Archief 2014

Time to appreciate the human (resources) touch

Adrian Furnham is professor of psychology at University College London 

IT IS not hard to take a pop at the human resources function . . . if, of course, it is still called that. Once known as the staff department, the name evolved through personnel and human resources to the current hip jargon: the people department or the ...

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The Association of Executive Search Consultants’ (AESC) second quarterly report on the international executive search industry indicates quarter-on-quarter revenue growth of 9.1 percent, as well as a year-on-year growth of 11.2 percent.

The total number of search assignments has also increased by four percent from Q2 2013 to Q2 2014, reversing the recent ...

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The Global Leadership Crisis Continues … and Damages the Bottom Line

The 2014 Ketchum Leadership Communication Monitor (KLCM) explores the perceptions of over 6,500 people in 13 countries on five continents regarding effective leadership, effective communication and the intrinsic link between the two. At Executives Online we're always interested in global research that explores trends in leadership and management, and in sharing it with ...

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Technology talent poaching

Technology talent poaching

A policy implemented by Google in 2007 in an attempt to stop Facebook from poaching its top talent “appears to contravene our equal pay for equal performance policy” according to a Google manager.

The technology sector is extremely competitive and individuals with the skills and experience to drive leading edge innovation are highly valuable assets ...

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Flexibele schil groeit naar 30% in 2020

Onderzoek toont toenemende behoefte flexibiliteit.

In 2020 zal het personeelsbestand van organisaties straks voor 30% uit flexkrachten bestaan. Op dit moment is dat 25%. Dit blijkt uit een onderzoek van TNO onder 900 ondernemingen in opdracht van de ABU (Algemene Bond Uitzendondernemingen). Het blijkt dat met name organisaties die al gebruikmaken van flexkrachten dit de ...

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Top 10 European Recruitment Fails

A company’s first international expansion outside its home territory is a milestone event. In many cases, it coincides with a key hire.

Many companies make the international recruitment process harder on themselves than it needs to be, in ways that would be hilarious, if they weren’t so damaging to their prospects in the ...

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Do you run your searches based on exclusivity or with multiple agencies?

In my numerous contacts with my clients there is sometimes a debate on do you engage one agency for your recruitment needs or do you involve multiple agencies at the same time?

Whilst I fully understand from a client perspective to spread the risk and involve more agencies, there is a bigger risk for the ...

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(Hoe) haal ik een interim manager in huis?

Praktijkgerichte antwoorden op bedrijfsvraagstukken

Wat is Interim management?

Interim management is de inzet van een manager die door een organisatie op tijdelijke basis en van buitenaf wordt ingehuurd voor een bepaalde positie, veelal in de hogere regionen van de organisatie. De interim manager is verantwoording schuldig aan de opdrachtgever en veelal bestaat zijn werk uit ...

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Invest in your relationship with headhunters, and executive search consultants

Whilst I fully understand that Human Resource Directors are being flooded daily with requests from headhunters and agencies to listen to their sales pitch, I think I don’t understand one of the arguments they use to deflect a meeting, ie “let’s talk when I have a vacancy, I don’t have the time ...

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Seven messages from the 2014 World Employment Conference

Last month’s annual gathering of Ciett, the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies, saw federations and recruiters from over 30 different countries converge on Brussels for the 2014 World Employment Conference.  This year’s event was hosted by Federgon – the Belgian federation – and included a number of key messages for European recruiters, their clients ...

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