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Human Resources New Technology Quarterly Summary: Q1 2019

Human Resources New Technology Quarterly Summary: Q1 2019

New HR Tech Report

The rate of new technologies being developed and the number of companies providing them are exponentially increasing each year and the first quarter of 2019 was no exception.

In total, there were 68 major announcements documented, which almost doubles the 36 announced in the first quarter of 2018. The majority of the announcements were from companies located in the United States, and most were from small or start-up organizations.

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TrueBlue Names Jeff Dirks Chief Information and Technology Officer and Carl Schweihs President of PeopleManagement

Company Focused on Leading the Industry in Technology-Powered Staffing

Tacoma, WA – June 6, 2019 – TrueBlue, a global leader in specialized workforce solutions, announced new appointments to its senior executive team as the company works to redefine the staffing experience and underscore market leadership. High-tech industry veteran and innovator Jeff Dirks was named TrueBlue’s Chief Information and Technology Officer, overseeing the company’s digital transformation. Carl Schweihs, an accomplished business leader known for accelerating growth, will serve as the President of People Management, a core division of TrueBlue.

Dirks, who is replacing the retiring CTO Carole McCluskey, has spent nearly three decades developing cutting-edge technology solutions that help businesses and people. He will lead the expansion of TrueBlue’s AI-powered technologies that are bringing new possibilities to staffing and recruitment process outsourcing, including its popular JobStack and Affinix offerings.

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HRO Today Announces Winners of Annual Awards in APAC

Philadelphia, PA – June 4, 2019 – The winners of the annual HRO Today Talent Acquisition Team of the Year Award and the HRO Today Association Awards were announced at the HRO Today Forum APAC.

The Talent Acquisition Team of Year Award recognizes an HR team that has exceled in driving talent strategy and transforming the ways that their organization recruits, retains and develops its employees. The HRO Today Association Awards honor HR professionals for thought leadership, technological innovation, and excellence across the HR disciplines. The awards were presented on June 3 during a special reception at the HRO Today Forum APAC at the Novotel Century Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China.

The 2019 Talent Acquisition Team of the Year Award winner in APAC is:

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CareerBuilder Deepens Investment in Customer Experience and Satisfaction with the Appointment of Sasha Yablonovsky to President

Recent new business wins highlight Yablonosvky’s impact on the end-to-end talent acquisition leader.

Chicago, IL – May 30, 2019 – CareerBuilder, a pioneer in Talent Acquisition media, technology and services, announced today Sasha Yablonovsky has been appointed President, underscoring the company’s commitment to leading with a customer-first approach. A leader in innovation for nearly 25 years, CareerBuilder provides HR solutions to help employers find, hire and onboard great talent, and helps job seekers build new skills and progressive careers as the modern world of work changes.

“Sasha is a proven, innovative leader. With her successful track record of building high-performing teams, growing businesses, and a customer-first mindset, she is the ideal person to lead these efforts on a global scale,” said Irina Novoselsky, CEO of CareerBuilder. “Sasha’s ability to be the voice of our customers will allow her to positively influence our innovations and deliver even stronger solutions back to the customer.”

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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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