Tag Archives: September-2018

HR and Hiring Managers Eye-to-Eye

Hiring Managers

New research shows where this duo agrees—and disagrees—when it comes to performance.

By Larry Basinait

In a time when worldwide unemployment rates are reaching historic lows, recruiters are under increasing pressure to fill positions quickly. Hiring managers are faced with their own challenges during the hiring process. But how do the two parties really feel about the state of recruiting and internal hiring processes at their companies? What do they think about each other and the support of their mutual goals?

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Culture Over Cool

Company Culture

Three benefits employers should prioritize over trendy perks to retain top tech talent.

By Christine Mellon

When people think of tech company culture, it often evokes images of hammocks, foosball tables, nap pods, and beer on tap. Although these workplace trends are commonplace in many technology companies, it is important for businesses to avoid getting too caught up in gimmicky office perks and confusing them with culture. When it comes to attracting and retaining top talent, office perks do not make nearly as positive of an impact as employee benefits.

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The New Reality of Recruiting


What this year’s data says about how today’s practices need to evolve.

By Elliot Clark

In each September edition of HRO Today, we feature our Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings for recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). This year’s services scores are down—and not down a little. They are down a lot. And based on our analysis of the trend research, we think the reasons are driven by both providers and practitioners. How could the client be at fault? First, I didn’t say the providers were not also culpable. I said both, so strap on your seat belts and keep your hands and arms inside the “Statistical Geek Van” and try to enjoy the ride while we unpack the data sets.

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All Aboard


Debbie Kemp shares the keys to a successful onboarding process—and why it matters.

By Debbie Bolla

As a global human resources and operations leader, Debbie Kemp understands the impact a strategic onboarding process can have on the bottom line. Simply put: It takes time and money to hire the right talent so it’s critical that organizations take a few steps not to lose them, she says. Here, the member of the CHRO Today Executive Network (C-TEN) explains who owns onboarding, effective approaches, and their impact on retaining talent.

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Toward Tomorrow

HRO Today Forum

Covering topics from AI to succession planning, the EMEA and APAC HRO Today Forum events provide a valuable opportunity to learn, share, and ultimately, succeed.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Automation. Globalization. Talent shortages. Regulatory compliance. Leadership development. Diversity and inclusion. Employee wellness. Data security. Workforce planning. Employee engagement. Change management. Outsourcing. Succession planning.

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Temporary Moves


Gig economy workers seek relocation opportunities, but job classification challenges and local regulations remain a barrier.

By Mary Stoik Dymond

The rising trend of professional gig work is shifting the boundaries on the permanent, full-time employment norm. In fact, some analysts are even predicting that more than half of workers will be contractors or gig workers in the near future, reports Nation1099. The composition of workplace talent is nearing a tipping point, and the global gig economy is only poised to grow.

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Editor’s Note: Look No Further

HRO Today

By Debbie Bolla

How many words did you find in the talent-themed word search on our cover? Six? Not bad. Eight? So close!

All 10 words might be as challenging to find as your next great hire, but I can guarantee this issue’s Talent Report is sure to help you in your search. These stories uncover ways organizations can differentiate themselves from their competitors, as well as attraction and workforce management approaches HR can leverage in order to hit their targets. For example:

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HRO Today STA Update: Thought Leaders Unite

HR Association

By D. Zachary Misko

Thought leaders are the informed opinion leaders and the go-to people in their field of expertise. They are trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative ideas, turn ideas into reality, and show how to replicate their success. We certainly have a great group of thought leaders and innovators involved in our association and our HRO Today Forum events, as demonstrated by the outstanding group of senior HR executives, thought leaders, and industry experts who attend and speak at our events, in our magazine and our association.

The HRO Today Services and Technology Association is a global association of HR executives, thought leaders, and industry experts working in roles as practitioners, providers and analysts. While the Forum is an excellent opportunity for our members and each of the Forum delegates to participate in thought leadership through great conversations and best practice sharing, the association allows you to continue these actions daily. If you are not already a member of the HRO Today Association, I urge you to do so and keep the conversation, connections and learning, active every month.

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