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RECRUITMENT AND TALENT 2010 … THE END OF THE ULRICH ERA? January 6, 2010

Posted by Bima Hermastho in Recruitment.
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In a roundtable discussion, top recruitment and HR professionals discussed the beginnings of recovery in recruitment, upskilling HR, and what lies ahead for HR. Things are getting better towards the end of the year, according to Anthony Pierce, HR practice leader, Hudson. There were headcount freezes over the summer which have now been lifted. Overall, it was a bit like being punched in the first half of the year, and you have to get back on your feet again, said Courtenay HR leader Gareth Jones. In terms of HR, Alex Rickard, head of HR at financial services firm Towry Law, looked at how they could be smarter. If you have a good HR team, that team can be good anywhere in the business. And HR has got to get better at metrics, at being able to demonstrate value-add, because that’s the language the business understands, said Linda Kennedy, VP, people, at telecoms business Orange.

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