With the markets and economic downturn not looking any more positive this year many employers are turning to a more flexible contingent of labour to help them work with a more fluidly in business.
The new emerging model of talent management a model that includes talent-on-demand which places a flexible cloud of talent available for work as and when they are required, to work around the core of workers they already have onsite.
No longer will the market be a fixed resource centre but we can see that more companies are moving towards a flexible contingency teams. This flexible contingency includes; freelancers, temporary workers, and interim executives all working as ‘contract talent’
Contract talent is expected to be used widely in 2013 as interim talent whilst the economic status is unsteady.
Many of the contract talent agencies out there are now looking at better and more effective ways in which to promote and PR their talent to companies. Many are looking into online CV Channels that can provide video CV content to view and select your candidates directly online, others are looking at teams of contractors aligned to key companies for SOS periods when they need to be pulled in for key projects or covering.
What’s your “talent cloud“ plan? How will your business handle the new economy of 2013?
Why Indeed and its one of the key questions we are always asked?
“How can outsourcing our key ‘people’ processes really help the business?”
“Surely this should be an area we keep in-house?”
As many of you know trying to find just the right person to fit into your team is no easy task, not only must they be able to perform the duties to the best possible standard, they also have to fit in with the many different personalities already in the office and of course be the right fit for your employer brand.
Our answer is simple…
Outsource your key issue areas within HR and Talent Management and it will save you time, money and stress AND will help you drive efficiencies and better your business in so many ways:
Good recruiting is not just about knowing your industry and the ‘movers and shakers’ within it (of course that is a part) Good recruiting is about really understanding your business and the champions it needs to keep it growing.
So how do you chose?
Think about what your business really needs when choosing a partner to work with on HR and Recruitment. Ask yourself what you want to achieve and if the providers you are speaking to really can fit your mould and offer you a tailored solution that will work with your business model. Do they have access to the right contacts in the right business communities? What are the added benefits to using their services?
Outsourcing is always a viable method of recruiting and retaining employees, as long as it’s a solution you really need, a solution you are prepared to commit to and something that you will be able to give time to for delivery. These solutions aren’t always able to make an immediate impact, any solution worth its weight in gold will take time to set up and roll out, but once set up you will reap the benefits commercially and as an employer of choice for potential employees.
You must make sure you really want the solution and don’t base the decision solely on cost as it may not be the deal-maker that you need, much more importantly is the need to understand what you need from your HR strategy and longer term goals. Getting testimonials will help to support you in your decisions and speaking to the clients of a potential provider also assists.
Outsourcing can really help, if you are ready for it… by going through the process of evaluating your needs you can better define how this will work but be aware the answer may not be outsourcing at all. You may simply need assistance in smaller niche areas of our business that will grow in-time into an outsourced solution.
Check out our free checklist for evaluating your outsourcing needs by contacting us on 020 3538 5311. Keep a look out for our new download page on our website coming soon where you will be able to get all the free resources you need !
You may shudder when people trot out the old cliché “There’s no “I” in “Team” but maybe by changing “I” to “We” in certain situations makes us feel more confident and perform better. By focusing on the team, you include yourself without putting the focus or extra pressure on yourself and it can be applied to anything! Try using it in your personal life to ease the pressure or achieving work targets by thinking about tasks in terms of a team effort.
Whilst talking ‘team’ heres a few tip to help you shine in a team:
A team can accomplish so much more than one person. You can take on bigger challenges, have more to work with and many more talents between you. Just make sure the leader of the team is made clear and that tasks, problems and achievements are shared equally amongst everyone who has contributed into the team.
‘Like’ it or not you are seen as your online profile. It’s often the first thing people will see when they search online to find out a little more about your background and the real you. So before you embark on the business of getting out there and finding your next job, check out what you profile is really saying about you!
Think about the ‘you’ that you really need your employers to see and rebrand yourself to fit the mould. That doesn’t mean make yourself into someone you aren’t as you will soon be found out when you get to the interview process but you can highlight to good bits and promote the professional you, whilst keeping your personal life exactly that way personal! New employers don’t need to see you on holiday with your friends, or drunk at the bar or indeed in fancy dress especially if the photos that have been added aren’t from you and you’ve simply been tagged. These all need to go! Keep your Facebook private and only be friends with those that you know that way you still have a place if you do want to keep all those pictures on file and live with your friends.
Here are some pointers to make sure you rebrand in the most positive way you can to help you get that profile you need to get the job!
“Have a plan, Know yourself, Stay in the Zone”
Go get them tiger!
Job markets are tough at the moment…and the good jobs are becoming harder to find and secure.. you need to make your CV stand out! Something that will literally jump out and put you to the top of the interviewers list.
It’s never been more crucial to create a CV that perfectly advertise you and how awesomely amazing you are. Short, sharp and well-presented.
The following factors are assessed most frequently during interviews:
These are not in order of importance as this ultimately depends on the job description and the personal profile.
So day two it is and I wonder how Talent 2012 can improve on yesterday’s event… but these thoughts are very quickly cleared as I am thrown full-on into the day! The team at @osneymedia and everyone involved in the organising of Talent 2012 have really pulled all the stops out (and even rolled out an amazing breakfast with my favourite juice-shots and pastries to boot!! (I am easily pleased!!)
Today’s keynote speakers and panelists are yet another esteemed list of HR & Business Executives from a multitude of super focused businesses with some amazing words of wisdom and thought-provoking discussions that sprung a number of off-centre conversations and group discussions;
Today’s focus has been on leadership, learning & development, future proofing organisational change, growing talent to a world-class status within your business (what ever size it may be), how to bread creativity in the workplace, developing you employer branding to achieve our business goals.
Truly inspirational speakers and panelists who have really dug deep into our skills crisis’ and looked at how we can solve these issues through strategic workforce planning and talent management. Its been amazing!
So if you ready this and weren’t able to attend or just hadn’t heard of Talent before… nows the chance to register for future seminars and conferences and really get involved.
I promise you it will be time well spent and you’ll take so many ideas away with you and have the chance to network with key peers and executives.
So what are you waiting for… get registered the next events are just around the corner!
The next event to think about:
It’s not often I get to sit in a room full of engaged, forward thinking, truly focussed senior level executives fuelled by coffee and grapefruit-juice shots listening to amazingly passionate professionals discussing talent!….
But then I guess Talent 2012 isn’t run every day!! (Mores the pity! We love it!)
As one of the amazingly talented media sponsors (biased!!) that works with the team @osneymedia to help deliver the message about #talent 2012, I was pleasantly surprised at how committed everyone involved was about the ‘Talent Revolution’ and how engaged the delegates and speakers were. It’s so refreshing to see CEO and board level speakers embracing the need for positive leadership, management that focuses on the ‘human’ element of Human Resources rather than just the resource.
It’s encouraging to see HR Directors who are taking on board and in some cases already seeing the benefit of getting talent right. the need for ensuring they support and develop their talent at all levels from the ground up to their champions – leaving them feeling empowered, trained and energised about their jobs and involved with the business! After all as HR professionals we all know it’s the people who make our businesses tick!
The distinguished speakers and panelists for day one read like a list of red carpet business professionals;
… Phew!!! And that’s just day one!!!
Its like open heart Surgery into the world of strategic workforce planning and talent management, across a multitude of industries and businesses, an event where you can roll your sleeves up and completely immerse yourself in the day or sit on the side-lines and digest the information as you need. There’s no pressure to get involved but I found myself compelled to, purely because of how interactive and on topic everyone in the room was. Roundtable and panel discussions mixed with keynote speakers and plenty of audience partIcipation, topped with a delicious breakfast of pastries, fruit, tea, coffee and my favourite the grapefruit-juice shots AND an amazing selection of buffet food at the networking lunch AND to top it off a super-smooth Drinks Reception hosted by Towers Watson. We were all very well looked after! Thumbs up to everyone involved in the co-ordination of the day superb!
An amazing line up for tomorrow is also planned, if you’re not there to see it then stay posted for my blog update.
In the almighty words of one of my favourite quotes:
“You have to be in it to win it”
I have to admit the event was well worth spending my time on today and I would recommend it to anyone in the HR, Engagement or Executive field looking for like-minded professionals who can really add-value and get your grey matter working!
If you haven’t ever heard about Talent 2012 or any of the other events Osney Media so professionally put together then take a few seconds to have a look www.osneyhr.com/talent. If you are in business you can’t afford not to develop your talent, and this conference certainly supports best practise but also gives you the opportunity to meet, discuss and network with the very best in the HR and talent industry but also the most progressive and forward thinking business Executives you will probably ever get together in one room!
So what are you waiting for…
“Get involved! Get your people happy, retained and engaged!”