These days, the top job candidates have a lot of options open to them — and many businesses are struggling to make quality hires. If you’re having trouble filling roles at your company, it’s easy to believe that the talent you need just isn’t out there.
But what if you’re looking in the wrong place?
Thanks to rapid improvements in communication technology over the past decade or so — and a shift in perspective brought about by the pandemic — more and more companies are no longer considering location as a key factor in their hiring decisions.
When you open your eyes to hiring international employees, you’re no longer limited to the few hundred people with the right qualifications who happen to live within commuting distance of your office. Suddenly, you have a pool of thousands of skilled, talented professionals to target.
And hiring internationally has plenty of other benefits too.
There are many global factors that have led to severe labour shortages in many sectors, with Covid, Brexit, changes to economic activity, and ageing populations also having an impact. In this post, we discuss seven industries that are facing labour shortages this year. We’ll also provide our tips for combatting these challenges in 2022 and beyond.
If you’re considering leveraging contingent labour for your organisation, it’s important to be aware of the advantages and disadvantages this comes with. The world of work is changing. And companies that want to remain competitive need to find new, innovative ways to maximise efficiency, cut costs, and meet their staffing and business needs amid a global talent shortage.
An employer of record (EOR) is a company that hires an employee on behalf of another organisation. They handle traditional employment tasks such as payroll, tax, and contracts. In this article we look at what an EoR is and why businesses chose to use one.
In 2020, there were more than 59 million freelancers in the US alone. More than half of the US workforce will be freelance by 2028, according to Statista research.
However, while we often think of freelancing as the preserve of professionals in Europe and North America, the freelance revolution is a global phenomenon. The global freelance platforms market, already valued at USD 3393.5 million as of 2019, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.3% between 2021 and 2026.
If you’re living in Poland and thinking about going freelance — or you’re a freelancer looking for a new place to call home — there are a few rules and regulations you need to understand. In this article, we’ll run through the requirements for working as a freelancer in Poland, both for Polish citizens and foreigners. We’ll also share some information on recent changes to tax laws in Poland and how these could affect freelancers.
Belfast is a City that has been in the news of late with the Kenneth Branagh Film, “Belfast “nominated for seven academy awards at the Oscars. As it happens, our Managing Director for CXC Global EMEA grew up in Belfast and CXC has recently invested in Belfast to build out our EMEA Sourcing Centre. Connor, gives his take on Belfast and growing up there. Read the full piece here
In September 2021, the number of open vacancies in Belgium reached 196,277 — the highest number since Eurostat started tracking this data in 2012. As of the first quarter of 2021, Belgium has the second-highest per-capita vacancy rate in Europe. Continuing reading to find out how using freelancers can improve your business.
In 2021 governments and courts across the globe set their sights on gig platforms. Gig platforms engage millions of workers across the globe as independent contractors however due to concerns around worker misclassification there has been an increasing focus on how they engage workers.
On December 9th 2021 the European Commission released a proposal that is aimed at improving the rights of people working through digital platforms. In this blog we look at what is outlined in this directive and what it means for the industry.
The A3 Revolution refers to the shift in the labour rapid changes that are taking over the labour landscape, Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere. In the article we take a look at the A3 phenomenon and why it is revolutionising the staffing and hiring.
SIA is back with the European leadership staffing event of the year! Executive Forum Europe returns as a live, in-person conference on the 17 November 2021 at the Royal Lancaster London hotel. CXC will be represented at the event by EMEA Managing Director, Connor Heaney and Solutions Specialist Hannah Young. If you will be at the event make sure to drop by booth 14.
Join us on November 23rd at 2 pm Dublin time for an exclusive, in-depth roundtable with industry experts to learn how to overcome the most common pain points associated with a direct sourcing programme.
More people have been forced into unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic than the great recession of 2008. However, many businesses are struggling to recruit people for their open roles. Can direct sourcing help to solve this paradox?
The labour landscape has changed rapidly throughout the pandemic. Are these changes here to stay or will we revert to the old way of working? We take a look at the political and technological shifts that have allowed the labour landscape to shift so drastically.
In the past decade, there has been an increasing number of studies on mental health and its effects on the workplace. According to the World Health Organisation, depression and anxiety were estimated to cost the global economy $1 trillion annually in lost output. In this blog, we take a look at mental health and well-being in the workplace.
This watchdog is designed to protect worker’s rights, with responsibility for tackling modern slavery, enforcing minimum wage and ensuring protection for agency workers. As a business that has compliance at its core, we welcome the establishment of this watchdog. The UK government has amalgamated the responsibilities of three agencies (Gangmasters and Labour abuse authorities, the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate and the National Minimum wage enforcement) under the remit of this new watchdog.
We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to work with NelsonHall to create this comprehensive assessment of CXC Global’s offerings. NelsonHall is an analyst and advisory firm with an evidence-based approach to market and service provider assessments, an industry-leading BPO and outsourcing analyst firm with an unrivalled BPO and outsourcing knowledge covering an extensive range of business processes and industry sectors.
The gig economy has had some large knocks over the last year. Companies such as UBER, Deliveroo and Addison Lee have all recently lost superior court cases instigated by workers. All three organisations have been accused of misclassifying their workers as self-employed.
Our latest blog takes a look at diversity and inclusion in the contingent workforce. There has been much talk in recent years around D&I in the workplace, however, few of those conversations have focussed on contingent labour.
At CXC we are constantly adapting and embracing change. We have done this in a number of ways, for example, we have been a remote-first business for several years and we are constantly adopting new technologies and processes to digitize and make it easy for our clients to work with us.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, one of our many talented female team, Sales Solution specialist Hannah Young has written the following blog to highlight some achievements by women in business in 2021
The past year has opened people’s eyes to the freedom of remote working. It doesn’t necessarily have to be literally at one’s home. It can be anywhere! However, having your employees based in one country and working in another, even temporarily, has significant potential pitfalls.
Remote working is the hot topic during the pandemic. But many companies were using a remote working policy for many years before COVID-19, including CXC. Connor Heaney highlights why that was the case and explains why organisations are now ready to hire international contingent workers.
Companies continue to cut costs and it is still unknown how the global economy will perform in the coming years due to Covid-19. A way to save labour costs but still access skills is via talent arbitrage. Connor Heaney explains why large organisations should be looking at talent arbitrage as part of their strategy going forward.
This is a case study on direct sourcing in Poland. Connor Heaney, MD of CXC EMEA describes how a large multinational made cost-savings, increased efficiencies and lowered risk using direct sourcing with CXC.
In this article Connor Heaney, MD of CXC EMEA, discusses the radical changes made to Dutch employment law in 2020 via the introduction of The Balanced Labour Market Act or ‘Wet Arbeidsmarkt in Balans’, also known as WAB. He also highlights what employers in the Netherlands need to consider.
There are several factors to consider for engaging contingent workers. If you are interested in strategic sourcing and more than just cost, i.e. you want intelligent, ambitious, skilled, multilingual individuals, lower than the average EU wage
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