Forbes: virtualizing workers democratizes employment.

October 6, 2020 Rebecca Henderson

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world of work. As remote working has become the norm for the foreseeable future, businesses have the opportunity to rethink their talent strategies and acquire top candidates from anywhere.

“Eliminating the geographic restrictions for job candidates means that the talent pool for many organizations will be exponentially larger as a result,” writes Rebecca Henderson, CEO of Randstad Global Businesses. “Without the need to have employees physically present, companies can source, engage, screen and hire from anywhere.”

An expanded, more global supply chain also means that companies might have a bigger chance in finding niche skill and will “have more racially, ethnically, culturally and generationally diverse candidates to choose from.”

To fully benefit from a global talent pool, companies should review their talent acquisition, employer branding and talent marketing strategies, and acquire local market knowledge in locations where in-demand workers are based.

“Businesses that capitalize on this change and use it to catapult their talent search will be better prepared for the new normal of work in the future,” concludes Henderson.

Read the full article in Forbes for more insights on how organizations should transform their talent strategies in today’s virtualized work environment. You can also check out this white paper, “The evolving global talent supply chain,” for tips and best practices on recruiting remotely.

about the author

Rebecca Henderson

Rebecca Henderson is CEO of Randstad Sourceright. Rebecca brings more than 20 years’ experience in all facets of talent acquisition solutions and technology. With deep insights and progressive perspectives, Rebecca steers Randstad Sourceright’s global development to ensure HR and talent leaders can play a strategic role in driving growth locally, across regions, and globally. Rebecca is a highly regarded leader in the talent management field and was most recently recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts in “The Global Power 100 – Women in Staffing” list.

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