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HRO Today and PeopleScout Release Global Labor Market Study
Results and Forecast Show Positive Momentum

Philadelphia – September 28, 2017 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today, and PeopleScout, a global provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), managed services (MSP) and total workforce solutions, have announced the release of their jointly-produced second quarterly global unemployment report for 2017.

This report provides companies with global labor market data about employment rates, economic growth and the state of the talent pool in various countries and regions.  It provides essential information for predicting high-potential locations for expansion and recruitment, allowing multinational companies to stay competitive in talent acquisition.  This edition of the global unemployment report also provides statistics on countries with the most highly-skilled workers, which may be of particular importance to organizations with a need for in-demand, skilled workers.

“This quarter’s study shows that global economic growth in 2017 is projected to continue at the rate of 2.7 percent for the year, up from 2.4 percent in 2016, with moderately higher growth forecast for 2018,” said Larry Basinait, vice president of market research at SharedXpertise.  “While global growth is forecast, unemployment rates and other growth measures can vary widely by country.  Our report provides extensive insight into the talent environments in regions around the world as well as the global trends that are driving business.”

“We are committed to providing beneficial information to talent acquisition and human resources professionals around the globe with this type of research,” said Taryn Owen, president of PeopleScout.  “The compilation of the world’s top countries for high-skilled employment found in this quarter’s report, along with global labor market and economic growth data, will assist in the process of workforce planning and talent acquisition.

This study is part of a quarterly series of global labor market data reports. Watch for the report for the third quarter of 2017 to be published this fall.

The executive summary and the full report are both available for download by clicking here.  For more information about SharedXpertise, visit hrotoday.com or contact Publisher Bill MacRae, at bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com.

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global are the properties of SharedXpertise Media and offer the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the HR 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 No. 1 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 PeopleScout
PeopleScout, a TrueBlue company, is trusted by businesses in North America and around the world for recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), managed service provider (MSP) and total workforce solutions.  PeopleScout consults with clients to solve complex hiring challenges and achieve their growth and revenue goals.  PeopleScout provides cost-effective delivery of scalable, integrated and highly-customized staffing solutions to more than 70 countries worldwide, with offices in Chicago, Charlotte, N.C., Sydney, Krakow, Gurgaon, Beijing, Toronto, and Montreal.  PeopleScout is a recognized leader in innovative talent management solutions, repeatedly honored as an RPO and MSP industry leader.  Learn more at peoplescout.com.

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

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HRO Today Releases Worker Confidence Index Study for Second Quarter 2017
Worker Confidence Index Drops to Last Year’s Levels

Philadelphia, PA – September 12, 2017 – HRO Today announced that it has released its Worker Confidence Index Study for the second quarter of 2017.

In this study, the Worker Confidence Index (WCI) reports of a significant drop in second quarter worker confidence levels to 99.7 – equivalent to results found this time last year.  This number also shows a decrease from the first quarter of 2017.

Additionally, the only WCI component to see a rise since the first quarter report was job stability.  The remaining measures – including likelihood of promotion, likelihood of a raise and trust in company leadership – all declined.  However, the trust in company leadership index remains higher than a year ago.

“Workers may not be worried about the state of their jobs right now, but they are questioning their potential for growth at work,” says Larry Basinait, vice president of market research, SharedXpertise. “They are feeling stable in their jobs, and that could be due in part to our economy’s improved GDP growth.  But, when it comes to receiving a promotion or a raise, individuals of all ages are lacking an overall confidence.”

“Despite the growth of the markets during the past year, the results of this Worker Confidence Index show that company revenues and success do not directly correlate with employee sentiment,” explained Andy Roane, vice president of recruitment process outsourcing, Yoh.  “That’s something leadership should place an extra focus on as we continue into the second half of 2017.” 

Study Background

HRO Today magazine and Yoh have been working together since 2014 to produce an index that measures U.S. employment security from the perspective of employees.  While multiple indices focused on attitudes of the economy already exist – 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 – these measures focus more on macro metrics, with 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 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.

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global are the properties of SharedXpertise Media and offer the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the HR 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 No. 1 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 and PeopleScout Release Global Labor Market Study
Data and Predictions Point to Cautious Improvement

Philadelphia – August 24, 2017 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today, and PeopleScout, a global provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), managed services (MSP) and total workforce solutions, have announced the release of the first quarterly global unemployment report for 2017.

This report allows companies to consult global labor market data about employment rates, economic growth and the state of the talent pool in various countries and regions.  It provides access to essential information for predicting high-potential locations for expansion and recruitment, allowing multinational companies to stay competitive in talent acquisition.

“This quarter’s report is showing that global economic growth is projected to accelerate by about 3 percent in 2017,” said Larry Basinait, vice president of market research at SharedXpertise.  “Fiscal stimulus in major regions like the United States could generate faster domestic and global growth than projected, however rising trade protection under the Trump administration could have adverse effects.”

“We are pleased to offer this report as a way to aid the decision-making process around talent acquisition and talent management programs,” said Taryn Owen, president of PeopleScout.  “Employment rates can vary greatly by region, so incorporating this component of workforce planning is vital to creating a global staffing strategy.”

This study is part of a quarterly series of global labor market data reports.  Watch for the report for second quarter 2017 to be published early this fall.

The executive summary and the full report are both available for download by clicking here.  For more information about SharedXpertise, visit hrotoday.com or contact Publisher Bill MacRae, at bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com.

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global are the properties of SharedXpertise Media and offer the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the HR 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 No. 1 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 PeopleScout
PeopleScout, a TrueBlue company, is trusted by businesses in North America and around the world for recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), managed service provider (MSP) and integrated total workforce solutions.  PeopleScout consults with clients to solve complex hiring challenges and achieve their growth and revenue goals.  PeopleScout provides cost-effective delivery of scalable, integrated and highly customized staffing solutions to more than 70 countries worldwide, with offices in Chicago, Charlotte, Sydney, Krakow, Gurgaon, Beijing, Toronto and Montreal.  PeopleScout is a recognized leader in innovative talent management solutions, repeatedly honored as an RPO and MSP industry leader.  Learn more at peoplescout.com.

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

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HRO Today Announces 2017 Recognition Baker’s Dozen Rankings
Achievers Tops the Thirteen Best Providers

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.
  3. O.C. Tanner
  4. Globoforce
  5. Engage2Excel
  6. Madison Performance Group
  7. BI WORLDWIDE
  8. Rymax Marketing Services, Inc.
  9. Maritz Motivation Solutions
  10. Inspirus
  11. Point Recognition
  12. Michael C. Fina Recognition
  13. Online Rewards

“This is by far the most prestigious survey of its kind for employee recognition services and the most respected in the HR industry,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise and HRO Today.  “Employee recognition leads to better employee retention and engagement, and companies seeking recognition and motivation service partners consider the information provided in the HRO Today magazine Recognition Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Survey to provide extremely valuable insight to a successful RFP process.  Congratulations to all of the providers ranked this year.”

To watch the complete Baker’s Dozen Rankings for Recognition, click here, and for more information about HRO Today, click here.

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global are the properties of SharedXpertise Media and offer the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the HR 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 No. 1 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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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.”

Preston will manage member relationships and help propel sales efforts for the HRO Today Services and Technology Association and the newly-formed executive groups C-TEN (CHRO Today Executive Network) and TALENT (Talent Acquisition Leaders Executive Network Team).

Allie Williams, global vice president, will focus on areas related to the HRO Today Forum events and SharedXpertise’s industry-leading research products.

Gale Tedeschi, managing publisher, will continue in her role of providing expertise to the field for HRO Today’s media products, including print, digital and social media offerings.

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

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global are the properties of SharedXpertise Media and offer the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the HR 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 No. 1 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 and CSS Release Pre-employment Screening Study
Nearly One Third of Employers Don’t Screen for Trouble

Philadelphia, PA – July 25, 2017 – HRO Today and Comprehensive Screening Solutions (CSS) have announced the release of its pre-employment screening study:  Catch Me if You Can – How to Choose the Best Pre-employment Screening Solution.

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, while data and physical security remain paramount.

At the same time, this study’s findings concluded that there is 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.

“This study also found something quite alarming,” said Larry Basinait, Vice President of Market Research for SharedXpertise.  “Nearly one third of employers indicated that they don’t screen their candidates through background checking.”

“Respondents in this study also told us that background checks are five times more important than the second or third most important services, which are I-9 and E-verifications and ATS integrations,” said Mike Chalenski, President and CEO for CSS.  “Consolidation also remains a popular option, with about sixty-three percent of respondents indicating that screening services should be offered by one provider.”

About the Study

HRO Today conducted a study among those directly involved with selecting background providers for their organizations across the United States.  The study’s 100 respondents were screened to make sure they had a role with background screening service providers in their organization.  Respondents were selected from HRO Today’s magazine subscribers, e-newsletter subscribers, and association membership.

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 CSS (Comprehensive Screening Solutions)
For over 18 years, CSS Inc. has been a leader in providing comprehensive screening solutions to companies on a global scale.  Our 360 Advantage approach streamlines background screening, testing products and solutions, administrative services, and monitoring solutions to provide a “one stop shop” – all while protecting your most valued asset:  YOUR EMPLOYEES.  Our comprehensive services are designed with the customer in mind, to help alleviate time-consuming tasks and increase overall productivity.  Access to industry-best researchers and a speed-to-hire focus allow CSS to acquire robust data quickly and efficiently to produce fast, accurate results.  Partnering with CSS is the first step to outperform your competition and to create true value for your organization.  For more information, visit csscheck360.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 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 SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, events and associations that develop professional practices in the areas of 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.

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

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HRO Today Releases Worker Confidence Index Study for First Quarter 2017
Index Increased for the Fifth Straight Quarter and Set a New Level

Philadelphia, PA – July 20, 2017 – HRO Today announced that it has released its Worker Confidence Index Study for the first quarter of 2017.

The Worker Confidence Index (WCI) – one of the key measurements covered in this study – increased for a fifth consecutive quarter to set a new level.  The index rose 3.1 points to 107.6 for the first quarter of 2017, 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.

“While these results could be considered encouraging, there are areas for improvement,” said Larry Basinait, Vice President of Market Research, SharedXpertise.  “For instance, there is a noticeable paradox happening.  Many of those feeling secure about their jobs are flourishing, and at the same time a growing number aren’t confident they wouldn’t lose their job.  The state of the economy overall also remains a concern.”

“It should be comforting for business leaders to see that their employees are feeling confident in the workplace,” said Andy Roane, Vice President of Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Yoh.  “However, this sets up additional challenges for companies looking for talent during a time of relatively low unemployment.  Happy, content workers are harder to recruit away from their current employer.  In order to retain and recruit the best employees, they must take a proactive approach to crafting a work experience, start to finish, that’s tailored to the demands of today’s workers.”

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 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.

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 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.

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

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HRO Today and WilsonHCG Release Study: Best Practices in Sales Recruiting Drive Time-to-Fill Down and Sales Up  

Philadelphia, PA – July 6, 2017 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today, and WilsonHCG, a leading global talent solutions provider, have announced the release of their study:  Best Practices in Sales Recruiting Drive Time-to-Fill Down and Sales Up.

This exclusive 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 and also struggle with knowing how to hire the right sales representatives.

“The impact of hiring the right sales people at the right time cannot be emphasized enough,” said Larry Basinait, Vice President of Market Research, SharedXpertise.  “We provide a useful calculator inside this report to help human resource practitioners determine the costs of not hiring the right sales people for their organization.”

“Sales is critical to driving a company’s top-line revenue and impacts all areas of an organization,” said Craig Sweeney, Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Talent Solutions, WilsonHCG.  “We’d like to further empower human resource professionals with the tools and processes that assist them in improving their sales recruiting while boosting business objectives.”

This report includes a sales recruiting calculator that provides the ability for talent acquisition leaders to input their own company’s data and more closely approximate the impact on revenue of unfilled sales territories.

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 WilsonHCG
WilsonHCG is a global talent solutions leader that operates on the principle of providing true partnership to its clients.  Delivering business-impacting talent solutions — including recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), talent consulting, contingent workforce solutions and executive search — WilsonHCG is transforming its clients’ businesses through their talent.  Founded in 2002, the company’s global headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida.  Its global capabilities span six continents and more than 35 countries.  While optimizing clients’ talent strategies is essential, WilsonHCG recognizes the relationships it develops lead to the results its clients realize.  Better People, Better Business®.

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 SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, events and associations that develop professional practices in the areas of 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.

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

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HRO Today and Allegis Global Solutions Release APAC Study:  Growth of Freelancers and Best Practices for Attracting Them

Philadelphia, PA – June 13, 2017 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today, and Allegis Global Solutions, a leading provider of global talent solutions, have announced the release of the study:  Growth of Freelancers and Best Practices on How to Attract Them.

This exclusive report reveals that the APAC region is growing rapidly, with nearly one-half of respondents anticipating their use of freelancers will increase within the next 24 months.  The use of freelancers over the prior two years has also increased, as nearly a quarter of respondents reported an increase during that time.

“We found in this study that there are myriad factors that most attract freelancers, but for most, higher pay isn’t one of them,” said Larry Basinait, Vice President of Market Research, SharedXpertise.  “Flexibility was cited by 85 percent—by far the most cited factor—followed by the chance for more interesting projects and clearly defined project specifications.”

“This study also helps us identify which roles freelancers can fill and how we might best reach them,” said Craig Fisher, Head of Global Marketing, Allegis Global Solutions.  “To help further, Allegis has been at the forefront of providing localized expertise and services that help employers connect with the right employees, and we pride ourselves on specializing in the APAC market.”

This study is the first in a series of HRO Today Flash Reports.  These reports discuss the results of research and editorial papers that address today’s topics of interest in the HR community, and can be leveraged to support business decisions and to spark discussions among human resource practitioners and thought leaders globally.

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 Allegis Global Solutions
Allegis Global Solutions is a leader in global talent solutions.  To date, they support clients in more than 60 countries through regional hubs, matching great people with businesses seeking to optimize their permanent and contingent workforce.  Allegis delivers scalable, flexible and customized solutions, shaped around your unique business requirements and culture.  They draw upon decades of industry expertise and market insight to design strategies that work.  They develop innovative tools, products and processes that deliver the results you seek.  And they do all this better than anyone else.  For more information, visit www.allegisglobalsolutions.com.

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 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.

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

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HRO Today and WilsonHCG Release EMEA Study:  How to Use Talent Acquisition Analytics to Make Better Business Decision

Philadelphia, PA – June 8, 2017 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today, and WilsonHCG, a leading global talent solutions provider, have announced the release of their study for the EMEA region:  How to Use Talent Acquisition Analytics to Make Better Business Decisions.

This exclusive report shows which analytics HR professionals say are the best indicators of success when evaluating their talent acquisition programmes.  The study also indicates that all too often talent acquisition analytics and key performance indicators (KPIs) are not aligned with long-term goals and objectives.

“Interestingly, we found that nearly one-half of respondents said they were entirely focused on short-term goals,” said Larry Basinait, Vice President of Market Research, SharedXpertise.  “A talent acquisition model that is only moderately integrated into the larger HR strategy cannot fully support the overall strategy for the business.”

“Evaluating and understanding your talent acquisition analytics is paramount to maintaining and growing a healthy business,” said Craig Sweeney, Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Talent Solutions, WilsonHCG. “Across the EMEA region, it’s important for organisations to benchmark themselves internally and against their peers to set short- and long-term business decisions that drive positive outcomes.”

This study is the third in a series of HRO Today Flash Reports.  These reports discuss the results of research and editorial papers that address today’s topics of interest in the HR community, and can be leveraged to support business decisions and to spark discussions among human resource practitioners and thought leaders globally.

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 WilsonHCG
WilsonHCG is a global talent solutions leader that operates on the principle of providing true partnership to its clients.  Delivering business-impacting talent solutions — including recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), talent consulting, contingent workforce solutions and executive search — WilsonHCG is transforming its clients’ businesses through their talent.  Founded in 2002, the company’s global headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida.  Its global capabilities span six continents and more than 35 countries.  While optimizing clients’ talent strategies is essential, WilsonHCG recognizes the relationships it develops lead to the results its clients realize.  Better People, Better Business®.

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 SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, events and associations that develop professional practices in the areas of 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.

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

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HRO Today Announces MSP Baker’s Dozen Rankings

May 5, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA – HRO Today has announced its 2017 managed service programs (MSP) Baker’s Dozen rankings.  The rankings were revealed on May 3, 2017, at an exclusive presentation during the HRO Today Forum North America in Chicago.

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 ten responses are required from eight companies.  Results are analyzed across three subcategories:  features breadth, deal sizes, and 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. PeopleScout
  2. Pontoon Solutions
  3. Bartech/Guidant Group
  4. Agile·1
  5. AMN Healthcare
  6. Geometric Results, Inc. (GRI)
  7. Advantage xPO
  8. Yoh
  9. Superior Group
  10. Cross Country Healthcare
  11. ZeroChaos
  12. Acro Service Corporation

“This MSP ranking is the most respected and most anticipated ranking of its kind annually in the HR industry,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise and HRO Today.  “Leading companies seeking contingent managed service partners consider the information provided in the HRO Today Magazine MSP Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Survey to provide invaluable insight to a successful RFP process.”

For the complete MSP Baker’s Dozen Rankings, click here, and for more information about HRO Today, click here.

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 SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, events and associations that develop professional practices in the areas of 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.

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

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HRO Today and PeopleScout Release APAC Study:  Candidate Attraction and Assessment Using Gamification

Philadelphia, PA – May 5, 2017 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today, and PeopleScout, a leading provider of recruitment process outsourcing solutions, have announced the release of the study:  Candidate Attraction and Assessment Using Gamification in APAC.

This exclusive report shows that the use of gamification in HR is still in its infancy in the APAC region and varies among individual countries.  However, it has appeal in both talent acquisition and employee training programs, and is primarily used as a tool for building the company’s talent pool.

“Interestingly, we found that Millennials are the group most exposed to gamification, particularly males,” said Larry Basinait, Vice President of Market Research, SharedXpertise.  “The concept is an outgrowth of video games, so companies naturally want to interact with candidates in a way that’s familiar to them.”

“A common application of gamification is building the size of the talent pool,” said Nicole Cook, Managing Director, PeopleScout.  “This is related to keeping candidates engaged, as a way to build the talent pool through continuous contact with the prospect.  When an opportunity arises, the right candidates can be notified.”

This study is the second in a series of HRO Today Flash Reports.  These reports discuss the results of research and editorial papers that address today’s topics of interest in the HR community, and can be leveraged to support business decisions and to spark discussions among human resource practitioners and thought leaders globally.

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

About PeopleScout

PeopleScout, a TrueBlue company, is trusted by businesses in North America and around the world for recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), managed service provider (MSP) and blended total workforce solutions.  PeopleScout consults with clients to solve complex hiring challenges and achieve their growth and revenue goals.  PeopleScout provides cost-effective delivery of scalable, integrated and highly customized staffing solutions to more than 70 countries worldwide, with offices in Chicago, Charlotte, Sydney, Krakow, Gurgaon, Beijing, Toronto and Montreal.  PeopleScout is a recognized leader in innovative talent management solutions, repeatedly honored as an RPO and MSP industry leader.  Learn more at peoplescout.com.

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 SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, events and associations that develop professional practices in the areas of 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.

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

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HRO Today Announces Winners and Leaders of Distinction for 2017 Healthcare Program of the Year Awards

May 4, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA – HRO Today has announced the winners of its first-ever 2017 Healthcare Program of the Year Awards.

The winners were announced in the following three categories at an awards luncheon hosted by AMN Healthcare on May 3, 2017, at the HRO Today Forum North America in Chicago:  healthcare talent management program, healthcare HR innovation, and healthcare HR executive.  This year, all finalists were also recognized as leaders of distinction.

The three 2017 Healthcare Program of the Year Awards winners are:

·         Healthcare Talent Management Program Category:  Jeff Jurinak, Talent Acquisition Manager, Health First

·         Healthcare HR Innovation Category:  Jane Maksoud, CHRO, Mount Sinai Health System

·         Healthcare HR Executive Category:  Adriene McCoy, CHRO, Baptist Health South Florida

The 2017 Healthcare Program of the Year Awards leaders of distinction are:

·         Julene Campion, Vice President, Talent Management, Geisinger Health System

·         Beth Mehaffey, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Baptist Health

·         Mark Puleo, Vice President, CHRO, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital

“With our healthcare awards program, we’ve honored the HR leaders who have helped address some of HR’s biggest challenges in healthcare, including developing innovative talent management programs, demonstrating innovation in organizational development, cultivating employee engagement programs, and leveraging predictive analytics in workforce planning, to name a few,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise and HRO Today.  “We congratulate all of this year’s leaders of distinction and the winners of the category awards.”

For more information about the HRO Today Forum North America, click here, and for more information about the winners, click here.

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 SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, events and associations that develop professional practices in the areas of 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.

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

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HRO Today Announces Winners of 2017 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards

May 3, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA – HRO Today has announced the winners of its 2017 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards.

The winners were announced in the following three categories at an awards luncheon hosted by Cielo on May 2, 2017, at the HRO Today Forum North America in Chicago:  non-profit, innovation, and for profit.  This year, all finalists were also recognized as leaders of distinction.

The three 2017 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards winners are:

  • Non-profit Category: Carol Robinette, VP of Talent Management, American Red Cross
  • Innovation Category: Michael Spear, Director, Talent Acquisition and Development, gategroup
  • For Profit Category: Kristin Terry, Director, Talent Acquisition Center of Excellence, Cox Enterprises

The 2017 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards leaders of distinction are:

  • Paul Abrahms, Corporate Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Huron
  • Ryan Alexander, Director of Talent Acquisition, Tenneco
  • Matt Blunt, Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition, FTI Consulting
  • Brendan Browne, Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition, LinkedIn
  • Julene Campion, Vice President, Talent Management, Geisinger Health System
  • Valerie Egan, Talent Acquisition Leader, Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Barry Hirschman, Head of Talent Acquisition, Americas, Linde Group
  • Megan Holte, Director of Corporate and Executive Sourcing, Hilton Worldwide
  • Jeff Jurinak, Talent Acquisition Manager, Health First
  • Gregory Karanastasis, Vice President, Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Pitney Bowes
  • Jill Larsen, Senior Vice President, Talent Acquisition, People Planning, and Services HR, Cisco
  • Bill Neese, Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Paycor
  • Meaghan Ryan, Corporate Director, Talent Acquisition, Seminole Gaming
  • Cathy Scarlett, Vice President of Talent Acquisition, BMO Financial Group
  • Kendall Smith, Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition, EchoStar
  • Mieke Thorson, Global Head of Talent Acquisition, IHS Markit
  • Jennifer Toth, Talent Acquisition Manager, ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Katie Traviglia, Director of Human Resources, New American Funding
  • Kim Wells, Recruitment Head, North America Operations, United States, Atos

“These talent acquisition executives are providing innovative practices and excellence within talent acquisition areas like employer branding, technology, staff development, engagement and retention, and financial analysis,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise and HRO Today.  “Congratulations to all of this year’s leaders of distinction and to the winners of the category awards.”

For more information about the HRO Today Forum North America, click here, and for more information about the winners, click here.

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 SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, events and associations that develop professional practices in the areas of 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.

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

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HRO Today Announces Winners of the 2017 CHRO of the Year Awards

May 2, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA –HRO Today has announced the winners of its chief human resource officer of the year awards.

The winners in the following four categories were announced at the awards gala on May 1, 2017, at the HRO Today Forum North America in Chicago:  innovation, lifetime achievement, sustainable workforce, and for profit.  This year, all finalists were also recognized as leaders of distinction.

The four 2017 CHRO of the Year Awards winners are:

  • Innovation Category: David Almeda, Chief People Officer, Kronos Incorporated
  • Lifetime Achievement Category: Francine Katsoudas, Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer, Cisco
  • Sustainable Workforce Category: Andrea Ledford, Executive Vice President, Chief Administration Office, and CHRO, NCR
  • For Profit Category: Brian Little, Head of HR, Zurich North America

The 2017 CHRO of the Year Awards leaders of distinction are:

  • Karen Crone, CHRO, Paycor
  • Christine Esckilsen, Chief Human Capital Officer, Piper Jaffray
  • Kate Etinger, Executive Vice President, CHRO, Bank Leumi
  • Tony Fogel, CHRO, Coveris
  • Jim Hazboun, CHRO/CAO, Hyundai Capital America
  • Khara Julien, Vice President of HR, Gypsum Management & Supply, Inc.
  • Jane Maksoud, CHRO, Mount Sinai Health System
  • Adriene McCoy, CHRO, Baptist Health South Florida
  • Marcia Morales-Jaffe, Former Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer, PayPal
  • Angela Moriarity, Director of HR, Advanced Correctional Healthcare
  • Deslyn Norris, Vice President of HR, Topgolf
  • Mark Puleo, Vice President and CHRO, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
  • Collette Taylor, Senior Vice President, HR and Facilities, Astellas US LLC
  • Kathy Zwickert, Chief People Officer, NetSuite (Oracle)

“We’re excited to recognize these winners and leaders of distinction for their capabilities in delivering HR transformation,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise and HRO Today.  “This year, the slate of finalists was so impressive that we created a group for leaders of distinction, recognizing the accomplishments of all of these exceptional HR leaders.  Congratulations to everyone.”

For more information about the HRO Today Forum North America, click here, and for more information about the winners and leaders of distinction, click here.

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 SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, events and associations that develop professional practices in the areas of 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.

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

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HRO Today Announces Finalists of 2017 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards

April 24, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA – For the second straight year, HRO Today is recognizing the continued importance of talent acquisition with its 2017 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards.

This year’s finalists include a group of 22 talent acquisition executives who are providing innovative practices and excellence in talent acquisition, including work within areas such as employer branding, technology, staff development, engagement and retention, and financial analysis.

The winners will be announced at an awards luncheon hosted by Cielo on May 2, 2017, at the HRO Today Forum North America in Chicago in the following three categories:  for profit, innovation, and non-profit.

The 2017 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards finalists are:

  • Paul Abrahms, Corporate Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Huron
  • Ryan Alexander, Director of Talent Acquisition, Tenneco
  • Matt Blunt, Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition, FTI Consulting
  • Brendan Browne, Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition, LinkedIn
  • Julene Campion, Vice President, Talent Management, Geisinger Health System
  • Valerie Egan, Talent Acquisition Leader, Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Barry Hirschman, Head of Talent Acquisition, Americas, Linde Group
  • Megan Holte, Director of Corporate and Executive Sourcing, Hilton Worldwide
  • Jeff Jurinak, Talent Acquisition Manager, Health First
  • Gregory Karanastasis, VP, Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Pitney Bowes
  • Jill Larsen, SVP, Talent Acquisition, People Planning, and Services HR, Cisco
  • Bill Neese, Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Paycor
  • Carol Robinette, VP of Talent Management, American Red Cross
  • Meaghan Ryan, Corporate Director, Talent Acquisition, Seminole Gaming
  • Cathy Scarlett, Vice President of Talent Acquisition, BMO Financial Group
  • Kendall Smith, Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition, EchoStar
  • Michael Spear, Director, Talent Acquisition and Development, gategroup
  • Kristin Terry, Director, Talent Acquisition Center of Excellence, Cox Enterprises
  • Mieke Thorson, Global Head of Talent Acquisition, IHS Markit
  • Jennifer Toth, Talent Acquisition Manager, ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Katie Traviglia, Director of Human Resources, New American Funding
  • Kim Wells, Recruitment Head, North America Operations, United States, Atos

“We’re excited to announce this impressive slate of talent acquisition leaders from around North America,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise and HRO Today.  “These leaders are investing in technology, processes and innovative best practices with their teams that are increasing business outcomes and all while the talent acquisition function continues to increase in complexity.”

For more information about the HRO Today Forum North America, click here, and for more information about the finalists, click here.  

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 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.

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

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HRO Today Announces Finalists of 2017 CHRO of the Year Awards

April 24, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA – For the fourth year, HRO Today is recognizing chief human resource officers who have the capabilities to deliver HR transformation with its 2017 CHRO of the Year Awards.

This year’s finalists include a group of 20 executives in HR who have provided the vision to establish HR practices that are driving talent initiatives, contributing to business growth, and creating a culture that can lead in a global marketplace.

The winners will be announced at the awards gala on May 1, 2017, at the HRO Today Forum North America in Chicago in the following four categories: for profit, sustainable workforce, non-profit and lifetime achievement.

The 2017 CHRO of the Year Awards finalists are:

  • David Almeda, Chief People Officer, Kronos Incorporated
  • Karen Crone, CHRO, Paycor
  • Christine Esckilsen, Chief Human Capital Officer, Piper Jaffray
  • Kate Etinger, EVP, CHRO, Bank Leumi
  • Tony Fogel, CHRO, Coveris
  • Jim Hazboun, CHRO/CAO, Hyundai Capital America
  • Khara Julien, VP of HR, Gypsum Management & Supply, Inc.
  • Francine Katsoudas, SVP, Chief People Officer, Cisco
  • Max Langenkamp, VP, HR, Cintas
  • Andrea Ledford, EVP, Chief Administration Office, and CHRO, NCR
  • Brian Little, Head of HR, Zurich North America
  • Jane Maksoud, CHRO, Mount Sinai Health System
  • Adriene McCoy, CHRO, Baptist Health South Florida
  • Marcia Morales-Jaffe, SVP, Chief People Officer, PayPal
  • Angela Moriarity, Director of HR, Advanced Correctional Healthcare
  • Deslyn Norris, VP of HR, Topgolf
  • Mark Puleo, VP and CHRO, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
  • Kevin D. Silva, EVP and CHRO, Voya Financial, Inc.
  • Collette Taylor, SVP, HR and Facilities, Astellas US LLC
  • Kathy Zwickert, Chief People Officer, NetSuite (Oracle)

“Any CEO we know talks about the important contributions of his or her HR leaders,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise and HRO Today.  “It is a privilege to recognize achievement and true greatness in the HR profession from among some of the very top practitioners in the management department who teach everyone else about leadership.”

For more information about the HRO Today Forum North America, click here, and for more information about the finalists, click here.  

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 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.

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

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HRO Today and Advantage xPO Release Study:  How Recruiters can Attract the Hashtag Generation into the Workplace

Philadelphia, PA – April 11, 2017 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today, and Advantage xPO, one of HRO Today’s  top 13 global recruiting firms, have announced the release of the study:  How Recruiters Can Attract the ‘Hashtag’ Generation into the Workplace.

This exclusive report reveals what Millennials say is important to them in an employer, including their preferred methods of contact, which types of benefits are most desirable, and what types of workplace environments and cultures are appealing.

The Millennial generation, generally defined as those between 18 and 34, already accounts for approximately 50 million workers in the United States, or 25 percent of the workforce, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.  That number will increase substantially in the next five to 10 years.  Understanding and communicating with this group properly will be a competitive advantage.

“We found in this study that while there are differences between Millennials and other generations, what Millennials want can be considered preferences across candidates from all generations,” said Larry Basinait, Vice President of Market Research, SharedXpertise.  “What Millennials say they want most includes a good benefits package, a positive work environment and fair compensation, and what becomes different with Millennials is how those preferences are combined.”

“What the study helps us identify is exactly which areas we can focus on to improve the recruitment and retention of Millennials,” said Laurie Harms, Director of Business Development, Advantage xPO.  “For instance, while collaboration, workplace flexibility and recognition appeal to workers of all generations, Millennials would like a greater emphasis on diversity and short-term goals.”

The report also revealed that opportunities for international relocation should be highlighted to Millennial candidates when they exist.

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 Advantage xPO
Advantage xPO represents the workforce solutions division of Advantage Resourcing.  Delivering customized, strategic staffing solutions to global clients across a variety of industries, Advantage xPO is recognized as a leading player within the managed services provider and recruitment process outsourcing markets.  It has a solid reputation for pioneering leading-edge approaches to complex staffing initiatives.  To learn more about our integrated approach to strategic workforce management, please visit us at www.advantagexpo.com.

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 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.

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

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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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