Tag: Workforce Planning

IT Firms Bank on Sales Staff in Tough Market | In the News

At a time when top IT companies are seeing a reduction in their net headcount, there is a divergence between tech workers and their sales counterparts when it comes to the rate of headcount drop. Macro uncertainties have made sales cycles elongated, with increased scrutiny on project approvals by clients. Therefore, the importance of sales work has increased significantly of late.

Peter Bendor-Samuel, CEO of Everest Group, said, “It is important to remember that all these firms went into a hiring spree (software professionals) last year. They ended up building excess capacity, hoping for a continued accelerated growth of the industry they were seeing then. As the macro challenges started impacting services industry demand – discretionary pullbacks, delays in project ramp-ups, pricing pressures – they got left with an overstaffed situation.”

Read more in Financial Express.

Future-Proof Your Workforce Strategy: Trends to Watch in 2024 | In the News

As 2023 draws to a close, business analysts across the board are all rolling out their predictions of workforce and staffing trends to watch for 2024. There seems to be a growing consensus around several topics that HR and talent acquisition professionals must address in the coming year.

Everest Group‘s reports on workforce management, improving time to hire will be a crucial differentiator for business success in 2024. We predict that businesses will use contingent workers in 2024 to speed up the acquisition of essential skills and bypass hiring freezes. We also anticipate that generative AI will reduce the time required to identify, source, and engage talent.

Read more in Beeline.

Masterclass in Managing Your Locations Portfolio and Workforce Strategies | Webinar


Masterclass in Managing Your Locations Portfolio and Workforce Strategies

Access the on-demand webinar, delivered live on August 17, 2023.

Is your location portfolio and workforce strategy primed to manage black swan events, persisting economic uncertainties, cost and price pressures, and the geopolitical changes of today’s business landscape?

Watch this webinar as Everest Group experts deliver approaches to secure maximum value from delivery location portfolios and offer exclusive insights into the best practices for managing location portfolios and workforce strategies.

Whether you hold the reins as a sourcing leader, a delivery head, or a workforce strategy executive, this engaging webinar will provide you with valuable insights and actionable advice to optimize your locations portfolio and maximize returns.

What questions will the on-demand webinar answer for the participants?

  • What are the hottest global sourcing locations trends of early 2023?
  • What are the different models for managing your locations portfolio?
  • What are the key challenges and best practices for optimizing locations portfolio and workforce strategy?
  • Which crucial aspects are often overlooked when managing locations and workforce strategy?
  • What is the ultimate checklist when evaluating a new location?
  • How can you proactively and programmatically gauge the health of your locations portfolio?

Who should attend?

  • Workforce strategy heads
  • Workforce planning heads
  • Location strategy heads
  • GBS strategy heads
  • Delivery heads
  • CHROs
  • HR heads
  • Sourcing and vendor management teams
  • Global sourcing heads
Garg Sakshi
Vice President
Jain Parul
Vice President
Kumar Sumit
Practice Director
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Senior Analyst

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