Author Archives: Audrey Roth

Worker Confidence Index – First Quarter 2018

The Worker Confidence Index (WCI) for the first quarter of 2018 increased by 2.6 points, and has increased in each of the last three quarters.

Of the four components of the WCI, Likelihood of Promotion rose the most, improving by 9.7 points, while the Likelihood of a Raise also improved by 4.6 points. Job Security and The Trust in Company Leadership indices showed modest declines in the quarter, but were similar to the first quarter of 2017.

Concern about job loss is the most important indicator in estimating worker confidence about their current and near-term financial outlook. Women continue to report the highest level of job security since the inception of the study. The percentage of males who felt that they would lose their job decreased slightly in 1Q 2018.

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TrueBlue Acquires TMP Holdings LTD Strengthening PeopleScout’s Global RPO and Talent Advisory Capabilities

Acquisition expands PeopleScout’s EMEA client base, team and operations.

Chicago, IL – June 13, 2018TrueBlue (NYSE:TBI), a global provider of specialized workforce solutions, has, through its PeopleScout Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) segment, acquired TMP Holdings LTD (“TMP”) which operates in the United Kingdom under the brand name TMP Worldwide. TMP is an award-winning provider of employer branding and recruitment marketing solutions with a portfolio of marquee RPO clients.

The acquisition achieves two primary objectives. First, it expands PeopleScout’s global RPO capabilities and EMEA client base, team and operations. Second, the acquisition creates a powerful talent advisory offering for PeopleScout’s global client base comprised of a broad array of services, including employer branding, recruitment marketing, assessment services and talent acquisition strategy.

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Candidate Experience Counts

Cielo Candidate Experience

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 candidate experience.

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Holiday Hiring Starts Now

Cielo Holiday Hiring

Organizations should consider these workforce planning strategies to excel during the high volume holiday season.

By Debbie Bolla

Ready for the holidays? This is a question that is already on the minds of retailers. With a little strategic planning now, organizations can get their high volume holiday hiring on track now and be effectively prepared for execution in the Fall. And they will need to be ready if last year’s trends indicate this year’s activity. A 2017 CareerBuilder study found that across industries, 35 percent of employers expected to hire seasonal workers in the fourth quarter and 38 percent of top holiday jobs were in customer service.

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Say Hello to Your Next Hire

Marta Chmielowicz

Special report: How AI is shaping the workplace.

By Marta Chmielowicz

It is the year 2035 and robots powered by artificial intelligence (AI) are part of everyday life. Working as servants in every household and programmed to follow three laws of robotics, they nevertheless band together in a plot to take over the world.

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Recognition Reviving the Review Process

Performance Review

HR is finding value in leveraging recognition program metrics for employee performance evaluations.

By Debbie Bolla

Traditional performance reviews have earned a reputation among the majority of organizations for underperforming. In fact, research from Saba found that only eight percent of companies believe their performance management process is highly effective in driving business value, with 58 percent reporting it’s not an effective use of time. Why is this?

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What’s Your Story?

Employer Brand

Sharing brand storytelling in an authentic way helps companies connect and engage with employees at many levels.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Storytelling is an ancient and universal human trait. From visual stories told through cave drawings and ancient hieroglyphs to epic poems communicated to the masses, stories have been central to how humans connect, learn, and make sense of the world. Even with the advent of printing, and later, technology, the common themes and narratives found in good stories remain constant.

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