Tag Archives: EMEA-Autumn-2020

Building Unity

As the complexities facing businesses due to COVID-19 continue to accumulate, HR leaders are finding ways to adapt.

By Simon Kent

The initial shock to the system may be over, but the coronavirus pandemic continues to dictate the actions of HR and businesses in general. As more operational choices open for businesses, HR is beginning to see which trends will move on and which are here to stay.

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The Employee Engagement Engine

From learning programmes to employee recognition, organisations are implementing a host of new strategies to keep their employees engaged.

By Simon Kent

HR is often seen as the backbone of an organisation and employee engagement is one area where this is particularly true. The recent pandemic has not only shown how critical HR is to a united and productive workforce, it has also brought new challenges for HR to deliver on.

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Driving Innovation

Whilst companies may have slowed down their hiring plans, new talent management strategies are going full speed ahead.

By Simon Kent

Adversity is said to reveal character. In recent months, this has been illustrated by how companies have regarded the importance of talent management to their business. According to Jo Taylor, founder of HR consultancy firm Let’s Talk Talent, there have been two general responses.

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2020 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: RPO in EMEA and APAC

We rank the top providers of recruitment process outsourcing in EMEA and APAC based on customer satisfaction surveys.

By The Editors

HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings are based solely on feedback from buyers of the rated services; the ratings are not based on the opinion of the HRO Today staff. We collect feedback annually through an online survey, which we distribute both directly to buyers through our own mailing lists and indirectly by sending service providers the link to send to their clients.

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Bracing for the World Ahead

By Simon Kent

The most challenging aspect of “the new normal” for businesses is that “normal” is really an ever-changing scenario rather than a firm and steady prospect. The easing of the COVID-19 lockdown is certainly not a linear experience—there are differences between countries and fluctuations in the level of restrictions imposed. This presents HR with yet more challenge, particularly in identifying the talent it needs and how that talent can work, as well as ensuring every employee, whether an old hand or new start, feels a part of the dispersed workplace.

In this issue of HRO Today EMEA, we have started the process of identifying which aspects of HR have changed for good and which are perhaps the more temporary, adaptable issues for the function. Where can stability be found for businesses and the people who work for them? What will be the ongoing challenges for employers and how will HR maintain its sometimes newfound and certainly newly appreciated role as the guide and strategist for the business?

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