While there are free agents who operate entirely independently, the majority of this large group of workers make use of online marketplaces to connect with clients. The best kno ... Read More
In my last blogs we have been exploring the use of Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) as a tool for aligning business objectives with workforce capabilities. We know where SWP ... Read More
Nick Kemsley, Co-Director of the Henley Centre for HR Excellence, explicitly states that in today’s business environment: “HR activity has a strategic relevance which it may ha ... Read More
The best-laid plans are nothing without the right people to implement them.
This is why the mitigation of human capital risk is a high priority for all business leaders, esp ... Read More
No matter whether you want to embrace work-life design or not, the truth is that if you don’t, it will impact your organization negatively.
Research by Kelly Services® ... Read More
KellyConnect's Kim Sokol attended the morning breakout called Customer Engagement: Aligning inside to Win on the Outside at the 2015 SOCAP Annual Conference. Hear from Sea ... Read More
The International Monetary Fund projects a global economic growth of 3.5 percent in 2015 and 3.8 percent in 2016. In this favorable economy, forward-thinking organizations must ... Read More
Could a greater focus on creativity be the key to business success across Asia-Pacific into the next decade? Ask author Andrew Grant, who gave the keynote presentation at last ... Read More
What does it take to align a global business strategy with local business strategy and talent realities? Can we run successful global businesses with a one-size-fits-all approa ... Read More
The application process is a candidate’s first point of engagement with your organization. It’s the first opportunity for you to put forward your employer brand, to maximize ta ... Read More
With 35% to 40% of an organization’s talent considered outsourced or external resources, it’s imperative that measurement practices are in place to effectively monitor performa ... Read More
Watching a TV show such as Mad Men makes you appreciate how far workplaces have come since the 60s. Today’s offices are increasingly dynamic spaces that replace rigid hierarchi ... Read More
Talent shortage, skills gap, skills shortage – call it what you will, there are a lot of hiring organizations struggling to find qualified candidates for their open jobs these ... Read More
What’s the ideal work environment for High Tech workers?
The 2014 Kelly Global Workforce Index™ discovered they are a collaborative, creative and forward-thinking group, wh ... Read More
Reflecting on conversation from recent industry events—the Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum, the KellyOCG ® Global Supplier Excellence Awards, and APAC Client Forum— ... Read More
When it comes to human capital trends, we all know that business leaders are nervous about the shrinking supply of skilled talent and worried about their recruiting pipelines. ... Read More
We know from the Kelly Global Workforce Index 2014, that salary and financial benefits are the top reasons workers consider leaving their current role.
Despite the consiste ... Read More
Organizations need to play their A-game if they want to recruit and retain the best talent in the Financial Services sector.
The good news is that help is at hand for compa ... Read More
Whether trying to fill a corner office or hire at the entry level, HR directors know that landing the right talent in this competitive marketplace can be challenging, to say th ... Read More
Outsourcing in highly-regulated environments presents its own challenges – as well as a myriad of benefits.
While regulations can present major obstacles for organizations w ... Read More
According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, empathy is defined as “the feeling that you understand and share another person's experiences and emotions: the ability to s ... Read More
When I ask potential clients what percent of their workforce is contingent, their response is usually somewhere around 10 percent. The surprised look on their faces when I tell ... Read More
We know that branding, information, simple/easy-to-use systems and welcoming people are key elements of an effective recruitment experience. However, how can you apply this kno ... Read More
Does the thought of outsourcing make the leadership team at your organization nervous?
In rigorously-regulated industries, it’s understandable why businesses are often relu ... Read More
Forty years ago, recruiters could expect to control the hiring process, advertising jobs in newspaper classifieds and knowing that, for the most part, their company image was i ... Read More
It was great to have the opportunity to attend PeopleFluent WISDOM 2015. I was particularly impressed by the opening keynote speech from Dr. David Rock from the NeuroLeadersh ... Read More
We’ve been doing some research that shows how a sound recruitment process can win the best talent for your company.
KellyOCG has partnered with Dr. Ann Marie Ryan, president ... Read More
In a meeting with a client the other day, he referred to his company’s contingent employees as “strategic,” and I couldn’t help smiling to myself.
It’s so refreshing to hea ... Read More
You’ve read through countless résumés, cross-referenced them with LinkedIn profiles, interviewed a handful of suitable candidates, and finally chosen the perfect person for the ... Read More
Onboarding is the process of equipping new employees with the tools they need to succeed in their role. It is an essential step in the recruiting process – it helps workers bec ... Read More
While we might protest otherwise, we all go to work for more than the money. Despite its inevitable challenges and frustrations, work is a place for people to enjoy camaraderie ... Read More
Financial Services sector job opportunities are set to grow significantly between now and 2020, which places more pressure on employers to have the best possible talent and ret ... Read More
Winning the battle for talent takes the best intelligence
Interviewing and landing talent in a competitive marketplace isn’t always easy. Often, candidates drop off or out ... Read More
Job creation in the US reached a 15-year high in 2014, but despite the positive headline numbers, wages are stagnant and participation rates are slowing.
Employers created n ... Read More
A guest post by Elizabeth Rennie of NelsonHall
NelsonHall is putting the finishing touches to its latest Recruitment Process Outsourcing landscape report. In advance of ... Read More
Every company relies on its people to drive it forward. That’s why managing human capital has become an integral aspect of business strategy. However, in a labor market where c ... Read More
The saying, ‘location, location, location,’ doesn’t just apply to real estate.
A workplace’s location can help sell a job to prospective talent, along with a company’s size ... Read More
The perspective of life sciences workers are intriguing, particularly when it comes to understanding what they want and need from employers.
The Kelly Global Workforce Ind ... Read More
Here you see Tami Troxell of Kelly Services, and David Bernstein, Vice President of Business Analytics, eQuest, talking at #truSanFran about applicant onboarding and the experi ... Read More
A hot-button topic in the Independent Contractor world is whether background checks can be conducted on Independent Contractors (ICs) before engaging them for project-based ser ... Read More
Take a minute to look around and note the number of professionals you know who are working or have worked in a non-traditional employment arrangement—i.e. not in direct hire po ... Read More
Ageing is unavoidable. However, for organizations in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, the ageing of the population represents an unprecedented demographic crisis.
The ... Read More
For decades, companies have been using supply chain management principles to streamline their operations and create competitive advantage in the marketplace. It’s about being ... Read More
Many companies lack the capacity to quickly ensure their human resources expenditure responds quickly to their businesses’ ebb and flow.
Sound familiar? Recruitment process ... Read More
A webinar by Harvard Business Review
In today’s rapidly evolving labor landscape, once-established norms are being challenged at every turn. Flex work and telecommuting ar ... Read More
Older workers are making up an increasing proportion of the workforce in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, and top-performing organizations are already using their talents to fut ... Read More
How well does your firm respond to unexpected peaks or troughs in recruitment demand?
The challenges of acquiring top-quality talent are nothing new. However, without help, ... Read More
Governance: everyone’s heard of it, but what exactly is it? And how can good governance enhance productivity and market share?
Governance is the coordination of consistent e ... Read More
We know that the recruiters are facing the challenges of how to adapt to a fast changing talent management environment, which is being reshaped by technological change.
S ... Read More
Social networks have the potential to act as a recruiting power-tool, it’s true.
But this can happen only if recruiters are able to harness the power of personalization, and ... Read More
Imagine if you had a group of trusted friends and business contacts who could find you the perfect person to fill a crucial position at your company.
Better still, imagine ... Read More
It’s a simple statement, but it’s true.
Businesses perform better when women and men contribute equally at senior levels.
It’s not about the ‘feel-good factor’, it’s no ... Read More
Where do you even start to build a customized, purpose-built online talent community, which fulfills its function?
First, it’s important to define what exactly a talent com ... Read More
Holistic talent management.
Everybody’s talking about it. It’s an approach to workforce planning that views talent management as an integral aspect of an organization’s ove ... Read More
In a world in which professionals and hiring managers are just three degrees of separation from hundreds of thousands of people, what is the role of the recruiter?
The rise ... Read More
Remember back when you started out in your career? Many of us know that our path to corporate success was, or could have been, much easier if our leaders had asked about our ho ... Read More
Aiming for gender equity at all levels of an organization is about much more than a ‘feel good factor’, and it goes beyond doing the right thing or ideology.
For the world’ ... Read More
There’s that old adage that only half of all advertising is effective – the problem is that nobody knows which half.
Perhaps the same notion could be applied to organizatio ... Read More
Organizations invest heavily to identify the top talent in their industries. Their methods of recruitment are many: headhunters, recruiters, online job boards, word-of-mouth a ... Read More
Labor markets across the globe continue to rebound from the economic turmoil of recent years with various degrees of success.
The 2014 Kelly Global Workforce Index results ... Read More
What’s your point of difference from other talent suppliers?
If you want to expand your organization from a transactional talent provider to trusted strategic partner, it’s ... Read More
As economic events of the past decade have confirmed, even local business has become truly global. Each country and region is affected by the overall economic climate, and its ... Read More
Not since the great debate of whether the film Smokey and The Bandit Part 3 was really supposed to be called Smokey IS The Bandit has the world of trucking been in the headline ... Read More
Tone of voice is not so much what you say as the way in which you say it.
Hitting the right note in your business communications will boost the level of trust between your ... Read More
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