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A New Perspective for 2018

David Ainsworth
December 1, 2017

This is the time when just about everyone makes predictions about the year to come. Scrolling through newsfeeds you are bombarded with articles predicting trends for 2018: Whether it’s Drone’s revolutionizing home delivery services, hackers threatening personal security as more and more people introduce connected devices into their homes or driverless cars on our roads.

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Are Your Candidates Swiping Right?

Gareth Vale
November 1, 2017

Technology touches every aspect of the hiring cycle. It is a powerful weapon in an employer’s arsenal, but it needs to be used with care. To attract, develop and retain in-demand talent, it is critical that employers listen to the preferences and expectations of workers, and adapt their use of technology accordingly.

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We Know Where Your Talent Is

Raleen Gagnon
October 1, 2017

Today, most organizations are redefining workforce planning and focusing more on what could reasonably be called “workforce strategy for the Human Age.” The tools, data and analytics exist to help companies look at regional and global market-level data in tandem and expectations for improved talent engagement planning are increasing.

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37% Look for Jobs While at Work

September 1, 2017

Today's candidates are unlike any employers have encountered. With unique needs, priorities and unprecedented access to information, organizations are continuously searching for ways they can attract and retain the world's top talent.

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Gain a Clear Picture of Your Workfroce

Jennifer Torney
August 1, 2017

Organizations often overlook a major challenge: deploying workers at the right place and with the right access. They may not realize that they are creating a hidden workforce and, in turn, introducing significant risks. This oversight can place the best compliance, security and safety plan at risk, not to mention the potential to adversely impact your organization’s brand.

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Flexibility Goes Beyond Working Hours

Alex Bojarski
July 1, 2017

There is an ongoing debate about the changing nature of candidate expectations, from due diligence on the employer and CSR efforts to understanding how ‘meaningful’ a job is. And of course, salary transparency and modern-day benefits matter, but there is one in particular candidate demand that is definitely on the rise – more schedule flexibility.

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Going Global: Taking MSP to the Next Level

Mark Zolkos
May 1, 2017

More organizations are looking to globalize their Managed Service Programs (MSP) than ever before. In today's competitive environment, the desire for more process efficiencies, cost savings and economies scale are inevitable.

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Candidates Expect More

Flor Alvarez
April 1, 2017

In the past, organizations focused more on scrutinizing candidates, using a thorough selection process to reduce the number of potential candidate profiles. In exchange, a decent job description and an attractive compensation package were generally sufficient to pique a candidate’s interest in a career opportunity.

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Planning for Uncertainty

Victoria Bombas
March 1, 2017

As technological disruption and political changes continue, we can be certain that uncertainty lies ahead. How can we plan for events that we have yet to foresee? As business leaders, should we spend more time anticipating and preparing?

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Upskilling to Prepare Tomorrow's Workforce

Kate Donovan
February 1, 2017

Individuals must stay relevant in order to succeed in today's workplace. Whether it is attaining new skills or being able to readily adapt to change, employees must embrace continuous learning. Thriving during the Skills Revolution is not just about the employee. Employers play a key role too.

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HR and Procurement at the Table Together

Joni Mendyk
January 1, 2017

Human Resources and Procurement have worked in silos for years. In many organizations, these two functions do not even reside in the same building, let alone geographic location.

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Preparing for the Inevitable: Mergers & Acquisitions

Jennifer Torney
December 1, 2016

With the rise of capital on hand, low interest rates and a strong appetite for growth, organizations are looking to M&A as a key component to their expansion strategies.

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Too Young or Too Old: Discrimination of the Ages

Sarah Brown
November 1, 2016

More than one-third of candidates globally, regardless of age, believe ageism is a career challenge for them. However, some companies are embracing generational diversity and hiring millennials and boomerang workers (retirees) to overcome the talent shortage.

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Skip the Short Staffed Season

Melissa Hassett
October 1, 2016

With the holiday season quickly approaching, many organizations have already begun to prepare for the inevitable influx of customers, purchases and increased demand for products and services.

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Using Analytics to Field a Winning Workforce

Bill Peters
September 1, 2016

Your team is down one run and the bases are loaded. It is the bottom of the ninth with two outs. You have one final chance to win the ballgame. Who do you put up to bat?

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Redefining "Loyalty" in Business

Sarah Peiker
August 1, 2016

The latest global candidate preferences insights paper from ManpowerGroup Solutions examines the concept of the "Continuous Candidate" and the factors influencing a key business culture shift – employees looking for job security are now seeking career security.

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Zooming In On Labor Markets

Kate Donovan
July 1, 2016

If you were buying a new house, would you make an offer just because the selling price was in your range? Of course not. You would consider many other things like location, property taxes, nearby services and community culture.

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Diversity Thinking

Jim McCoy
June 15, 2016

Many organizations pursue diversity objectives for the right reasons, but focus on the wrong outcomes. Organizations will often claim that they are pursuing diversity objectives because "it is the right thing to do."

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Practice What You Preach

Francisco Diaz
May 25, 2016

The latest global candidate preferences report from ManpowerGroup Solutions explores why today's potential hires are increasingly interested in employer brand and employer-employee trust. Companies can't fool these "brand detectives" who know exactly where to look for information and who to talk to when it comes to understanding an organization's authenticity.

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Too Small for an MSP? Not Anymore.

Sean Garbett
April 11, 2016

TAPFIN is no stranger to inquiries from companies seeking advice on their contingent workforce strategy and how it can exist alongside their HR, procurement and talent strategies. With more than two decades of experience across some 59 countries we've seen many new entrants to the workforce solution market and they all possessed one commonality: they're big programmes.

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It’s not just about making money – what matters to job seekers across the globe

Victoria Bombas
March 23, 2016

With the global economic picture looking uncertain once again,1 for the second time in a decade, is our personal relationship with money really changing? When it comes to our employment selection and how we are compensated it would seem so and, as with many trends, GenYers are leading the charge.

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Organizational Transformation Starts with a Gold Medal RPO

Wendy Wick
February 23, 2016

Today's Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is sophisticated and so are its buyers. Transformational RPOs are integrated, complex engagements best appreciated from within company walls. To illustrate this...

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Global Workforce Trends and Considerations

Raleen Gagnon
January 1, 2016

There are hundreds of trends and thousands of reports to choose from, and historically, HR and staffing professionals have a tendency to focus on reports related to talent availability and compensation rather than the detailed HR analytics available today.

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From Competing to Collaborating, Companies Sharing Talent Pools to Meet Workforce Challenges

Amy Doyle
December 1, 2015

There is often an inherent sense of competition between companies in the same industry. Each strives to gain more market share and the best talent. However, with today's workforce challenges, competitors may need to work together more so than ever before to secure the right talent.

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Decisions, Decision, Decisions…Selecting The Right Work Model Doesn’t Need To Be Difficult

Peter Ludwig
November 1, 2015

In the changing world of work, managers have multiple work models to choose from, technological advances are making it easier to get work done, and candidates have more choices on how to be engaged.

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Measuring What Matters

Susan Howse
October 1, 2015

The evolution of analytics is impacting a wide spread cross-­section of industries and recruitment is no exception. The increasing availability and sophistication of data, coupled with a fiercely competitive market, has led to a long­-awaited shake up of the recruitment industry.

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We Have All Been Candidates

Melissa Hassett
September 1, 2015

Although I am more often working with clients on talent attraction and acquisition strategies, I am often asked by friends and family for help when they are in a job search. I start by talking to them about what they want in a role, company, and career.

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Talent Beacons and Authentic Stories

Jim McCoy
August 1, 2015

The June SCOTUS ruling in the U.S. on marriage equality was a catalyst for a number of organizations to take a look at how they address diversity in the workplace.

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What Can an iPhone Teach us About Retention?

Steve Lopez
July 1, 2015

Whether you're a fan of Apple products or not, most agree that the user experience created by Apple has set the standard for how we expect to interact with our electronic and portable devices.

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EVP - An Employer Brand's MVP

Lisa Schiller
June 1, 2015

Employer branding is a hot topic for HR professionals today. Often talent acquisition takes the role of driving the definition and promotion of employer brand. But where to start in cultivating an engaging employer brand can be different for organizations.

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Rumors Are Impacting Your Recruiting

Sarah Peiker
April 1, 2015

Recruiters need to have awareness of what those preconceived notions may be as it effects every part of their interaction with candidates. Through recruiting, we have a unique opportunity through the candidate experience to make a significant impact on reinforcing, or changing, opinions about an organization through what we do.

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7 Tips For Engaging Passive Candidates

Jon-Ray Rivera
March 1, 2015

Many recruiters feel as though they are in a war for talent every day. With a talent shortage, competitive demand and skills gap, the pressure to find quality talent is greater than ever before.

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Global Recruiting: Candidate Experience Sets The Boundaries

Kate Donovan
February 1, 2015

The internet has greatly expanded the boundaries of recruiting. Today you can source candidates from anywhere. It's also possible to manage the entire recruiting life cycle across multiple time zones. But, just because it's possible, doesn't mean it's always a good idea.

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No Man Is An Island: What Everyone Should Know About Closing the Talent Gap

Katy Antequil
January 1, 2015

The silver lining is when geographic lines are blurred out of necessity or ingenuity, the world becomes a smaller, more connected place with a deeper talent pool that will go further and last longer.

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