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HRO Today Releases Annual Worker Confidence Report

Philadelphia, PA – March 13, 2019 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today Magazine, in collaboration with Yoh Recruitment Process Outsourcing, has released the Worker Confidence Index Annual Report for 2018.  This annual report analyzes data collected in 2018 that measures employment security from the perspective of U.S. employees, and examines what forces contributed to the results.

The Worker Confidence Index was 107.1 at the end of 2018, which is a year-over-year increase of 2.6 points from the fourth quarter of 2017.  Of the four indices measured by the report, three showed increases over 2017: Job Security, Likelihood of a Raise and Likelihood of a Promotion.  Notably, the Job Security Index rose to an all-time high.  The Trust in Company Leadership Index showed a nominal decline of less than one percent for the year.

“After falling between the fourth quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018, the Job Security Index increased in every quarter this year,” said Larry Basinait, vice president of market research at SharedXpertise.  “Concern about job loss greatly influences worker confidence, so this positive trend is a valuable indicator of consumers’ current and near-term financial outlook.”

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Worker Confidence Index: 2018 Annual Report

Worker Confidence Index: 2018 Annual Report

Since 2014, HRO Today Magazine and Yoh Recruitment Process Outsourcing have collaborated to produce the Worker Confidence Index: a series of quarterly reports that measures employment security in the U.S. from the perspective of employees. This annual report analyzes 2018 data and examines what forces contributed to the results.

The Worker Confidence Index was 107.1 at the end of 2018, which is a year-over-year increase of 2.6 points from the fourth quarter of 2017. For the year, the Job Security, Likelihood of a Raise and Likelihood of a Promotion indices were higher than in 2017; however, Trust in Company Leadership declined.

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Press Release: Alexander Mann Solutions Quarterly HR Technology Report


 Philadelphia, PA – March 4, 2019 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today magazine, a leading publication in the human resources industry, and Alexander Mann Solutions, a global provider of talent acquisition and management services, have released a report about new technology in HR for the fourth quarter of 2018.

Moving forward with new technologies, HR is starting to utilize tools such as chatbots to prepare for the future. With the HR management system industry growing into an $8 billion segment, technology to support human capital initiatives is becoming more critical to business success.

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Alexander Mann Solutions Announces New Leadership Appointment

February 13, 2019 – Alexander Mann Solutions, the global leader in talent acquisition and management solutions, has announced that Janine Chidlow will be joining the Alexander Mann Solutions team as Sector Managing Director. Janine brings over 25 years of experience in the recruitment, MSP and RPO sector, having worked with some of the world’s most exciting and progressive brands.

Janine’s appointment marks the latest in a series of high-profile senior leadership appointments Alexander Mann Solutions has made as part of its global growth strategy.

Commenting on the move, Janine said:

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What’s New in HR Tech?

Human Resources New Technology Quarterly Summary: Q4 2018

The rate of new technologies being developed and the number of companies providing them are increasing each year. This report reveals critical information about new technologies, their applications, and the companies offering them in the Human Capital Management technology sector.

The Human Capital Management systems covered in this report include those in recruitment, employee records, performance, learning and compensation management, and compliance. With this particular report summarizing the activity for the quarter, we analyze the major technological breakthroughs and applications. These announcements are for companies providing HR technology solutions, as well as merger and acquisition activity that has direct implications for HR.

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Press Release: Study on the Use of Social Media in Recruitment Strategy

Philadelphia, PA – February 1, 2019 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today Magazine, has released a new flash report examining the importance and perceptions of the effectiveness of social media in recruitment strategy.  The flash report, part of a series of ongoing research initiatives addressing topics of interest in the HR community, was sponsored by Newton Talent, an award-winning RPO solutions provider.

Social media has grown to become an essential part of organizations’ strategies, with 84 percent of survey respondents currently using it for recruitment and 9 percent planning to use it.  Of those incorporating social media into their recruitment strategies, 79 percent indicated that the tool plays an important or very important role.

“Social media has become a critical avenue for engaging potential candidates of all ages and disciplines,” Patty Silbert, president of Newton Talent.  “Today, over 81 percent of the US population has an active social media profile.  Considering the growth in the use of digital platforms and smart devices, there’s a really good chance your next top tier candidate could be on one of these portals right now.”

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HRO Today and PeopleScout Release New Global Unemployment Report for Q3 2018

Philadelphia, PA – January 31, 2019 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today Magazine, and PeopleScout, the world’s largest RPO provider and the No. 1 Managed Service Provider on HRO Today’s MSP Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings since 2016, have partnered to release the Global Unemployment Report for third quarter 2018.

In the third quarter of 2018, the global unemployment rates remained low once again, with 26 of the 49 countries analyzed in this report showing unemployment levels of 5.0 percent or less, which can be considered by many economists as at or near full employment. These findings are consistent with what was reported in the second quarter of 2018.

While North America and APAC reported solid economic growth in the third quarter, growth in the EMEA region has slowed considerably, but appeared consistent across the board, mostly due to a weakened performance in Germany, the largest economy in Europe. While Latin America’s growth appeared unchanged since the second quarter, Brazil, the region’s largest economy, did relatively well, and unemployment there fell by 0.5 percentage points to 11.9 percent.

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Cielo Grows Total Talent Acquisition and High-Volume Hiring Business in 2018

Brookfield, WI – January 31, 2019 – Cielo, the world’s leading strategic recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) partner, today reflects on 2018, a year in which the company maintained its RPO-industry-best quality of service and customer experience while driving market success exceeding any year in its history. In addition, Cielo continued to make investments in clients, people and culture, and innovation that strengthen the organization for future success.

“We went into 2018 planning to invest in new technologies and ways of doing business while continuing to deliver the same high standard of service our clients deserve and expect,” said Sue Marks, Cielo’s Founder and CEO. “I’m thrilled that we were able to drive adoption of transformational strategies like Total Talent Acquisition and our High Volume RPO solution, as well as bring new tools to market to address Diversity and Inclusion. To accomplish all this while extending and growing our client partnerships is a testament to the commitment and expertise of our team members around the world.”

In 2018, Cielo further expanded its global capabilities by increasing its hiring across key regions such as Asia Pacific, Latin America and Europe. Cielo also gained 32 new clients and renewed 27. Many of those new clients were for two key products that Cielo believes represent the future of the industry: Total Talent Acquisition, which provides organizations a way to recruit and manage all their talent, whether it’s full-time, part-time, gig worker, or consultant; and High Volume RPO, which reimagines hourly hiring by combining artificial intelligence, mobile technology, and automation that lets candidates apply for a job and schedule an interview with a hiring manager from their smartphones in less than five minutes.

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Randstad announces changes in its executive board.

January 30, 2019 – Randstad announces that its Supervisory Board will propose changes in the Executive Board. Linda Galipeau will step down from the Executive Board effective the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on March 26, 2019 to pursue her career outside Randstad. Rebecca Henderson and Karen Fichuk are nominated for appointment as members of the Executive Board with responsibilities for Global Businesses and Randstad North America respectively.

Linda Galipeau joined Randstad in 1995 as a district manager in the USA. In 1997, she started the Canadian operations and in 2008 she was appointed President of Randstad staffing in the USA. Appointed to the Executive Board in 2012, she is responsible for the US, Canada, Randstad Sourceright, Monster and RiseSmart.

CEO Jacques van den Broek: “We regret that Linda has decided to leave Randstad. She leaves North America in great shape, it is Randstad’s biggest region with above group level average returns. Besides that Linda has played an instrumental role in our innovation journey the last four years leading to our Tech & Touch-strategy. Randstad owes Linda a great debt of gratitude.”

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HRO Today Announces First Annual Most Admired Employer Brand Awards Program

Philadelphia, Pa. – Jan. 24, 2019 HRO Today, a leading publication in the human resources industry and producer of the HRO Today Forum events, and PeopleScout, a leading global provider of talent solutions, have announced the launch of the first annual HRO Today “Most Admired Employer Brand Awards” in North America. This year’s winners will be announced at the 2019 HRO Today Forum North America, May 6-8, at the MGM National Harbor in National Harbor, Md., (just south of Washington).

The most admired employer brand awards were created to recognize and celebrate extraordinary achievements in employer branding in North America. PeopleScout plans to sponsor similar programs in other regions of the world.

“Worldwide unemployment rates are approaching record lows. Because of this, the importance of building and maintaining an employer brand to attract candidates and retain and engage current employees has never been more critical,” says Larry Basinait, vice president of research at SharedXpertise. “Our program is a way to recognize superior achievement in employer branding initiatives.”

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