Tag Archives: EMEA-MarApr-2021

From Peripheral to Front and Centre

The COVID-19 pandemic has reaffirmed the importance of HR as a strategic business partner.

By Simon Kent

With the greatest impact of the pandemic falling on an organisation’s people, it is not surprising that the past year has increased the need for strategic and strong leadership within HR. Research from HR software provider Personio shows the HR function has played a critical role in the business response, with eight out of 10 respondents saying HR has been integral to helping their organisations successfully adapt to the new normal. Encouragingly, nine out of 10 rated the function’s response as “good” or “very good.” Overall, 71% of respondents believe HR has added strategic value to the business during the pandemic—with the same amount saying the HR function has been more closely involved at the board and senior level.

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By the Numbers

Effective data collection, storage, and analysis is critical to future business success.

By Simon Kent

As the pandemic took hold of workplaces across EMEA, organisations found it necessary to shift every aspect of their business online. HR was among the departments where data had to be digitised, ensuring people information was accessible to all who needed it. The move to digital has emphasised two connected learning points for businesses:

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Becoming Future-Ready

Companies are adapting their learning and assessment strategies to meet the ever-changing needs of the post-pandemic workforce.

By Simon Kent

Identifying and developing high-potential employees is always a challenge. Doing it in a pandemic introduces another layer of difficulty since the usual process of bringing people together to assess existing skills and learn new ones has been impossible.

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Editor’s Note: Make Some Noise

By Simon Kent

The immense task of dealing with the impact of the pandemic over the past year has been a challenge like no other and a double-edged sword for HR. HR has had to work hard to manage and protect its workforce from major disruption and hardship whilst also ensuring the business it serves is agile enough to adapt, survive, and even thrive in whatever circumstances emerge.

Has HR’s status been boosted and secured through its actions over the past year? The answer is yes and maybe. Organisations have a new respect for the HR function, just as they have a new respect for the people who work day in and day out for the good of the business. Neither can be taken for granted nor dealt with through simple remuneration.

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2021 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: Relocation

View the top-rated relocation program providers in the industry.

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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