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When Engaging the Right Talent, One Size Does Not Fit All

Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Whether high-tech or high-touch: it’s all about the candidate. Make sure your organization is delivering the right #CandidateExperience

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Contingent Workforce Index 2014 Global Analysis

Managed Service Provider - TAPFIN

The Contingent Workforce Index helps employers make informed decisions about their entire workforces by measuring and tracking the relative ease of sourcing, hiring and retaining contingent workers in 75 countries.

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A Technology Roadmap for Smarter Sourcing

A Technology Roadmap for Smarter Sourcing

Recruitment Process Outsourcing

HR professionals are challenged to identify sourcing technology that will connect them to the right talent quickly and effectively. The best sourcing technologies are agile—adapt to both the rapid changes in the talent marketplace and recruiting innovations—and attuned to client’s business needs.

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Optimizing Talent: Blended Solutions for Europe's Human Age

Recruitment Process Outsourcing

The European Union’s changes in workforce needs means many employers have changed their approach to hiring. Rather than a segmented approach to full-time, part-time and contract employees, employers are looking at blending solutions. When able to overcome disconnected revenue, technology and management, a total talent acquisition strategy can result in greater workforce agility and cost savings.

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Why Financial Institutions Need A Workforce Strategy

Strategic Workforce Consulting

The current economic environment of certain uncertainty, growing talent shortages and quickly-evolving workforce needs make it imperative to have a robust workforce strategy in place that accelerates execution of business strategy. This paper outlines talent management strategies HR functions can use to develop and maximize their employees' human potential.

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Contingent Workforce Index 2013 Global Analysis

Managed Service Provider - TAPFIN

The Contingent Workforce Index (CWI) is a relative comparison of local labor markets around the globe that measures the likelihood of identifying and accessing workers to supplement an organization’s full-time workforce. The numerical value assigned to each of the countries composing the index ranks them in descending order based on the availability, cost, regulation, and productivity of contingent workers.

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What You Should Look for in an RPO Provider

Recruitment Process Outsourcing

As global economic recovery has increased pressure on talent markets, employers are coming to understand that the right RPO relationship must go beyond the expectations set in traditional service level agreements. This paper looks at new recruiting technologies and new ways of leveraging data to inform decision-making adopted by true strategic RPO partners.

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The Great Talent Shortage Awakening

This paper examines strategies HR leaders can pursue to ensure a sustainable talent pipeline for the future in the face of ongoing talent shortages. By operating as a strategic partner, rather than solely as a functional leader, HR leaders can design workforce solutions to fuel their organizations’ competitiveness for years to come.

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Recruiting a Competitive Workforce: Should Needed Skills be Built or Bought?

Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Globally, the working-age population is on the decline. At the same time, low-skilled workers exceed demand while high-skill workers are in short supply. For the foreseeable future, it appears there will continue to be more buyers (employers) than there is product to buy (talent). The companies that come out on top will be the ones that learn when it’s best to buy talent and when it’s more effective to build it. And the answers may not be as obvious as they seem.

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Break the Crisis and Complacency Cycle

Get Ahead of the Global Talent Shortage

In the seventh year of a global talent crisis in which more than one third of employers have trouble finding the talent to advance their businesses, companies are becoming complacent about the precarious position they find themselves in as they search for the right employees. As economies around the world improve, the talent crisis will only deepen, making complacency all the more dangerous. Smart employers are developing workforce strategies closely aligned with their business strategies to solve the talent acquisition problems they face today and will face in the years to come. In the Human Age, it's this approach to business that separates the companies that merely survive from the ones that thrive and win.

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Wanted: Energized, Career-Driven Youth

Young workers are increasingly alienated from work opportunities in the global economy. This lost generation is tomorrow's workforce and companies worldwide must aggregate the right tools, mindsets and job training alliances to ensure that young and promising talent will succeed over the long-term in an increasingly complex economy.

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How to Unleash Latin America's Greatest Resource

Talentism is the New Capitalism

As with the mythic and elusive El Dorado, Latin America's natural wealth, its human potential, needs to be discovered and unleashed to unlock the region's riches. In Latin America, companies will need to work hand-in-hand with governments and the education sector to develop in-country reserves of the new "wealth" (talent), particularly among the young, to produce a generation of job-ready talent, equipped with the skills employers need to maximize growth.

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Services Procurement Management

Managed Service Provider - TAPFIN

Outsourcing non-core functions can accelerate innovation and growth while delivering cost savings—if managed correctly.

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Modern Outsourcing Strategies Meet the Need for a More Agile Workforce

ManpowerGroup

The canceled sitcom, “Outsourced,” mocked the industry’s banality—strangers robotically performing tasks to save the mother-ship money. That was then. Now, Human Resources (HR) outsourcing is transforming how companies manage talent. It’s still important to reduce costs. But expense savings have become a byproduct of superior benefits, such as workforce agility, visibility and control of performance.

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Contingent Workforce Program Management: Global Considerations for the Life Sciences Industry

Managed Service Provider - TAPFIN

The changes in the nature and extent of the consumption of contingent staffing have been dramatic and compelling. As organizations continue to rely heavily on a contingent workforce to competitively deliver their goods and services, they are increasingly adopting global Managed Services Providers (MSPs) to seize and maintain control over the procurement and management of their contingent workforce.

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Contingent Workforce Program Management: Global Considerations for the Manufacturing Industry

Managed Service Provider - TAPFIN

The changes in the nature and extent of the consumption of contingent staffing have been dramatic and compelling. As organizations continue to rely heavily on a contingent workforce to competitively deliver their goods and services, they are increasingly adopting global Managed Services Providers (MSPs) to seize and maintain control over the procurement and management of their contingent workforce.

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Knowledge Transfer

Knowledge Retention and Transfer in the World of Work

With the workforce poised for an increase in voluntary turnover, companies are at risk of losing important organizational knowledge. Learn how companies can build a knowledge retention and transfer strategy to protect this valuable asset.

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How to Navigate the Human Age Manpower

Increasing Demand for Better Skills Assessment and Match for Better Results

At a time when talent is increasingly scarce, and organizations increasingly lean, employers must have the right talent in the right place at the right time to win.

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Why Outsource?

Recruitment Outsource Processing

The future of RPO looks strong, despite—or perhaps aided by—the global recession. Many organizations are exploring the ways that RPO, particularly if focused on strategic business needs, can be a strategic tool to compete during difficult economic times. Organizations are using RPO to drive value not only within the HR function, but across the enterprise.

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Extending Contingent Workforce Management ROI with Services Procurement Management

Managed Service Provider - TAPFIN

Is your organization already benefitting from a Contingent Workforce Management solution? Are you ready to apply a similar framework to the management of your contract-based spend? Services Procurement Management (SPM) does just that, enabling clients to realize significant cost savings and process efficiencies related to their outsourced projects and services.

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Creating a Flexible Workforce Management Program

Managed Service Provider - TAPFIN

Perhaps more so than with most other company operations, expanding a contingent labor program internationally can be a daunting initiative, particularly because the process involves so many intricate local considerations. Success requires a commitment to flexible workforce management, and an understanding that a global strategy will need to be supplemented by regional market approaches.

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Managed Service Providers: Valuable Contributors to Contingent Workforce Management

Managed Service Provider - TAPFIN

Organizations are gaining cost savings and enhanced process efficiency by outsourcing the management of their contingent labor procurement process. MSPs use a Vendor Management System (VMS) to consolidate the requisition and procurement process, which often involves multiple staffing vendors. Learn how your organization can gain greater visibility and control of contract labor spend with an MSP.

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The Global Talent Crunch

The Global Talent Crunch

Talent Based Outsourcing

Manpower’s 2009 Talent Shortage Survey results highlight the need for companies to plan ahead for the coming talent shortages. By focusing now on building their employer brands and enhancing their appeal to key performers with scarce and vital skills, organizations can enhance their talent acquisition strategy and position themselves to win in the marketplace.

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Recruit the Right Talent To Increase Sales Effectiveness

Recruitment Process Outsourcing

The most successful sales professionals are often promoted to leadership positions, only to falter or fail. That is because selling and sales management require different skill sets and competencies for success. To recruit effectively—whether that is identifying talent internally or sourcing externally—organizations need to accurately pinpoint the qualities of a productive representative or sales leader so that success can be defined in advance and accurately predicted.

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Optimizing the Talent Pool

Talent Based Outsourcing

Download shared best practices for driving a successful talent acquisition strategy in any economic climate. By leveraging the existing talent pool, nurturing global networks and investing in diversity, organizations can effectively mine new talent sources and position themselves for market success.

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Make Global Recruiting a Winning Strategy

Today’s global workforce is on the move. Macro-economic forces provide individuals even more choices of how, where and when they want to work. While this is great news for job seekers, it is an increasing pain point for many employers who are discovering that finding the right talent is not an easy task.

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The People Side of Strategy

Talent Based Outsourcing

Diversity should be thought of as more than hiring for race and gender, but instead as a strategic initiative to build a more agile and profitable organization. One solution for addressing the broader diversity challenges facing organizations is to start with gender and expand the traditional definition of what's included in gender diversity. This paper will provide insights and strategies organizations should consider in closing the gender gap to support overall workforce diversity.

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How to Navigate the Human Age- Solutions

Innovative Workforce Solutions are Key to Companies' Success

Having the right talent in the right place at the right time is crucial. ManpowerGroup Solutions leverages ManpowerGroup's unrivalled global reach and local expertise to enable organizations to do this; designing and delivering outcome-based, one-size-fits-one talent solutions that help organizations achieve better business results.

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How to Navigate the Human Age-SWC

Align Workforce Strategy to Achieve Business Strategy

Strategic Workforce Consulting

ManpowerGroup Solutions' Strategic Workforce Consulting offering leverages ManpowerGroup's more than sixty years of experience in providing innovative workforce solutions, in-depth understanding of global macro trends and local knowledge to help organizations connect workforce strategy to business strategy.

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Leveraging the Growing Borderless Workforce

Borderless Talent Solutions

Employers who take a sophisticated approach to managing their talent supply and demand challenges by including a talent mobility strategy in their overall plan to combat skills shortages will position themselves to win the escalating war for talents.

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Optimizing Workforce Management for Business Results

Managed Service Provider - TAPFIN

In the Human Age, where organizations need to react quickly to a fast-paced, unpredictable marketplace, getting the right talent swiftly and efficiently is a top priority. The demand for flexibility is increasing the size and scale of the global contingent workforce, but managing a contingent workforce can be a time-consuming and costly process. Companies can overcome this complexity by partnering with a Managed Service Provider (MSP), which allows organizations to respond more quickly to business opportunities with greater agility, freeing scarce internal resources to concentrate on business-critical initiatives.

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How to Navigate the Human Age- RPO

Empowering Corporate Talent Managers with Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Recruitment Process Outsourcing

ManpowerGroup Solutions' Recruitment Process Outsourcing, which was cited as the Global RPO Leader in Everest Research Group's January 2011 RPO report, leverages ManpowerGroup's global reach and deep local understanding in 80 countries to create flexible innovative solutions for managing single and / or multi-country talent acquisition.

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