Finding the Right Formula

HRO Today March 2018

Learn how employee engagement strategies and surveys can be used to drive meaningful change.

By Debbie Bolla

Employee engagement has been one of the most talked about topics in HR in recent years. It’s certainly not a new idea, but shocking statistics—both good and bad—of its impact on business have put employee engagement back on the map in a big way.

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Recognizing Goodness

Recognizing Volunteering


By Marta Chmielowicz

Every day, people become more conscious of their impact on the world and how they can shape it in their personal lives. Faced with global economic, political, and social instability and disruption, the millennial generation in particular is turning its attention to social causes that benefit the greater good. Whether it’s by supporting altruistic brands like TOMS or contributing to non-profit fundraising efforts on Facebook, it’s clear that young people today want to be socially responsible.

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To Bot or Not to Bot?

Chatbots in Talent Acquisition

Artificial intelligence has the potential to improve speed to hire, quality of hire, and candidate experience.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Chatbot technology is not new. In 2001, more than 30 million people were chatting with SmarterChild on AOL Instant Messenger, and now, chatbots are everywhere. Want to order pizza, see next week’s weather forecast, or get some personal shopping recommendations? There’s a bot for that.

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Contingent Connection

Engaging Contingent Workers

Organizations are increasingly turning to social media as a way to attract contract workers.

By Marta Chmielowicz

No matter the name—contractors, freelancers, consultants, or contingent workers—there is no denying that the gig economy workforce has seen a massive spike in recent years. According to Upwork’s 2017 Freelancing in America study, the contingent workforce in the U.S. now makes up 36 percent of the working population and is growing at a rate three times faster than the total workforce overall. At the current rate, the majority of workers in the U.S. will freelance within the next 10 years.

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Next-Gen Leaders

Millennial Employees

Organizations need to start grooming top-performing millennials into tomorrow’s leaders.

By Rachel Cubas-Wilkinson

It’s hard to believe but it’s been three years since millennials surpassed Gen-Xers as the largest segment of the workforce. This shift has made a notable impact across the spectrum of employee recruitment, selection, succession planning, and development for leadership roles. As the number of millennials in the workforce rises, baby boomers who still hold many leadership positions are continuing to retire—and there’s a notably smaller cohort of Gen Xers slated to take their place. The result: Millennials may find themselves thrust into leadership and management roles sooner than anticipated.

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Making Teams Work

Workforce Management

Three strategies that help managers enable their employees to succeed.

By Amy Leschke-Kahle

At work, a team can mean many things. Organizations can have a team of executives or a team of frontline workers. They can have a hierarchical team, a flatter team, or a dynamic team that brings together contractors and full-time employees from disparate groups or practices depending on the project at hand. Whether it’s in the field of hospitality, technology, or on the shop floor, teams are where work lives. But increasingly, more and more work gets done in groups outside of the organizational chart.

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Paychex Acquires Lessor Group

Acquisition of leading SaaS payroll and HR provider based in Denmark advances Paychex’s international growth

ROCHESTER, NY – March 1, 2018 – Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, today announced the acquisition of Lessor Group (Lessor), a market-leading provider of payroll and human capital management (HCM) software solutions headquartered in Denmark and serving clients in Northern Europe. Lessor provides services under two models – a SaaS and on-premise suite through its Lessor platform and Microsoft Dynamics; and a do-it-yourself, cloud-based platform branded as Danløn in Denmark and delivered under the following brands in other parts of Europe: Ilohngehalt (Germany), Norlønn (Norway), and Swelön (Sweden).

“Paychex’s international strategy has been to grow in Europe, beyond our Germany operation. This acquisition gives us significant client and revenue growth opportunities, and it will deliver value for business owners that helps make it easier for them to be efficient and compliant,” says Martin Mucci, Paychex president and CEO. “Our two organizations share a commitment to businesses in the markets we serve, and the combination of Lessor’s payroll and HCM software products and Paychex’s full-service BPO service bureau capabilities will provide a complete technology-enabled services platform in our markets.”

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What’s Ahead

HR Trends 2018

HR leaders discuss their top priorities for 2018.

By Debbie Bolla

Faced with a pressing expectation to deliver strategic initiatives, HR business leaders have become more agile in their approach to human capital management. And it’s making an impact. Randstad Sourceright’s 2018 Talent Trends Report finds that 84 per cent of respondents say the work they do will prepare their organisation for the future. Here, four HR leaders share what is on their agenda for 2018; ways they are attracting, recruiting, and retaining the best talent; and how they are getting ready for the European Union’s impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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View From the Top

HR Global Superstars

Meet the best and brightest minds in the HR industry.

By The Editors

Faced with globalisation, rapid technological change, and intense competition in the labour market, the role of HR is being forced to evolve—and this evolution is being spearheaded by none other than this year’s HRO Today Global HR Superstars.

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