EMEA-MarApr-2019

Seeking Soft Skills

With the ability to train hard skills, some organisations are looking for hires that align to values and culture instead.

By Simon Kent

Skill shortages abound across many sectors of EMEA business. Problem areas are no longer confined to specialist roles or niche industries. Employers everywhere are facing a candidate-driven market where competition for talent is already high and increasing. In the face of this, employers are now looking to secure employees with good soft skills with the intention of bringing their technical skills up to speed once in place. In fact, LinkedIn’s 2019 Global Talent Trends report found that 92 per cent of U.K. businesses report that soft skills are now as important or more important than hard skills.

Overcoming Uncertainty

Strategies to remain compliant as Brexit becomes a reality.

By Simon Kent

To say European businesses having been operating in a time of uncertainty could qualify as the understatement of the year. From the moment the U.K. voted to leave the EU to just before Brexit is meant to take place, there have been huge questions raised concerning the right of employees to work across countries within the EU and beyond. Frustratingly for everyone, answers have been few and far between, leaving organisations to speculate on what they might need to do to secure and manage their international workforces. Some are even faced with the prospect of having to prepare for every eventuality.

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HRO Today 2019 Global Resource Guide

A roundup of the top providers and product vendors across 13 sectors of HR services.

By The Editors

The HR industry is experiencing a transformation. Faced with new technologies and shifting employee expectations, organisations are looking beyond the functional role of HR and developing strategies to increase its impact on business performance and growth.

Eye on Diversity

Four organisations share their journeys to a more inclusive workforce.

By Simon Kent

Make no mistake, creating and maintaining a diverse workforce is both a business imperative and a huge challenge for today’s employers. Researching the subject back in 2012, McKinsey found companies ranking in the top quartile of executive-board diversity experienced 53 per cent higher returns on equity, on average, than those in the bottom quartile. Forbes has also identified diversity as a key to innovation, claiming “diversity is no longer simply a matter of creating a heterogeneous workforce, but using that workforce to innovate and give it a competitive advantage in the marketplace.”

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2019 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: Relocation

View the top-rated relocation providers in the industry.

By The Editors

In today’s highly globalised world, companies are increasingly relying on talent from around the world to meet their business goals. Relocation providers are key to facilitating both international and domestic moves, ensuring efficiency and a quality employee experience.

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Editor’s Note: New Beginnings

By Debbie Bolla

Welcome to the inaugural issue of HRO Today EMEA! Our goal is to provide you the latest trends in human capital management for the EMEA region. And how are we going to do this? Let me introduce you to our Editor-at-Large, Simon Kent.

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