuous improvement and seek to drive innovation for the world-class workforce. HR executives are constantly challenged with making the right investments, balancing standardization, and customization, and redirecting investment from areas with low impact to areas of higher value based on evidence. This drives not only a need for optimization but also risk management in knowing when and when not to take a risk with a differing approach. Simultaneously HR people benefit from gaining ‘employee insight’ through methods such as employee attitude surveys and focus groups. This insight should inform the HR strategy, influence how internal communications are handled and help in the design of effective people management initiatives – hence a clear employer branding strategy should be prevalent.

Exemplary Employer Brands

The 2019 Most Admired Brand Award finalists have taken a proactive approach to attracting and retaining today’s top candidates by building and communicating their EVPs.

By Debbie Bolla

Employer brand has become one of the most integral parts of an organization’s recruiting and candidate attraction strategies. It has the power to showcase to potential employees an authentic view of an organization’s culture, mission, and values. In fact, according to research from TalentNow, 84 percent of job seekers say the reputation of a company as an employer is important when making a decision about where to apply for a job. The hiring side agrees too: 80 percent of talent acquisition managers believe that employer branding has a significant impact on the ability to hire great talent, according to LinkedIn. And this is driving some organizations to think outside of the box when implementing their employer branding efforts.

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Taking Flight

HRO Today March 2019

David Wilkinson’s strategy for Boeing’s global talent management is ready for takeoff.

By Debbie Bolla

With nearly 20 years of experience managing talent around the world with stints in London, Dubai, and North America, no one is better suited to pilot success for Boeing’s new global approach to human capital acquisition than David Wilkinson. The global infrastructure and operations director has been tasked with building a foundation that enables the tech company to compete for the best candidates in its many divisions. Here, he shares the challenges of the current market, the technology that empowers Boeing’s candidate experience, and how to reach talent on a global scale while embodying a local relevance.

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Digital Pursuit

Digital Transformation

Are the majority of HR leaders on the road to transformation?

By Michael DiClaudio

The traditional HR function is being transformed by the fast-moving changes brought about by technology. Digital transformation is the business-wide change of an organization’s structures and processes, enabled by the advancement of technology and the way its people work across the entire enterprise to create value and build sustainable competitive advantage. But are all HR leaders embracing this evolution and moving forward with digital transformation?

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Bold and Bright

HRO Today Global HR Superstars

This year’s superstars are transforming HR through innovation and agility.

By The Editors

We are living in an age of immense technological disruption. Digital transformation is a top concern in boardrooms across the world, with companies adopting new technologies to reinvent themselves, deliver more value to their customers, and remain relevant in today’s high-paced business climate. But to succeed, organisations need to transform at a more fundamental cultural level.

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Everything’s Peachy in Employee Engagement

Peachy Mondays

The 2018 iTalent Competition winner empowers organisations to act on worker feedback in real-time to make a real difference.

By Taylor Thompson

In the past few decades alone, human resources has evolved from an administrative function to a growing industry arguably centered around the most important department in an organisation. The workforce has transformed to accommodate advancements in technology and the work-life balance expectations of the up-and-coming generation of workers. Out of this change comes the race to not only retain top talent, but to maintain an organisation’s current workforce. What better way to keep top performers than going to them directly to find out what works and what doesn’t? Whilst asking employers for feedback on current business practices sounds like a straightforward task, James Anderson, co-founder of Peachy Mondays, began to see otherwise.

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The Business of HR

HR Service Partners

What comes with being a CHRO at an HR service partner organization? The answers may surprise you.

By Debbie Bolla

As the CHRO of any organization, running the management of human capital is no easy feat. But imagine the challenges of being an HR leader at an organization whose business is to make HR’s life easier.

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Shining Bright: 2018 HR Superstars

2018 HR Superstars

This year’s HRO Today Superstars are leading the charge in HR transformation and innovation at their organizations.

By The Editors

We are living in an age of immense disruption. Digital transformation is a top concern in boardrooms across the world, with companies developing and adopting new technologies to reinvent themselves, deliver more value to their customers, and remain relevant in today’s high-paced business climate. Low unemployment and a candidate-driven job market are forcing organizations to reevaluate their approach to talent acquisition and people management. Globalization and an increasingly diverse and connected workforce are transforming the way businesses are run—and HR is at the forefront.

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Getting the Most from Live Analytics

Assessing data in real time provides a competitive advantage to sourcing and recruiting candidates.

By Taylor Thompson

Thanks to advances in technology, the HR industry has become very data driven in its practices. And while it’s imperative to essentially every aspect of business, the main problem with data is that it’s often historical.

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3 Ways Technology is Improving Enterprise Recruitment Systems

Today’s platforms are enabling a more customized approach to global recruiting.

By Taylor Thompson

For corporations operating globally with more than 5,000 employees, the implementation of an enterprise recruitment system can help to manage the hiring process. And while the use of a standard recruitment model across the entire business emphasizes consistency and efficiency, a growing focus on candidate experience has caused HR to reevaluate their enterprise recruitment methods.

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Culture by Design

HRO Today October

CHRO Kevin Silva has built a human capital blueprint that provides a sense of inclusion, purpose, and opportunities to grow. The result? A 95 percent retention rate of accelerated talent.

By Debbie Bolla

Research from LinkedIn finds that today’s workers feel most engaged when they are challenged and personally connected to their work. Voya Financial is one organization that is providing that type of environment. CHRO Kevin Silva has helped build a culture that is based on the philosophy that the sum of all the parts is stronger than the individual parts. In fact, the phrase “we are the we” is one of the organization’s corporate values.

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