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Job Growth Much Stronger Than Expected

The U.S. labor market appears to be hitting its stride midway through 2014, as employers added 288,000 workers to their payrolls during the month of June. Employment gains for May…
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Confronting Disengagement In Financial Services

Employees across the Financial Services & Insurance sectors have seen a lot of career instability, dislocation and downsizing since the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008. While conditions have improved markedly since then, there still remains…
life science

Balancing Your Core And Non-Core Business

Ideally, science organizations would spend all of their time and energy on innovation and solving the world’s big, complex problems. They would deliver new solutions to market faster and with lower cost because their resources would all be focused…
workforce planning

When Should You Apply SWP?

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…
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Paper Applications: Going, Going, Almost Gone

As you would expect, the popularity of hard copy resumes continues to wane. Only around one in ten applicants now sees this as the preferred way to apply for a role. What is perhaps surprising is that video…
value

Value Is More Than A Numbers Game

It is a steady climb for the vast majority of enterprises to achieve and sustain market relevance today. Satisfying customers and keeping them in productive relationships are now at the heart of every measure of corporate value. The…
53% of workers want to connect and converse

Connect And Converse

Workers want dialogue. In our latest survey of some 230,000 workers across the world, more than half say they are keen to stay…
Don’t Try To Be Everything To Everybody

Don’t Try To Be Everything To Everybody

People want to be a part of a great workplace. They want to know how to get a foot in the door, and what it takes to be successful and achieve their goals once they’re inside. However, high-performing…
workforce planning

What Does ‘Good’ Strategic Workforce Planning Look Like?

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,…
Online Communities Are Hotspots For Talent In Asia And Europe

Online Communities Are Hotspots For Talent In Asia And Europe

The influence of technology in the rapidly emerging economies of Asia is now revealing itself in less obvious places. As this graphic shows, online talent communities are making their mark far more in…