Author Archives: Audrey Roth

HRO Today and Alexander Mann Solutions Release Report: Human Resources New Technology for Second Quarter

Philadelphia, PA – August 14, 2018 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today Magazine, and Alexander Mann Solutions, one of the world’s leading providers of talent acquisition and management services, have partnered to release the Human Resources New Technology Quarterly Summary: Q2 2018.

As the rate of advancement in the human capital management (HCM) technology sector is accelerating, these quarterly reports track and analyze recent trends, funding initiatives and other activities that support product innovation in HR.  This information provides critical insights into new technology, its applications and the companies leading the HCM technology industry.

The robust rate of advancement in human resources technologies increased during the second quarter, with 57 major announcements documented, compared to 36 in Q1.  Areas of development with notably high levels of activity included: mobile capabilities, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and platforms that facilitate communication between employers and employees/candidates.  Just as companies have begun exploring uses for AI in various HR functions, mobile technologies can be leveraged in several areas as well, including recruitment and employee engagement.

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HRO Today Releases New Report on HR and Hiring Manager Satisfaction with Talent Acquisition Performance

Philadelphia, PA – August 9, 2018 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today Magazine, and Orion Novotus, an Orion Talent company and the mid-market leader in recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), have partnered to release a report entitled “HR and Hiring Managers: Where They Differ and Agree on TA Performance.”

The report found that recruiters tend to underestimate hiring manager satisfaction with the talent acquisition (TA) process, consistently rating their perceptions of the process and hiring manager satisfaction lower than hiring managers themselves.  Overall, satisfaction scores from both hiring managers and recruiters were high, averaging 4.23 out of 5.00, while recruiters indicated that they expected hiring managers to give a rating of 3.71 for the TA support they receive.  Both parties agreed that there is considerable room for greater satisfaction and improved deliverables.

“One potential area for improvement is communication,” said Larry Basinait, vice president of market research, SharedXpertise.  “Less than one third (31.1 percent) of hiring managers and only 13.3 percent of recruiters agreed completely with the assertion that there is an appropriate level of communication between the two groups, which is a discouraging finding in such an important area.”

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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 that support product innovation in HR.

The robust rate of advancement in human resources technologies increased during the second quarter, with 57 major announcements documented, compared to 36 in Q1. Three areas of technology development with particularly high levels of activity were: mobile capabilities, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and platforms that facilitate communication between employers and employees/candidates.

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HRO Today Editorial Director Debbie Bolla to Guest on Business Radio on Sirius XM

Philadelphia, PA – August 2, 2018 – Debbie Bolla, editorial director of HRO Today and HRO Today Global Magazines, will make a guest appearance on today’s episode of “In the Workplace” at 5 p.m. EST on Business Radio on Sirius XM powered by the Wharton School.

Bolla will share her expertise on how organizations are approaching employee benefits and examining what today’s employees are looking for.  She will present a case study featured in the July/August issue of HRO Today Magazine that focuses on Aflac and how the company has implemented employee-driven initiatives, such as their onsite Care Clinics, and achieved employee engagement and satisfaction scores of 87 percent.

“I am looking forward to joining Peter Capelli and Greg Shae for a dynamic discussion of forward-thinking programs that meet employees’ needs and motivate them to do their best work,” said Bolla.  “Employees have needs that vary greatly, and customized employee benefit programs that focus on wellness—whether that be physical, mental, financial, or another type—can drive employee loyalty and, ultimately, business success.”

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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 really feel about the state of recruiting in their company? How do HR recruiters’ opinions about the internal hiring process vary from opinions of the hiring managers, and how do both groups feel about each other and the support of their mutual goals?

Key takeaways from this report include:

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TrueBlue Announces Leadership Transition

CEO Steven C. Cooper Named Executive Chairman of the Board; President and COO Patrick Beharelle Promoted to CEO

Tacoma, WA – July 30, 2018 TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE:TBI) announced today that Chief Executive Officer Steven C. Cooper will become Executive Chairman of the Board, succeeding Joe Sambataro Jr. This transition will take place September 1, 2018 and Mr. Sambataro will remain on the board.

Mr. Cooper, a 19-year company veteran which includes 12 years as CEO, led the company’s transformation from a general labor staffing business to a specialized workforce solutions provider. Mr. Cooper will step down from his role as CEO to be succeeded by President and Chief Operating Officer Patrick Beharelle, who has been named President and CEO and a member of the board, effective September 1, 2018.  Mr. Cooper will also retire as an executive of the company at year-end and continue to serve as Chairman of the Board.

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Superior Now Known as Acara Solutions

Global staffing and recruitment company debuts new brand.

Buffalo, NY – August 1, 2018 – The company formerly known as Superior Talent Resources/Superior Group recently announced it will now be known as Acara Solutions, a global recruiting and talent solutions company. The new Acara brand represents a refreshed approach to Superior’s time-tested services and its dedication to putting people first. The new brand is designed to provide clients and candidates better context and clarity to the company’s extended scope, purpose and expertise.

The rebrand—which builds on Superior’s legacy spanning six decades—is centered around continued key offerings in customized talent support built from a dedication to longstanding, consultative partnerships.

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