Tag Archives: EMEA-NovDec-2019

Transformation in 3, 2, 1…

Digitalisation

From the impact of digitalisation to the changing role of the HR function, four HR leaders share their key priorities in the new world of work.

By Simon Kent

Rarely has the HR function faced such a time of upheaval and challenge. Caught within a rapidly changing world and facing disruptions ranging from digitalisation to demographic shifts, HR managers and directors are looked to for support, direction, and solutions for their business’ most important asset: people. Yet even with an increasingly important role in the workplace, the transition from HR directorship to board-level status cannot be taken for granted. Here, leading HR directors tackle pressing questions in order to prepare for the future of HR.

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Cognizant of Change

Bhaskaran

Head of HR Pradeep Bhaskaran shares his organisation’s tech strategies for managing an agile and collaborative international enterprise.

By Simon Kent

In 2007, Pradeep Bhaskaran joined Cognizant to oversee HR for 10 countries around the world. Today, that number is 47. As head of HR for global growth markets, Bhaskaran is responsible for more than 60,000 associates across 52 nationalities that speak 34 languages. And those figures are only set to grow.

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Engaging With Integrity

Clarke

By adopting four management practices, employers can ensure their workforce remains engaged and productive.

By Simon Kent

If there’s one constant running through all HR agendas, it is the task of getting the best from employees. Today’s labour market, especially across EMEA, is candidate-led. There are quite simply not enough appropriately skilled people to fill the supply of available jobs, and as technology continues to evolve, this situation will only become more pronounced. How can organisations be certain to retain their workers and get the best from the talent they already have?

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And The Winners Are

Notable achievements of the HR leaders recognised at the HRO Today Forum in Dublin.

By The Editors

In today’s competitive business world, talent has the potential to be the greatest strength of an organisation and one of its most powerful sources of competitive advantage. But developing a top talent pool requires more than just a good recruitment strategy: culture, technology, data insights, benefits, learning, engagement, and more are emerging as top considerations.

Chief HR officers are responsible for managing all of these elements of the talent strategy whilst delivering business results. To honor the contributions of these incredible leaders, HRO Today is proud to present the 2019 Leaders of Distinction Award winners and the HRD of the Year Award winners.

Click here to read about the award winners.

Editor’s Note: A Clear Vision?

HRO Today

By Debbie Bolla

2020 is poised to be a year of transformation. I recently had the opportunity to co-lead a think-tank session at the HRO Today Forum EMEA with Julie Sharp and transformation was on her mind. Sharp is a seasoned, senior-level HR executive who has headed up HR for such firms as Bank of Ireland, ING, and Citibank Australia. With so much technological innovation infiltrating the marketplace and an increasing level of pressure to execute an effective people strategy, HR needs to prepare for change. She asked the audience a few different questions and provided some food for thought.

How has the HR profession reacted to the complex changes in the area of digital science and technology? The answer is a bit unclear. A recent survey from KMPG found that some forward-looking HR leaders are working on strategic plans to implement new platforms in the areas of analytics and automation. Two-thirds of respondents agree that HR has undergone or is undergoing a digital transformation, but only 40 per cent of HR leaders have a digital workforce plan in place.

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2019 Recruitment Process Outsourcing: 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 to buyers directly through our own mailing lists and indirectly through service providers. Once collected, response data for all providers with a statistically significant sample size are loaded into the HRO Today database for analysis.

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