Category Archives: Notes from the President

HR Leaders Unite!

Renee Preston – Senior Vice President of Membership Services

January 29, 2020

The HRO Today Association is as committed as ever to advancing professionalism in human resources and providing professional development and networking opportunities to its members. We’ve kicked off 2020 with an impressive line-up of Livestream Sessions, which I encourage you to check out here. Industry certifications improve professionalism and provide a level of accountability of standards and ethics. The HRO Today Provider Certification Program is raising the bar for HR service delivery and developing consistent standards and practices for the industry to save time and costs, and to improve efficiency and customer satisfaction. Read full letter here.

A Walk Down Memory Lane

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Zachary MiskoGlobal Executive Director Emeritus

December 20, 2019

Last week I took a walk down memory lane and decided to revisit some of the letters from five year ago.  I thought it would be interesting to remind myself of the things that were important then, the promises I made and the initiatives that were important at that time.  Would the things said five years ago still have relevance?  Were the initiatives discussed then still a part of the association today?  Did we deliver where we hoped to?  Several talked about the association’s commitment to support and implement best practice sharing, collaboration and networking for our members.  (and they each continue to be important aspects of the associations value.  Interestingly enough, 18 months later we built a value proposition for the association that highlights 5 member benefits important to our success and basically our brand.  Ironically Best Practice Sharing and Networking are stated as 2 of the 5 and Collaboration plays an important element throughout.  The next thing that caught my attention was the launch of our Thought Leadership Councils, or TLC’s as we refer to them.  Basically these are learning sessions, and have grown from the initial standard webinar to include multiple different delivery formats for learning, best practice sharing and collaboration.  As well they provide the members/speakers who deliver them an opportunity to be recognized as thought leaders in our industry.  Thought Leadership.  That was a phrase that came up often in 2014 and is still widely referenced today. Read full letter here.

TAlent acquisition: TAke note, sTArt with TA and TAckle the rest in TAndom

Zachary Misko – Global Executive Director Emeritus

December 2, 2019

We talk a lot about talent acquisition at HRO Today; it tends to be a common thread for managers, service and technology providers, candidates, and, of course, HR. Really anyone over the age of 16 has a stake in the game on this topic. We’ve been hearing people say, “It’s all about the people,” or use the phrase “the candidate experience” or “employees are your biggest asset” for many, many years now. And I don’t disagree; people are at the heart of so much that is important in the world of HUMAN resources. But as processes, protocols, life, people, and technology continue to evolve business and HR, the HRO Today Association must evolve as well. Read full letter here.

Are you MENSA smart?

Zachary Misko – Global Executive Director

September 26, 2019

What is the four-digit number in which the first digit is one-fifth of the last, and the second and third digits are the last digit multiplied by three? (Hint: The sum of all digits is 12.) Tabitha likes cookies but not cake. She likes mutton but not lamb, and she likes okra, but not squash. Following the same rule, will she like cherries or pears? Read full letter here.