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Learn more about the finalists for our Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year awards.

By the Editors

In today’s competitive work environment there is no asset more critical to an organization than its talent. But what about those leaders who are driving the initiatives that are attracting and retaining such high performers? HRO Today’s Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year awards, sponsored by Cielo, saw the need to recognize the hard work of these individuals.Here’s the incredible group of nominees.

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Leading For The Future

We recognize 20 CHROs for their pursuit to align HR strategy to business outcomes.

Debbie Bolla

For our third annual CHRO of the Year awards, HRO Today recognizes those CHROs with the capabilities to adapt to a competitive business environment in order to deliver the insight needed for HR transformation. We understand the importance of CHROs who drive workforce initiatives through innovation with measurable excellence in employee engagement and the retention to prove it.

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CEO’s Letter: Recognizing HR


On the night of May 2 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, we are hosting our annual CHRO of the Year Awards dinner. There are four categories of awards. There are two for achievements executed by finalists at their current companies: CHRO of the Year For Profit and CHRO of the Year Not For Profit. The distinction of non-profit and for profit companies recognizes the challenges of working in underfunded not-for-profit organizations or contributing to the financial and corporate success of the for profit world.

The next category is the Sustainable Workforce Award, which recognizes a CHRO who has developed policies that have had a measurable positive impact on the workforce and has created a winning workplace culture. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors a CHRO who has had a measurable impact, fostered innovation, and advanced the practice of HR at multiple companies.

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Editor’s Note: Making It Happen

I’m baaaaaaack. And so is the HRO Today Forum.
It’s been full speed ahead ever since I returned last month from a 12-week maternity leave. This is the most exciting—and craziest—time of year as we gear up for our annual HRO Today Forum. This May we head to Chicago to cover everything HR and we hope you’ll join us. Are you weighing technology options? Looking to leverage HR analytics? Trying to engage employees in healthcare? Learn about these topics and more by taking a closer look at our jam-packed agenda with Overcome HR Challenges on page 22.This is our third year recognizing the great work of chief HR officers with our CHRO of the Year awards, and I had the opportunity to learn more about each of our 20 finalists for this month’s cover story, Leading for the Future (see page 12). Their people-driven initiatives and accomplishments are downright impressive:

• Incorporating a new single application, cloud-based HCM system to decrease employee turnover;

• Offering learning opportunities through a new career center that resulted in promotions for 34 percent of participants;

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HRO STA Update: Thought Leadership and Unlocking Your Potential to Become Better

HRO Today Zachary Misko

Thought leaders are the informed opinion leaders and the go-to people in their field of expertise. They are trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative ideas, turn ideas into reality, and know and demonstrate how to replicate their success. We certainly have a great group of thought leaders and innovators involved in our association, as demonstrated by the outstanding group of thought leaders, industry experts, and best-selling authors who speak at our Thought Leadership Councils (TLCs), as well as the people who attend them.

The HRO Today Services and Technology Association provides members with the opportunity to connect with other professionals, share best practices and content on our website, discuss and set industry standards within the HR and outsourcing industry, and to learn. Learning through our TLCs continues to be a member favourite and attract a large audience via the live webcasts and our on-demand TLC library. The TLC functional categories are designed as a member benefit for networking, engagement, and to strengthen the relevance to HRO Today magazine, our events, and HR(O) in general.

The following monthly TLCs support this effort and are held the second week of each month:

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NeueHouse Taps Global Talent Management Agency Haufe

San Francisco, CA – Leading global talent management and human resources company, Haufe, has announced it has been tapped by NeueHouse to support the company through its rapid global expansion. Well established in the European market, Haufe works with more than 600 global companies including Bayer, Olympus and Pricewaterhouse Coopers, among other top brands. Developed from the fundamental philosophy that “employees run companies,” Haufe custom tailors results-driven packages of proprietary consulting software and full-service consulting that enable clients to reach strategic goals.

Haufe will provide key services to NeueHouse including: digital tools to help with talent management, including recruitment and onboarding software; performance framework co-creation designed for HR efficacy and transparency, as well as a collaborative culture; program implementation consulting to ensure a culture of high performance and impact— a culture of agile intrapreneurship; training materials development and core user trainings; member benefit plan designed to measure success; and e-recruiting to digitize the recruiting process and attract the best talent. Moving forward, NeueHouse is also planning on implementing additional unique offerings from Haufe. This includes the brand new Metro Mapping service, a tool that lays out the entire candidate and employee user’s journeys, their high impact touch, underlying systems, supporting software, potential roadblocks, areas of improvement, as well as overall impact on company culture and finances.

“We at NeueHouse are thrilled to partner with Haufe,” Jay Galluzzo, NeueHouse CEO, said. “Haufe’s unique approach combined with their vast wealth of knowledge and resources makes them a great fit for us. NeueHouse is first and foremost a culture-driven community, and Haufe supports that in a unique and collaborative way.”

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2016 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: Relocation

Top providers in relocation services ranked based on customer satisfaction surveys

HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen rankings are based solely on feedback from buyers of the rated services. The ratings are not based on the opinion of the HRO Today staff. We collect feedback annually through an online survey, which we distribute both directly to buyers through our own mailing lists and indirectly by sending service providers the link to send to their clients.

Once collected, response data are loaded into the HRO Today database for analysis to score each provider that has a statistically significant sample. For this survey, we required 10 responses from seven companies, and we received feedback from more than 200 verified customers.

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Worldwide Unemployment Trends Summary To Come For 2016

HR Outsourcing

Beginning later in 2016, HRO Today Magazine, along with PeopleScout, a global leader in recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions, will produce an ongoing trending summary of global unemployment rates.

According to the World Bank, the worldwide GDP in 2014 was $USD 77.8 trillion. Approximately 22 percent of that is the U.S. GDP, which amounts to 17.4 trillion. The Gallup World Poll states that in 2013, there were 1.3 billion full time workers in the world, which is defined as adult population that works at least 30 hours per week for an employer.

Because of the vast number of international labor organizations, understanding employment levels in select countries is vital to meeting the staffing requirements necessary for successful business in those areas. For example, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the December 2015 unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5 percent. Workforce planning would be considerably different in the U.S. than in Spain, which had a 20.9 percent unemployment rate during that time.

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Opinion: HR Leaders Victimized by Global Investment Community and the Last Unicorn

By Elliot Clark

There are hundreds of aid organizations for victims of abuse and neglect, yet none have attended to the tragedy that the investment community has foisted on HR leadership. The HR executive teams have been stranded in the technology jungle for the past few years and no path of escape is evident. Who has abandoned them to the beasts of the wild? Private equity firms.

The plethora of new software technologies for “human capital” (yes, I feel degraded being called “capital” don’t you?) For recruiting, engagement, communicating, content distribution and other “problems” has left even the analyst community confused. Most of the products solve one tiny piece of the process chain in any of the overall processes of HR. One I just was contacted by is just for grievance reporting using mobile phones in the healthcare sector. That’s a bit narrow. HRIS professionals, OD and TA leaders are scratching their heads trying to figure out how to create a coherent infrastructure from all of these different competing products and many are just buying Workday or Employee Central and foregoing the headache.

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