Tag Archives: JanFeb-2021

Better Together

Embracing a culture of transparency empowers both employees and organizations alike. Here, five CHROs share their best practices.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Trust is the foundation of any healthy relationship, offering a bedrock of security and loyalty that weathers thick and thin. This extends to employer-employee relationships, but to get it right, organizations need to embrace truth, transparency, and vulnerability. Only then can connections between employees and managers strengthen, empowering people and businesses to work better together.

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2021 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: Talent Management Technology

View the top-rated talent management technology providers in the industry.

By The Editors

HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings™ 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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Recognition Roundtable

Four CEOs share their vision for the future of employee rewards and recognition.

By Elliot Clark

As I wrote this feature article on the rewards and recognition portion of the HR services and technology industry, I was reminded of a college seminar I took on geology and ecology. I remember the professor talking about change and comparing the terraforming effects of glaciers that move, well, glacially, to volcanos that make change happen violently. The COVID-19 pandemic is the metaphorical volcano in the world of HR policy. I wonder what the outcome would have been if organizations had gradually adopted a more flexible approach to remote working instead of the violent upheaval caused by COVID-19 that continues to the start of this new year.

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Stacking Up

Building an integrated total workforce solutions tech stack delivers a solid foundation for a modern hiring process.

By Marta Chmielowicz

As the unpredictability of COVID-19 continues to test organizations’ ability to adapt to change, many employers are turning to contingent labor to fill their talent needs. According to Gartner’s 2020 Future of Work Trends Post-COVID-19 report, 32% of organizations are replacing full-time employees with contingent workers as a cost-saving measure and 12% are hiring contingent workers to fill labor shortages due to illness.

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Extreme Challenges, Extreme Opportunities

Four shifts that have the potential to become norms in 2021.

By Sabrina Williams

2020 was an extremely challenging year for the HR industry. From rapidly adjusting and supporting employees through the transition to remote work to responding to country-wide calls for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace as police brutality and the resulting protests took center stage over the summer, HR departments have had to step up and completely re-envision the futures of their organizations.

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Obstacles Ahead

Maintaining compliance gets complicated, but understanding these seven regulatory issues will make a big difference for HR.

By Mike Trabold

2021 is poised to be another year of fast-paced regulatory change, with another round of COVID-19 relief and the priorities of a new presidential administration coming into focus. Several items on the docket will impact HR processes, policies, and operations in businesses both big and small across the country.

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CEO’s Letter: “Cruise Control” and Leadership

HRO Today

By Elliot H. Clark

Happy New Year to all our readers! As we welcome 2021, I will spare you the retrospective on 2020. Suffice to say it was a miserable year. We thank our readers for your engagement with our content, and we hope we were able to provide you with information that helped you deal with the numerous crises that challenged human resources.

At the end of 2020, one story exploded across national headlines that was a fitting end to the year. It involved Hollywood, the pandemic, and audio files that make for delightful fodder for both news and entertainment media. Tom Cruise, the star of countless Hollywood hits, had a screaming, ranting fit at the production crew of “Mission Impossible 7”—yes, that’s a “7”—and the world could not stop talking about it.

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Editor’s Note: New Year, New Priorities

HRO Today

By Debbie Bolla

It’s a new year and with that typically come new priorities, both personal and professional. For me, personally, I am looking to try one new recipe a week and cut back takeout to twice a month. Professionally, I’m striving for new ways to embrace digital media and share our content.

But what about HR? While the world continues to fight the spread of the coronavirus, HR leaders need to remain steadfast and agile in their approaches to maintain worker safety, well-being, and productivity. Gartner has released a new study, Top 5 Priorities for HR Leaders in 2021, that examines the most pressing human capital issues for the coming year.

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HRO Today Association Update: Exciting Times Ahead

By Renée Preston

I’d like to start by welcoming new members, KenCrest and Infosys, to the HRO Today Association community!

I’m also pleased to mention that Achievers has become the latest HRO Today Certified Provider—well done! This certification ensures HR practitioners have access to qualified service providers in the HR services and technology industry.

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