Author Archives: Audrey Roth

How Can You Use Social Recognition Properly to Drive Business Impact?

More than 60-percent of employees remain disengaged at work, according to Gallup’s annual State of the American Workplace survey, and the percentage of engaged employees has been consistently low in the last three surveys.

Clearly, measuring engagement and addressing a few key elements per year is not driving the positive energy companies are seeking.

A powerful tool often discussed in employee engagement surveys – but rarely the focal point of HR strategy – is social recognition.  How can you use social recognition properly to drive business impact?

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Strategic RPO: How Can Your RPO Make You More Competitive?

Companies expect their RPOs to create better, more efficient and deeper pipelines of talent.  They expect a strong social media presence.  They expect technology, metrics and analytics.  And they expect high operational performance.

But, as markets mature, operational efficiency only goes so far.  So RPOs have looked to deliver value-added services.  They seek to become better partners, and that means deeper relationships.  However, even value-added services are becoming table stakes.

The next stage of RPO is taking performance and accountability to the next level with strategic RPO/client relationships that help your company become a more competitive player in your industry.

In this white paper, you will uncover key elements of a strategic RPO approach to transform the way you acquire talent.

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PeopleScout expands executive leadership team with two new roles

CHICAGO, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- PeopleScout, a TrueBlue company and leading global provider of talent solutions, today announced that it has added two new roles to its executive leadership team. These additions were made to support excellence in service delivery and PeopleScout's ability to deliver innovative and agile talent solutions that allow clients to reach their current and future talent goals. David Ludolph has been promoted to executive leader of client delivery. Ludolph will lead PeopleScout's client delivery team with a focus on driving service excellence, continuous improvement and greater scalability for PeopleScout clients. He will continue to report to PeopleScout President Taryn Owen. "David has a proven track record of success developing high-performing teams that exceed client expectations through accountability, data-driven insights and innovative strategies," Owen said. "In his new role, David will be responsible for driving value and competitive advantage for our clients by leveraging operational best practices and emerging technology.

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Cross Country Healthcare To Acquire Assets of Advantage RN

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN), a leading provider of healthcare staffing and workforce solutions, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and business of Advantage RN and its affiliates (collectively, "Advantage") for an aggregate purchase price of $88 million, subject to a post-closing working capital adjustment. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in West Chester, Ohio, Advantage is one of the largest independent travel nurse staffing companies in the United States. Advantage deploys many of its nurses through Managed Service Providers and Vendor Management Systems and maintains strong direct relationships with many hospitals. The founder and CEO of Advantage, Matt Price, will remain with the business after the transaction closes. For the year ended December 31, 2016 Advantage had revenue of approximately $100 million and a normalized EBITDA (refer to Non-GAAP financial measures below for definition) of approximately $10.

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HR With Impact

Our annual award winners share their most transformative initiatives and the next big thing for their organizations. By The Editors HRO Today CEO Elliot Clark has said that it has become this magazine’s job to recognize those who take so much time recognizing others in the workforce that they don’t have time to honor themselves. This job has become an annual privilege for the staff of HRO Today and for the judging board of previous award winners who are also part of the process. The HRO Today Forum in Chicago in May provided the perfect opportunity to share the incredible work of this year’s leaders of distinction. The winners of our CHRO of the Year Awards, Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards, and HR Healthcare Program of the Year Awards were also honored. Here, learn more about how these HR leaders have impacted their organizations and how they plan to do so in the future. CHRO OF THE YEAR INNOVATION David Almeda, Chief People Officer,Continue reading →

Tektonic Awards

Learn about this year’s most disruptive and innovative technology in the HR space. By Marta Chmielowicz We are entering a new period of innovation and disruption in the HR technology and software marketplace. Driven by fundamental changes in how employees want to be managed, HR has to evolve to accommodate these needs. Emerging tools are increasingly data-driven, automated, integrated across functions, and accessible. Although they all serve different functions, they have a common thread—the goal of making life at work better. This year’s TekTonic award winners were announced at the HRO Today Forum in May and are being recognized for their valuable contributions to the areas of workforce management, background screening, talent management, sourcing, relocation, and recognition. CATEGORY: Workforce Management PROVIDER: Kronos SOLUTION: Workforce Ready THE WHY BEHIND THE WIN: Kronos Workforce Ready is a unified human capital management (HCM) platform that allows organizations to manage their entire workforce from pre-hire to retirement.

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A Rewarding Experience

Organizations can maximize the impact of their recognition programs by offering experiential rewards.

By Christa Elliott

The research is clear—employees want to be recognized at work, and according to a 2016 Gallup poll, only 51 percent of workers are satisfied with the recognition they receive at work. But when approaches such as social recognition or monetary rewards aren’t resonating with employees, there is another option. Using experiential rewards can be an effective way to engage employees through a personalized approach, proving to them that their employer values what they bring to the table.

Often leveraged by the consumer sector to enhance loyalty programs, experience-based, non-cash rewards are now a popular employee recognition tactic. The Incentive Research Foundation’s 2016 Trends in Incentive Travel, Rewards, and Recognition study found that when it comes to large awards, most employees cited experiential travel rewards as their number one preference.

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Outside-of-the-Box Benefits

Seven perk-driven strategies to engage and retain employees. By Jeanie Heffernan A company’s greatest asset is its workforce, and that is why it is vital to equip workers with the best tools and resources to do their jobs. But today’s employees are also looking for benefits that help maintain a positive work-life balance. While traditional benefits such as medical, dental, and vision insurance might be what initially come to mind, many organizations are beginning to think outside of the box to foster a more engaged, productive, and healthier workforce. Recent iCIMS research found that 92 percent of full-time employees believe that companies offering non-traditional benefits are more likely to recruit top-tier talent. These benefits also serve as retention tools; a comprehensive benefits package gives employees a reason to stay with a company other than the paycheck. Outside-of-the-box benefits come in a variety of forms: from helping employees live healthier lives to providing opportunities for them to save money or remove some of the stress of daily life.

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