How can the first issue of TALiNT International help you make better decisions in 2020?
The election ‘elephant’ that wasn’t even in the room
TALiNT Partners’ Ken Brotherston discusses the talent challenge that none of the parties mentioned during the general election: the impact of technology on jobs.
“Finding the balance between technology and optimum workforce management will be neither quick nor easy and employers are going to have to do a lot of the heavy lifting on their own.” – Ken Brotherston, Managing Director, TALiNT Partners
“We are seeing the commoditisation of search and assessment. This reflects the modern workforce – which is mobile and remote.” – Chris Gray, Head of Brand Strategy and Transformation at ManpowerGroup
New year, new talent?
“Individuals no longer want to be seen as a resource to fill a vacancy, they want to be seen as the individual that they are.” – Jeff Uden, Head of Talent, Iceland
More than human
“Candidates value workplaces that have a good mix of genders in the top jobs and a diverse range of faces, ages and life experiences amongst their work peers and managers.” – Rafael Moyano, CEO, The Adecco Group Australia
The new rules of attraction
“We will be putting a greater emphasis on recruiting for potential. Recruiting those hungry to learn, achieve, evolve and adapt will enable an entrepreneurial and agile workforce of the future.” – Siobhan Kelly-Bush, Talent Manager UK&I, Schneider Electric
Get what you pay for
“We need to address an awful but fundamental truth; talent is everywhere but opportunity is not. Unpaid internships are a scandal in any modern society.” – Lord Chris Holmes of Richmond MBE
The power of partnerships
“I actually believe that by this time next year there will be a real sense of it being hard to see where the RPO ends and the client begins – and that’s a positive.” – Jo Fagbadegun, Sales Director, Lorien
Keep it simple and easy to use
When it comes to technology today, people want solutions that are simple and easy-to-use. This is also the case in the workplace, but it needs to have the added bonus of keeping candidates and teams engaged.
“HR tech is a facilitator for key moments in the hiring process, but for technology to provide real support it needs to be friction-free and fit seamlessly into our flow of work.” – Geoffroy de Lestrange, Product Marketing & Communication Director EMEA, Cornerstone OnDemand
Battle of the brands
Where does the biggest opportunity lie for recruiters in 2020? TALiNT directors David Head and Alex Evans share their thoughts on the election result and employer branding.
“Recruiters must demonstrate their expertise and see challenges like IR35 as a way to showcase the knowledge that gets them closer to both clients and candidates.” – David Head, Director, TALiNT Partners
“It’s all about employer brand in 2020, and the role of recruitment companies in developing an employee value proposition for their clients and their own businesses.” – Alex Evans, Programme Director, TALiNT Partners