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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | August 17, 2017

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‘Long-termism’: as crucial in talent management as in wider business strategies

April 7, 2017 | 1

Commentators have long debated the extent to which ‘short-termism’ (the concentration on short-term objectives for immediate profits) in business impacts both individual organisations and the wider economy. According to recent research, however, companies deliver significantly improved results when leaders manage … Read More

How digital technology is changing global sourcing and lowering cost per hire

August 25, 2016 |

It has already happened. Digital technology has taken over. When it comes to global sourcing, job opportunities, branding, company cultures, it is all transparent. Job-seekers can see straight through you and your company before they walk through the door and shake … Read More

Writing Competition: 3rd Place

August 16, 2016 | 4

What will be the most important drivers of change in the global sourcing arena over the next decade, and why?

Evolution is natural. Change is inevitable. As a professional, if you are not keeping up on trends in your industry, … Read More

Both sides now

June 6, 2016 |

Almost twenty years ago, my son responded to the ubiquitous inquiry “What do you want to be when you grow up?” His interlocutor was his Italian godfather (the Milanese not the Sopranos variety). There were certain implicit cultural expectations about … Read More

Today’s biggest workplace disruptor: Millennials

May 24, 2016 |

For the first time, last year’s US workforce had more millennials (aged 18-30) than Baby Boomers. This generation of workers has arrived in full force. In fact, by 2020, they are projected to make up half the global workforce. Companies … Read More

Why today’s business leaders must collaborate, not compete

May 12, 2016 | 1

“Eat or be eaten” – for centuries, this “law of the jungle” was the law of the business world, too. Beating the competition delivered power, money and influence. From the Square Mile to Wall Street, survival of the fittest meant … Read More

Ideas to energise your outsourced workplace

April 25, 2016 |

An energised workforce is your most important sustainable competitive advantage.

Workplace America 2016, TalentKeepers’ 12th annual report, illustrates key employee engagement and retention trends affecting organisations. For the third consecutive year, over 80% of all employers report that employee engagement … Read More

#LifeAfterCollege: why social and digital media are essential to graduate recruitment success

March 10, 2016 |

It’s the first thing millennials see in the morning, the last thing they look at before going to bed, and their constant companion throughout the day. It’s their phone. The younger generation’s dependency on mobile is driven by the considerable … Read More

Recruiting millennial women: a new era of talent

October 30, 2015 | 1

Authenticity is an important touch point for millennials seeking new career opportunities. They expect an organisation’s employer brand and recruitment messaging to honestly reflect the company’s culture and its values. Discrepancies between what’s promised and what’s delivered are a definite … Read More

Embracing digital: the key to attracting, developing and enabling employees

June 29, 2015 | 1

Technology is rapidly changing the way we all live but also how we work, with digital continuing to impact businesses in all sectors and of all sizes. But despite global figures showing 2.8 billion global Internet users and 14 billion … Read More

The Future of RPO: how maturing relationships are the key to RPO success

December 3, 2014 |

In the third part of our video roundtable series ‘The Future of RPO 2015‘, our panel looks at how the relationship between buyers and providers of RPO services is evolving – and how this is affecting the kind of deals … Read More

The Future of RPO: how new behaviours amongst applicants are transforming hiring

November 27, 2014 |

In the second chapter of our video roundtable on ‘The Future of RPO‘, our panel examine changing behaviours amongst applicants and potential hires. Much of the evolution of RPO – and of recruitment generally – is being driven by shifts … Read More

Q&A: Jeanne MacDonald, Futurestep

October 29, 2014 |

Jeanne MacDonald is President, Global Talent Acquisition Solutions at Futurestep – A Korn Ferry Company. Ahead of her appearance on our video roundtable on ‘The Future of RPO: 2015’  we got together with Jeanne to get her take on some … Read More

Struggling to Get Through?

January 2, 2014 |

Have you noticed a drastic change in the communication preferences of your workforce? Several traditional corporate practices simply aren’t working. Memos, emails and written means of communication are no longer enough to motivate, inform and inspire the latest wave of … Read More

Q&A: Tim Minahan, SAP Cloud

October 21, 2013 |

Tim Minahan is CMO, SAP Cloud, responsible for defining, overseeing, and executing global marketing and communications strategy for fast-growing SAP Cloud business, and championing SAP’s transformation to a high-performing cloud marketing and operating model. In advance of our webinar ‘Preparing … Read More

The rise of the “Facebook Generation” and its impact on offshore outsourcing

April 11, 2011 |

At many recent IT conferences or CIO events there has been great interest in the rise of the “Facebook Generation” in business positions, and their impact on IT organisations and operations. This Facebook Generation, also called “Digital Natives” or “Generation … Read More