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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 win-win for both organisations and employees alike; they can help companies achieve talent and workforce management goals whilst offering workers personal and professional development. They are also an effective way for companies to develop or retain talent, especially in the EMEA region where employees have greater freedom to move across borders.
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.
Employee engagement is one of the most esoteric areas of HR and one of the most important. It is similar to the search for perfection and organisations will not achieve good outcomes without moving the bar further. It is like the old religious paradox: Is God so powerful that he/she can create a rock that even God cannot lift? The answer is yes— create the rock then will more power to lift it. This way, the clergy even got the Lord on a treadmill of constant striving that requires at least one day a week of personal time to recover from. I do not know a single CHRO who is not focused on employee engagement or who is completely happy with their result. Even if someone ever got a 100 per cent rating, HR would re-evaluate the process because they couldn’t accept the possibility of a perfect result.
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.
With 84 per cent of HR leaders reporting that the work they are doing will prepare their organisation for the future (according to Randstad Sourceright), it’s more important than ever for HR teams to have their fingers on the pulse of what’s needed to succeed.
We rank the top providers of recruitment process outsourcing in EMEA and APAC based on customer satisfaction surveys.
By The Editors
HRO Today’s RPO Baker’s Dozen rankings 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 distribute to their clients.
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