Q&A with Stephen Pierce, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hitachi Europe

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With a global staff base of 320000; what are the challenges in achieving a homogenous company culture in Hitachi? That’s a great question! Hitachi is a complex organisation with 900 companies globally. In Europe we have around 12,000 staff across 100 companies in sectors as varied as trains to nuclear power; data systems to construction machinery; financial services to consulting. …


The Future of HR eBook

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HR management moves as fast as the industries it underpins. In a practice so dynamic, predicting its future can be particularly challenging. Which is why we’ve turned to some of the best in the business to look forwards and share their perspectives. We enlisted the help of several senior HR leaders with global responsibility, to offer their insights and predications …

History of HR

History of HR e-book: Understanding HR today; Understanding HR’s past

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Have you ever stopped to wonder when the discipline of HR first started? Do you even know? Human resources are an asset as old as the concept of employment. They are, of course, the people that make a business, defining both its culture and its evolution. And yet the concept of human resource management – which is what most are referring to when they talk of …


Amsterdam in June for your dose of inspiration

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No winter is forever; no spring skips its turn. And just like spring, conference season is in full bloom with more of your peers joining us for the return of HR Vision. Due to the phenomenal response we had last year, we’re thrilled to come back to the beautiful, cultural capital of the Netherlands – Amsterdam. And in case you’re …


Q&A with Shannon Banks, HR Director, Talent Management, Western Europe, Microsoft

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Shannon Banks works at Microsoft as an HR Director for Western Europe, focusing on talent management. Prior to this role, she has served as Senior HR Business Partner supporting the Advertising & Online business for Europe and a Worldwide Leadership Development Consultant for Microsoft’s Sales, Marketing and Services Group. She is Microsoft’s global thought leader for action learning and was …


Q&A with Marie Moynihan, VP Global Talent Acquisition, DELL

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Marie Moynihan is Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition in Dell and is responsible for hiring all employees within Dell. She leads a globally dispersed organisation of over 450 team members, filling several thousand positions annually. In addition she oversees HR for Europe Middle East and Africa. How is technology innovating your talent acquisition and recruitment strategy? Technology has been …


Q&A with Brenda Broad, Global Head of Talent Management, HEINEKEN

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Brenda is the Global Talent Manager for HEINEKEN International within Global HR starting 1 August, 2013. Her area of responsibility includes the further development and implementation of HEINEKEN’s Global Talent Management processes, ensuring a consistent set of processes to integrate, hire, develop and retain talents and build leader pools and successor planning. Before joining HEINEKEN she held a position as …


Talent Strategy planning – the focus for 2014

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How effective do you think your talent planning strategy is? Do you think you will have the right people in the right roles to take your business into its next phase?  Forbes magazine thinks if you can get this right then the HR function is contributing the most value to its business. As business becomes increasingly global and knowledge-based, finding …


Employer Branding: 6 ways to acquire top talent

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Talent attraction, employer branding, and the way you recruit are key to employing great people, who will drive great results, right? Well, with the input of the employers of choice, this nifty blog outlines the 6 essential ways you can help your business to acquire new talent, through effective employer branding… Read More Source:


How Netflix Reinvented HR

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Neither a cat playing the piano, nor a top grossing mobile game, this time to go viral is a slide share by Netflix’s CEO and Chief Talent Officer outlining the behavioural values and skills at the very heart of the organisation which have shaped their culture of excellence. Take a look for yourselves right here … Read More: Source: …