Businesses across the globe are feeling the effects of COVID-19 in many ways. The pandemic has created a 'new normal' that organizations must adjust to if they want to not only survive the current situation, but succeed in the future.
Manufacturers traditionally rely on flex workers more than most other industries because of the need for agility and flexibility. So with talent scarcity a concern for many companies, product makers are significantly affected by the rising demand for talent. If you are operating manufacturing facilities, you likely have encountered these difficulties.
Automation is a concept that seems to be growing in importance for businesses and industries with each passing year. The consequences of this trend have been particularly noticeable in the world of work. As KPMG noted in its Rise of the Humans report series, the convergence of artificial intelligence, automation, machine learning and cognitive platforms 'has had a profound impact on the workforce'.
Many businesses around the world are currently focused on dealing with the immediate impact of COVID-19 on their operations. In the HR department, managers are concentrating on the most pressing challenges of the current situation, such as facilitating a safe return to the workplace and plugging gaps in the labor force.
The HR department has a crucial part to play in the success of any business. This has always been true, but the role of HR has become particularly significant this year, with so many organizations working hard to meet their human capital requirements and keep costs under control against the backdrop of COVID-19.
Hiring suitable employees is a crucial activity for an SME. These simple 5 tips will help you find the right talent for your company. In addition, these tips will save you valuable time that you can devote to other tasks.
HR managers are currently faced with a challenge that is unprecedented in modern times: helping organizations and their people return to work amid an ongoing viral pandemic.
During times of crisis, your employer brand becomes your brand. Talent, employees, society, clients and customers will not forget and not forgive your authenticity today. With so many business functions disrupted by the global COVID-19 pandemic crisis, companies everywhere face an unprecedented number of challenges and uncertainties at the same time.
Being a manager in your company is comparable to the job of a captain of a ship: It is your job to get your company and your crew to the desired destination and keep you away from disasters like hitting an iceberg. Just as there are guidelines to help captains navigate their ships effectively, there are also simple practices that can help you, as a leader, to stay on the path to success.
There was a time, years ago, where a great place to look for a job was a newspaper. Thursday was "jobs day" in my hometown newspaper, in fact, it was how I got my first job. The newspaper has stopped "job's day" now.
To meet production demands and remain a top-player in the market, the customer sought a partnership with a staffing company that does more than fill vacancies.
If your organization is like most, using more flexible talent has become business as usual. According to Deloitte, 77 million workers in Europe, India, and the U.S. formally identify themselves as freelancers, and half of employers it surveyed reported a significant number of contractors in their workforce. McKinsey estimate there are 162 million who engage in some sort of gig or freelance work. Staffing Industry Analysts estimated that human cloud revenues rose 65% in 2017.
With the global labor market growing increasingly complex, your workforce is likely undergoing its own transformation. Specifically, the use of flexible talent – whether it’s the human cloud, traditional temp staffing or independent contractors – is becoming a more strategic contributor in getting work done.
I have faced the job-seeking experience from both sides: as a candidate and as a recruiter. In the past, I was the job seeker, completing countless applications and speaking with potential recruiters and employers. Now, as a recruiter myself, I can offer some tips that will hopefully help you overcome the challenges of looking for your dream job.
There has been a lot of speculation about what millennials have to offer the workforce. You have probably heard many of these speculations - "millennials are lazy," "millennials feel a sense of entitlement," and "millennials are technology obsessed." The truth is that while so-called experts think they understand the millennial generations, the facts just don't support these stereotypical opinions.
Human capital leaders are forever seeking ways to increase workforce productivity, so it’s common to see them championing initiatives such as worker upskilling, investing in AI-enabled tools and implementing LEAN processes to raise efficiency. There is, however, one undertaking that companies often overlook that can significantly enhance output without spending a lot of resources or budget.
An effective employee onboarding process is vital for employers that want to get the best out of their labor force, and that goes for contingent workers as well as permanent staff.
Day after day, I talk to exciting people who are looking for a new job or simply want to assess their own value on the job market. I often hear: "I'm only interested in a permanent position with the company as opposed to temporary employment through a recruitment agency." In this blog, I'll explain how temporary work has developed and why there are situations in which temporary employment is the best solution.
Applied for your dream job and been invited to a video interview? Congratulations! The video interview is one of the many tools employers use to get a better sense of who you are. Check out the following tips to ensure everything goes smoothly.
Just because you have a widely respected consumer brand doesn’t mean that your organization is perceived as a great place to work. Discover how your employer brand differs from your consumer brand.
How often do we discuss our jobs or our employers with friends, family, or acquaintances? It happens all the time, right? Whether we wax lyrical about our jobs or complain, we know our employers best and understand what it takes to be able to work for them. In this blog I'll explain why this is exactly the reason your employees are your best recruiters.
Mile-long traffic jams, empty commuter trains and packed outdoor swimming pools – it's clear that the vacation period has reached its peak. From a legal perspective, the topic of vacations results in heated discussions time and again. Below we have listed five misconceptions.
Wage negotiations can be a tough part of the application process or your annual appraisal. We've asked five Randstad recruiters to give us the inside scoop and share their best tips with you.
This question is one I often face. Let’s start off by being open. Like all walks of life there are the good, the bad, and the ugly. I’m going to focus on the main benefits that a good recruitment firm will bring you.
Swiss employees are loyal. Last year, 78% of employees in Switzerland continued working for their current employer. Getting employees to stay for the long term has a positive financial impact on companies. But how can you influence this without knowing what employees value about their roles?
Recently a candidate, a talented young man which I had been working with for a month or so, made me aware he was no longer looking for a job and wasn't interested in hearing about opportunities anymore. From a professional point of view this was disappointing. I could definitely have secured him an improved role. However I was happy for him because he did the right thing. He did what a lot of us don't do when we are unhappy at work. He told his boss, eventually.
Zurich Airport was named Switzerland’s second most attractive employer this year. After coming in fifth place in previous years, Zurich Airport managed to break into the top 3 this year. I spoke with Bruno Zanella, Head of Human Resources at Zurich Airport, about their employer brand.
This year’s Randstad Award for the most attractive employer in Switzerland has gone to Swiss International Air Lines, for the first time in the company’s history. Just last year the company was in fourth place but has now made the leap to the top of the standings. That’s why I interviewed Christoph Ulrich, Head of Human Resources at SWISS.
As an employer, you’ve reviewed countless resumes, and as time goes on, they start to look the same. Finding the gem of a candidate is no small task, but you know the right hire will help you business solves problems better, create and engaging atmosphere, and improve company culture. So how can you attract great talent to your company? Consider these easy tips to get better results.