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.

Our issue begins with our long-awaited RPO Baker’s Dozen, covering the top leaders in enterprise recruitment process outsourcing. This is one of most highly competitive surveys with more than 800 HR leaders participating. So if you took part, we thank you!

In our cover story, Built by Innovation, former vice president of people for Ericsson Gunjan Aggarwal shares her journey to an effective talent acquisition strategy through a partnership with Pontoon Solutions.

“Pontoon has put in some efforts to improve sourcing capability to really build a strong talent pipeline and to do better market mapping,” says Aggarwal.

Learn how targeted sourcing -offshore sourcing centres, social media, and campus recruiting -transformed their talent approach from reactive to proactive. See page 12 for more.

Candidate experience also remains key to landing top performers. In fact, organisations that invest in a strong candidate experience improve their quality of hires by 70 per cent, reports Brandon Hall. Forward-thinking organisations are now bringing that mentality to the relocation process.

“Relocation is a disruptive event personally and professionally and the biggest challenges are those around cultural and host location adjustment,” says Chris Finckel, CRP, vice president of client development for Crown World Mobility.

But mobility -when done right -doesn’t have to be disruptive. Find out three steps that HR departments can follow to ensure a seamless relocation experience in Bon Voyage on page 36.

Whatever your talent challenge is, we have your solution!

Tags: Global Autumn 2017, Magazine Article

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