Many small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) have what it takes to create a winning employer brand. They just need to channel it. We asked some of Randstad’s employer branding experts for their tips on how to get started.
In business, few mistakes are more costly than hiring the wrong person. Those costs compound by the day and impact every aspect of company performance, at a time when human innovation is critical to business success. That’s why, despite rising unemployment rates driven by the global COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in pressure on HR departments to hire the right talent.
What are the biggest challenges you face concerning your contingent workforce? What are the implications of this? Identifying the most critical problems you are facing and deciding what you need to do are crucial in developing a tailored solution for your business.
The concept of flexibility has never been as important for the world of work as it is today. Businesses are realizing how much they have to gain from incorporating flexible staffing and contingent talent into their HR strategies, with the benefits ranging from cost efficiencies to quicker access to specialist skills.
Whether your company is challenged by digitalization, unexpected pandemics, or increased global competition, your organization needs to prepare for future unforeseen events. In this article, we examine three key considerations when organizing your teams to meet uncertainty.
A reliable and strongly engaged contingent workforce is a valuable asset for any business. This is particularly true in industries like manufacturing and logistics, where the flexibility to respond to seasonality and fluctuations in client demand can be the key to business success.
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.