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HRO Today Membership Summit Highlights the Importance of Standards and Practices in HR

Philadelphia, PA – October 17, 2018 – HRO Today will host the HRO Today Membership Summit on Thursday, October 18 in Philadelphia, PA, bringing together HR services and technology providers, analysts and practitioners for a day of interactive best practice discussions, expert-led sessions on trending industry topics, and networking opportunities.

The HR services and technology industry has companies filled with professionals committed to premium service.  HRO Today and the HRO Today Services and Technology Association are committed to helping great providers stand out from the crowd.  The focus of this conference and training retreat will be on engaging providers and practitioners in conversation, with the goal of establishing an industry-wide standard of ethics and performance.

Highlights from the agenda include:

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Despite advances in HR tech, employers believe human touch still an important part of hiring process

82% of U.S. employers believe smart technologies allow recruiters to focus on more interpersonal and knowledge-based work

ATLANTA, September 5, 2018 — Employers are increasingly using HR technology to help attract and hire the best talent. Despite the widespread adoption of these tools, many businesses leaders indicate they still want a human touch for critical moments during the recruitment process, according to a report released today by global talent solutions firm Randstad Sourceright.

Based on a survey of more than 800 human capital leaders, Randstad Sourceright’s Talent Trends research found that when it comes to tasks such as searching for talent, half  (51 percent) of employers believe initial screening should be mostly or completely automated. Similarly, the same percentage feel that automation is useful for tracking HR data/metrics and for the creation and management of HR analytics.

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Diversified Trust Hires Cindy Cleveland as Principal and Chief Talent Officer

Human resources and leadership development expert joins comprehensive wealth management firm.

Memphis, TN – October 16, 2018 – Diversified Trust, an independent comprehensive wealth management firm with over $6.5 billion of client assets under management, today announced that Cindy Cleveland has joined the firm as principal and chief talent officer. Based in Diversified Trust’s Memphis, TN office, Cleveland is responsible for talent development and working closely with executive management in the development of internal practices that align with the firm’s strategic priorities and culture.

“As our firm continues to grow, we sought a skilled executive focused on talent and leadership development who can help propel the firm in the years ahead,” said Samuel N. Graham, President and Chief Executive Officer of Diversified Trust. “We are thrilled Cindy has joined the Diversified Trust team and know that her expertise in talent development will take firm performance to an even higher level, providing high-quality, highly trained colleagues to serve our clients evolving needs.”

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Monica Friedman Joins LCS as Chief Human Resources Officer

Des Moines, IA – October 8, 2018 – LCS announced today that Monica Friedman was hired as senior vice president and chief human resources officer, reporting to Joel Nelson, president and CEO. Most recently, she served as senior vice president of human resources for Nationwide and joins LCS on November 12, 2018.

“We believe Monica’s in-depth experience working with large-scale companies, combined with her strategic and business skill set fits perfectly with our company’s current needs and future growth plans,” says Joel Nelson, president and CEO. “LCS has a strong leadership within our human resources department and together, they are accountable for leading 23,000 employees across 32 states that serve 34,000 seniors.”

Friedman brings more than 20 years of human resources experience to LCS. As a senior executive with Nationwide, she was responsible for developing and implementing companywide recruitment and talent development strategies, creating organizational structures that supported long-term strategic goals, and providing HR guidance and counsel to senior leaders.

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Alexander Mann Solutions Announces Leadership Appointment

Alexander Mann Solutions announces strategic leadership appointment as it continues to invest in the Americas and contingent workforce solutions.

Alexander Mann Solutions, the global leader in talent acquisition and management solutions, has appointed Michael Wachholz as President of the Americas and the Global Head of Contingent Workforce Solutions. 

This leadership appointment reflects the firm’s ambition to continue on its impressive growth trajectory in the US and further expand its total talent workforce offering. It also comes just a week after the business celebrated its number one spot on the annual HRO Today Baker’s Dozen RPO rankings. 

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CareerBuilder Promotes President and Chief Operating Officer Irina Novoselsky to Chief Executive Officer

Matt Ferguson to become Executive Chairman as company embarks on new era of HR technology disruption and leadership.

Chicago, IL – September 6, 2018 – CareerBuilder, one of the largest independent technology companies providing “hello to hireTM” HR solutions to global customers, today announced the implementation of its leadership succession plan. Irina Novoselsky, who joined CareerBuilder in October 2017 as President and Chief Operating Officer, is being named the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Matt Ferguson, following 14 years as Chief Executive Officer, will assume the role of Executive Chairman effective today, helping to oversee the Company’s continued evolution as it invests in mobile, artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide innovative end-to-end employment and HR solutions.

Under Ferguson, the company grew its marketing from 16 million unique visitors and 400,000 jobs per year to 200 million unique visitors and nearly 8 million jobs globally last year. CareerBuilder now serves 90 percent of the Fortune 1000 and has expanded into 185 markets globally.

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HRO Today and Alexander Mann Solutions Release Report: Human Resources New Technology for Second Quarter

Philadelphia, PA – August 14, 2018 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today Magazine, and Alexander Mann Solutions, one of the world’s leading providers of talent acquisition and management services, have partnered to release the Human Resources New Technology Quarterly Summary: Q2 2018.

As the rate of advancement in the human capital management (HCM) technology sector is accelerating, these quarterly reports track and analyze recent trends, funding initiatives and other activities that support product innovation in HR.  This information provides critical insights into new technology, its applications and the companies leading the HCM technology industry.

The robust rate of advancement in human resources technologies increased during the second quarter, with 57 major announcements documented, compared to 36 in Q1.  Areas of development with notably high levels of activity included: mobile capabilities, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and platforms that facilitate communication between employers and employees/candidates.  Just as companies have begun exploring uses for AI in various HR functions, mobile technologies can be leveraged in several areas as well, including recruitment and employee engagement.

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HRO Today Releases New Report on HR and Hiring Manager Satisfaction with Talent Acquisition Performance

Philadelphia, PA – August 9, 2018 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today Magazine, and Orion Novotus, an Orion Talent company and the mid-market leader in recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), have partnered to release a report entitled “HR and Hiring Managers: Where They Differ and Agree on TA Performance.”

The report found that recruiters tend to underestimate hiring manager satisfaction with the talent acquisition (TA) process, consistently rating their perceptions of the process and hiring manager satisfaction lower than hiring managers themselves.  Overall, satisfaction scores from both hiring managers and recruiters were high, averaging 4.23 out of 5.00, while recruiters indicated that they expected hiring managers to give a rating of 3.71 for the TA support they receive.  Both parties agreed that there is considerable room for greater satisfaction and improved deliverables.

“One potential area for improvement is communication,” said Larry Basinait, vice president of market research, SharedXpertise.  “Less than one third (31.1 percent) of hiring managers and only 13.3 percent of recruiters agreed completely with the assertion that there is an appropriate level of communication between the two groups, which is a discouraging finding in such an important area.”

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Human Resources New Technology Quarterly Summary: Q2 2018

What technological advancements and news happened during the second quarter of 2018?

The rate of advancement in the human capital management (HCM) technology sector is accelerating. In order to track the players and their innovations, HRO Today and Alexander Mann Solutions have partnered to release quarterly reports that summarize trends, funding initiatives and other activities that support product innovation in HR.

The robust rate of advancement in human resources technologies increased during the second quarter, with 57 major announcements documented, compared to 36 in Q1. Three areas of technology development with particularly high levels of activity were: mobile capabilities, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and platforms that facilitate communication between employers and employees/candidates.

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HRO Today Editorial Director Debbie Bolla to Guest on Business Radio on Sirius XM

Philadelphia, PA – August 2, 2018 – Debbie Bolla, editorial director of HRO Today and HRO Today Global Magazines, will make a guest appearance on today’s episode of “In the Workplace” at 5 p.m. EST on Business Radio on Sirius XM powered by the Wharton School.

Bolla will share her expertise on how organizations are approaching employee benefits and examining what today’s employees are looking for.  She will present a case study featured in the July/August issue of HRO Today Magazine that focuses on Aflac and how the company has implemented employee-driven initiatives, such as their onsite Care Clinics, and achieved employee engagement and satisfaction scores of 87 percent.

“I am looking forward to joining Peter Capelli and Greg Shae for a dynamic discussion of forward-thinking programs that meet employees’ needs and motivate them to do their best work,” said Bolla.  “Employees have needs that vary greatly, and customized employee benefit programs that focus on wellness—whether that be physical, mental, financial, or another type—can drive employee loyalty and, ultimately, business success.”

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