Author Archives: Audrey Roth

HRO Today Services and Technology Association Announces 2018 North America Awards Finalists

Philadelphia, PA – October 18, 2018 – The HRO Today Services and Technology Association is recognizing the achievements of human resources professionals with its annual awards in North America.

This year’s finalists are a group of twenty-one organizations and individuals who have demonstrated excellence in several areas, including: recruitment, engagement strategy, diversity and inclusion, thought leadership, innovation in HR technology, and learning and development.  The winners will be announced at an awards reception on October 18, 2018, at the HRO Today Membership Summit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The 2018 HRO Today Services and Technology Association Awards Finalists in North America are:

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HRO Today Membership Summit Highlights the Importance of Standards and Practices in HR

Philadelphia, PA – October 17, 2018 – HRO Today will host the HRO Today Membership Summit on Thursday, October 18 in Philadelphia, PA, bringing together HR services and technology providers, analysts and practitioners for a day of interactive best practice discussions, expert-led sessions on trending industry topics, and networking opportunities.

The HR services and technology industry has companies filled with professionals committed to premium service.  HRO Today and the HRO Today Services and Technology Association are committed to helping great providers stand out from the crowd.  The focus of this conference and training retreat will be on engaging providers and practitioners in conversation, with the goal of establishing an industry-wide standard of ethics and performance.

Highlights from the agenda include:

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Higher Learning: Lessons in Leadership

HRO Today Global Autumn

VP of HR Antonio Climent shares the secrets to building culture and a strong leadership pipeline for Laureate International Universities.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Expanding into new international markets is fraught with difficulties. From aligning cultures to ensuring talent gaps are filled, multinational organisations can struggle to adapt to the norms and realities of their many areas of operation. But with the shift of economic activity from Europe and North America to markets in Africa, Asia, and Latin America comes a renewed need to manage global organisations. In fact, according to the McKinsey Global Institute, 400 midsize emerging-market cities, many unfamiliar in the West, will generate nearly 40 per cent of global growth over the next 15 years.

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Putting Learning into Action

Action Learning

An experiential approach to training can solve business challenges whilst strengthening leadership abilities.

By Michael McGowan

Industry 4.0 is permeating both business and personal lives—and revolutionising the way people work. But in corporate learning, one thing hasn’t changed: People learn best by doing.

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Cultural Connections

Cultural Training

A robust cross-cultural training programme is key for successful international relocations.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Cross-border relocations are becoming more commonplace as companies of all sizes embrace globalisation, battle skills shortages, and compete for top talent. Graebel’s Cross Border Transfers: Analysing Best Practices and Trends study reports that 83 per cent of HR professionals say these types of programmes help their organisations achieve talent and workplace management goals, and 66 per cent say they help meet internal development goals.

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Getting Ahead

Agile TA

An agile TA process solves many of the talent challenges today’s multinationals are facing.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Imagine this: An organisation is seeking a candidate to fill a newly open leadership position. A team of recruiters gets to work and just a few days later, there’s already several promising options on the table, with contract workers ready to fill the temporary talent gap in the meantime. But that’s not all—the search has revealed potential candidates for a variety of other positions that aren’t even listed yet. Not only have recruiters filled the existing job opening quickly and efficiently, but they have delivered a top-of-the-line experience, engaged a number of high-quality potential hires, and made strides to solve their organisation’s future hiring challenges.

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Despite advances in HR tech, employers believe human touch still an important part of hiring process

82% of U.S. employers believe smart technologies allow recruiters to focus on more interpersonal and knowledge-based work

ATLANTA, September 5, 2018 — Employers are increasingly using HR technology to help attract and hire the best talent. Despite the widespread adoption of these tools, many businesses leaders indicate they still want a human touch for critical moments during the recruitment process, according to a report released today by global talent solutions firm Randstad Sourceright.

Based on a survey of more than 800 human capital leaders, Randstad Sourceright’s Talent Trends research found that when it comes to tasks such as searching for talent, half  (51 percent) of employers believe initial screening should be mostly or completely automated. Similarly, the same percentage feel that automation is useful for tracking HR data/metrics and for the creation and management of HR analytics.

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Randstad Sourceright Talent Trends Quarterly: Q3 2018

While employers have widely adopted HR tech to help attract and hire the best talent, many businesses leaders indicate they still want a human touch for critical moments during the recruitment process.

Based on a survey of more than 800 human capital leaders, Randstad Sourceright’s Talent Trends research found that when it comes to tasks such as searching for talent, 51 percent of employers believe initial screening should be mostly or completely automated. However, talent leaders say a personal touch at certain points in the recruitment process keeps candidates engaged.

Highlights from this report include:

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