By D. Zachary Misko
Recognition continues to be an important part of employee engagement, corporate culture, and our global HR association. For the past 10 years, the HRO Today Services and Technology Association awards have been a highlight at our annual HRO Today Forums and an aspiration for those in the HR industry worldwide. This year, we’ve decided to do something different and will be recognizing our North America finalists and winners separate from the HRO Today Forum. Our Association Award Dinner and Gala will be held in conjunction with our first HRO Today Services and Technology Association Summit, a conference and training retreat for HR services and technology providers, analysts, and practitioners working in or with a services partner. This event will take place October 17th and 18th at the Union League in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Awards Dinner and Gala will be held the evening of October 18th.
Each year, the association selects a theme that the awards criteria revolve around. The theme of this year’s program is The Greatest HR Awards on Earth – Honoring the Best in HR. Winners for North America will be revealed this year at the HRO Today Services and Technology Association Summit and the EMEA and APAC awards winners will be announced, as usual, at their respective regional HRO Today Forum events in Amsterdam and Hong Kong.
By D. Zachary Misko
Sensitivity, confidentiality, and insight are all required of great HR leadership. Because the nature of most HR issues requires the utmost discretion, in perhaps no other role does the phrase “lonely at the top” describe daily life as well as it does for the CHRO. There is no more daunting task than helping an organization get hundreds or thousands or tens of thousands of employees all striving in the same direction and agreeing to share common goals and cultural precepts. But where can HR leaders turn for advice, support or best practices? The choices are few and far in between, especially compared to other C-suite officers.
For that reason, in a landmark collaboration, HRO Today magazine and the Wharton Center for Human Resources have combined forces to create the CHRO Today Executive Network, or C-TEN.
By Debbie Bolla, Executive Editor
Confidence. Competition. Potential. Doing what you love.
These are a few words and phrases that made a lasting impact after my deep-dive discussion with four HR industry leaders at the HRO Today Forum this May. The quartet that joined me on stage (pictured above):
• John Wilson, Founder and CEO of WilsonHCG
• Sue Marks, CEO of Cielo
• Paul Harty, President of Seven Step RPO
• Gene Zaino, President & CEO of MBO Partners
Employee confidence levels are seemingly up, said the foursome—and forward-thinking organizations need to get in the game and take advantage of that confidence
Re-Calculating the HR Equation
By Elliot H. Clark, CEO
We just held the 2014 HRO Today Forum in both North America and in Singapore. We are thrilled and gratified at the level of engagement of our audience and thankful for the opportunity to advance the practice of HR. We are also appreciative of the ongoing support of our sponsors, who are the most sophisticated HR services and technology companies in the world
The 2014 HRO Today Awards winners are innovating their way to strategic partnerships.
By Russ Banham
Over the past generation, the people heading up HR in many organizations have become key strategic partners to their respective CEOs, entrusted to lead diverse workforce initiatives to improve talent acquisition and retention, spur business growth, enhance sustainability practices and cultivate a workforce culture that differentiates the organization
The gathering of our annual Forum equaled great business outcomes.
By The Editors
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Learn more about the innovators that took home trophies at the HRO Today Forum in Philadelphia.
By The Editors
Workforce Management/Compensation Winner Solution: Darwin
Provider: Thomsons Online Benefits
Darwin is a cloud-based global benefits management and employee engagement software that securely integrates with benefits providers, HR systems, and payroll as a single source
The 3 ‘R’s for getting the most value from these candidate pools.
By Erin Bazinet
Talent communities are an essential component of today’s social recruiter’s game plan. Not only do they provide a warm, inviting place for recruiters to connect and communicate with candidates, but they also facilitate crowd sourcing high-quality candidates
Video’s role in the hiring process continues to expand.
By Audrey Roth
Leveraging video interviewing for hiring is not a new concept, but fresh technology has allowed video to revitalize and reshape the hiring process. Video now plays a pivotal role in accessing talent pools, improving employer brand, and creating an attractive candidate experience—which is becoming more and more important in today’s competitive market. In fact, a December 2013 study written by Montage and conducted by Google Consumer Surveys finds that 32 percent of individuals who rejected a job offer within the last year was primarily due to a negative experience during the hiring process.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia achieves great business outcomes from video interviewing.
Chief Advisor at HR Tech Advisor Ward Christman spoke with Kim Delaney BSN, RN, nursing and respiratory recruitment manager for the hospital on how her team leverages HR technology to meet the challenges from their vice president of HR to become more productive with existing resources.
Ward Christman: What is happening in recruiting that has caused you to look at new HR technology?
Kim Delaney: Since demand for new nurses coming out of college has been down the past three years, and our efforts to improve retention have been very successful with an inpatient nurse vacancy rate of only 3
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