China and the pressure for talent


Posted by Paul Daley - Director, APAC | APAC talent management, Talent management, Workforce Planning
Posted on June 23rd, 2011 at 1:59 pm

In the June 2011 addition of Harvard Business Review, there is an interesting article exploring some of the misunderstandings and fallacies about China when seen through a Western lens.

Of striking reality is the size and scale of growth of what is commonly referred to as China’s domestic demand.
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Forget global – go multi-local


Posted by Helena Parry - Market Development Director | global resourcing, multi-local, Resourcing capability
Posted on June 16th, 2011 at 8:49 am

Over recent years we’ve seen a determined move by many international corporations to embrace truly global integration when it comes to resourcing. After all, if it can be achieved in practice a global perspective on resourcing talent can help organisations create efficiencies and added value such as:

• Common values and hiring philosophy
• Best practice shared across both countries and regions
• Consistent platform and tools
• Compliance, control and management information
• Maximising access to global talent pools

But how achievable is this ‘holy grail’ of resourcing?
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There is nowhere that HR transformation is more prevalent than EMEA right now and HR are still grappling with an extremely complex region where making Talent and resourcing programmes work both culturally and commercially is a big challenge. The blue print that everyone seemed to want to search for 3-4 years ago simply doesn’t exist, but what we are seeing in some of the best cases are dynamic talent programmes that bring common processes and still account for local, diverse needs – all aligned directly to the business strategy. So is this complexity why European transformation programmes are taking so long? Yes and no.
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