Research & Best Practices

Keys to Crafting the Career Experience

Career experience

With Jeff Gelinas, VP of Product and People, Engage2Excel

Retaining top performing employees is critical to an organization’s success. By recognizing employees’ value to the organization and connecting that to business objectives, employees are more engaged and have a better experience throughout the employee lifecycle. Here Jeff Gelinas, VP of product and people at Engage2Excel, shares recent research that uncovers the top factors that drive engagement and how organizations can leverage them as the building blocks of a great career experience.

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A Positive Candidate Experience is a Competitive Advantage

Positive Candidate Experience

With Tina Tromiczak, Senior Vice President, National Account Services, RPO at ADP

It’s no secret that today’s top candidates have the power of choice—the choice to seek out new roles, to learn about different companies, or to stay put. This makes it even more challenging for organizations to attract, recruit, and engage top talent. But perhaps the best place to start is at the beginning—providing candidates with a positive experience that focuses on communication and aligns with organizational culture. Here, Tina Tromiczak, senior vice president, national account services for RPO at ADP, offers several strategies that organizations can leverage to improve their candidate experience and ensure they are an employer of choice in today’s competitive marketplace.

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People Analytics: HR’s Most Important Asset

data & analytics

With Paul Harty, Chief Solutions Officer, Sevenstep

The average HR team sits on a goldmine of data. From recruitment data to performance reviews, staff satisfaction data, productivity data, and training data, HR leaders measure every aspect of the employee experience throughout the duration of the entire lifecycle of an employee. And now, technology is helping the HR function go even further, integrating disparate systems to create data insights that propel business growth while making employees happier. Paul Harty, Chief Solutions Officer of Sevenstep, offers his perspective on the current and future uses of data and analytics in the HR function.

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Enabling a Better Relationship with an RPO Partner

RPO partner

With Kristin Shulman, Head of Digital Marketing and Brand, Allegis Global Solutions

In today’s global economy, five generations are working side by side for the first time in history—each with its own skillsets, communication preferences, and leadership styles. Faced with this increasingly diverse talent pool, immense technological innovation, and the growing expectation of a consumer-like experience, organisations must adopt a flexible, adaptive approach to recruitment or risk getting left behind. Partnering with an RPO firm that provides a consultative approach could be the secret ingredient to succeeding in the war for talent.

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Cracking the Code: The RPO Process that Brings the Best Business Results

Korn Ferry

By Jeanne MacDonald, President, Global RPO Solutions, Korn Ferry

It’s a proven fact. Having the right talent in the right roles is the key to an organization’s financial success. All too often however, those in the talent acquisition space are too pressured by deadlines and cost cutting to effectively hire the best people who can grow the business long-term.

And while many HR leaders think they can save money by keeping all recruiting functions in house, it’s a long-term strategy that could ultimately cost companies millions of dollars in terms of lost opportunity, due to less-than-stellar talent decisions.

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Taking on Total Talent

With Michael Wachholz, president of the Americas and global head of contingent workforce solutions, Alexander Mann Solutions

The recruitment world has entered new era. With the advent of AI, machine learning, and advanced data analytics tools, HR professionals are now expected to deliver a hiring process that is modern, automated, and efficient. But even in this technology-focused climate, SHRM reports that creating a positive candidate experience is the top priority for organizations that wish to excel in their search for top talent.

As a result, total workforce solutions platforms have emerged to simplify the hiring and management of both contingent and full-time employees. These technologies aim to deliver a consistent experience to all workers while saving recruiters time and resources. Here, Michael Wachholz, president of the Americas and global head of contingent workforce solutions at Alexander Mann Solutions, shares some insights about how to leverage a total talent approach with a personalized touch for best hiring results.

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Flash Report: Managing and Reporting Inappropriate Workplace Behavior

HRO Today Flash Reports are a series of ongoing research initiatives that address today’s topics of interest in the HR community. HRO Today Flash Reports are focused briefs that can support business decisions and further discussion among industry practitioners and thought leaders. This report addresses the North American market.

This report examines the types of inappropriate workplace behaviors reported, preventative measures being taken and the tools used to facilitate misconduct reporting.

This study was sponsored by FirstVoice, a misconduct reporting and management software solution that enables organizations to prevent, report and resolve toxic behaviors in the workplace.

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Global Employment Report – Second Quarter 2019

The global economy is projected to expand 2.8 percent in 2019, less than in recent years due to weaker momentum in developed economies and China.

However, the overall global labor market should remain tight once again with around half (25 of the 49) countries analyzed in this report showing unemployment levels of 5.0 percent or less. This is considered by many economists as at or near full employment, and is about the same as Q1 2019 findings.

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Worker Confidence Index – Second Quarter 2019

The Worker Confidence Index (WCI) decreased by 5.8 points to 104.8 in the second quarter, down from Q1 2019 but comparable to the Q2 2018 level of 104.3.

Three of the four indices that comprise the overall WCI indicated lower results in the second quarter compared to 1Q 2019. The Job Security Index was the only index that increased in the quarter, while the Likelihood of a Promotion, Trust in Company Leadership, and the Likelihood of a Raise Indices all declined. However, when compared to 2Q 2018, all four of the indices remain slightly higher.

While females remain more confident about job security than males, they are less confident in the belief in a raise or a promotion, and trust company leadership less than their male counterparts.

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Human Resources New Technology Quarterly Summary: Q2 2019

HR New Tech: Q2 2019

New HR Tech Report

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

During the second quarter, there were 66 major announcements, up from 57 in the second quarter of 2018. Investment deals in HR technology in the second quarter of this year hit over $560 million dollars.

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