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HRO Today Releases Worker Confidence Index Study for Fourth Quarter 2016
Employee Worker Confidence Index is Strongest in Study’s History

Philadelphia, PA – March 21, 2017 – HRO Today announced that it has released its Worker Confidence Index Study for the Fourth Quarter of 2016.

The Worker Confidence Index – one of the key measurements covered in this study – increased to its highest level since the study’s inception, up 4.6 points to 104.5 in the fourth quarter.  Additional index components were also up, with job confidence, likelihood of a raise, and trust in leadership all up more than 10 points.

The increase in the index throughout the entire year of 2016 suggests optimism about employees’ faith in their employment situation, and job-loss confidence also corresponds with the U.S. unemployment rate drop to 4.7 percent.

“In many ways, 2016 was tumultuous,” said Larry Basinait, vice president of market research, SharedXpertise.  “The Dow closed out its best year since 2013, up 13.4 percent.  But, the result of the presidential election was both surprising and polarizing, and traditionally the market doesn’t like surprises.  How the election results impact 2017 remains uncertain.”

“Over the course of the past two years, we’ve seen that worker confidence correlates quite closely with the health of the financial markets and, increasingly, with the health of the employment market,” said Andy Roane, vice president of recruitment process outsourcing, Yoh.  “With the most significant increase in ‘perceived likelihood of promotion’ coming from those under age 35, it should be comforting to HR to see employees are feeling confident in their work environments early in their careers.  However, it’s critical that companies dedicate the same time and resources to long-term workers as they do to new and prospective employees.”

Study Background

In the Third Quarter of 2014, HRO Today magazine and Yoh Recruitment Process Outsourcing joined together and launched an index to measure employment security.  There was a need for a new index, as existing indices examined attitudes about the economy – such as the Consumer Con­fidence Index, Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) or United States Consumer Sentiment – but these measures focused more on macro metrics.  They had much less emphasis on attitudinal measures of those employed.

The focus of the Worker Confidence Index Study is measuring perceived employment security.  According to the U.S Bureau of Economic Analysis, more than 70% of what the U.S. produces is for personal consumption.  Since the perception of job security greatly impacts purchasing behavior, there is a need to focus on how individuals perceive their job outlook.

The exclusive report is available for download by clicking here.  For more information about SharedXpertise, visit www.hrotoday.com, or contact publisher Bill MacRae, at bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com.

About SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, events and associations that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management.  Its media offerings include print and online publications, it provides leading conferences named the HRO Today Forums, and it offers association membership programs.  SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the North America, EMEA and APAC regions.

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global offers the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the human resources industry.  Our magazines, web portals, research, e-newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision-makers with rich and objective game-changing content.  Our number-one strength is our reach.  HR leaders rely heavily on the HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Rankings across six different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

About Yoh
For over 70 years, Yoh has provided the talent needed for the jobs and projects critical to their clients’ success by providing comprehensive workforce solutions that focus on aerospace and defense, engineering, federal services, health care, life sciences, information technology, and telecommunications.  Yoh fulfills immediate resource needs and delivers enterprise workforce solutions, including managed services, recruitment process outsourcing, vendor management systems, independent contractor compliance, and payroll services.  For more information, visit Yoh.com.

Media Contact:
Bill MacRae
bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com

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HRO Today and Alexander Mann Solutions Release Study: How HR Plans to Overcome Barriers to Innovation

Philadelphia, PA – March 9, 2017 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today, and Alexander Mann Solutions, one of the world’s leading providers of talent acquisition and management services, have announced the release of the study:  How HR Plans to Overcome Barriers to Innovation.

This exclusive report reveals which innovation concepts are most relevant to the talent acquisition function, and which areas of innovation HR practitioners are planning to focus on this year.

Learn what areas HR professionals have indicated that they are considering in order to start driving change at their organizations, including workforce planning strategies, predictive data and analytics, and the use of several types of business metrics.

This is part two of a study commissioned by Alexander Mann Solutions and HRO Today to explore the frequent instances of “non-novation” – a newly-coined term to describe what happens when the pursuit of driving new and meaningful change is detoured and does not come to fruition.

“This is an exciting time to work in HR and talent acquisition,” said Jerry Collier, director of global innovation at Alexander Mann Solutions.  “Accelerating digital, video, analytics and cognitive technologies, when combined with new service delivery models and changing workforce demands, represent a massive opportunity for us all.  This study starts to explore how companies can transform from non-novation—standing still and observing—to cultivating an environment of super-charged and systematic innovation.”

“This is a comprehensive report that is the culmination of work done over the course of nearly one year,” said Larry Basinait, vice president of market research, SharedXpertise.  “Interestingly, candidate engagement techniques associated with candidate experience were the concepts that garnered high interest among study participants, and simplified applications and automated onboarding were the first and third most frequently cited techniques.”

The exclusive report is available for download by clicking here.  For more information about SharedXpertise, visit www.hrotoday.com, or contact publisher Bill MacRae, at bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com.

About Alexander Mann Solutions

We are Alexander Mann Solutions and we’re passionate about helping companies and individuals fulfill their potential through talent acquisition and management.  Today, over 3,500 of our experts partner with blue-chip clients across multiple sectors and in more than 80 countries.  We deliver a distinctive blend of outsourcing services and, through our Talent Collective team, a wide range of talent-related consulting services.  Our unrivalled experience, capability and thought leadership helps clients attract, engage and retain the talent they need for business success.  For more information, visit www.alexandermannsolutions.com.

About SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, events and associations that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management.  Its media offerings include print and online publications, it provides leading conferences named the HRO Today Forums, and it offers association membership programs.  SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the North America, EMEA and APAC regions.

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global offers the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the human resources industry.  Our magazines, web portals, research, e-newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision-makers with rich and objective game-changing content.  Our number-one strength is our reach.  HR leaders rely heavily on the HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Rankings across six different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

Media Contact:
Bill MacRae
bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com

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HRO Today Announces Nominations Now Open for First-Ever Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards APAC

Philadelphia, PA – March 7, 2017 – HRO Today has announced that nominations are open for its 2017 HRO Today Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards for the APAC region.

Finalists and winners of this prestigious award will be announced at an exclusive awards luncheon hosted by Cielo on 27 September, 2017, during the HRO Today Forum APAC in Hong Kong.

“We’re excited to offer this award for the first time in the APAC region,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise and HRO Today.  “We pioneered this award for North America and the EMEA region, and it has been extremely successful in recognizing the influence that talent acquisition teams have on the success of their organizations.  We are seeking talent acquisition leaders who are providing solid business results through their leadership practices, are asserting their dedication to innovative strategies and tactics, and are guiding oftentimes complicated and constantly-evolving recruiting teams.”

“Cielo is proud to sponsor the Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards in APAC, as well as across the globe, because we understand the challenges faced by transformative talent leaders,” said Paul Daley, senior vice president at Cielo.  “We believe they deserve recognition for not only their efforts, but also for the business results their teams deliver.”

To submit a nomination for the first-ever HRO Today Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards for the APAC region, click here.  For more information about the HRO Today Forum APAC, click here.    

About SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, events and associations that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management.  Its media offerings include print and online publications, leading conferences named the HRO Today Forums, and association membership programs.  SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the North America, EMEA and APAC regions.

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global offer the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the human resources industry.  Our magazines, web portals, research, e-newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision-makers with rich, objective, and game-changing content.  Our number-one strength is our reach.  HR leaders rely heavily on the HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Rankings across six different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

Media Contact:
Bill MacRae
bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com

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Philadelphia, PA – November 18, 2016 – HRO Today Announces Finalists and Winners of Inaugural 2016 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards EMEA

HRO Today has announced the winners of its first 2016 HRO Today Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards for EMEA.

The following finalists were honored, with winners announced at the exclusive awards luncheon hosted by Cielo on November 9, 2016, during the HRO Today Forum EMEA in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Below are the finalists and winners.

  • James Atkins, Talent Acquisition – Global Excellence Manager, Caterpillar Inc.
  • WINNER, INNOVATION – Tara Benton, Head of Resourcing, Vodafone UK
  • Suzannah Kwok, Head of Executive Search, Civil Service Resourcing
  • WINNER, FOR-PROFIT – Mark E. Smith, Head of EMEA Recruitment, Caterpillar Inc.
  • WINNER, NON-PROFIT – Jo Sullivan, Head of People, Deputy Director of People & Business Services, Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • Nabil Tarhouni, HR Director, NPS Energy

“The workforce landscape is ever-changing and the impact of the talent acquisition team on the success of organisations has never been greater,” Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise, said.  “That’s why we have established this Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year award from HRO Today.  We are excited to recognize the talent acquisition leaders who are providing a return-on-investment through their leadership, are re-affirming their commitment to innovation, and are managing large and oftentimes complicated recruiting practices.  We congratulate all of this year’s finalists and the three winners for serving the talent acquisition profession with excellence.”

For more information about the HRO Today Forum North EMEA, click here.  For more information about the awards winners, click here.

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global offer the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the Human Resources industry.  Our magazines, web portals, research, e-newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision makers with rich, objective game-changing content.  Our number one strength is our reach.  HR leaders rely heavily on the HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Rankings across six different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

About SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management.  Its media offerings include print and online publications, and its events and forums provide conferences and association membership programs.  SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, EMEA and APAC.

Media Contact:
Bill MacRae
bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com

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Philadelphia, PA – November 15, 2016 – HRO Today Announces Winners of 2016 Annual Awards EMEA

HRO Today and the HRO Today Services and Technology Association have announced the winners of its 2016 HRO Today Forum EMEA Awards.

Finalists in the following eleven categories were honored, with winners announced at the exclusive awards dinner and gala on November 8, 2016, during the HRO Today Forum EMEA in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Below are the winners for each of the award categories.

Strategic HR Award Winner:

  • Thought Leadership – Microsoft OnePayroll Team

HR Practices Award Winners:

  • Recruitment Team of the Year – North Yorkshire County Council
  • Excellence in Engagement Strategy – WilsonHCG
  • Innovation in HR Technology (tie) – One Stop Stores
  • Innovation in HR Technology (tie) – BP Learning and Development Team
  • Diversity & Inclusion Excellence – Cisco
  • Excellence in Total Rewards & Benefits – Intel EMEA HR Team

HR Providers Award Winners:

  • Partnership in Recruiting Excellence – Telefonica and Cielo
  • Partnership in Learning & Development Excellence – Renfrewshire Council, National Australia Group, and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Individual Award Winners:

  • Rising Star – Laura Lewis, Head of HR and Development, Napp Pharmaceuticals
  • HR Superstar, Provider – Jacqueline Vale, HR Business Partner, Adecco UK/Pontoon
  • HR Superstar, Practitioner – Eamonn Eaton, Head of Group Learning & Engagement, Bank of Ireland
  • CHRO of the Year, Change Management – Rajita Singh, Head of Human Resources, Broadridge Financial Solutions India Pvt Ltd
  • CHRO of the Year, Non-Profit – Leatham Green, Programme Director – People and Change, Orbis
  • CHRO of the Year, For-Profit – Nigel Sullivan, Group HR Director, TalkTalk
  • CHRO of the Year, Sustainable Workforce – Charlotte Sword, Global HR Director, Foster + Partners
  • CHRO of the Year, Lifetime Achievement – Arne-Christian van der Tang, SVP of Human Resources, TomTom International

“Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists of this year’s awards,” said Elliot Clark, chief executive officer of HRO Today.  “Our awards program theme this year was Be Connected – HR Technology, Services and Leaders Unite!  The individuals and teams we honored with these awards represented some of the most forward-thinking HR best practices related to this theme, and I am excited to see what the entrants for next year’s program will be sharing with us as well.”

For more information about the awards winners and finalists, click here, and for more information about the HRO Today Forum EMEA, click here.  To become a member of The HRO Today Services and Technology Association, join now.  For more information about HRO Today, contact Bill MacRae, at bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com.

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global offer the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the Human Resources industry.  Our magazines, web portals, research, e-newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision makers with rich, objective game-changing content.  Our number one strength is our reach.  HR leaders rely heavily on the HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Rankings across six different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

About SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management.  Its media offerings include print and online publications, and its events and forums provide conferences and association membership programs.  SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, EMEA and APAC.

Media Contact:
Bill MacRae
bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com

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September 14, 2016 –  Philadelphia, PA – Chris Galione Joins SharedXpertise as Vice President of Business Development

SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today and HRO Today Global magazines and producer of HRO Today Forum events, announced that Chris Galione has joined the organization as vice president of business development.

Galione comes to SharedXpertise with over 15 years of experience in strategic sales roles at leading professional associations, exposition companies and technology firms, including the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, BIO (Biotechnology Industry Association), VNU Expositions and Vacation.com.

“We’re excited to have Chris join us here at our growing company,” said Elliot Clark, chief executive officer, SharedXpertise.  “His extensive knowledge of event sponsorships and track record in sales management will help continue propelling our prestigious HR events forward and will support our goal of providing a best-in-class experience for our event sponsors and clients.”

Galione holds a Certified Exhibition Manager Designation and is also a Future Leaders Institute alumnus, both affiliated with the International Association of Exhibits and Events.  He resides in the Washington, D.C. area, where he will be based.

For more information about SharedXpertise, please contact publisher Bill MacRae, at bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com.

About SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, events and associations that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management.  Its media offerings include print and online publications, it provides leading conferences named the HRO Today Forums, and it offers association membership programs.  SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the North America, EMEA and APAC regions.

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global offers the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the human resources industry.  Our magazines, web portals, research, e-newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision-makers with rich and objective game-changing content.  Our number-one strength is our reach.  HR leaders rely heavily on the HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Rankings across six different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

Media Contact:
Bill MacRae
bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com

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January 12, 2016 – Philadelphia, PA – HRO Today Opens Nominations for Inaugural Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Award

SharedXpertise, the publisher of HRO Today magazine and HRO Today Global magazine, and producers of the HRO Today Forum events, announced that it is now accepting nominations for the inaugural Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Award sponsored by Cielo.

This award has been created to recognize an individual leader for innovative practices and excellence in talent acquisition, including work within areas such as employer branding, technology, staff development, engagement and retention, and financial analysis.

“We are quite excited to announce this new award from HRO Today,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise. “The overall progress of the talent acquisition practice has really led to the creation of this distinction. As a result, we believe it is quite appropriate to shine a spotlight on a talent acquisition leader who is driving business results and producing a return-on-investment through the talent acquisition function. My sense is that we will have some impressive nominations to consider.”

The recipient of the Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Award will be announced on May 3, 2016, at the HRO Today Forum North America in Chicago during an exclusive lunch ceremony.

To submit a nomination for the award, click here:  http://hrotodaytaleader.questionpro.comThe deadline to submit a nomination is March 11, 2016.

About HRO Today 
SharedXpertise’s HRO Today brand is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management. Its media offerings include print and online publications, its summits are conferences, and its forums offer association membership programs. SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, EMEA, and Asia, reaching over 180,000 senior-level HR decision makers with rich, objective game-changing content. Our number-one strength is our reach. HR leaders also rely heavily upon the HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen rankings across six different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

Media Contact:
Scott Fuhr
scott.fuhr@sharedxpertise.com

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