HR Trends

Three Truths and a Lie

In partnership with DisruptHR, TLNT presents some of the best Disrupt presentations from events across North America and now the world. Disrupt talks are modeled on the TEDx concept: Short, to the point talks on all things HR — talent, culture and technology. In this video, Rebecca Ryan, founder of NEXT Generation Consulting,…

Here’s What HR Must Do to Have the Business Impact CEOs Want

A survey released early this year of global CEOs and board chairmen was conducted by the prestigious Conference Board, and it concluded once again that human capital is the top challenge they face. While some in talent management and HR might feel honored to be at the top of the CEO’s watch list,…

Lawsuits Claim Monster Officials Had Conflict of Interest

Two shareholder lawsuits have been filed against Monster, charging the deal to sell the company to the Dutch staffing giant Randstad “is the result of an unfair process and provides the Company’s stockholders with inadequate consideration,” in the words of one of the lawsuits. Both suits, which seek class-action status, make essentially the…

HR’s Emerging Role in Human Governance

Investors are shifting the goalposts for business accountability beyond the traditional quarterly reports on revenue, profit and growth. As well as traditional reporting, forward-thinking investors now want to see how a business maximizes its human capital without creating any associated harm or risk within the organization or in the wider community. This new…

A Conversation With A Pioneering Advocate For Flexible Work

In the field of flexible work, Sara Sutton Fell’s influence is pervasive. She is the CEO and founder of FlexJobs, a career website specializing in job listings for flexible work. She’s also the founder of the online resource for remote teams and companies, Remote.co, and the national initiative supporting workplace flexibility, 1 Million…

CareerBuilder Put in Play By Its Broadcast Owner

When Monster announced a few weeks ago that it was being bought by Randstad, the only surprises were the buyer and the price, $429 million. But this morning’s announcement that CareerBuilder is in play was a surprise. “It’s stunning,” said Peter Zollman, founding principal of AIM Group, a global consulting group to the…

The War for Talent is Dead: Is Open Source the Future of HR?

For the most part, the HR and recruiting industry has historically treated our work as strictly confidential. Outside of conferences or between individual colleagues we seldom see companies actively sharing their secrets for success or lessons learned from their failures for the benefit of other companies. As the competition for talent increasingly intensifies,…

Millennials Are Different — Very Different

Like any generation, millennials do a lot that give HR teams pause. Gen X was difficult to manage and motivate, and had different perspectives on work and work/life balance than previous generations. There are skill gaps between new young hires and many Baby Boomers now, namely in the technology arena. And, beyond that,…

What the Randstad-Monster Deal Tells Us About the Talent Industry

So, a little something happened in the industry recently. Something that, if it had happened, say, nine years ago, would have been yuuuuge, as some might say. Instead, the “what took them so long?” reaction was the most common theme of Randstad’s purchase of Monster. It seemed blasé. People told me their biggest surprise…

How to Ensure Your Shared Service Center Delivers On the Promise

It’s Sunday night in a dimly lit regional office. Major presentation is due Monday morning to senior management on the recent changes to corporate HR policies. The majority of the new initiatives are bound to create ripples among the local workforce, especially, in terms of shrinking career advancement opportunities on foreign postings and…

What CEOs Look For In Their CHRO

CEOs are actively upgrading their CHRO talent with talent management needs driving much of that change. Board members are increasingly prominent in the process and often interview multiple candidates. Our 2016 placements to date at TSG Executive Search show some clear trends in who’s securing the CHRO role and why. What CEOs want…

Future Shock: 3 Trends That Will Make Recruiting More Difficult

The World Economic Forum predicts that recruitment is going to become a lot more challenging in the next five years for just about every job in every industry. The WEF report — the Future of Jobs — attributes this situation to an increasing mismatch between available skills and those needed for jobs that are emerging…

The HR Bots Are Coming! Will You Be Ready?

The robot revolution has arrived. With major companies Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo all launching some version of a chatbot or virtual assistant in the coming months, the tide is quickly turning toward a more automated future. And as various companies connect these tools internally to their data collection systems, it is a…