Three organisations share the business case for inclusive hiring and their strategies for truly embracing the disabled workforce.
By Michael Switow
Employee turnover in a key department at ADERA Global, a Singapore-headquartered data management company, had reached critical levels. The company processes several million pieces of data on a daily basis for financial companies and government agencies. Its end products include credit card bills and bank statements posted to consumers every month. However, more than half of all the employees in the customer billing department—even part-timers—were quitting within three months.
What slow economic growth means for HR and the workforce.
By Michael Switow
Singapore’s economy is beginning to show signs of collateral damage from the trade war between the United States and China. The manufacturing sector has been hit particularly hard, but the top line numbers also belie an economic transition that is benefiting modern service providers like data centres and internet companies.
HR leaders predict how cultural, social, and technological shifts will impact the way people work in the coming year.
By Marta Chmielowicz
Not too long ago, HR professionals were relegated to the realm of “personnel management”—paper-pushers responsible for administrative tasks and little else. But as organizations have grown and globalized in increasingly challenging environments, so has the role of human resources. Today’s HR departments are deeply rooted in organizational planning and business strategy, more essential to the success of a company than ever before. HR leaders have made their way to the C-suite, guiding strategies that unite the goals of a business under one umbrella: talent. From helping employees navigate their careers to delivering data and analytics about business performance, their contributions are numerous and multi-faceted. And that is only the beginning.
How to create a candidate experience that mirrors company values.
By Lauren Winklepleck
In today’s candidate-driven job market, more and more employers are recognizing the importance of creating a candidate experience that mirrors their company’s values. According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workplace Culture Trends study, communicating mission and brand during the recruitment process can give employers a significant competitive advantage: 71 percent of job seekers would be willing to take a pay cut to work for a company that shares their values. In contrast, employers with a weak brand often fail to attract the right mix of talent, significantly impacting their ability to grow.
By Debbie Bolla
As 2019 comes to a close, it’s always fun to look back at our predictions piece from last year to see how our experts fared. Here are some trends that were anticipated and how they played out.
1. Bringing a consumer-like experience to the workplace. As technology continues to infiltrate our lives (hello Alexa and Siri!), Nikki Harland, senior vice president of HR at Paradies Lagardère, said that HR tech needs to be simple too. “Technologies that are complicated and filled with multiple gates and approvals will just begin to fall to the side,” she said.
A structured, values-based interview process can deliver quality candidates while reducing unconscious bias.
By The Editors
Making great hires is about recognizing great fit. Most companies aren’t just looking for candidates with the right skills; they want someone who aligns with their culture. In fact, according to a report by West Monroe Partners, 60 percent of organizations integrate a cultural fit evaluation or behavioral interview into their hiring process. But while this approach sounds great on paper, it could create an environment that stifles rather than encourages innovation.
Whether it’s hiring, contracting, or training employees, organizations need to design talent strategies with long-term goals in mind.
By Traci McCready
Recently, at a speaking engagement, I asked a room of C-suite executives: “What is your company’s most valuable asset?” Each and every volunteer had the same answer: their people.
In a time of skills scarcity, leading organizations are adopting a multi-dimensional approach to talent acquisition and development.
By Jeff Kavanaugh
Organizations are struggling to find talent with the right skills to meet digital business needs. This trend led the Infosys Knowledge Institute to conduct a worldwide study of more than 1,000 senior management executives globally. The research shows that today’s digital environment is calling for new skills, producing talent gaps that organizations have to fill. What else did it discover? Here are five key takeaways from the recent study.
A new tech tool uncovers ways organizations can eliminate bias during the hiring process.
By Judd B. Kessler and Corinne Low
A growing body of evidence suggests that hiring managers and recruiters display bias against underrepresented minorities. These findings have come from a research method called a “resume audit.” The idea is simple.
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