Global Certification for Top Employers with international HR strategy

Posted by David Plink on Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Since 1991, the Top Employers Institute certifies excellence in the conditions that companies create for their people. The introduction of a Top Employers Global Certification programme is a logical next step in view of the global trend in harmonisation of employee conditions. The first Global Certifications will be announced during the Global Certification Dinner on March 5, at the Hermitage Amsterdam Museum.

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Topics: Performance Management, Leadership Development, Compensation & Benefits, Career & Succession management, Workforce planning & Talent strategy, On-boarding

Don’t let budget get in the way of engaging your employees

Posted by Alessio Tanganelli, Country Manager Italy on Tue, Dec 2, 2014

Engagement is the recipe for ending the crisis and pushing the restart button. Motivating employees is the top priority of companies, as documented in the research of the Top Employers Institute. This includes an increase in mission courses and a focus on facilitated career planning, as well as increased attention in creating an optimum work environment, a “competitive element that can encourage not only personal growth, but also growth of the business”.

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Topics: Workforce planning & Talent strategy, Culture

Success Tips from Experienced Top Employers

Posted by Dorota Lubek on Wed, Nov 5, 2014

Workshop on sharing best practice – A great employer on the market, or how does a Top Employer distinguish itself? On 16 October 2014 in Business School of the Technical University of Warsaw the Top Employers Institute organised another meeting in a series of workshops for sharing best HR practices. This event was fully devoted to the topics of innovative practices in communication and the ROI of development programmes. These topics are being discussed more and more frequently as the effect of changes worldwide, the development of global markets and growing need for examining the ROI of particular investments.

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Topics: Workforce planning & Talent strategy

5 great ways to identify future managers from your own talent pool

Posted by Steven van Raemdonck on Tue, Aug 12, 2014

The importance of internal succession is increasing in the business world. A clear benefit for any company is the ability to rapidly identify future managers within the company itself. The advantages are obvious: less integration issues, they are familiar with your company, its activities and its values, no time-consuming onboarding process ...

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Topics: Workforce planning & Talent strategy

Strict selection process in the Netherlands

Posted by Aernoudt van der Wilk on Wed, Mar 5, 2014

A research conducted by the Top Employers Institute on more than 500 companies across Europe shows that Dutch companies have a very extensive application process. Dutch employers, in half of the cases use IQ tests and role playing during the interview, while in the rest of Europe this occurs less often.

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Topics: Workforce planning & Talent strategy, On-boarding, Culture

Businesses gamble on inside talent

Posted by Salvador Ibanez on Wed, Feb 26, 2014

Is it more effective to recruit superstars from outside or to recruit among your own? Businesses confront the same dilemma that athletic clubs do when trying to look for new talent in key positions.

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Topics: Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession management, Workforce planning & Talent strategy

HR Best Practice Infographic

Posted by Hans Rothweiler on Wed, Nov 13, 2013

The insights displayed below are derived from the Top Employers HR Best Practice Report, a detailed report, derived from the Top Employers Institute’s research, covering current trends in Talent Management and Talent Management Processes. Scroll down on this page to get access to the full report.

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Topics: Career & Succession management, Workforce planning & Talent strategy

Workforce Planning & Life Time Learning: Top Employers know what others don’t

Posted by Hans Rothweiler on Wed, Nov 6, 2013

Employers, employees, workforce councils and labour unions should have a common goal: sustainable business growth. That is where the focus should be, since this is best for all involved, or not?

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Topics: Workforce planning & Talent strategy

New trends in talent management for 2014

Posted by Samantha Crous on Wed, Oct 30, 2013

A number of key trends in talent management have been identified following our global research into the world’s leading employers – and business leaders will have to adapt rapidly to stay on track.

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Topics: Workforce planning & Talent strategy

Employers of Choice – Why should I work for you?

Posted by Nicolas Andre on Mon, Sep 30, 2013

Looking for a job has never been so easy. In less than 10 years, we have moved away from paper-based job offers; firstly, to internet job boards and then to the actual omnipresence of the company’s own websites. The “war for talent” has obliged even the best companies to find ways of differentiating themselves when it comes to recruiting, in order to make themselves more visible, more attractive and more convincing. In fact, most of the Fortune 500 companies are self-proclaimed “ Employers of Choice ”. But is this enough in the current climate to reach the previous goals?

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Topics: Workforce planning & Talent strategy

HR Best Practice Infographic on Talent Management

Posted by Hans Rothweiler on Wed, Sep 11, 2013

The insights displayed below are derived from the CRF Insitute's annual Top Employers research and the combined kowledge of the CRF Insitute and FCTB about Talent Management processes. The purpose of this infographic is to reflect on some of the current trends in Talent Management and how organisations deal with these trends in their Talent Management processes. Only organisations that meet top standards in HR and thus have best practice HR policies and practices, receive a Top Employers certification.
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Topics: Career & Succession management, Workforce planning & Talent strategy

Talent Management is just as important as business issues

Posted by Hans Rothweiler on Wed, Aug 7, 2013

As many organisations face key strategic decisions more frequently at the moment, it has become clear that making decisions about Talent Management is just as important as making decisions about business issues. Knowing your workforce in terms of their unique qualities, how they respond to change, what drives them and how you can keep them pushing your organisation forward is not only a matter of necessity, it is the smart thing to do if you want your organisation to perform at its best

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Topics: Career & Succession management, Workforce planning & Talent strategy

Corporate travel policies to improve your organisation’s carbon footprint

Posted by Samantha Crous on Wed, Jul 31, 2013

By simply focusing on reducing corporate travel, organisations can make a significant contribution to reducing their carbon footprint, and play their part in the environmental movement, writes Samantha Crous. According to the *Trends in global CO2 emissions: 2012 Report, global carbon emissions increased by 3% in 2011. It goes on to report that “the top 5 emitters are China (29%), the United States (16%), the European Union (EU27) (11%), India (6%) and the Russian Federation (5%), followed by Japan (4%).”

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Topics: Workforce planning & Talent strategy

Workplace and health: Employers promoting fit and healthy lifestyles

Posted by Eleanor Nickerson on Wed, Jul 24, 2013

Employers aren’t just trying to attract and engage the best talent in their industry, they are also trying to retain them; and that means looking after them. At Top Employers, we certify companies all over the world, and whereas each country has its own special circumstances, I’m based in London, so I’ll use an example of what sort of workplace and health initiatives are going on with the companies we work with in the UK

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Topics: Workforce planning & Talent strategy

Technology drives employee conditions

Posted by David Plink on Wed, Jul 17, 2013

We are currently in the middle of the Top Employers 2014 Certification cycle. We are assessing employers in more than 60 countries and we are seeing many great examples from what Top Employers are offering their employees in order to create optimal employee conditions for their people. The 2014 results are obviously not in yet, but we can show what Top Employers are offering this year. And there is one emerging trend that is visible across various employee conditions: the degree to which technology is influencing employee conditions.

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Topics: Career & Succession management, Workforce planning & Talent strategy