Talent is one of our key topics at this years ITO&BPO Germany Forum. For good reasons. First it is a real, day-to-day issue for most of the companies to attract the right people. Second in a fast paced business environment such as IT, profiles and requirements and knowledge are changing constantly.
With Nikolaus Richter we have invited an recruitment expert, who will discuss with us the current state of the run for talent in Germany and how to disable traps in recruitment.
Nikolaus says: “Wouldn’t it be nice to know what your toughest competitor faces for recruitment challenges? Where is she/ he succeeding, where failing? In fact You should maybe wondering who Your true competitors for your talents are. Sure, we’re facing tough times. According to the Federal Employment Agency Germany sees again a strong labour market: in January 2018 200.000 employees less were unemployed compared to January 2017. And amongst the reducing workforce IT or related qualifications are still the gold mine to staffing agencies.
Next to talent shortage in general we see the changes in demography, process automation and globalization affecting the recruitment efforts also in outsourcing environments in Germany. That’s even more true if your business model draws on people intense processes, obviously.
And yet starting with basic homework probably is the smartest thing your toughest competitor does: identifying proper recruitment strategies, defining (meaningful) sets of KPI and finally putting yourself in the shoes of each individual talent (in case talent is what you want to attract, that is). Open your eyes to interdisciplinary approaches, learn from other markets and you will cope with planned and unplanned vacancies.”
We will see Nikolaus in the panel discussion on April 12th at 9:20
Nikolaus Richter spent the last 10 working years with the global leading HR company, holding various senior management functions. His last assignment there was Chief Sales Officer for Germany. Nikolaus translates successful recruitment models of global blue chip companies into actionable concepts for SME (small and medium-sized enterprises). In 2017 Nikolaus founded his own company with two partners. As an architect in recruitment systems Nikolaus now has an eye both on labour market trends and on promising recruitment developments. He separates the hype from what is really relevant in his clients’ business environment.