Author Archives: Bill MacRae

Worker Confidence Index Report: Second Quarter 2017

The Worker Confidence Index (WCI) dropped significantly in the second quarter to 99.7 - the same level for this time last year. Of the four components of the WCI, only job stability rose, while likelihood of promotion and likelihood of a raise both dropped.  The Trust in Company Leadership index also declined, but remained higher than one year ago. Respondents under the age of 44 grew more confident about their job stability, while older respondents also remained more confident in their job security.  In findings similar to one year ago, higher income employees reported having the most job security. And, all of this happened as the gross domestic product has increased. What else does the report reveal that impacts HR?  Find out by downloading the report with these options below: Click here to download the full report Continue reading →

HRO Today Announces 2017 Recognition Baker’s Dozen Rankings

August 17, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA – HRO Today has announced its 2017 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Survey rankings for recognition.  The rankings were revealed on August 17, 2017, via video announcement on YouTube and live posts on Twitter. To determine the rankings, HRO Today collects feedback through an online survey that is distributed both directly to buyers through HRO Today’s mailing lists and indirectly by sending service providers the link to send to their clients.  Responses are scored for each provider that has a statistically significant sample, and 10 survey responses are required from seven client companies in order to qualify for the top 13 companies. Results are analyzed across three subcategories:  breadth of service, deal size, and service quality.  Using an algorithm that weighs questions and categories based on importance, scores are calculated in all three subcategories and for the overall score. The rankings for the overall score category are:
  1. Achievers
  2. Rideau Recognition, Inc.

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Renee Preston Joins SharedXpertise as Vice President of Membership Services

Philadelphia, PA – August 1, 2017 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today and HRO Today Global magazines and producer of the HRO Today Forum events, announced that Renee Preston has joined the organization as vice president of membership services. Preston arrives at SharedXpertise with over twenty years of experience inside the outsourcing industry, regularly connecting outsourcing buyers, providers and advisors with networks and platforms for exchanging best practices. Most recently, she held the role of managing director of association development with the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals. “We’re impressed with Renee’s experience within the association management space,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise. “We feel that she’ll be a good match, with her background in collaborating with professionals who are supporting, discussing and challenging the traditional ideas in the outsourcing marketplace.

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Worker Confidence Index Report: First Quarter 2017

The Worker Confidence Index (WCI) increased for the fifth consecutive quarter and set a new level for this study.  The WCI rose 3.1 points to 107.6 in the first quarter, which is 10.9 points higher than one year ago.

In addition, two out of the four components of the WCI – likelihood of promotion and raise – rose by more than nine points, while job stability and trust in leadership slightly declined.

There is also is a dichotomy in worker confidence.  Those feeling secure about their jobs are thriving, but an increasing percentage isn’t even confident they wouldn’t lose their job.  The economy is also a concern.

What else does the report reveal that impacts HR?  Find out by downloading the report with these options below:

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Catch Me if You Can: How to Choose the Best Pre-employment Screening Solution

Nearly a third of employers don’t prescreen for trouble.  That's what a new study shows about background checking. The stakes are higher now for companies than they’ve ever been. In a tight labor market, there’s enormous pressure to hire more employees quickly; in particular, data and physical security are paramount. There is also a lack of quantification about the impact of background screening providers. More than three-quarters of study respondents weren’t aware of any formal metrics for measuring the success of their background screening provider service. Is HR taking background screening seriously enough?  What are the key factors to consider when selecting a provider?  Download the report by selecting an option below: Click here to download the report Continue reading →

HR Practices Improve Company Sales

The impact of hiring the right sales people at the right time can scarcely be overstated. Without sales driving top-line revenue, every other part of the organization will fail, no matter how well the other departments have executed their responsibilities. This study shows that while most HR professionals know the cost per hire of a sales representative, they are in the dark about the cost of not hiring quickly. Despite the high stakes of top-quality sales hires, companies often fail to track the metrics they need to best decide about sales force staffing. And HR often remains in the dark about the impact of hiring, or not hiring, new members of the sales team. How can you find out what the impacts of staffing levels are at your organization?  Find out by benchmarking against the report and inputting your organization's information into this report's sales recruiting calculator. Download the report by selecting one of the options below: Continue reading →

The Growing Crisis in Healthcare Talent Acquisition – AMN Webinar

The growing gap of unfilled clinical and nonclinical jobs poses a serious economic and quality challenge for healthcare providers. But healthcare organizations that use experienced partners to support their talent acquisition function can drive 1.3 times more effective business outcomes. The white paper, The Growing Crisis in Healthcare Talent Acquisition: Best Practice Solutions, developed by HRO Today and AMN Healthcare, sheds light on how an advanced partnership approach to talent acquisition with workforce solutions experts is necessary in the superheated environment of healthcare staffing that exists today. Watch the webinar as we discuss the findings of the white paper, including:
  • How organizations can address the high and growing cost of unfilled healthcare jobs
  • What healthcare HR teams can do to enhance their talent acquisition model
  • Why it is imperative that healthcare organizations adequately invest in recruiting
Join Chris Scowden, Vice President, RPO Operations, AMN Healthcare, and Elliot Clark, Chairman & CEO, HRO Today, in a discussion about addressing the growing crises in healthcare talent acquisition today.

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