European Issue Autumn 2017

2709, 2017

Straight Talk From the Customer: In Tune

By |September 27th, 2017|

A s the role and remit of procurement functions continue to evolve within organisations, it is critical that our supplier relationships and engagement models keep pace. This is especially true in the contingent labour category, where the provision of external talent can have a direct effect on business success.

The contingent labour category — perhaps more than most — requires procurement and our talent suppliers to be jointly […]

2709, 2017

Trends: Man or Machine?

By |September 27th, 2017|

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. Each of its predecessors had been powered by ground-breaking inventions: the development of mechanical production techniques harnessing water and steam power; electricity and mass production techniques; and advances in computing technology.

Driving this latest revolution is “cyber-physical systems” — computerbased algorithms, tightly integrated with the internet, deeply intertwined, and […]

2709, 2017

View From The Boardroom: Stand Out

By |September 27th, 2017|

Despite a year of political uncertainty and recent reports that we may see a slowdown in economic growth rates in the UK, the staffing sector continues to attract new players to the industry. In 2016, there were 4,529 new recruitment businesses registered in the UK alone and we have witnessed many new entrants to the […]

2709, 2017

Benefit of Counsel: Fill Our Coffers

By |September 27th, 2017|

Worker misclassification has been gaining much more attention over the last couple of years as the independent workforce has grown considerably since the 2008 financial crisis. In the UK alone, it is estimated that 40% of the jobs created since then fall into the self-employed category.

One reason for government attention is that many independent workers […]

2709, 2017

Research Report: Engineering Change

By |September 27th, 2017|

Staffing Industry Analysts’ first UK Engineering Report — released earlier this year and available to European or global corporate members — underscores the importance of engineering to the workforce solutions ecosystem, employment and to the overall economy in the UK. SIA estimates the UK engineering staffing market accounts for just under a third of the […]

2709, 2017

Staffing 100 EUROPE

By , , , , , and |September 27th, 2017|

Ask people in the industry their views on the world of work today. More times than not you will hear the word challenging. Yes, there are other epithets thrown in — exciting, fascinating — but the over-arching premise is that it is an uncertain often turbulent time. Among other things, the level of complexity involved […]

2709, 2017

Expert’s Corner: A New Frontier

By |September 27th, 2017|

As the competition to attract and retain the best talent grows, many organisations are investing millions to make theirs the most attractive and compelling workplaces. The centerpiece of this effort, for many organisations, is the employer value proposition, a unified proposition that encompasses all aspects of the employer brand. A clear EVP enables them to […]