Talent Management

Employee Immobility: Getting Talent to Move in a Tightening Market

Posted: 04/24/2019 - 06:50

Today’s labor market is tight. At the start of 2019, the U.S. economy had seen the longest run of job growth since 1969 and the current unemployment rate is still holding steady at about four percent. Year-over-year wage growth is also the strongest it’s been in a decade. The robust economy has shaped an ideal market for employees, where the demand to fill open positions is outpacing the supply of talent. You’d think employees would look at this as an opportunity to shop their talent to the highest bidder, right? But are workers actually looking to move on?

The Value of Women and Diversity in Global Procurement

Posted: 04/12/2019 - 01:10
If there’s a part of any company that ought to understand the value – the business value – of diversity, it’s procurement. Buyers have to build relationships with a cast of characters, both suppliers and internal clients, who have very different objectives, vision, culture and modes of communication. And that cast seems to get bigger and more diverse all the time. It’s more than any one person, or any one kind of person, can handle.
 

Why Going Alone in Cybersecurity is a Non-Starter

Posted: 02/07/2019 - 01:47
Are cybersecurity threats overblown or hyped up? It would be nice if that were the case. Then we’d have one less bucket of things to worry about. 
 
Unfortunately, the headlines are not fiction. Bad actors are stealing data, inflicting pain, and damaging corporate finances and brand reputations every single day. And it appears that they will continue doing so. 
 

Four Common (But Often Overlooked) Outsourcing Costs

Posted: 01/24/2019 - 03:42
As the labor market continues to tighten, employers are challenged with finding resources for special projects and ongoing operations. As a result, many organizations turn to outsourcing to augment their staff, engage specialists or to completely offload non-core capabilities. While there is tremendous benefit to strategic outsourcing, organizations should be aware that there are often overlooked – or soft – costs behind those benefits.

How BPO Providers Can Reinvent Themselves in 2019

Posted: 01/15/2019 - 03:52
Not so long ago, Blockbuster (remember them?) and Netflix ran a similar service. In fact, at the turn of the millennium, Blockbuster had the opportunity to purchase Netflix for a lowly $50 million. Blockbuster turned it down in what must rank alongside the country and western community’s response to rock and roll as a passing fad for “most short-sighted decisions of all time.”  Today, Netflix has more than 100 million subscribers worldwide and a revenue of $11.69 billion. Blockbuster, on the other hand, filed for bankruptcy in 2010. 
 

Hiring in a new state? Here’s what you need to know.

Posted: 12/21/2018 - 03:07
It’s an exciting time for your business – you’re looking to expand and hire workers in a new state. This might be your first time and you’re beginning to realize that it comes with heaps of administrative items, set-up and legal considerations. There are some important processes to establish to ensure that you can support your workers while also staying compliant with each state’s employment laws.  
 

Future of Sourcing Awards 2018: Innovations in Talent Management, with Beeline, Microsoft and University of Tennessee

Posted: 10/09/2018 - 03:50
Dawn Tiura: Folks, I'm excited for this next podcast. It's with Colleen. And Colleen Tiner is with Beeline. Beeline is a finalist in our Talent category with the Beeline Self-Sourcing Project. Welcome to the podcast.
 
Colleen Tiner: Thank you, Dawn.
 

Why an Always-On Culture is Not Sustainable or Beneficial

Posted: 09/14/2018 - 22:00
I was recently watching a fly-on-the-wall programme about a car business. The show focused on people’s different roles and how they were trying to balance competing priorities while keeping to tight deadlines and within budget. Cut to a shot in Spain where the director of the business is on holiday. For the next five minutes we see how the director calls for an update every day. The interviewer then speaks to all of the staff who gleefully tell the camera when he has called them.

Organizational Readiness is the New Competitive Advantage

Posted: 09/07/2018 - 18:08
Organizational readiness is the new competitive advantage. Being able to quickly adapt to—and take advantage of—the rapidly evolving world of work is now the key to success or failure.  
 
The emerging workforce has evolving expectations of how they want to work and what their relationship with employers should look like. Combine those expectations with rapid innovation in technology and new business models, and we’re in a breeding ground for all forms of ‘non-traditional’ talent to thrive within the workforce.  

Results of the SSOW 2017 Live Polling Across All Attendees

Posted: 07/20/2018 - 00:00

SSON talked to the Head of HR Services Germany at Merck KGaA and the EMEA Talent Acquisition Manager UK & Northern Europe at LinkedIn about strategies to ensure added value for the business, social recruiting, expectations of "digital" talents, how digitization and disruption affects HR processes, and much more! Read the full German language interview here for free: http://bit.ly/SSOW-HRSSC-Interviews

Brexit: The Impact of Immigration and Trade on the Search for Talent in the UK

Posted: 07/06/2018 - 00:24

As many people know, the UK has voted to leave the European Union effective of Friday, 29 March 2019, with a 21-month transition period. There has been a provisional agreement over three issues, most notably budget commitments and EU citizens’ rights, and talks have now moved to agreeing on the future relationship between the UK and EU.

Procurement: Why You Should Outsource the Work and Not the People

Posted: 06/09/2018 - 00:49
Why hire a full time employee for a part-of-the time job?

As procurement professionals, we are always striving to achieve the best total cost of ownership with the products and services we purchase. We’ve seen the negative impact that bottom-dollar pricing can have with respect to quality and delivery. We’ve seen how over-engineered products with high price tags can erode our margins. Our constant aim is to look at each purchase holistically and measure its total value to the company we represent. So why don’t we look at our procurement teams the same way?

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