In 2020, manufacturing (like every other industry) has felt the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the many consequences of the crisis is a record increase in unemployment in countries belonging to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Since the job of the procurement department is all about acquiring the various things a company needs to operate effectively and ultimately succeed, one of its fundamental priorities is to make these acquisitions with maximum cost-effectiveness.
Randstad has been feeling the pulse of the labour market for over 20 years and has interviewed almost 200,000 people in 34 markets. This data show a picture of the current situation, but also developments arising from megatrends and the influences of new generations of employees. Find out here what highly qualified Swiss people look for when choosing an employer.
Large organizations rely on sizeable, productive workforces to function at a high level and deliver results for their clients. Consequently, labor costs represent a significant proportion of your outgoings.
Following the disruption and difficulty that defined 2020, many businesses will be looking ahead to 2021 with hope and optimism that it will bring better fortunes and easier market conditions. While there is reason to think the coming year will be less challenging than the last one, it's also safe to assume that companies in most industries will continue to face a range of obstacles on their journey to success.
We are in the second year of the pandemic and all the curves for infection rates, incidence, and vaccinations make us cautiously optimistic. We’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Reason enough to analyze the effects of COVID-19 on the labor market. Who is afraid of losing a job, how many are really working from home, what shifts have there been in the willingness to switch jobs? Randstad asked these questions in its annual employer brand study of over 4,000 workers in Switzerland.
Keeping costs under control is a key priority for most procurement leaders. When your job is all about acquiring the various resources and assets your company needs to succeed, you have to be sure those acquisitions are happening in a cost-effective manner.
Most managers and business owners already know that employee turnover puts their organizations at a disadvantage. Few of them, however, have taken a close look at the numbers to determine exactly how much high employee turnover costs them.
What makes your recruitment process different? This is a question we often receive from prospective clients. When you're facing a decision on whether to use a dedicated HR company to look after your staffing needs, it's a valid question to ask.