ACS Awarded $120 Million Human Resources Outsourcing Contract With Delta Air Lines

DALLAS, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., (NYSE: ACS – News), a premier provider of business process and information technology outsourcing solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a human resources (HR) business process outsourcing (BPO) contract with Delta Air Lines, the United States’ second-largest airline. The seven-year agreement is valued at […]

Better, Faster, Smarter

How will AI impact HR? A new study provides some answers. By Larry Basinait Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to systems that can adapt their functionality without being programmed to do so, but rather based on the usage data they collect. As a tool used to guide and execute HR processes, AI has enormous implications. Intelligent technology can be leveraged to […]

Human Resources New Technology Quarterly Summary: Q2 2018

What technological advancements and news happened during the second quarter of 2018? The rate of advancement in the human capital management (HCM) technology sector is accelerating. In order to track the players and their innovations, HRO Today and Alexander Mann Solutions have partnered to release quarterly reports that summarize trends, funding initiatives and other activities […]

HR and Hiring Managers: Where They Differ and Agree on TA Performance

How do the opinions of HR and hiring managers vary regarding TA processes? In a time when worldwide unemployment rates are reaching historic lows, recruiters are under increasing pressure to fill positions quickly. Hiring managers, faced with their own challenges, are not always the most sympathetic partners in the hiring process. But how do they […]

Ways Wellness Works

Today’s wellness programs benefit both employees and organizations alike.

By Lynn Herrick

HR executives understand the biggest asset to any company is its people. And the biggest asset to employees? Their health and well-being. Nowadays, employees are placing even greater value on taking care of their mental and physical health, which is why it makes good business sense for organizations to ensure that employee wellness is a top business priority. The numbers don’t lie: A study from Willis Towers Watson found that a healthy, happy workforce can reduce overall business costs by more than $1,600 per employee, driven by a decreased need for taking time off for injuries or unplanned sickness. On the other hand, not having a workplace wellness program can be incredibly costly considering the potential risk for high turnover, employee absenteeism, and decreased employee morale.

Focus on Flex

Customizable benefits are key to engaging, retaining, and motivating millennial employees.

By Bradd Chignoli

Millennials have become the largest generation in the labor force, making up more than one-third of the total workforce, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. As a result, organizations are striving to understand and meet the needs of this diverse demographic. And this is just one generation. Today’s workforce spans four—soon to be five—generations, and is comprised of various demographic and socio-economic backgrounds. So, it’s more important than ever that organizations’ benefit options are just as diverse and are designed to meet each employee’s individual goals and needs. How can this be accomplished?

The Power of Integration

This year’s iTalent Competition winner is helping organizations reduce time to hire and maintain compliance to boot.

By Taylor Thompson

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average cost of a poor hiring decision can equal 30 percent of the first year’s potential earnings. Glassdoor and the Brandon Hall Group also report that 95 percent of employers admit to suffering from at least one bad hire every year. With increasing pressure to find the right hires and growing candidate expectations of a customer-like experience, HR needs a vetting process that can keep up with the rapidly-changing nature of the hiring process. Enter background screening platform Verified First.

Better, Faster, Smarter

How will AI impact HR? A new study provides some answers.

By Larry Basinait

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to systems that can adapt their functionality without being programmed to do so, but rather based on the usage data they collect. As a tool used to guide and execute HR processes, AI has enormous implications. Intelligent technology can be leveraged to help HR leaders source candidates, forecast employee flight risk, identify high-potential employees, prevent bias in hiring, improve the candidate and employee experience, and implement corporate learning programs—and that’s just the beginning.

Candidate Experience Counts

Be an employer of choice for seasonal hiring. By Debbie Bolla As reported last year, Amazon made headlines with it plans to hire 120,000 employees for the holidays, and other retailers weren’t far behind. This translates to seasonal workers having their pick of opportunities. With such competition, organizations need to ensure they offer a positive […]

HR Winners and Losers in the News

By Elliot H. Clark

This year, we’ve had a plethora of public stories that have involved HR-related topics. HR has a hard enough job dealing with everyday stuff like, umm, I don’t know hiring and retaining employees, making sure everyone is paid correctly, and managing a culture of respect and diversity. But add in these flashpoint issues and they precipitate crises. I’ve seen a few examples of HR winners and losers in the news lately, and many of them involve getting rid of problem employees. It reminds me how one of my first mentors told me: “Hire slowly and fire quickly if a problem arises.” I think that is by and large true. I know I am likely going to irritate both the right and the left below, but I’m here for HR, not political parties.