Global recruitment levels are holding up – and look set to increase, according to survey of 19,000 businesses

Despite ongoing worries about fall-out from the eurozone crisis, a global survey of over 19,000 organisations in 52 countries has found the jobs market for professionals and managers holding up well.

The ‘Global Snapshot’ project from the global recruitment firm, Antal International, asked 19,376 companies in markets such as western and eastern Europe, Africa, India, China and the USA whether they were currently hiring at professional and managerial level.

It then asked whether they planned to do so in the coming quarter and whether they were currently letting staff go or were planning to do so in the next three months.

Current hiring levels across the globe were up with 55% of respondents recruiting at professional and managerial level in comparison to 52% in the last survey in July. Just over half (54%) of organisations questioned also intended to hire in the coming quarter.

The rate of attrition was down slightly from 17% in February to 16% now and this was expected to drop to 15% over the next three months.

The highest levels of hiring were found in Malta (82%), Luxembourg (69%), Norway (68%) and Sweden (68%), while the lowest was recorded in Spain where only 27% of companies questioned were in the process of recruiting at professional or managerial level. In the UK the percentage of businesses recruiting was down from 61% in July to 48% now but is expected to rise to 58% in the coming quarter.

Written by: David Woods, Deputy Editor, HR magazine at Mark Allen Group

Link to full article: Global recruitment levels are holding up…

Are you maximizing your Human Capital initiatives to your Business Strategies?

Learn from the leading Nordic and European employers on how to maximize the employee lifecycle of your key-talents
- ensuring your company stay competitive in the future market place!

Today human resources define the identity of every organisation and the foundation for its future success. Strategic HR and talent management have now become crucial business issues at the top of every executive agenda. The leading priority of any evolving company is to attract and retain key talents and continuously involve them in exploring new opportunities for the company.

Proactively bridging the gap between what human capital you possess today and what you will need in order to succeed in the future is vital when aligning your HR department’s talent pool with organisational objectives. As part of your competence management strategy today, to “win the war” for talent, it is critical to adopt new recruitment channels, utilising social medias and employer branding to reach and source the very best talent on the market.

Furthermore, the critical elements in retaining key talents are employee motivation and forming a company culture of constant learning and development. As an HR and talent professional you face the challenges of rewarding employees for their continued efforts in a way that is incentivizing and motivating. At the same time, a key task is to convince top management and the Board of the inescapable importance of strategic HR management impact to future company performance and development.

Strategic HR 2012 will address all these key challenges facing the HR departments of today. Amongst others you will learn about:

  • HR strategy for 2020 – Aligning your departments talent pool with organizational objectives
  • Winning the war for talent – How to attract the best through employer branding
  • Sourcing and recruiting generation Y – With social media as primary tool
  • Turning your company into a talent and leadership factory – Through captivating learning programs

Over three days, you will meet and interact with fellow senior-level professionals across industries from all of Europe – through plenum sessions, roundtable discussions, panel debates and many other networking activities, such as dinners and cocktails, within the settings of exclusive Marriott Hotel. This event presents an opportunity to network and benchmark with leading organisations and develop meaningful and valuable business relations.

To sum it up, the Strategic HR 2012 will feature the most attractive and sought-after employers today sharing their successful HR initiatives. Without a doubt these will be inspiring and educational days, giving you insights on the leading innovative HR strategies currently being applied, and how you can implement them in your organisation.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Courtyard Marriott Stockholm at March 19th -20th, 2012

Josephine Elofs, Project Manager, The Strategic HR Summit 2012

 

Roberto Sanchez, Kodak zooms in on engaging employees

Roberto Sanchez, Managing Director and Human Resources Director, Kodak Iberia is scheduled to speak on the second day of Strategic HR Business Platform Europe. His session will be focused on how to understand what motivates the individual employee. Here are some of Roberto’s thoughts on the upcoming event.

What is at the top of your HR agenda right now?
Building an organization with engaged employees and creating a customer centric organization.

Which topic/question are you looking forward to discussing the most in Copenhagen?
Regarding the discussions scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, I’m mainly interested on HR Organizational Strategies & Development, Leadership Development and Employer Branding.

What session are you looking forward to listen to the most at Strategic HR Europe?
It’s difficult to choose among so good alternatives, but I guess I’m forced to make a choice! I’d choose “Creating the HR organization of the future and Leadership development – Turning your company into a Talent factory in an exciting and cost effective way. “

Sincerely,

Josephine Elofs, Content Director, Strategic HR Business Platform

Strategic HR Business Platform is coming to Copenhagen!

After a very successful spring event in Stockholm, Strategic HR Business Platform is back, scheduled to take place during the fall in Copenhagen. More specifically, 15-17th of November, the event will gather senior C-level HR professionals across Europe to discuss strategic HR matters.

Strategic HR is a wide term; by request of the target audience the agenda will this time focus on how to use HR as a tool to reach the overall business objectives. With this in mind, learning how to maximize the employee lifecycle of your top talent will be at the core of Strategic HR Business Platform.

So, mark your calendar for spending November 15th-17th in Copenhagen, if you want to invest in strategic hr knowledge and secure reaching your company objectives in the future.

Sincerely,

Josephine Elofs, Content Director, Strategic HR Business Platform

Are your HR strategies successfully supporting your business strategies and overall organizational goals?

Learn from the leading European employers showing you how to maximize the employee lifecycle of your key-talents – ensuring your company stay competitive in the future market place!

Today human resources define the identity of every organization and the foundation for its future success. Strategic HR and talent management have now become crucial business issues at the top of every executive agenda. The leading priority of any evolving company is to attract and retain key talents and continuously involve them in exploring new opportunities for the company.

Proactively bridging the gap between what human capital you possess today and what you will need in order to succeed in the future is vital when aligning your HR department’s talent pool with organizational objectives. As part of your competence management strategy – in order to “win the war” for talent – today it is critical to adopt new recruitment channels, utilizing social medias and employer branding to reach and source the very best talent on the market.

Furthermore, motivating your employees as well as forming a company culture of constant learning and development are critical elements in retaining key talents. As an HR and talent professional you face the challenges of rewarding employees for their continued efforts in a way that is incentivizing and motivating. At the same time, a key task is to convince top management and board of the inescapable importance of strategic HR management to future company performance and development.

Strategic HR Europe 2011 will address all these key challenges facing the HR departments of today. Amongst others you will learn about:

  • HR Organizational Strategies – Aligning your HR structure with your corporate goals
  • Employer Branding – How to attract the top talent in the currently competitive market
  • Strategic Competence management – aligning your HR initiatives to the overall organizational goals and vision
  • Social Recruitment – Making an impact while using social media for sourcing and recruiting the younger generation
  • Talent Retention through training – How to keep your top talent and raise company competence strategically through development and training opportunities

Over three days, you will meet and interact with fellow senior-level professionals across industries from all of Europe – through plenum sessions, roundtable discussions, panel debates and many other networking activities, such as dinners and cocktails Within the settings of exclusive Marriott Hotel, this event presents an opportunity to network and benchmark with leading organizations and develop meaningful and valuable business relations.

To sum it up, the Strategic HR Europe 2011, will feature Europe’s most attractive and sought-after employers today sharing their successful HR initiatives. Without a doubt these will be inspiring and educational days, giving you insights on the leading innovative HR strategies currently being applied, and how you can implement them to your organization.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Marriott Hotel Copenhagen at November 15th -17th, 2011

We look forward to welcoming you at the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel at November 15th -17th, 2011.

Josephine Elofs, Project Manager, The Strategic HR Business Platform Europe 2011.

Mark your calendar for November 15th – 17th 2011!

As our latest forum was a much appreciated event with many valuable presentations and take aways, we are now planning an European”sequel”. Although the strategic take on HR will remain as the core topic, we are now developing the agenda further and widening the scope of participating countries and organizations.

So, please mark your calendar for November 15-17, the dates for Strategic HR Business Platform Europe. The forum will take place in Copenhagen and gather senior level professionals from all of Europe. You are more than welcome to both follow the development of the coming agenda as well as contribute with your own preferences. Let me know if there is a particular speaker/company you would like to listen to!

Looking forward to seeing you in Copenhagen in the fall!

Kind Regards,

Josephine Elofs, Project Manager, The Strategic HR Summit 2011

Interview with Mr Rolf Heeb from AIMS International

With leadership challenges and development being in focus at Strategic HR Business Platform 2011 I managed to get an interview with one of our key note speakers, Mr. Rolf Heeb, President Aims International.

Mr. Heeb, you are one of the speakers at Strategic HR Business Platform this year, why do you think it is important to address the topic of leadership?
Companies are focusing again on growth strategies after the period of financial crisis and restructuring. There is an increasing need for global operating organizations in particular to managing talents and developing current and future leaders. In several industry segments we see an increasing shortage of such leaders and a growing demand for managers capable to scope with international requirements.

As a worldwide operating Executive Search and Talent Management firm we work very closely with clients to develop the HR business into a strategic role in order to identify long term leadership requirements. Identifying the current capabilities of an organization and developing strategies to meet the future requirements is the challenge for the leaders in the upcoming years. This is even more a challenge because the globalization is an ongoing process with still a lot of uncertainties for many organizations. read more

Play-time gives a steady return on investment!

Dan Pink, usually recognized as former speechwriter for Al Gore, has made a try to crack the enigma of what actually drives motivation. What is it that makes people work with joy and energy? Dan has stated, in an article published by Personal & Leadership date, the three aspects that are crucial for motivation;

Independence
Skill
Purpose

In a nutshell one could say that the majority of employees want to be high achievers, want to help and want to work on their own terms.

Dan mentions Google as a success story, when it comes to motivating their employees. At Google, the employees spend 1/5 of their work hours developing themselves in areas of outside their normal work sphere. This has proven to be an incredibly creative concept, where 50% of Google’s new products come from this so-called ”play-time”.

In the article, Dan also argues that the recession has made employers lazy, and that it is crucial for employers to position themselves before the upturn.

One of the key focus areas during the Strategic HR Business Platform 2011 is precisely how you as an employer are positioning yourself . If you haven’t looked at the agenda or the impressive list of speakers yet, do it now!

Yours Sincerely,

Josephine Elofs, Project Manager, The Strategic HR Summit 2011

One of our key note speakers covers this month’s edition of Personal & ledarskap!

During 2011 the widely read HR magazine will be portraying inspirational characters within the world of HR. This month the cover and an extensive article focuses on one of our key notes; Anna Mindelöf!

Link to HRSOCIETY: http://www.hrsociety.se/

Anna is HR director at Adidas and will share her ideas on employee motivation and retention during the second day of Strategic HR Business Platform 2011. If you want to look at her specific session, have a look at the agenda.

Hope to see you in March!

Yours Sincerely,

Josephine Elofs, Project Manager, The Strategic HR Summit 2011

Strategic HR Business Platform 2011 now officially filled to the brim

Although one might think it impossible to fit yet another case to the agenda, we have found a way! Strategic HR Business Platform is proud to present Petter Andersson, Vice President – Learning & Development as one of the key note speakers at the event. Mr. Andersson will tell you about how Ericsson Academy was established in order to modernize Ericsson’s approach to formal and informal learning. Take a look below for the description of the session:

Taking corporate learning to new levels in a digitalized world – and the HR role in this development – A case study based on the creation of Ericsson Academy

  • • What Could be a useful framework for learning and Competence Development in a global organization?
  • • What is corporate learning in a digitalized world?
  • • Learn about the key principles ”applied ‘When Ericsson Established a new corporate university – Ericsson Academy
  • • Suggested key capabilities HR That Need to Nurture in order to drive a modern learning

Employer branding is the new black!

Gry Egstrup and Charlotte Thiesen, People & Development, Dong Energy are now scheduled to speak at Strategic HR Business platform 2011. They will focus on employer branding and give us insights on how Dong Energy has worked successfully to attract the right talent. In 2007 DONG ranked as number 60 among ideal and attractive workplace. Three years later, it has climbed to be among the 10 highest ranking in the same category.

Employer branding is certainly a growing and important field in today’s job market. If you want to listen to how some of Scandinavia’s most attractive employer has successfully worked with HR initiatives, join us in Stockholm March 22nd to 24th.

Kind Regards,

Josephine Elofs, Project Manager, The Strategic HR Summit 2011

How do you raise the employee engagement?

More than ever before, the HR function is viewed as a crucial function of a realizing a company’s business objectives. More specifically, engaging employees and involving staff in shaping the company future is a way of both securing talent retention and securing organizational development.

In the latest edition of the Swedish HR-magazine Personal & Ledarskap you’ll find an interesting article on how to raise employee engagement and the benefits an organization reaps from doing that. Read it here.

Employee engagement is also a focal point in this years’ Nordic Strategic HR Summit 2011, held in Stockholm 22nd -24th of March. One particularly inspirational session on this topic is NOKIA’s case presented by Ville Valtonen, Head of Human Resourses Finland;

NOKIA’s approach, actions and measures to raise employee engagement

Background & challenges in driving employee engagement within NOKIA Finland

Approach- how do we look at employee engagement conceptually?

Examples of practical actions taken to reach engagement objectives?

How to measure the outcome of these employee engagement initiatives?

Looking forward to seeing you in March!

Kind Regards,

Josephine Elofs, Project Manager, The Strategic HR Summit 2011

Welcome to The Strategic HR Summit 2011

Are you attracting, retaining and building a strong motivated workforce? Are you securing the retention of your key- competencies whose ideas save time, money and effort and keep the organization moving forward?

Are you working proactively and strategically in analyzing and acquiring the competencies needed to stay competitive in the future market place?

Most importantly, are your HR strategies successfully supporting your business strategies and organizational goals?

In an era where human capital defines the identity of every organization and comprises the core of its success, HR and talent management processes have now become critical business issues at the top of the executive agenda. The foremost priority of any forward-looking company is to retain its key players and continuously involve them in the exploration of new opportunities. Engaging employees, creating a culture of continuous learning and development, and involving staff in shaping futures are all crucial elements to retaining key performers. Bridging the gap between what human capital you currently possess and what you will need to acquire in order to succeed in the future is vital to effectively aligning your HR department’s talent pool with organizational objectives.

As an HR and talent professional you are also challenged with monitoring development, fairly rewarding employees for their continued efforts, and assessing the impact of their initiatives and investments, whilst simultaneously convincing the board of the inescapable significance of human capital management to company performance and growth. The Strategic HR Summit 2011 will address all the key challenges facing the HR departments of today. Amongst others you will learn about:

  • • HR Organizational Strategies & Development – Align your HR structure with your corporate goals!
  • • Strategic Competence Management – How to recruit the right competence and ensure your organizations capability for future development
  • • Employer Branding – How to attract the top talent in the currently competitive market
  • • Successful Retention Strategies – Motivate and engage your top talent with innovative incentives to remain fully involved at the workplace

Over two days, you will meet and interact with fellow senior-level professionals, through a number of plenum sessions, roundtable discussions, panel debates and many other networking activities. Within the settings of The Opera Terrace in Stockholm, this networking event presents a unique opportunity to benchmark with leading organizations and develop meaningful and valuable business relations.

To sum it up, The Strategic HR Summit 2011, will feature the most influential industry leaders and experts sharing their success stories, learning experiences, latest updates and smart innovative HR strategies – ensuring an inspiring and substantially beneficial experience for our guests!

We look forward to welcoming you in Stockholm at March 22nd-24th, 2011.

Josephine Elofs, Project Manager, The Strategic HR Summit 2011

12 reasons to attend:

1. Benchmark with leading organizations, peers and groups on organizational development

2. Get practical and up-to-date strategies and help and advice designed to help individual and organizational development and performance

3. Get down to direct specifics and areas concerning you such as engagement, talent, coaching, change management technology, compensation and benefits, recession-proofing your workforce and career development for HR professionals

4. Participate in a dynamic program including: presentations, workshops and discussion groups that outline tools to maximize the profitability of your company or organization

5. Meet with senior representatives from leading key industry solution providers to gain solutions to your most pressing business challenges

6. Network with an executive, focused group of your peers, ranging from cocktail parties to exclusive dinners to promote interaction between participants and foster the formation of business relationships and develop future business contacts

7. Hear case studies from groups and people that are tackling the same issues as you

8. See the latest services, products and solutions from the service and solution providers exhibiting

9. Learn and engage in a truly pan-Nordic environment

10. Take back the practical strategies and learning into your corporation to enhance your organizational performance