December 2016

The Key is Agility

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany’s streamlined approach to global recruiting positions them for success.

By Debbie Bolla

By its nature, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is a complex business. With 50,000 employees in nearly 70 countries, the leading science and technology company executes business in not one, but three sectors: healthcare, life science, and performance materials. In the United States and Canada, they are operating as EMD Serono in healthcare, MilliporeSigma in life science and EMD in performance materials.

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Cream of the Crop

Every year, HRO Today’s editorial team highlights and celebrates the transformative leadership of a carefully selected group of HR executives. These individuals represent the best of the best in HR…
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Watching the Clock

FLSA’s new overtime pay regulations are set to have major organizational and financial implications. By Rosemarie Hill A major change to the Fair Labor Standards Act, originally slated for December…
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Riding the Next Wave

Hold on tight HR: Big things are to come in 2017. By Amy L. Gurchensky 2016 had its share of trending topics in HR: cloud-based technology, open ecosystems, marketplaces, and…

The Contingency Cause

As the contingent labor market becomes more permanent, advice on how to improve the employee experience for these workers. By Christa Elliott It’s no secret that the face of the…
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Higher Stakes

A new research report finds that 81 percent of job candidates wouldn’t join a company with a bad reputation. By the Editors The importance of a company’s reputation cannot be…
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Everybody In

Implementing diversity-focused recruitment strategies can help organizations obtain the right talent. By Belinda Sharr Successful companies know the importance of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the recruitment process. According to…
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Millennials on the Move

Younger workers are ready and willing to relocate. Use it to your benefit. By Tim O’Shea Twenty years ago, only a small percentage of the workforce -typically C-suite executives -expected…
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Screening On Screens

The benefits of integrating video into the talent acquisition process continue to expand through new capabilities. By Christa Elliott The first webcam was developed in 1991 at Cambridge University; it…
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