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Winning Workforce Strategies Webcast, Part Two

Employment Engagement and Recruiting are Related - Find Out How

HR understands the power of first impressions.  One of the most important processes is the hiring, onboarding and orienting of employees - the “candidate experience” - which directly impacts time-to-productivity, employee engagement and retention. Cory Kruse, president of Orion Novotus, and Katy Theroux, CHRO of the NCI Group, are sharing their expert views in the second part of this webcast series as they discuss:
  • How to define engagement.
  • How to express your organization’s values in ways that candidates feel connected.
  • Who should own the candidate engagement strategy and why?
The best workforce strategies are built on bringing in the best talent and deploying them faster with better engagement and productivity.

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HRO Today Releases Worker Confidence Index Study for Third Quarter 2017

Workers Growing More Comfortable with Job Security

Philadelphia, PA – December 7, 2017 – HRO Today announced that it has released its Worker Confidence Index Study for the third quarter of 2017. In this study, the Worker Confidence Index (WCI) reports an increase of 2.8 points over the prior quarter to 102.5 – also up from the same period one year ago. Of the four components of the WCI, likelihood of a promotion rose by 3.2 points in the third quarter, while other components remained virtually the same.  Congruently, after a sharp decline earlier this year, job security has quickly rebounded and now stands at about where it was five quarters ago (104.8).  Lack of concern about job loss is the most important indicator in estimating worker confidence about their current and near-term financial outlook. Meanwhile, the rate of growth in the gross domestic product remains unchanged from the prior quarter, and workers have indicated that their trust in company leadership has been waning steadily over the last three quarters.

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Winning Workforce Strategies Webcast, Part One

Employment Engagement and Recruiting are Related - Find Out How

HR understands the power of first impressions.  One of the most important processes is the hiring, onboarding and orienting of employees - the “candidate experience” - which directly impacts time-to-productivity, employee engagement and retention. Cory Kruse, president of Orion Novotus, and Katy Theroux, CHRO of the NCI Group, are sharing their expert views in the first part of this webcast series as they discuss:
  • How to build career foundations by recruiting for retention.
  • How to address a real problem: 23% of candidates start looking for their next position on the first day of work.
  • How much do companies with engaged employees outperform those without?
The best workforce strategies are built on bringing in the best talent and deploying them faster with better engagement and productivity.

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The Time is Now

HRO Today Services and Technology Association Update By Zachary Misko Global VP - Executive Director SharedXpertise, HRO Today It is nearing the end of the year, and if you are like me, you are wondering where did the year go. It seems every year goes by more quickly then the one before. As individuals, families, and employees, we are always working to maximize our time, save time, and do our best to ensure the time we do spend is meaningful. While I can’t make time go more slowly or give you any back, I can help you maximize your time and resources at work. The HRO Today Global HR Association provides you access to a network of HR executives and industry experts, interesting articles, best practices, and educational webinars and videos. Like with any company, it is all about the people you work with and the power of the team. Together, you can always accomplish more and better maximize your time. The 4,000-plus members of the association are a great way to increase your team’s strength and keep you informed of what’s happening in the human resources industry.

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A Baker’s Dozen Outrage

CEO's Letter By Elliot Clark, CEO I thought a long time about whether to write this column. I only have one spot in this magazine to express my opinions, and I take that opportunity to connect directly with our readers very seriously. I feel an obligation to tell this story. I will try my best not to characterize the actions I will describe below, but rather ask you, the reader, to assess the situation. And, one more thing, as our most recent readers’ survey shows, we know that more than 80 percent of you use our Baker’s Dozen Rating system in some aspect in your partner selection decision. This imposes an enormous burden on HRO Today to be as accurate as possible since we know you are betting your careers on these multi-million dollar decisions, and we need to get it right. I have mentioned before we have an elaborate infrastructure to catch questionable Baker’s Dozen surveys. In spite of this, and to our continuing frustration, we get them. We have decided as an editorial and research team that for the first time ever, we are going to name a company that had several “questionable” surveys.

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Cielo Launches Service-Enabled Technology Solution to Address High Volume Hiring

BROOKFIELD, WI – November 15, 2017 – Cielo (formerly Pinstripe), the world’s leading strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partner, continues its competitive strength as the most technology-enabled provider with the launch of High Volume RPO, a solution for organizations that struggle to keep up with the velocity of hourly vacancies at peak season or during standard times. “Managers of hourly employees often spend as much as half of their time on hiring activities. High Volume RPO is a technology-driven talent acquisition solution that allows hiring managers to spend less time on recruiting and more time operating their businesses and managing their top performers,” said Adam Godson, Cielo’s Vice President of Technology Solutions. “The science-backed solution relies on intelligently automated processes to source, engage and deliver the best-matched candidates to busy hiring managers.

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PONTOON PARTNERS WITH REVATURE: Nurturing Technology Talent of the Future

November 9, 2017 — Pontoon, the global leader in total talent solutions, today announced an exclusive strategic partnership with Revature, an organization specializing in early talent development and technology upskilling, to empower businesses around the globe to engage the right talent at the right time. The partnership will provide Pontoon’s clients exclusive access to custom trained software engineers. Revature’s unique model has eliminated the challenges of early talent hiring, by creating software engineers with specific skills requested by Pontoon’s clients, giving corporations greater control over their talent pipeline. Lydia Wilson, Executive Vice President of Program Management at Pontoon, commented: “The Workforce of the future must have the skills of the future. We are proud to have found a company who can partner with us to achieve this objective. Revature will be instrumental in cultivating a technology talent pipeline for our clients. Wilson added: “This partnership is a key cornerstone in our vision to become a talent integrator”.

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PeopleScout Introduces Affinix™ – Empowering Faster Connection with Talent Through a Proprietary, AI-Enabled Platform

Chicago – November 8, 2017 – PeopleScout today released Affinix™, a proprietary technology solution designed to help its clients connect with the best talent faster through a candidate experience that mimics the simplicity and usability of the best consumer websites. Affinix is a mobile-first, cloud-based platform that creates a consumer-like candidate experience and streamlines the sourcing process. Embedded within PeopleScout’s talent solutions, Affinix delivers speed and scalability while leveraging artificial intelligence, recruitment marketing, machine learning, predictive analytics and other emerging technologies with one point ATS and VMS integration and single sign-on. “With Affinix, we enhance our ability to provide our clients with the edge in the people business by delivering the personalized and engaging experience that today’s candidates expect,” said Taryn Owen, PeopleScout’s president. “Affinix balances human expertise and automation, enabling PeopleScout to enhance talent intelligence by better leveraging the power of data gleaned from engaging millions of candidates and contingent associates every year.

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HRO Today Announces Leaders of Distinction and Winners of 2017 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards EMEA

Philadelphia, PA – November 9, 2017 – HRO Today has announced the leaders of distinction and winners for the 2017 HRO Today Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards for EMEA. The following leaders of distinction were honored and winners announced at the exclusive awards luncheon hosted by Cielo on November 7, 2017, during the HRO Today Forum EMEA in Dublin, Ireland. Below are the leaders of distinction and the winners:
  • WINNER, INNOVATION: Michelle Adams, Director of Talent and Development, O2 UK
  • WINNER, NEXT GENERATION: Steph Ahrens, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
  • WINNER: Kevin Blair, VP, Global Talent Acquisition, IBM
  • Debbie Griffin, HR Director, Shawbrook Bank
  • Bernadette Haslam, Head of Talent Acquisition Switzerland, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Anneke Luijkenaar, Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition, Royal DSM
  • Kevan Nicholson, Regional Director, Talent Acquisition EMEA, PAREXEL
  • Craig Williams, EMEA Talent Acquisition Leader, Wells Fargo & Company
“We founded the Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year award from HRO Today a year ago to recognize individual leaders for their innovative practices and dedication to talent acquisition,” said Elliot Clark, chairman and CEO of SharedXpertise.

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HRO Today Announces Winners of 2017 CHRO of the Year Awards EMEA and Annual Association Awards EMEA

Philadelphia, PA – November 8, 2017 – HRO Today and the HRO Today Services and Technology Association have announced the winners of the 2017 CHRO of the Year EMEA awards and the 2017 annual association awards for EMEA. All finalists, leaders of distinction, and winners were honored at the exclusive awards dinner and gala on November 6, 2017, during the HRO Today Forum EMEA in Dublin, Ireland. Following are all of the leaders of distinction and the winners for the chief human resource officer (CHRO) of the Year awards:
  • WINNER, SUSTAINABLE WORKFORCE: Suresh Anubolu, CHRO, GVK Biosciences
  • WINNER, LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: Mojca Domiter, Corporate HR Executive Director, Atlantic Grupa
  • WINNER, FOR PROFIT: Oscar Gonzalez, Human Resources Director, AZKOYEN GROUP
  • WINNER, INNOVATION: Andrew Stephenson, Group People Director, Lookers
  • El Cavanagh-Lomas, VP, Human Resources EMEAR, Cisco
  • Antonio Climent, VP, Human Resources EMEAA, Laureate International Universities
  • Ben Debnath, Global Head of HR Shared Services, Syngenta
  • Aco Momčilović, CHRO, Rimac Automobili d.

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