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Towards Tomorrow

HRO Today Forum

Covering topics from AI to succession planning, the EMEA and APAC HRO Today Forum events provide a valuable opportunity to learn, share, and ultimately, succeed.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Automation. Globalisation. Talent shortages. Regulatory compliance. Leadership development. Diversity and inclusion. Employee wellness. Data security. Workforce planning. Employee engagement. Change management. Outsourcing. Succession planning.

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Join the Conversation

HR Association

By D. Zachary Misko

Thought leaders are the informed opinion leaders and the go-to people in their field of expertise. They are trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative ideas; turn ideas into reality; and know and show how to replicate their success. We certainly have a great group of thought leaders and innovators involved in our association and our HRO Today Forum events, as demonstrated by the outstanding group of senior HR executives and industry experts who attend and speak at our events, in our magazine, and as part of our association.

The HRO Today Services and Technology Association provides members with the opportunity to learn, connect with other professionals, share best practices and content on our website, and discuss and set industry standards within HR and outsourcing. Learning through our Thought Leadership Councils (TLCs) continues to be a member favourite and attract a large audience via our live programs and on-demand TLC library. The TLC functional categories are designed as a member benefit for networking, engagement, and to strengthen the relevance to HRO Today magazine, our events, and HR(O) in general.

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Overcoming Challenges

HRO Today

By Debbie Bolla

It’s not uncommon to hear a CHRO in the APAC region say that one of the biggest challenges they face today is the talent shortage. Such is the case for Prasanth Narayanan, director and CHRO for Carnival Group, who says the growing economy in India is driving a substantial supply and demand gap. What’s refreshing to hear is Carnival’s proactive strategy to get ahead of curve.

Narayanan explains that the organisation has worked hard to develop an attractive employee value proposition (EVP), “Come Celebrate, Yourself & Work”, which allows them to attract the right candidates—ones that reflect the company values and purpose.

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The Power of Integration

iTalent Competition

This year’s iTalent Competition winner is helping organizations reduce time to hire and maintain compliance to boot.

By Taylor Thompson

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average cost of a poor hiring decision can equal 30 percent of the first year’s potential earnings. Glassdoor and the Brandon Hall Group also report that 95 percent of employers admit to suffering from at least one bad hire every year. With increasing pressure to find the right hires and growing candidate expectations of a customer-like experience, HR needs a vetting process that can keep up with the rapidly-changing nature of the hiring process. Enter background screening platform Verified First.

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My Bad: An Apology

HRO Today

By Elliot H. Clark

I try to teach my children that when you cause offense to be the first to apologize and give an apology before it’s requested. I need to practice what I preach. I made a mistake in the delivery of a message, but I want to explain that I feel the message has some merit and fits within the mission of HRO Today.

First, the mistake. I was trying—in an entertaining way—to review the HR angle of some social, political, and international issues. I knew before the event that it was a difficult tightrope to walk. I wanted to get the audience to think about controversial issues, but to communicate with humor. It backfired.

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Driving Corporate Strategy

2018 HRO Today Forum

Find out the key takeaways from this year’s top sessions.

By Marta Chmielowicz

This year’s HRO Today Forum was jam-packed full of best practices, engaging conversations, and valuable insights that will continue to deliver in the coming year. Here are some highlights from a few of the standout sessions:

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2018 TekTonic Award Winners

2018 TekTonic Awards

Meet five game-changers that are staying ahead of the HR technology curve.

By Taylor Thompson

With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation, HR has faced a year of adaptation and innovation in their business practices in order to keep up with a rapidly changing field. Technology has not only become an integral part of everyday HR processes, but an expectation, especially in regards to organizations’ recruitment efforts. But what makes a company stand out among others in an ever-changing industry, especially considering all the newfound technology blazing the trail? Innovation. Disruption. And a solution that works to make life just a little easier for HR. These are just a few of the ways this year’s TekTonic Awards winners have continued to advance their efforts and drive the industry forward, and the reason they were recognized at this year’s HRO Today Forum in May. The 2018 TekTonic Awards winners have been recognized for their innovative contributions in workforce management, background screening, talent management, candidate experience, mobile capabilities, and learning.

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A Technology Focus

HR Association

By D. Zachary Misko

This year’s theme of the HRO Today Forum North America is “Driving Corporate Strategy.” Despite the technology disruption that has roiled much of global business, the need to attract, retain, protect, and serve employees has insulated companies. But now, change is washing over how companies do business and sending ripples across the HR industry. HR is officially being shaken by the tech invasion.

As you will learn from our Forum speakers, panels, and sessions, a rising cohort of tech-enabled leaders are rethinking business and reacting with more creative models. The finalists in our iTalent competition are not surprisingly a part of this movement; they are investing in this vision of the future. Throughout the Forum, we will explore this further and amplify the highest standards of human resources in the management and support of services, technologies, and overall HR functions.

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