The complexity of installing and maintaining human resources management systems is prompting many companies to bypass them altogether. As large companies turn to total busniess process outsourcing, software companies could find themselves endangered, and are working hard to lock up contracts with outsourcing giants.
Articles by Samuel Greengard
Recruiters say they are trying to manage things a bit more intelligently. Many companies are now attempting to sell recruits on stability, opportunity and name cachet. “There’s a growing feeling that more conventional recruiting methods aren’t so bad after all,” says Recruitmax’s Bertrand Dussert.
Recommendations for avoiding turf wars when choosing, implementing and operating a recruiting system.
Companies are shelling out anywhere from $35,000 to $150,000 to participate in contests such as those that challenge programmers to write code. For companies, the payoff is twofold: the ability to see the skills of employees that a traditional interview will never deliver, and a chance to spread their brand name.
A list of blogs as well as a sample employee blogging policy.
Find out some of the most common problems that come along with outsourcing, particularly with technology initiatives. These problems include the lack of an escape clause; too little preparation for cultural issues, such as unhappy employees and managers; and a failure to first figure out whether the outsourcing effort will really provide a return on investment.
The workforce-management team usually wants the most user-friendly solution. The IT people want the one that’s easiest to integrate. Unless a strong business case is made for the best-of-breed product, IT usually wins out.
10 business gurus, along with their books and their message.
Management gurus, including Stephen Covey, Tom Peters and Gary Hamel, are making millions by promising companies that their techniques and insights can improve productivity and make the most of human capital. Whether they really deliver on those promises is another issue.
What makes a hot job hot? It’s not always money, prestige or glamour. A hot job, more than anything else, offers opportunity and meshes with the current values, attitudes and desires of the workforce. Companies that understand the timeless ingredients of a hot job can slash turnover, pump up productivity and bolster the bottom line.