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  • Workplace Violence Under Fire

    Workplace violence is on the rise, but a safety policy that addresses security, culture, and management can help mitigate the risk.

    By Marta Chmielowicz

    For Jill Geimer and many other HR executives, February 15, 2019 is a day that will be hard to forget. According to reports from The Washington Post, after being terminated from his position at Henry Pratt manufacturing company in Aurora, Ill., employee Gary Martin opened fire, killing five people and wounding six others. This hit particularly close to home for Geimer, whose company, Ecentria Group, houses a large inventory warehouse in the region.

  • HRO Today Baker's Dozen 2019 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: MSP (Contingent Labor Resourcing and Management)

    We rank the top providers based on customer satisfaction surveys.

    By The Editors

    HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings are based solely on feedback from buyers of the rated services; the ratings are not based on the opinion of the HRO Today staff. We collect feedback annually through an online survey which we distribute to buyers directly through our own mailing lists and indirectly through service providers. Once collected, response data for all providers with a statistically significant sample size are loaded into the HRO Today database for analysis.

  • Workplace Bullying Zero Tolerance

    Organizations need to take a proactive approach to eliminate bullying and create a healthy culture.

    By Chris Dyer

    People do their best work when they’re supported socially, so the opposite must also be true: Interpersonal strife interferes with achievement. This is why the topic of bullying, whether in the academic or professional sphere, has come to the forefront in the past 30 years. It’s real and it’s really detrimental.

  • Workplace Safety The Duty of Care

    Five steps to ensure employee safety through location awareness and active shooter preparedness drills.

    By Cara Antonacci

    Executives, HR leaders, and security professionals have a “duty of care” to uphold to keep their people safe. Given the increased prevalence of workplace violence and active shooter situations, this responsibility has only been magnified. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 16,890 workers in the private industry experienced trauma from nonfatal workplace violence in 2016. To compound that issue, the workforce is becoming increasingly mobile and remote.

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HRO Today Global Current Issue

  • From Quantity to Quality

    Market pressures are shifting how China-based organisations recruit.

    By Michael Switow

    Despite a cloud of uncertainty hanging over Sino-U.S. relations resulting from more than a year of escalating tariffs, trade tensions, and technology spats, recruiters in China are bullish about the year ahead. Even signs of a slowing economy are not dampening sentiment, though many companies are clearly becoming more conservative.

  • Looking Fore Talent?

    At Mission Hills China, the path to success may not lie straight ahead.

    By Michael Switow

    At Mission Hills China, a multi-billion dollar company that is home to the world’s two largest golf resorts as well as a range of other businesses, one top executive started his career in property sales. Later he moved to the PR and marketing department, and now he heads a major tourist attraction and film studio called Movie Town, which welcomes more than two million visitors a year.

  • Millennials and Mobility: Asia’s Best Cities

    HR can earn an advantage when understanding the living preferences of the younger generation. By Michael Switow For organisations looking to hire millennial talent, which Asian cities are the best—and worst—places to base company operations? Singapore, Tokyo, and Hong Kong are the most welcoming cities in Asia-Pacific for millennials, according to a study by consumer research firm ValueChampion. New Delhi and […]

  • HRO Today Baker's Dozen 2019 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: Relocation

    View the top-rated relocation providers in the industry.

    By The Editors

    HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings are based solely on feedback from buyers of the rated services; the ratings are not based on the opinion of the HRO Today staff. We collect feedback annually through an online survey which we distribute to buyers directly through our own mailing lists and indirectly through service providers. Once collected, response data for all providers with a statistically significant sample size are loaded into the HRO Today database for analysis.

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  • Flash Report: You Are What They Think: How Companies Invest and Measure the Impact of Employer Branding

    Employer branding is of growing importance to organizations as they try to attract top talent in a tight labor market. In this study, respondents were asked to explain their perceptions of the scope of employer brand – whether it is a candidate attraction effort only, or part of a wider engagement initiative. Nearly nine-in-ten (85%) […]

  • Global Employment Report: Q1 2019

    In the first quarter of 2019, the global unemployment rate remained low, with around half (24 of the 49) of the countries analyzed in the report showing levels of 5.0 percent or less. Among those, 16 of the 49 countries in the report announced decreases in national unemployment rates since Q4 2018. The current economic […]

  • Flash Report: Practices & Challenges in Total Talent Management

    In this flash report, we take a look at how organizations manage their contingent workforce and how well these practices combine with their Total Talent Management (TTM) model. The Total Talent Management model integrates the full spectrum of workers, from permanent employees to temporary workers, independent contractors, and freelancers.   The workforce continues to evolve and […]

  • Global Unemployment Report: Q4 2018

    In the fourth quarter of 2018, 21 of the 49 countries analyzed in this report announced decreases in national unemployment rates since the third quarter. Of the remaining countries, 14 reported increases, while 15 were unchanged. Though 2018 was a generally positive year, there was weakened economic growth in the fourth quarter due to trade tensions remaining […]

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HRO Today White Papers

  • Whitepaper: Three Workforce Solutions to Reduce Costs of Contingent Healthcare Staffing

    How can healthcare executives manage staffing shortages, rising regulatory pressures, and increased marketplace competition? A critical part of the solution to workforce budgeting challenges is optimizing contingent staff to reduce costs, make spending more predictable, relieve management pressures, and improve patient care. In response to the increased utilization of contingent practitioners throughout the healthcare industry, […]

  • Employee Screening The Five W’s: Analyzing The Benefits and Advantages of Employee Screening

    Competition to find the best applicants is at an all-time high, and competitors are fighting to find applicants to help their company grow and set them apart. A comprehensive background screening program can be used to strengthen a company in its specific industry and increase efficiencies in the hiring process. Your company’s future relies on […]

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