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Shifting Talent Equation_180x180_KOCG10718
The free agent workforce is rapidly reshaping the 21st-century labor market. Gone are the days when a person worked for a single employer their entire life. Today, one in three workers are confidently moving between jobs, temporary contracts, and freelance projects that interest them. Cherishing freedom, flexibility, and work life balance, these talented professionals are determined to call the sh ... Read More
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Gamification is often simply viewed as a supercharged version of a loyalty program that provides more nuanced benefits to stimulate customer sales and loyalty. However, gamification in today’s world goes beyond the traditional approach of focusing on driving consumer sales to include loyalty, engagement, and brand enhancement. It is being used with equal success as a motivational technique to driv ... Read More
The_Personality_of_a_Scientist(1)
In a connected and mobile world, talent is the engine of economic growth and the drive toward a knowledge based society.Most, if not all, organizations are increasingly aware that a knowledge based society depends on the best talent being in place across key sectors of the economy. Countries that have established a strong, talent-based workforce – through attracting the best from overseas – have d ... Read More
Understanding_Engineers(1)
Businesses intent on technological advancement and greater efficiency rely heavily on engineering talent, which means engineers are among the most sought after professionals in the world.However, skilled candidates are in short supply. Employers in search of engineers to support growth and innovation have to contend with an employees’ market in which organizations face intense competition to secu ... Read More
Internship_Innovation
When education is the only highlight on their résumé, graduating seniors stand little chance of attracting the attention of employers.In the United States, 1.6 million students expected to earn a bachelor’s degree this year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Factor in the competition fostered by a global economy, and the number of new graduates vying for employment grows e ... Read More
The_TruFiles_Social_Recruiting_and_Personalization(1)
This will be the year you move beyond aimless social chatter. If you want your social networks to function as recruiting power tools, it's time to consider personalization.Pre-2006 (the year Facebook opened to anyone over 13 with an email address), recruiters would post and pray—post a job on the company website and a few job boards, and then wait for applicants to respond.When professional social ... Read More
The_TruFiles_Gamification(1)
Just ahead: using gaming tactics to attract top talent. It's not nearly as crazy as it sounds.Gamification in the recruiting industry isn’t really about building gaming apps (though it’s been done). Rather, more and more recruiters are interested in how they can borrow user experience tactics from gaming to create better incentives, entertainment and education.First a look at why gaming’s so red-h ... Read More
The_TruFiles_Hire_Work_Not_Workers(1)
In the future, paying for work by the outcome will be the norm. Get ready to hire a new breed of transient workers.TRU uncovered an idea so radical it will dramatically disrupt the field of recruiting over the next 18 months.And yet, the concept is still so new that most recruiters are not aware of it.But before we set out to change your mind, we must sketch in some context. In particular, to unde ... Read More
The_TruFiles_New_Role_of_the_Recruiter(1)
In a world where professionals and hiring managers are just three degrees of separation from hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of people, what exactly is the role of a recruiter? Here's a look at three new recruiting roles.In the 1970s the evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar posited that as members of social groups, people are able to manage approximately 150 relationships.His groundbreak ... Read More
The_TruFiles_Sourcing_Technology(1)
More than gathering social profiles from the web, the latest sourcing technologies use complex ranking algorithms to uncover which candidates are best suited to your organization, and whose is most likely to jump.Professionals not actively looking for a job typically don’t want to be found too easily online.They won’t publish their contact information or work histories on public sites for fear of ... Read More
The_TruFiles_Mobility(1)
How does 24-hour access change the way we engage job candidates? Will you change your message when you're reaching job candidate at home?Time to rethink how you reach candidates.In developed markets in the US, Europe and Asia, it’s become commonplace to talk about mobile as a segregated (or lesser) recruiting strategy. And in the years when smart phone adoption was less than 30 percent, such an ap ... Read More
The_TruFiles_Video_Interviewing(1)
New technologies will banish inefficient (and awkward) first-round candidate interviews.Welcome to the new breed of on-demand virtual interviewing.The first-round interview is a critical way to assess whether an individual will fit into the culture and tempo of your organization. The problem: the time required to review 20+ candidates on the phone (or even worse, in person) delays the hiring proce ... Read More
The_TruFiles_Assessments(1)
High-volume, low-cost assessments will herald a new age of candidate matchmaking. The new recruiting mantra: attract fewer applicants.Traditional assessments—used by HR executives to screen job candidates—are typically developed by academics who may spend years designing, testing and validating psychometric and skills-based evaluation tools.Given the high level of investment, assessment companies ... Read More
IT_Professionals_for_the_Oil_and_Gas_Sector
Unless you’ve been hiding under your desk for the past several years, you already realize that there is an extreme talent shortage within the IT profession. The influx of technology advancements, coupled with a decrease in IT college graduates, is significantly contributing to this dilemma.This talent shortage impacts you and your organization in a number of ways, and ignoring it won’t make it go ... Read More
IT_Professionals
No matter which industry vertical or sector you call home, by now you already realize that there is an extreme talent shortage within the IT profession. The influx of technology advancements, coupled with a decrease in IT college graduates, is significantly contributing to this dilemma.This talent shortage impacts you and your organization in a number of ways, and ignoring it won’t make it go away ... Read More
What_Talent_Want_Lifesciences
Every year, we conduct a large, global survey of workers to find out about their attitudes and feelings towards their work, the employment market and their employers. In this paper we discuss the overall trends in the 2013 survey responses, with a spotlight on those findings related to workers in the life sciences sector.But first, a brief look at what’s changed over the past year.When comparing t ... Read More
Mapping_the_Talent_Genome
What is your organization made of?Clinical research outsourcing has been part of the Life Sciences industry for some time, but this has not ironed out every kink in talent pipeline for the science fields. Costs and timelines for developing new solutions are still rising.Collaboration and flexibility are becoming foundations of doing business. However, the need to find faster ways to market without ... Read More
LPO 2 Marrying Technology and Talent In a New Era of eDiscovery Image
As technology and talent continue to converge, they are accelerating the LPO 2.0 revolution. That transformation is characterized by enterprise-focused relationships that recognize the value of holistic assessments, anticipate cross-border transactions, and address the need for greater scalability. It also assigns a high value to partnerships with outside providers that can operate beyond a sin ... Read More
27 Employer Branding Best Practice Insights Image
Upside Down That's how employer branding looks and feels right now to those in HR and Marketing. Many of the old tools and strategies for building an authentic, globally relevant employer brand have been discarded, and new ones are taking over. Both the challenges and opportunities have grown almost in tandem, and it’s all happening at break-neck speed. One thing is clear: employer brandi ... Read More
Workforce Planning in IT Image
Information technology (IT) leaders are responsible for vital elements of an organization’s business enablement, including application development, infrastructure, cloud-based solutions, mobility and security. As an increasing number of business processes occur through digital channels, IT leaders need to ensure that they have the right people with the right skills in place to anage critical sy ... Read More
Legal Project Management Image
Facts and events are at the heart of every legal case, and in this day and age – especially on the enterprise level – managing these details is most definitely a science. Yet there is an art to successful legal project management, too. This includes balancing legal obligations and requirements with business strategy, process standards and objectives with deadlines, the responsibilities of insid ... Read More
What Talent Wants Automotive Image
Every year, we conduct a large, global survey of workers to find out about their attitudes and feelings towards their work, the employment market and their employers. In this paper we discuss the overall trends in the 2013 survey with a spotlight on those findings from nearly 3000 workers in the Automotive sector. But first, a brief look at what’s changed over the past year. When comparing t ... Read More
The Impact of Talent Image
The quality and quantity of talent can directly impact an organization’s efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability—attributes that are key to succeeding in a fiercely competitive business world. As technology advances and the global marketplace continues to expand, the need for quality talent is increasing. However, organizations are finding it difficult to attract and retain skilled people ... Read More
The TruFiles Candidate Experience Image
Let’s be real here. Most companies really don’t give a shrug about candidate experience. Yes, it’s a topic that’s been making the rounds of HR and recruiting conferences for five-plus years, but only the most sophisticated consumer brands (e.g. Starbucks, Kraft) and companies with persistent talent shortages (e.g. companies in tech, accounting, engineering) manage to do it well. And even many of t ... Read More
The TruFiles Culture Branding Image
Invariably when pundits talk about brand culture, companies like Google and Apple come up. There’s chatter about oddball perks employees enjoy (e.g. foosball, sleeping pods) and the quirky things these companies do to identify prospective employees who will fit in. Most of us can’t relate to Apple and Google. And that’s just fine. Every other company in aggressive pursuit of top talent must ... Read More
What Talent Wants Image
Every year, we conduct a large, global survey of workers to find out about their attitudes and feelings towards their work, the employment market and their employers. In this paper we discuss the overall trends in the 2013 survey responses, with a spotlight on those findings related to workers in the financial services sector. But first, a brief look at what’s changed over the past year. Whe ... Read More
Why Workers Are Leaving and What You Can Do About It Image
Every time someone says “candidate experience”, I grow another grey hair. Here’s why. When a candidate applies for a job, they expect certain things from the role and the employer. However, those expectations aren’t always met once they sign on as an employee, with regard to anything from responsibilities and remuneration to career advancement and workplace culture. That disconnect – that fa ... Read More
What Talent Wants High-Tech Sector Image
Every year, we conduct a large, global survey of workers to find out about their attitudes and feelings towards their work, the employment market and their employers. In this paper we discuss the overall trends in the 2013 survey responses, with a spotlight on those findings related to workers in the high-tech sector. But first, a brief look at what’s changed over the past year. When compari ... Read More
Making Life Sciences a Magnet for Talent Image
Following years of growth and favourable market trends, the global life sciences industry now finds itself facing a ‘new normal’. By any measure it is still a stand-out performer globally, and a key strategic area for the EMEA region. However, markets are changing. Life science companies must adopt new business models to achieve the following:Counter slowing sales growthStem profitability chall ... Read More
Gen Now Understanding the MultiGen Workforce Image
Download eBook/Summary Here You’ve read plenty about the challenges presented by the multi-generational workforce. You get it. The generations are wired differently, they work differently and organizations have to adapt or they’ll go the way of the dinosaur. Improving productivity, reducing turnover and building your talent supply chain across four diverse generations is imperative for organ ... Read More
Building the New Silk Road Image
The world has always been a web of interwoven trade routes. Within these, Asia’s dominance as an exporter is a long-held tradition that has been the foundation of great empires and dynasties. Today, Asia-Pacific - and in particular the fast-emerging nations in its midst - is once again taking centrestage in the worldwide marketplace. However, Asia’s days of being known primarily as the world ... Read More
Helping Employees Help Themselves Image
Training is an investment. In the past, it made sense that employers should foot the bill – developing a staff member’s skills or helping them train to gain new ones helps the business grow and keeps it competitive amid industry change. The process can also keep staff loyal – when an employer assumes the cost of training, it reinforces an employee’s sense of their value to the workplace. And an en ... Read More
How to Adapt to the Talent Gap Image
The Challenge: Workforce Demographics Are Changing and Organisations Must Adapt There is no one-size-fits-all for managing talent. Yet, many organisations still behave as though there is. The wake-up call of changing workforce demographics and the mismatch between the skills that organisations need, and those that are on the market, is taking a greater toll. As unemployment climbs in souther ... Read More
Remote Work Under the Microscope Image
Two major Fortune 500 employers have made headlines recently by announcing that they are eliminating or significantly reducing opportunities for their employees to work remotely. Response to the announcements came quickly from business analysts and the mainstream media, speculating about the effect these decisions would have on the companies and their employees and how those effects might eventual ... Read More
7 Ways to Attract Engage and Inspire Talent
As one of the modern era’s most disastrous economies for employment wobbles back into growth, you would have thought the global workforce would be content with finding itself facing a 1950s-esque situation: long-term employment with predictable benefits and a retirement plan. Instead, people are defining their careers in terms of personal mobility and changing what it means to be professionally se ... Read More
Exploring the Promise of the Social Enterprise Image
The widely held assumption goes something like this: as a company grows larger, it benefits from tremendous efficiencies and competitive advantages that arise from scale. And since it’s estimated that between 2011 and 2016, 60 percent of global economic growth will be derived from emerging economies,1 an expanding global enterprise—making new inroads into rapidly expanding markets—makes more sense ... Read More
Talent in the 21st Century Image
Diversity may have started out as an attempt to increase the representation of the broader community, with inclusion coming along as a close partner allowing new voices to be heard, however, they are now so much more than this. Diversity and inclusion strategies (often referred to as D&I) are now firmly on the boardroom agenda out of necessity. These strategies are critical today primarily beca ... Read More
Dont Manage Me Understand Me Image
You’ve read plenty about Gen Y already. You get it. The generations are wired differently, they work differently and organizations have to adapt. Got it. So, you’ve been working on your adaptation strategies…how’s that working out so far? Have you started to see progress within your organization? How about within your department? We know the typical response—it’s out of your direct control, rig ... Read More
5 Steps to Survive the Talent Battle Image
The quality and diversity of talent can directly impact any organization’s efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability—attributes that are key to succeeding in a fiercely competitive business world. As technology advances and the global marketplace continues to expand, the need for quality talent is increasing. However, organizations are finding it difficult to attract and retain skilled peopl ... Read More
Talentomics 9 Ways HR Must Adapt to Find Talent Image
Don’t learn to make kimchi, find someone who already can A couple of hundred years ago, talent (or labor) was a simple commodity. The rich and powerful had access to as much labor as they needed, and those with the discipline and ability to work, did. The supply-chain, and the transaction between employer and employee, was straightforward. But that was then. Now, despite global economic ins ... Read More

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