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Worker Confidence Index Report: Second Quarter 2017

The Worker Confidence Index (WCI) dropped significantly in the second quarter to 99.7 - the same level for this time last year. Of the four components of the WCI, only job stability rose, while likelihood of promotion and likelihood of a raise both dropped.  The Trust in Company Leadership index also declined, but remained higher than one year ago. Respondents under the age of 44 grew more confident about their job stability, while older respondents also remained more confident in their job security.  In findings similar to one year ago, higher income employees reported having the most job security. And, all of this happened as the gross domestic product has increased. What else does the report reveal that impacts HR?  Find out by downloading the report with these options below: Click here to download the full report Continue reading →

HRO Today Announces 2017 Recognition Baker’s Dozen Rankings

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.

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Maritz Motivation Solutions Introduces the Engagement Potential Index

 ST. LOUIS, MO., Aug. 17, 2017 – Maritz Motivation Solutions has launched the Engagement Potential Index (EPI), a new and innovative assessment for executives and HR practitioners to measure their company’s current culture and engagement potential against industry benchmarks. The EPI is a tool to understand your culture and identify areas for improvement; develop a tailored roadmap for the success of engagement programs; and benchmark and assess progress within your company.

“Employee engagement is a recognized key performance indicator of thriving organizations.  Unfortunately, global employee engagement is at an alarming low rate, costing employers millions of dollars. We designed the EPI as an innovative assessment that gives you the information you need to understand how your culture is wired to boost employee connection and commitment,” said Kimberly Lanier, vice president of employee engagement at Maritz Motivation Solutions.

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Belden Partners with Cielo to Continue Excellence in Talent

St. Louis, Missouri – August 8, 2017 – Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, announces its partnership with Cielo, the world’s leading strategic recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) partner. In the company’s ongoing efforts to attract and retain world class talent, Cielo’s dedicated recruitment teams will find the best candidates that will help Belden lead the way to an interconnected world. Cielo will have responsibility for Belden’s full time salaried hires and will support Belden’s Early Career Leadership Program, the company's global university recruitment and development initiative. “Investing in talent is not only a priority for Belden, it’s one of our values. We take great pride in filling over 75% of our top positons with internally-developed talent and having retention of our talent pool in excess of 95 percent worldwide,” said Dean McKenna, senior vice president, human resources at Belden.

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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.

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PayScale and HRTMS Partner Together to Help Companies Attract and Retain Talent

SEATTLE, Aug. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, PayScale, the leader in compensation data and software, and HRTMS a leader in job description management, announced a partnership to help companies manage their job descriptions and align pay. Well-written job descriptions are critically important to attract talent and determine pay, especially for hot jobs in dynamic labor markets. However, these descriptions are often in a state of disarray at most companies. Businesses today want a structured and efficient approach to job description management, so HRTMS developed JDXpert to allow organizations to turn these stagnant documents into dynamic assets. PayScale provides compensation management software and real-time salary data to ensure companies of all sizes get pay right. PayScale and HRTMS will jointly market their solutions and PayScale will offer the HRTMS market-leading job information and description management software solution, JDXpert, to more than 6,500 PayScale subscription software customers.

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Rideau Recognition acquires Pressed Metal Products

NEW YORK, NY, August 1, 2017 - Rideau Recognition, Inc. has acquired Pressed Metal Products, a Vancouver-based company with more than 85 years of leadership in manufacturing high-quality emblematic insignia, jewelry, awards and medals for a wide variety of clients. “We’ve had our hearts set on retiring for a while but never felt comfortable walking away until we found someone who had the same respect for employees, dedication to customer service and commitment to quality that we had,” says Greg Trammell, co-owner of Pressed Metal Products. “Our relationships with existing customers was also very important to us and now with Rideau we’re confident we’ve found the right company that can lead this business well into the future.” As a global leader in employee recognition with expertise in prescriptive analytics, peer-to-peer social media-based programs and a full suite of other services and solutions, Rideau maintains a strong business in the manufacturing of high quality products, similar to Pressed Metal Products.

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CapRelo Acquires Conduent’s Relocation & Assignment Services Business

STERLING, VA, 18 July 2017 – CapRelo, a global employee relocation and assignment management firm serving private and public sector clients, today announced the acquisition of Conduent’s employee relocation and assignment services business from Conduent Human Resource Services, LLC. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. “This acquisition further positions CapRelo as a market leader in the mobility space and improves global market access,” said Barry Morris, President and CEO, CapRelo. “CapRelo is in the business of building strong and lasting relationships, and this investment illustrates our commitment to providing additional support and stability for our clients.” CapRelo will also acquire Conduent’s mobility professionals to provide continuity of service delivery. This strengthens CapRelo’s subject matter expertise and thought-leadership. “We are fortunate to welcome some of the very best talent in our industry into the CapRelo family. Together, we will do great things for our clients and their employees to ensure smooth and memorable experiences.

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76 percent of U.S. workers do not fear automation, according to Randstad US

ATLANTAJuly 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Randstad US today released new research findings that contradict many reports that American workers fear losing their job due to automation. The 2017 Randstad Employer Brand Research found that only 14 percent of U.S. employees worry that automation will take their job away, and nearly one-third (30 percent) say they think automation will make their job better. Alongside their optimism toward automation, workers also report a willingness to retrain or upskill to maintain their current job status.

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Caterpillar Names Chief Human Resources Officer; Position Will Report Directly to CEO and be a Member of Executive Office

PEORIA, Ill. — Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced its board of directors has appointed Cheryl H. Johnson as the company’s chief human resources officer (CHRO) effective July 24, 2017. Johnson will report directly to Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby, and she will be a member of Caterpillar’s executive office. Johnson brings more than 20 years of HR leadership experience to Caterpillar. Most recently, Johnson was executive vice president of HR for Textron Inc., a $13.8 billion global multi-industry aerospace, defense and industrial manufacturing company. “In today’s highly competitive global marketplace, we have to attract and retain the best talent in order to better serve our customers,” Umpleby said. “Cheryl is a proven executive leader, with a strong track record. She is joining Caterpillar as a member of our executive office. I’m confident Cheryl’s contributions will be significant as we work to profitably grow our company,” Umpleby said. For the last five years, Johnson has been a member of Textron’s executive leadership team, leading the company’s worldwide HR function as well as corporate communications, corporate real estate, community affairs and the company's aviation department.

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