Hiring for the future in the midst of uncertainty

By Frank Costanzo

There is a certain quote that gets attributed to numerous speakers – from Albert Einstein to Sir Winston Churchill – and it goes like this: “It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.”

Regardless of the source of the quote, we naturally focus on predictions for the future, or trends, that will have a dramatic effect on every aspect of talent management – from the way that we select and retain individuals to development and succession planning.

By Liz Bernier

For knowledge workers in a brave new global marketplace, many of us are still surprisingly reluctant to venture far from home.

By Miranda Nicholson

Employee turnover can cost a business as much as 150 per cent of a position’s annual salary, which means retention is crucial to a company’s bottom line.

By Jay Ballard

A common complaint among companies is that it can be expensive to recruit quality talent – and if the new hire decides to leave shortly after joining a new organization, those expenses are a total loss.

By Evert Akkerman

Can organizations hire for “fit” without sacrificing diversity? Many organizations tout diversity and inclusivity all over their websites yet many shy away from bringing in people with a fresh perspective.

By Lisa Kopochinski

Large companies have long hired temporary workers at extra busy times or to help with special projects. Many smaller companies have been more hesitant to do so, but are taking the cue from their bigger counterparts – particularly due to the time and difficulty it can take to find the right full-time employee or a lack of resources to do so.