Author Archives: Audrey Roth

Beating the Competition

Talent Strategy

Companies are shifting their talent acquisition strategies to succeed in a candidate-driven market.

By Marissa Geist

In a stark reminder of how challenging today’s talent shortages have become, 54 percent of business leaders in Cielo’s recent Talent Acquisition 360 study said their companies have more open positions than ever before. Nearly 70 percent of stakeholders said they believe the existing talent pool is shrinking while the competition for talent is increasing. This battle of supply and demand is causing C-Suite leaders to include talent acquisition and retention as a critical component of their overall business strategies to ensure organizational performance is not hampered by talent gaps.

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Blazing New Trails

Millennials

What drives millennials to seek new opportunities?

By Jackie Olson

Today’s young professionals looking to further their careers are reaping the benefits of a robust job market, allowing them to identify opportunities based on a range of features besides compensation. In fact, Merrill Corporation recently conducted a survey of junior associates working in the financial services industry to find out what factors are driving them to choose a new role. The survey sought input into why they chose their career and employer, job satisfaction levels, future career aspirations, and their views on the overarching capital markets industry. The results offer insight into what this future generation of industry leaders are looking for right now—in the early stages of their careers—from employers, direct managers, and perhaps most importantly, from themselves.

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Global Unemployment Near Record Low

Global Economy

North America and APAC continue to show strong economic growth.

By Larry Basinait

Deploying a global workforce and ensuring access to the best talent is a crucial component of success for many enterprises. Global labor market data is an invaluable tool for multinational HR departments and can be used to inform critical decisions around the best countries and regions in which to grow. PeopleScout, a global provider of RPO, MSP, and total workforce solutions, has partnered with HRO Today to produce quarterly reports that compile current international labor market figures, including measures such as national Gross Domestic Product (GDP), unemployment rates, and important trends from the world’s leading economies by country and region. This data reveals actionable information about the quality and availability of the talent pool, working conditions, and recruitment opportunities.

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The NelsonHall Report: Seeking Digital Transformation

HR Tech

Organizations are looking to leverage intelligent technologies in order to increase efficiency in HR delivery models.

By Pete Tiliakos

With digitalization at the forefront for most business leaders today, the demand for advancing technology capability continues to intensify. Many organizations are diligently executing on digital strategies with the goal of transforming and advancing their operations, both client facing and back office, toward a more future-proof model. In HR, the need for transformation is long overdue and more critical than ever.

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C-TEN Insights: Diverse by Design

Diversity

Leading D&I for a minority majority company, SVP of HR and D&I Jacqueline Welch reveals strategies that drive results.

By Debbie Bolla

Industry research shows that diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts can provide organizations with a competitive edge: McKinsey reports that the most ethnically diverse companies are 35 percent more likely to outperform their counterparts and Bersin by Deloitte research finds that inclusive companies are 1.7 times more likely to be innovative leaders in their fields. Jacqueline Welch knows this—and more. As senior vice president of human resources and diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at Freddie Mac, she has made D&I a real priority for the organization. Here, she shares how to increase, communicate, and measure D&I efforts.

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Editor’s Note: Up, Up, and Away

HRO Today

By Debbie Bolla

The pre-employment screening services market has been on a growth trajectory for the last few years with no signs of stopping. In fact, according to research from The Insight Partners, the industry is poised to grow to $5.46 billion by 2025, an uptick from $3.74 billion in 2016. In response, HRO Today has expanded our annual Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction ratings to include two lists: enterprise and midsize programs. Comprising of 24 HR service partners, these rankings take into account size of deal. Those providers that deliver programs above the market average in terms of size are on the enterprise list while those that deliver below the market average are on midsize program list. To see this year’s leaders, click here.

According to the 2018 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmark Report, 53 percent of organizations leverage background checks to achieve better quality of hire. Clean Harbors’ Vice President of Human Resources Doug Harris agrees: “It’s important for us to conduct background checks because we cannot make mistakes.”

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HRO Today Announces 2018 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards Winners in EMEA

Philadelphia, PA – November 13, 2018 – HRO Today has announced the winners of its 2018 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards in EMEA.

The individual award winners and leaders of distinction were selected for demonstrating excellence in the talent acquisition function, including employer branding, diversity, technology, and financial analysis. The winners were announced at an awards luncheon hosted by Cielo on November 6, 2018 at the HRO Today Forum EMEA in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The 2018 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards in EMEA winners are:

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HRO Today Announces Winners of the 2018 CHRO of the Year Awards in EMEA

Philadelphia, PA – November 13, 2018 – HRO Today has announced the winners of its 2018 CHRO of the Year Awards in EMEA.

The leaders of distinction and individual award winners were announced at an awards gala on November 5, 2018 at the HRO Today Forum EMEA in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Individual awards were presented in the following categories: innovation, for-profit, and sustainable workforce.

The 2018 CHRO of the Year Awards in EMEA winners are:

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AVANGRID, Inc. Appoints Peter Church Chief Human Resources Officer

Orange, CT – November 12, 2018 – AVANGRID Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a leading sustainable energy company, today announced the appointment of Peter Church as Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, Church will oversee Human Resources, Information Technology and General Services.

Reporting to AVANGRID CEO James Torgerson, Church will be responsible for developing and executing human resource strategies in support of the overall company business plan and strategic direction of the organization.

“Peter is a great addition to the AVANGRID management team as we think about the AVANGRID culture and employer brand reputation,” said James Torgerson, CEO of AVANGRID. “He brings a great balance of practical HR process experience and big picture thinking around workplace culture and employer brand.”

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