What is a Master Vendor?

} 5 minute read There are many types of partner relationship open to companies looking to source talent. The talent industry is awash with three letter acronymns to describe the various flavours—MSP, RPO, PPO, EoR… Master Vendor is another option. But what is it, and...

Journey to the Cloud

Don’t get left behind. Experience how cloud platforms are engineering digital transformation The birth of cloud computing Google has a deserving reputation for being an innovative company. Partly, that innovation comes from giving their people room to explore their...

Growing your business: Why digitalizing your organizational DNA should be your first step on a digital transformation

Most companies today don’t have their organizational DNA in a re-usable digital format. Why does it matter? Here’s why. Your organizational DNA describes your business in data You can describe every organization through the data it stores about itself, provided it...

Living with the Great Resignation

Some thought the pandemic would come and go, expecting business as usual to return soon after. That hasn’t happened. So, is it now a question of talent leaders learning to live with it and designing a resilient on-demand talent agenda? Living with change Talent...

The hybrid working conundrum

More and more companies are moving to hybrid working, not as a well thought out plan, but as an outcome of the pandemic. What does it mean for HR leaders caught in the cross-hairs between workers seeking change, and management teams with their heads in the sand? It...

What talent trends to expect in 2022

2021 was the Year of the Great Resignation as described by Professor Anthony Klotz of Texas A&M University who predicted that the end of the COVID pandemic would see a large number of people leaving their jobs as life returned to a “new normal.” By April,...

HR Chatbots

3-minute read Chatbots are fast becoming key workers in workforce recruitment and management, and this is why How we choose to communicate changes over time Remember when people used to pick up a phone receiver to make a call? That era has well and truly been lost to...

Digital Evolution in Talent

2-minute read Every aspect of business activity has been touched by digital transformation. What has it meant for the talent discipline so far? And what happens next? The digitalization story so far… Think back a couple of years and you’d probably not notice a great...

How AI can mitigate virtual recruitment risk

4-minute read Artificial Intelligence (i.e. intelligence demonstrated by machines rather than humans) is the most Not a new story, but a news story AI isn’t all that new: it goes way back to the 1950s when Alan Turing invested in tests based on natural language...

Jobs lost or created because of COVID-19—and why

4-minute read Facts on the impacts of COVID-19 on the world of work Pandemic-related job losses around the world The 2020 pandemic is destroying livelihoods around the globe. According to the United Nations Labor Agency some 1.6 billion people employed in the informal...

The Home Working Revolution

6-minute read The advantages to your business of moving to a flexible home workforce—and the mid-term challenges facing talent leaders in 2021 How a Pandemic Changed the World of Work COVID-19 proved to be an unstoppable juggernaut in 2020 and the lock-down measures...

Meet the home workers that never go to work

Computer coders, digital marketers, accountants, leaders of tech startups, management consultants, market researchers, analysts—just some of the roles that long term home workers hold. These are the roles of just some of the community of people I work with on a daily...

Making Ends Meet

Does your website or e-commerce shop integrate with your back-office systems and processes? If not, you could be facing an unnecessarily high cost of sale. A modern ‘glueware platform’ might just be the answer. It binds your front-of-house into your back-office...

Living with Robots in 2021

How can your humans benefit from digital assistants? In this article we explore whether businesses can live in harmony with (or, indeed, live without) robots. According to McKinsey Global Institute, ‘While less than 5 percent of all occupations can be automated...

Powering Curiosity

We live in a data driven business world. How do you tap into yours? It’s thought Jeff Bezos was the first person to use the term Innovation Value Management (IVM) to describe data as a business asset based on its contributory value. If it wasn’t Jeff, then it was...

Innovation Factory

How business are set to become innovation factories in 2021 2021—The Year of Digital Platforms In its 2019 FutureScale outlook focusing on ‘Digital Supremacy’ IDC argued that operating as a software-driven “digital innovation factory” will be at the core...

Re-Inventing the Art of Agile

Agile software development has been around for a while now. Discover how low-code and no-code software development tools are transforming the discipline of agile development. The challenges of developing software applications A level of trial and error can be expected...

Is Hyper-Automation just another hype-curve?

HYPER-AUTOMATION describes a step change in productivity and output achieved by applying modern digital technologies to supercharge business processes. The term has found favor in 2020 to describe enterprise initiatives to harness the best available methods and tools...