Going for Gold in the world of Blended RPO

Posted by Jayne Gardiner - Solutions Delivery Manager | recruitment process outsourcing
Posted on February 17th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

In the lead up to the Olympics attention is becoming increasingly focused on probably the undisputed golden poster girl for London 2012, and one of my personal heroines, Jessica Ennis. Apart from the weight of a nation’s expectations on her shoulders she has the added challenge of having to train, prepare and compete at world class level at not one but seven different events in the gruelling heptathlon.
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We have all heard the saying before – you never get a second chance to make a first impression – but that saying couldn’t ring truer than when you are bringing a new employee onboard as part of your company.
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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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Global Events and RPO

Posted by Guest Blogger | recruitment process outsourcing
Posted on March 10th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi has been in the headlines a lot these past few weeks. Or, Libyan leader Moamar Kadafi has been in the headlines a lot these past few weeks. Or maybe, it is Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi has been in the headlines a lot these past few weeks.

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RPO Speed Wagon

Posted by Guest Blogger | recruitment process outsourcing, Talent management
Posted on November 26th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

The Recruitment Process Outsourcing industry is a lot about speed. Almost every day we talk about being faster; implementing faster, finding qualified candidates faster, filling jobs faster, onboarding new hires faster, facilitating change management faster…as Hunter Thompson said “Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.”
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Without the Talent there is no Transformation


Posted by Damien Stork - Director | recruitment process outsourcing, Resourcing capability, strategic planning
Posted on November 24th, 2010 at 11:48 am

In today’s world, business transformation has come to mean more than just the alignment of business strategy and vision with its People, Processes and Technology.  It means a focus on People more than ever before – to the point that HR has suddenly been thrust into the central, strategic position that it has coveted for what seems like decades!  Read full post

Over the years, the use of a contingent workforce (contractors, consultants, freelancers, interims, temps etc) has grown. In just 20 years, the percentage of work allocated to contingent labour on average has grown from 6% in 1989 to more than 27% in 2009. Read full post

This is a question we discuss when talking with HR and recruitment leaders. Most organisations have an idea, but to get a specific figure usually requires painful analysis of agency invoices, frequently squirreled away in obscure places.

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Spray On RPO Solutions

Posted by Guest Blogger | global resourcing, recruitment process outsourcing, strategic planning
Posted on September 28th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Recently during fashion week in London, a group introduced a fabric that can be sprayed onto skin and other surfaces to make clothes.

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Outsourcing retention


Posted by Paul Daley - Director, APAC | recruitment process outsourcing, talent retention
Posted on September 15th, 2010 at 11:35 am

I did a piece the other week on Sourcingfocus.com exploring staff retention.  Specifically I was asking how organisations could work with RPO partners to outsource not only responsibility for recruitment, but also the strategic issue of retention. The full article can be viewed here. Read full post

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