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Attention to Retail

Take a closer look at how Shop Direct revamped its recognition strategy during a big transition.

By Christa Elliott

Today, Shop Direct is a multi-brand, online retailer serving the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company’s 4,700 on and offline employees successfully ship more than 50 million products every year, but its digital success was a long time coming. Only after transitioning to an online platform and rethinking the way that it recognised its workforce was Shop Direct able to meet its full potential and become the retail success that it is today.

Payroll From Afar

An influx of remote workers means new compensation considerations.

By Jean-Luc Barbier

In recent years, HR departments have witnessed the rise of a whole new type of workforce, one that now includes remote workers. As globalisation, skill availability, and outsourcing practices change, businesses have been taking advantage of freelancers, and the traditional work environment is being reshaped.

Bon Voyage

Bringing a positive candidate experience to relocation assignments can be a key differentiator.

By Christa Elliott

Most HR professionals agree that creating an outstanding candidate experience—from recruitment through onboarding—is a great way to boost employee engagement and well-being. But relocated employees, whether they are new hires or transferees, will have a very different “candidate experience” due to the special circumstances of their employment and the careful planning that goes into a relocation. Done well, a relocation can illustrate that the organisation is invested in the employee’s success and growth. But if the relocation assignment isn’t given special attention and care and becomes stressful for the employee, it can work against the organisation.

HR Outsourcing

CEO’s Letter: Is HR Able to Leap Tall Buildings?

By Elliot Clark

The future of HR is always a question for me. I had the chance to visit the Wharton Center for Human Resources recently, and my conversation with professor Peter Cappelli turned to some interesting work he is doing with the staff there, studying the concept of “agility.” Agility is about adaptive structure- and action-oriented decision-making. I wonder if someday someone will describe Superman as “faster than a speeding HR person,” but I doubt it. Being agile requires entrepreneurship in the corporate setting and a fair bit of risk-taking. HR needs to do these things, and great progress has been made, but just how agile can HR get?

Editor’s Note: Challenge Accepted

By Debbie Bolla

If you are in the 68 per cent of HR leaders that are experiencing talent challenges (according to SHRM research), than this is the issue for you. HRO Today covers strategies to attract, develop, and retain top performers in every issue, but our Autumn edition is essentially your Golden Ticket to talent acquisition and management.

HRO Today Association Update: What Does Thought Leadership Mean to You

By D. Zachary Misko

The city centre is beautiful, boasting colorful doors, a great variety of pubs, and narrow cobblestones streets. The city is Dublin and we are excited to be back here again for the 2017 HRO Today Forum EMEA from 6 to 8 November. Recognition, learning, and networking are all part of the plan as delegates will hear from industry thought leaders and experts, discover the talented companies and individuals receiving awards during our Talent Acquisition Leader and CHRO Awards Gala, and meet HR professionals from around the region.

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