Alexander Mann Solutions Announces New Leadership Appointment

February 13, 2019 – Alexander Mann Solutions, the global leader in talent acquisition and management solutions, has announced that Janine Chidlow will be joining the Alexander Mann Solutions team as Sector Managing Director. Janine brings over 25 years of experience in the recruitment, MSP and RPO sector, having worked with some of the world’s most exciting and progressive brands.

Janine’s appointment marks the latest in a series of high-profile senior leadership appointments Alexander Mann Solutions has made as part of its global growth strategy.

Commenting on the move, Janine said:

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2018 Research Roundup

HRO Today Research

A look at the top findings from our recent studies.

By Larry Basinait

Industry research is core to human capital management and decision-making. That is why the HRO Today research team has recently taken a deep dive into several topics that present challenges to HR professionals: artificial intelligence, tech innovations, employer brand, and more. Here, we share some of the top findings—the full version of the reports can be found here.

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HRO Today STA Update: Certifiably the Busiest January Yet

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By D. Zachary Misko

Welcome to 2019! For those that took time at the end of last year to prepare, congratulations. Based on industry buzz, you’re only putting in 60-hour work weeks! For those that are still wrapping up strategic planning, setting priorities, and/or creating marketing and employer branding plans, better luck next year. As usual, it seems that each year we get busier than the last, with more being added to our plates with every turn of the calendar page whether it be products to create and sell, solutions to retire or improve, budgets to manage, and customers to service. Phew, it’s daunting sometimes, isn’t it?

The HRO Today Global HR Association recognizes that you are busy and that your time is valuable. We also know that you still require access to research, best practices, industry tools, references, and a network of experts who can help. So we took that into consideration as we set our priorities and plan for 2019. A list of our products, services, and resources to help you work smarter, not harder, is available on our website. You’ll find things that have been in place since the association was formed as well as new and improved offerings for this year.

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Editor’s Note: It’s a Juggle Out There

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By Debbie Bolla

Lots of research comes across my desk, including our own (see a roundup of recent HRO Today studies here), and LinkedIn’s 2019 Global Talent Trends report spoke to me personally. On its cover: A female working on a laptop while holding a baby. This choice clearly exemplifies a major shift in the workplace: Organizations are embracing the importance of a work-life balance. And even if you aren’t a working parent, you can certainly understand the struggle of juggling both work and life responsibilities.

In fact, of the research’s main trends transforming the workplace, 72 percent of talent professionals agree that flexibility is a top factor. Employees seek flexibility in all aspects of their work, including health and wellness benefits.

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Press Release: Study on the Use of Social Media in Recruitment Strategy

Philadelphia, PA – February 1, 2019 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today Magazine, has released a new flash report examining the importance and perceptions of the effectiveness of social media in recruitment strategy.  The flash report, part of a series of ongoing research initiatives addressing topics of interest in the HR community, was sponsored by Newton Talent, an award-winning RPO solutions provider.

Social media has grown to become an essential part of organizations’ strategies, with 84 percent of survey respondents currently using it for recruitment and 9 percent planning to use it.  Of those incorporating social media into their recruitment strategies, 79 percent indicated that the tool plays an important or very important role.

“Social media has become a critical avenue for engaging potential candidates of all ages and disciplines,” Patty Silbert, president of Newton Talent.  “Today, over 81 percent of the US population has an active social media profile.  Considering the growth in the use of digital platforms and smart devices, there’s a really good chance your next top tier candidate could be on one of these portals right now.”

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HRO Today and PeopleScout Release New Global Unemployment Report for Q3 2018

Philadelphia, PA – January 31, 2019 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today Magazine, and PeopleScout, the world’s largest RPO provider and the No. 1 Managed Service Provider on HRO Today’s MSP Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings since 2016, have partnered to release the Global Unemployment Report for third quarter 2018.

In the third quarter of 2018, the global unemployment rates remained low once again, with 26 of the 49 countries analyzed in this report showing unemployment levels of 5.0 percent or less, which can be considered by many economists as at or near full employment. These findings are consistent with what was reported in the second quarter of 2018.

While North America and APAC reported solid economic growth in the third quarter, growth in the EMEA region has slowed considerably, but appeared consistent across the board, mostly due to a weakened performance in Germany, the largest economy in Europe. While Latin America’s growth appeared unchanged since the second quarter, Brazil, the region’s largest economy, did relatively well, and unemployment there fell by 0.5 percentage points to 11.9 percent.

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Cielo Grows Total Talent Acquisition and High-Volume Hiring Business in 2018

Brookfield, WI – January 31, 2019 – Cielo, the world’s leading strategic recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) partner, today reflects on 2018, a year in which the company maintained its RPO-industry-best quality of service and customer experience while driving market success exceeding any year in its history. In addition, Cielo continued to make investments in clients, people and culture, and innovation that strengthen the organization for future success.

“We went into 2018 planning to invest in new technologies and ways of doing business while continuing to deliver the same high standard of service our clients deserve and expect,” said Sue Marks, Cielo’s Founder and CEO. “I’m thrilled that we were able to drive adoption of transformational strategies like Total Talent Acquisition and our High Volume RPO solution, as well as bring new tools to market to address Diversity and Inclusion. To accomplish all this while extending and growing our client partnerships is a testament to the commitment and expertise of our team members around the world.”

In 2018, Cielo further expanded its global capabilities by increasing its hiring across key regions such as Asia Pacific, Latin America and Europe. Cielo also gained 32 new clients and renewed 27. Many of those new clients were for two key products that Cielo believes represent the future of the industry: Total Talent Acquisition, which provides organizations a way to recruit and manage all their talent, whether it’s full-time, part-time, gig worker, or consultant; and High Volume RPO, which reimagines hourly hiring by combining artificial intelligence, mobile technology, and automation that lets candidates apply for a job and schedule an interview with a hiring manager from their smartphones in less than five minutes.

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Randstad announces changes in its executive board.

January 30, 2019 – Randstad announces that its Supervisory Board will propose changes in the Executive Board. Linda Galipeau will step down from the Executive Board effective the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on March 26, 2019 to pursue her career outside Randstad. Rebecca Henderson and Karen Fichuk are nominated for appointment as members of the Executive Board with responsibilities for Global Businesses and Randstad North America respectively.

Linda Galipeau joined Randstad in 1995 as a district manager in the USA. In 1997, she started the Canadian operations and in 2008 she was appointed President of Randstad staffing in the USA. Appointed to the Executive Board in 2012, she is responsible for the US, Canada, Randstad Sourceright, Monster and RiseSmart.

CEO Jacques van den Broek: “We regret that Linda has decided to leave Randstad. She leaves North America in great shape, it is Randstad’s biggest region with above group level average returns. Besides that Linda has played an instrumental role in our innovation journey the last four years leading to our Tech & Touch-strategy. Randstad owes Linda a great debt of gratitude.”

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HRO Today Announces First Annual Most Admired Employer Brand Awards Program

Philadelphia, Pa. – Jan. 24, 2019 HRO Today, a leading publication in the human resources industry and producer of the HRO Today Forum events, and PeopleScout, a leading global provider of talent solutions, have announced the launch of the first annual HRO Today “Most Admired Employer Brand Awards” in North America. This year’s winners will be announced at the 2019 HRO Today Forum North America, May 6-8, at the MGM National Harbor in National Harbor, Md., (just south of Washington).

The most admired employer brand awards were created to recognize and celebrate extraordinary achievements in employer branding in North America. PeopleScout plans to sponsor similar programs in other regions of the world.

“Worldwide unemployment rates are approaching record lows. Because of this, the importance of building and maintaining an employer brand to attract candidates and retain and engage current employees has never been more critical,” says Larry Basinait, vice president of research at SharedXpertise. “Our program is a way to recognize superior achievement in employer branding initiatives.”

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CareerBuilder Deepens Investment in Talent Acquisition R&D and Industry-Leading Artificial Intelligence Capabilities

More than 200 data scientists, engineers and specialists focused on machine learning to more intelligently match companies and candidates with incomparable precision, efficiency and success – making CareerBuilder the leader in Talent Acquisition semantic search technology 

Chicago, IL – January 23, 2019 – Today, CareerBuilder announced additional investment and significant developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to deliver next generation products and services that employers and staffing agencies need to meet their recruiting and business goals in today’s competitive hiring environment. As part of its investment, CareerBuilder has acquired Textkernel, the global leader in AI, ML and semantic technology for matching people and jobs.

CareerBuilder, the largest global provider of Hello To HireTM solutions in the HR technology space, applies the latest in AI and ML to make all its products and services – in Talent Acquisition, Managed Services, Employment Screening and Software solutions like CareerBuilder Applicant Tracking – smarter and more efficient. Leveraging Textkernel’s Deep Learning Matcher and Learning To Rank algorithms – along with nearly 25 years of candidate and jobs data – CareerBuilder has built the most powerful Talent Acquisition sourcing platform, Talent Discovery, that enables users to find new sources of talent and better matches for jobs by quickly connecting underlying patterns in skills, geography, experience, and job progression.

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