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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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HRO Today Announces Finalists for the CHRO of the Year Awards in North America

Philadelphia, PA – May 2, 2019 – HRO Today will recognize leading human resources executives for their unparalleled leadership with the 2019 CHRO of the Year Awards at the HRO Today Forum North America.

The CHRO of the Year Awards honor chief human resources officers for their achievements in innovative talent strategies, forward-thinking workforce initiatives, and employee engagement.  This year’s group of executives have successfully transformed talent acquisition, employee retention, and organizational culture to drive business results and chart the course for future growth.

The finalists will be honored and the winners will be announced at an awards gala at the HRO Today Forum North America on May 6, 2019 at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

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Engage2Excel Announces the Addition of Rideau, Inc.

Engage2Excel Group of Companies (“E2E Group”), a portfolio company of Comvest Partners (“Comvest”), has announced the addition of Rideau, Inc. (“Rideau”), a global leader of employee recognition solutions, to bolster its career experience platform. Headquartered in Montreal, Rideau provides world-class organizations with an integrated recognition platform that fuels long-term performance by increasing employee engagement and retention.

“Rideau has a rich heritage of recognition expertise and industry-leading technology and reputation in the marketplace, and we are excited about our shared vision for bringing the career experience platform to life,” said Phil Stewart, CEO of E2E Group. “We believe that Rideau’s Vistance Analytics & Learning platform can help managers and leaders measure and improve their ability to recognize others, driving more success for our 3,000+ combined clients.”

For the past 32 years, Peter Hart, president of Rideau, has been the driving force of transforming Rideau into one of the world’s largest recognition and rewards companies. E2E Group is pleased to continue to leverage Hart’s strong leadership abilities. “I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about Rideau joining the E2E Group family of companies,” said Hart. “Our mission has been to build meaningful relationships with powerful recognition solutions, and E2E Group will only help take us to the next level.”

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Cielo Welcomes Darren Simons as President of the Americas

BROOKFIELD, WI – April 29, 2019 – Cielo, the world’s leading strategic recruitment process outsourcing provider, today announced it has hired Darren Simons as president of the Americas. A proven innovator in transforming talent acquisition and talent management, Simons will lead Cielo’s rapidly growing business in North and Latin America and provide thought leadership and direction as Cielo continues to deliver strategic advantages for its clients.

“Darren’s 25-plus years of experience globally in RPO, MSP, and contingent labor, coupled with his strong track record as a leader of teams, make him a perfect fit to guide our accelerated growth in North and Latin America,” said Sue Marks, Cielo’s founder and CEO. “Darren’s deep understanding of the global talent market will add significant value to our business, our clients, and our teams by driving innovation and maintaining the high quality of service that our clients have come to expect from Cielo.”

“Cielo’s entrepreneurial culture, commitment to innovation and service excellence, and tremendously talented people make it a highly attractive place to work,” said Simons. “I look forward to helping Cielo transform how companies manage complex and evolving workforce demands and ensuring that our clients have the right talent engaged in the right way to enable their business objectives.”

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