HR Trends

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…

Jobs Jump In June While Wages Predicted to Rise This Year

Non-farm jobs jumped by a surprisingly robust 287,000 in June, exceeding all but the most optimistic expectations. It was the second largest jobs increase in a year and follows a month where new jobs grew by a paltry 11,000, down from an initial report of 38,000. This morning’s report from the Bureau of…

5 Parental Leave Trends You Need to Know

You already know about the so-called “arms race” in which companies are upping the ante on parental leave plans and other family-friendly benefits in an effort to recruit and retain today’s top talent. And you’ve seen the headlines – hardly a week goes by, it seems, without another company announcing an expanded maternity…

Understanding Your Employees Is the Key to Offering Personalized Benefits Programs

HR professionals today are challenged with developing a long-term reward strategy that suits the individual requirements of each employee. According to my company’s research — 2015 Global Employee Benefits Watch — employees’ expectations of their companies are shifting. When it comes to finance, health and protection, employees expect a level of cover and…

6 Steps to Bringing Your Performance Management Into the 21st Century

The purpose of a business is to create customers. Sharper performance results in more and happier customers Thus, we aim to optimize performance, hence the business term: Performance Management. Sounds simple, but of course it isn’t. Humans have a lust for control and have developed quite a few mental concepts to ‘control’ performance…

Employee Financial Well-Being Is An HR Concern

When it comes to financial priorities, many employees are primarily concerned with paying down debt, saving for large purchases, or affording child care and college education. Employees must figure out a plan to address these immediate expenses before they can turn their attention to saving for retirement. However, many employers are shifting their…

How Business Intelligence Will Transform HR

TMA’s 2016 Human Capital Analytics Summit made it clear to me that despite the enormous financial benefit of an engaged workforce, the practice of collecting good data, providing thoughtful analysis, and applying that information to drive business results is in its infancy. But the potential to transform how we work is incredible. Collecting and reporting HR…

How to Overcome Resistance to Making Onboarding Vital

Are leaders too set in their ways when it comes to onboarding? For so many companies, onboarding amounts to little more than filling out forms and signing up for benefits. That probably was never a best practice; today, it’s a bad practice. When 25% of your millennial workers are planning to leave in…

The Secret to Implementing a Performance Management Program

It is time for all good consultants and vendors everywhere to jump on the performance management bandwagon. Accenture led the cause by retooling their performance management system, and the business media grabbed the topic and ran with it.  Now, everywhere I look there are articles, journals and webinars that promise to revive and…