View From The Boardroom

1510, 2016

Get Empowered

By |October 15th, 2016|

You only need to look at companies such as Uber, eBay and Airbnb to see how technology has completely transformed a number of industries. Businesses of all shapes and sizes are racing to set a digital strategy and shift ways of working in order to maximise the benefits of new technologies, covering everything from robotics […]

110, 2016

View From The Boardroom: Explore New Horizons

By |October 1st, 2016|

Look up. Listen up. Speak up. When I joined the staffing industry, work was heads-down and often desk-bound. Mobility required wheels. Communication was tethered to wires and ruled by paper. I loved my team, worked with great clients and candidates, but my world was fairly small and self-contained. That is no longer true for any […]

1510, 2015

Out of the Shadows

By |October 15th, 2015|

R ather than clinging desperately to “old” values such as jobs for life and rigid pension schemes, labour market policies need to reflect and anticipate today’s new reality. The world is undergoing fundamental shifts, such as globalisation, political and economic volatility, an aging population and new technologies. Attitudes toward work have also changed. As a […]

109, 2015

View from the Boardroom: Culture of Inclusion

By |September 1st, 2015|

The secret to attracting and retaining top talent
The concept of workplace culture has become incredibly fashionable. But for our company, creating a great culture is more than just a passing corporate fad; it has been at the core of our growth strategy for more than a decade.

To me, culture is what people believe and what […]

107, 2015

View from the Boardroom: More With Less

By |July 1st, 2015|

Staffing firms can add value while maintaining healthy margins

Market forces and process innovations that have been driving change across industry verticals are snowballing, and the cumulative effect over time is gaining weight. In particular, organizations continue to face challenges brought on by rapid pace of change, including:

Customer pressure for a more directly connected experience with […]

106, 2015

View from the Boardroom: The Battle Is On

By |June 1st, 2015|

Companies are only as good as the people they employ. The right skills and experience paired with the aptitude for continued growth is key for any role, but are critical in the technology space. Information technology has jumped the bounds of the traditional IT department, and now functions as both the heart and circulatory systems […]

105, 2015

View From the Boardroom: A Helping Hand

By |May 1st, 2015|

Recruiting presents a very unique sales challenge. Unlike selling software or business services (where there is distinctly only one buyer and one seller), recruiting actually has two buyers and two sellers. The candidate and the hiring manager will each wear both hats at many points during the hiring process. Given they must both sell and […]

112, 2014

View From the Boardroom: A Tale of Staffing Success

By |December 1st, 2014|

How referrals, testimonials and awards are the brand currency for business
Temporary and contract workers continue to gain share of the employee base as companies try to align the shifts in human capital strategies with the preferences of an increasingly mobile workforce. This trend, along with the growing skills gap and shortage of skilled labor, are […]

3009, 2014

View From the Boardroom: Breaking Stereotypes

By |September 30th, 2014|

The industry’s importance grows as the world of work changes: perceptions break down
For our grandparents, maybe even our parents, a job was a job for life. Japan’s ‘salaryman’ may have become a cliché. But the employee of the big corporation, offering loyalty in return for a secure, long term position, was stereotypical of much of […]

109, 2014

View From the Boardroom: Stepping Forward

By |September 1st, 2014|

Advocating for a bigger piece of the global workforce
By Carl Camden

Earlier this summer, I was invited to a meeting at the White House with President Obama and about 30 leaders from other large companies. That’s not unheard of for executives in our industry, but what was different about this meeting was the topic: improving small […]