Global-Winter-2018

What’s Ahead

HR leaders discuss their top priorities for 2018.

By Debbie Bolla

Faced with a pressing expectation to deliver strategic initiatives, HR business leaders have become more agile in their approach to human capital management. And it’s making an impact. Randstad Sourceright’s 2018 Talent Trends Report finds that 84 per cent of respondents say the work they do will prepare their organisation for the future. Here, four HR leaders share what is on their agenda for 2018; ways they are attracting, recruiting, and retaining the best talent; and how they are getting ready for the European Union’s impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

HR Trends 2018

View From the Top

Meet the best and brightest minds in the HR industry.

By The Editors

Faced with globalisation, rapid technological change, and intense competition in the labour market, the role of HR is being forced to evolve—and this evolution is being spearheaded by none other than this year’s HRO Today Global HR Superstars.

HR Global Superstars

Competing for the Best

Organisations in Asia are adapting to stay competitive in a tough talent market.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The Asia-Pacific region is home to 4.5 billion people— nearly 60 per cent of the world’s population. Consisting of five countries that rank amongst the top 15 largest economies in the world—China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Australia—and featuring a robust annual GDP growth of 5.5 per cent in 2017, the region presents some of the best opportunities for business expansion and growth.

APAC Talent Shortage

Mobilising Talent

Today’s mobile applications are helping organisations maintain immigration compliance.

By Jennifer Baillie-Stewart

In this globally connected age, executives from practically every industry are searching both domestically and abroad to source the best talent they can find. In fact, sourcing talent from another country has become imperative: According to a 2017 study from the Council of Global Immigration, 74 per cent of CEOs feel that obtaining work visas in a timely, predictable, and flexible manner is critical to their business objectives.

Mobile Technology

Broadening the Global Footprint

Five steps organisations should consider to ease expansion.

By Kristina Lengyel

Today, many companies are contemplating globalisation in order to grow revenues and increase bottom-line profitability. The idea of going global makes sense, especially considering that the world’s emerging economies represent a very real and immediate opportunity to reach new consumers—an Accenture report says these markets will represent more than 65 per cent of global GDP by 2030—and more efficiently run various aspects of operations, such as manufacturing.

Business Expansion

Crossing the Border

The EMEA region calls for special considerations when managing relocation. By Jonathan Langueneur As the world becomes more globalised, cross-border transfers are becoming more common. Permanent relocations can be a…
Relocation

CEO’s Letter: Engaging Your Engine

Stay tuned for a new Baker’s Dozen survey rating employee engagement evaluation providers.

By Elliot H. Clark

I can remember as a young geek watching episodes of the science fiction series Star Trek. Captain Kirk and his series successor Captain Picard would gesture with their hands and say the word “engage,” and the warp engines would magically whisk the starship to light-speed. Unfortunately for HR professionals—who are not in the Starfleet—we have to deal with warp engines made of people. We have talked so much about talent acquisition the past few years, but now, as the labour markets heat up, organisations need to be laser-focused on retention and engagement. Most companies already are. But how are industry providers of engagement surveys and consulting services faring? This year, HRO Today Global will launch a Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction survey for Employee Engagement Survey Services to find out just that.

HRO Today

Editor’s Letter: New Year, New Global Solutions

Take a look at the top HR trends for 2018 according to the experts.

By Debbie Bolla

Who better to provide a close look into What’s Ahead for 2018 than leaders in their field? We couldn’t think of anyone—and luckily, some of our CHRO of the Year and Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year awards winners were up for lending some key insight into their agendas for the next 12 months.

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