HRO STA Update: Change Brings Opportunity

HRO Today Zachary Misko

By D. Zachary Misko

Change was in the air last year, as it was a time for us to review and rebuild our association. After asking for input from our members, it was clear that we had not only opportunity, but a group of HR professionals who truly know what they want!

So the HRO Today Services and Technology Association team went to work and I am very pleased with the results, which include:

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CareerBuilder Expands Into Background Screening with Aurico Acquisition

On the heels of launching a series of new Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for recruitment, CareerBuilder has announced it’s further expanding its product line to cover another critical step in the hiring process – background screening. CareerBuilder has acquired Aurico, a leading provider of background screening and drug testing serving the U.S. and international clients. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Aurico is a recognized leader in customer satisfaction among screening providers. Over the last 25 years, Aurico has delivered comprehensive background screening and drug-testing services, building a strong reputation for exceptional service, quality and screening automation.

Focused on enhancing efficiencies during the onboarding process and providing a good candidate experience, Aurico’s solutions help companies meet compliance standards and feel more confident about their hiring choices.

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iCIMS Recognized as Best HR Solution by Cloud Awards

iCIMS, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, has announced that the company has earned the 2015-2016 Cloud Award for “Best HR/Payroll Solution.”

Now in its fifth year, the Cloud Awards recognizes excellence and innovation in the cloud computing space. Founded and judged by a global team of experts in the fields of technical engineering, marketing, and executive leadership, the Cloud Awards honors companies that demonstrate client success, as well as innovation in the SaaS space.

“We’re proud to be recognized as a leader in HR cloud tech, alongside a number of innovative, noteworthy SaaS companies,” Adam Feigenbaum, iCIMS’ chief operating officer, said. “Each year, companies in the United States spend billions of dollars on recruitment, and having the right tools and technologies in place to find, attract, screen and onboard talent is vital to achieving hiring success.”

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2015 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: Recruitment Process Outsourcing

By The Editors


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.

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Deal Makers of 2015

HR Outsourcing

Highlights from HR activity in 2015

By the Editors

The following is our annual roundup of HR deals during the contract activity of 2015. We are spotlighting providers that deliver crucial services to help organizations manage their workforce. This list was compiled through editorial research and submissions and the deals are listed alphabetically by client.

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2016 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: Talent Management Technology

We rank the top providers of talent management platforms based on customer satisfaction surveys.

By the Editors

Talent management technology providers offer a wide range of solutions to encourage an efficient and seamless hiring process. Some of the services include applicant tracking, onboarding, performance management, learning and development, and video interviewing. The organizations in our survey offer some, or all, of these.

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Recognition On The Rise

HR Outsourcing
By Melissa Vandyke

For many years prior to the great recession, astute HR leaders knew the positive impact that employee rewards and recognition could have on their ability to improve employee engagement, retention, and cultural alignment. Although their efforts often took a backseat to other initiatives during the economic downturn, recent research now shows three-fourths of all U.S. businesses use non-cash rewards and recognition to motivate their core constituencies, and that these businesses conservatively spend almost $77 Billion annually[1] on these efforts. Additionally, multiple management consultancies now incorporate rewards and recognition into their advisory services and continuously find them to be top levers for increasing engagement metrics and retention scores.

What forces have collided in the new economy to garner rewards and recognition national attention across a broad spectrum of management, consulting and HR disciplines? What trends exist to guide future efforts? The Incentive Research Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to research and education on the topic of motivation in the workplace, has spent over two decades tracking down the answers to these questions. And interestingly, the new economy has proffered some intriguing dynamics in this arena.

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HROT STA Global Executive Director’s Letter: Another Successful Year

Over the last year, while working with our Board of Advisors and members, the SharedXpertise team has accomplished a lot and had much to celebrate.

I am inspired by the opportunity to engage, work with, and know the outstanding group of practitioners, providers, thought leaders, analysts, and industry experts that make up our association membership. I am also inspired by our growth in membership engagement. For example, our monthly Thought Leadership Councils, or “TLCs”, continue to attract a large audience to discuss best practices, issues, and ideas in talent acquisition, talent management, employee relations & services, and outsourcing. These live discussions are held the second week of each month, and our on demand viewership is up 40 percent. The TLCs were launched just a year ago in North America and Europe, and I am pleased to announce that we have engaged more than 5,000 people through them to date!

The APAC TLCs were also launched last year and will reach their one-year anniversary in May. I am motivated by the amount of networking and best-practice-sharing happening within the association, whether it is oneon- one through connections made through our new online directory and pro le pages or by posting content to our website. I am also pleased with the leadership and support of our Global Board of Advisors, which supports and drives excellence within the APAC, EMEA, and North America regions (https://www.hrotoday.com/ association/global-board-of-advisors/).

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Job Security: How Uneasy Are Workers?

HR Outsourcing

Top 5 Findings from Yoh’s Third Quarter Employee Well-Being Study

By Christa Elliott

HRO Today magazine has partnered with Yoh Recruitment Process Outsourcing to produce the Employee Well Being Study, which provides an index to measure employment security in the United States. Perceptions of job security are particularly interesting to government entities because of the impact that they have on American spending habits and, by extension, the U.S. Gross Domestic Product.

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