For more than 85 years, Nemko has worked closely with businesses to solve challenges with standards and compliance. With offices, laboratories and an extensive partner network across Asia, North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Nemko has helped many companies around the world to test their products, ensure compliance with local and international standards, and gain certifications.
NIRAS outlines and designs tomorrow's society In 2017, NIRAS merged with another company to bring together close to 2000 employees. Each of the companies had its own way of managing HR data and neither had a fully digitalised HR system in place. Further, the merger triggered a much-needed conversation about digitalisation and globalisation in general, especially in the context of their strong international growth.
Digitalisation is about people Imagine a few years from now, your HR department is data-driven by technology combined with data points from real humans, real individuals. The team itself. What would the impact look like and how can the modern organisation steer the boat based on that knowledge?
Just back from Boston, I have given myself the almost impossible task of summarising the Academy of Management (AOM), where 11,000 scientists and professionals met to exchange the latest research in 2,000 sessions over five days. To condense it down to five key trends or takeaways is even harder, since it is not necessarily the same trends that are relevant for all. Therefore, these five takeaways are based on feedback from the thirty NOCA participants at this year’s conference.
Yes, emerging technologies, growing stores of data, and smarter insights are changing the way people and businesses interact. However, even as automation increases, the most valuable resource is still human capital. But while the robots aren’t taking over the way science fiction has been warning about for decades, we do know that, over the next ten years, at least 10% of jobs will disappear and 100% of jobs will change.
Right now, there is a seismic shift occurring in how we see organisations in Sweden and other Nordic countries. We are leaving the old architecture of hierarchies, control, and leadership behind – at Stardust, we call these Napoleon organisations – and moving toward organisational structures based on self-leadership, trust and a solid foundation of values. We call these VUCA organisations where VUCA stands for four factors that describe our world today: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity.
Making a recruitment mistake can result in heavy and unnecessary costs. There are a number of different reports on the subject and the sums are alarming. The price tag for a bad employee hiring is, on average, about €50,000 according to a 2012 global CareerBuilder study, and if you hire a manager, you risk even greater financial setbacks – estimates indicate that a bad management hire can cost a company as much as €460,000.
For over 20 years, Coor has managed and developed service functions in offices, production facilities and properties. Their focus on people faces both outwards to customers and inwards to employees, with the performance of their 11,000 employees vital to their success.
HR will always be about people. HR’s true core is about people. And people today are digital. But what does that mean for HR? Here’s the deal: people aren’t digital, it’s what they do that’s digital. People are analogue beings doing digital things: communicating, shopping, reading, and so forth. And this increase in digital behaviour is inspiring new digital products and services, which then leads to more digital behaviour, and so on it goes. In short, our global society is becoming more and more digitally focused.
As the Nordic leader in HCM software, we here at CatalystOne see how passionate HR practitioners are about what they do, and we see the value they deliver to their businesses. We hope this series can serve as an inspirational source for those of you pursuing the goal of making modern HR an unquestionable contributor to your organisation’s overall business goals.Read more