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Orion Novotus Acquires Accolo

Austin, TX – May 23, 2019 – Success can be measured in many different ways, whether through an acquisition to create something stronger, or by data and metrics that capture a snapshot of growth in a program.

This week, Orion Novotus announced the acquisition of Accolo, a fellow Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) company, to expand its industry leading middle-market RPO capabilities. “With the acquisition of Accolo, we will be able to continue our pattern of steady growth and provide even better service to both our customers and candidates,” says Cory Kruse, President of Orion Novotus.

Kruse recently partnered with Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA) and talent acquisition leaders John Younger of Accolo and Pam Verhoff of Advanced RPO to bring you the Panel Discussion: Key Recruiting Metrics for Measuring Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) Success.

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HRO Today Announces Winners of the Most Admired Employer Brand Awards in North America

Philadelphia, PA – May 9, 2019 – HRO Today is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Most Admired Employer Brand Awards in North America.

The Most Admired Employer Brand Awards were presented at a breakfast hosted by PeopleScout on May 8 at the HRO Today Forum North America at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The winners were announced in the following categories: healthcare, best use of imagery, and overall most admired.

The winners of the Most Admired Employer Brand Awards in North America are:

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Simon Blockley Becomes CEO of Guidant Global

Impellam elevates Simon Blockley to CEO of workforce solutions provider Guidant Global to further drive strategic growth.

London, UK – January 28, 2019 – Simon Blockley, managing director of European operations at Guidant Global, has been promoted to chief executive officer with immediate effect in a strategic move by the brand’s parent company, Impellam Group, to drive future growth.

With over 20 years of experience in resourcing and managed service recruitment, Blockley originally joined Guidant Group in 2014. He was promoted from client service director to managing director in 2017, and following the launch of Guidant Global in October 2018 when existing Impellam Group businesses, U.S.-based Bartech and UK-headquartered Guidant Group, came together, he took on the position of managing director, EMEA.

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Guidant Global Announces New Leadership Line-up to Drive Further International Expansion

Guidant Global, part of Impellam Group, is delighted to announce changes to its executive team as the global leader in talent acquisition and managed workforce solutions continues to make rapid progress in expanding and transforming its portfolio across international markets.

Former Senior Vice President of Global Solutions Karen Gonzalez is stepping into the newly created role of chief sales officer where she will become immediately responsible for overseeing global sales across North America and in the UK.

For more than 20 years, Gonzalez has dedicated her career to helping clients find better ways to manage their workforces. She was appointed to her former role, overseeing the company’s sales organization, in 2015. In her first year she led the sales team to achieve more than $650 million in spend under management, a figure which has now risen to more than $1.5 billion.

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HRO Today Announces Winners of the Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards in North America

Philadelphia, PA – May 8, 2019 –HRO Today has announced the winners of the 2019 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards in North America.

The Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards were presented at an awards luncheon hosted by Cielo on May 7 at the HRO Today Forum North America at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.  The winners were announced in the following categories: healthcare, enterprise, and innovation.  All honorees were also recognized as Leaders of Distinction.

The 2019 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards winners in North America are:

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HRO Today Announces Winners of the CHRO of the Year Awards in North America

Philadelphia, PA – May 7, 2019 – HRO Today has announced the winners of the 2019 CHRO of the Year Awards in North America.

The CHRO of the Year Awards were presented at the HRO Today Awards Gala on the evening of May 6 at the HRO Today Forum North America at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.  The winners were announced in the following categories: CEO partnership, for profit – mid-market, for profit – enterprise, non-profit, sustainable workforce, and lifetime achievement.  All honorees were also recognized as Leaders of Distinction.

The 2019 CHRO of the Year Awards winners in North America are:

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Flash Report: You Are What They Think: How Companies Invest and Measure the Impact of Employer Branding

Employer branding is of growing importance to organizations as they try to attract top talent in a tight labor market. In this study, respondents were asked to explain their perceptions of the scope of employer brand – whether it is a candidate attraction effort only, or part of a wider engagement initiative.

Nearly nine-in-ten (85%) stated that it is part of a more broad-based initiative, extending to all stakeholders in the business, including from owners, suppliers, customers, and candidates.

Despite knowing the importance of employer brand, most respondents indicated that they still struggle to identify unique points that distinguish themselves from competitors. In addition, only 20% of those surveyed indicated that they have established metrics for measuring the success of employer branding efforts.

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Global Employment Report: Q1 2019

Global Unemployment Report Q1 2019

In the first quarter of 2019, the global unemployment rate remained low, with around half (24 of the 49) of the countries analyzed in the report showing levels of 5.0 percent or less. Among those, 16 of the 49 countries in the report announced decreases in national unemployment rates since Q4 2018.

The current economic environment worldwide is still precarious. While 2018 was generally positive, growth in the first quarter of 2019 has weakened. On the other hand, the global economy is still benefiting from tight labor markets and has been accommodating towards monetary and policy stimulus in certain countries, such as China, Egypt, India, and the United States.

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HRO Today Announces Finalists for the Most Admired Employer Brand Awards in North America

Philadelphia, PA – May 3, 2019 – HRO Today is pleased to announce the finalists for the inaugural Most Admired Employer Brand Awards in North America.

In an increasingly competitive labor market, organizations have been challenged to find new ways to promote themselves to potential job candidates and retain current employees.  As a result, employer branding has become a priority for talent acquisition teams and a key part of overall HR strategy.  The Most Admired Employer Brand Awards were created to recognize and celebrate extraordinary achievements in employer branding.

The finalists will be honored and the winners will be announced at an awards breakfast sponsored by PeopleScout at the HRO Today Forum North America on May 8, 2019 at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.  The breakfast will also feature a keynote address by Kathryn Minshew, CEO & Founder of The Muse.

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HRO Today Announces Finalists for the Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards in North America

Philadelphia, PA – May 2, 2019 –HRO Today will recognize the achievements of talent acquisition leaders with the 2019 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards at the HRO Today Forum North America.

As the scope of talent acquisition continues to expand in areas such as recruitment, employer branding, and technology, organizations must work harder than ever to stay competitive in a tight labor market. The 2019 finalists have driven talent strategy and transformation in their organizations and raised the bar with innovative talent acquisition initiatives.

The finalists will be honored and the winners will be announced at an awards luncheon hosted by Cielo at the HRO Today Forum North America on May 7, 2019 at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

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