Take A Stand

In recent weeks, protestors took to the streets in response to the murder of George Floyd at a scale not seen since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. As the U.S. grappled with rage, grief, and massive civic unrest amplified by the effects of a global pandemic, one organization after another […]

Metrics That Matter

Five talent acquisition metrics will be critical to developing an effective hiring strategy post-COVID-19.

By Debbie Bolla

The global health crisis has caused organizations to shift many of their business approaches very quickly. One critical function that has been highly impacted by COVID-19 is hiring. From furloughs and hiring freezes to ramping up forces of essential workers, talent acquisition (TA) and HR teams have had to respond efficiently and effectively in a challenging landscape. And it’s time to pivot once again as workplaces reopen and leaders enter a new phase: recovery.

Post-COVID-19 Lessons

From opening the doors to remote talent to introducing new technology, the coronavirus crisis will have a major impact on talent acquisition practices.

By Debbie Bolla

The numbers don’t lie: The COVID-19 health crisis caused dramatic shifts in hiring practices. Anne Bucher, senior vice president of global customer experience at Cielo, the world’s leading strategic recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) partner, shares how some organizations had to pivot.

Covering All Bases

From wellness to management, HR leaders share how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact the world of work now and in the future.

By Simon Kent

As the global pandemic forced businesses into lockdown and new challenging ways of working, the pressure on HR to adapt, instruct, and cope has been immense. It is interesting to note that a recent poll by the CIPD of HR teams in the UK found that 63 per cent of HR respondents saw no change to the headcount of their teams, whilst an additional 2 per cent said they would actually be growing the function. This is just one indication of the ongoing role HR now has in making businesses work in the new normal.


Organisations should keep these considerations top of mind when processing employee personal data for COVID-19 detection and prevention purposes. By David Dumont and Anna Pateraki As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, businesses are dealing with new, unprecedented, and rapidly changing operational and legal challenges. Over the past weeks, data protection authorities in the EU and the European Data Protection Board […]

Tech At Its Best

Whilst digital technologies are greatly enabling recruitment in a time of pandemic, onboarding is also a critical piece of the puzzle.

By Simon Kent

It has been a long time since the recruitment process was done entirely in person. The emergence and abundance of online tools, from job sites to video interviews, means it is possible to get a clear understanding of a candidate’s potential and their successful employment without being in the same room as that individual. In the age of the pandemic, this ability is not only nice to have—it’s a must-have. In fact, a recent Gartner poll found that 86 per cent of organisations are incorporating new virtual technology to interview candidates.

Editor’s Note: HR On the Frontlines

By Simon Kent

I want to start this issue of HRO Today EMEA by wishing every one of you the very best in health. I hope that you, your family, and friends are safe and well at this time. The spread and impact of COVID-19 has been swift and brutal, and it is important to take time out to invest in your own well-being as well as checking on the well-being of your nearest and dearest.

Global Labor Market Report – 1Q 2020

Deploying a global workforce and ensuring access to the best talent is a crucial component enterprises – and global labor market intelligence is an invaluable tool for HR departments to learn and grow. To truly understand unemployment rates, it is necessary to collect market information about the overall economic environment from which they derive. The […]

HR New Technology Report – First Quarter 2020

The rate of new technologies being developed and companies providing them is exponentially increasing each year. And despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic late in the first quarter, there were still 89 major announcements. How does this compare to previous years and quarters? And what does this information, taking into account the current pandemic […]