Tag Archives: December-2015

Saving Enough?

A new study shows concern over affordable healthcare during retirement.

By Sandy McCarthy

For all workers in different stages of their careers, the challenge of retirement adequacy is one that employers and employees face head on through their benefits strategies. Now more than ever, employees share more cost and make more informed choices for their health and wealth benefits. Mercer research shows that 70 percent of employees believe they are primarily responsible for ensuring an adequate and secure income in retirement.

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Getting it Right

Organizations expect—and deserve—compliance, accuracy, and quality hires from their vetting process.

Most HR executives want the best, most accurate, and most relevant information about job candidates. The idea is that information about academic achievement, employment history, credit practices, and community citizenship will reveal what job opportunities for which the person is—or isn’t—well-suited.

One problem is getting that information is fraught with peril. A simple online search of criminal records is seriously inconsistent: There are often false negatives and false positives. And when it comes to global background screening, there are numerous requirements—and sometimes, competing priorities.

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What’s Next?

A new report points to four major trends impacting contingent labor programs.

By Arun Srinivasan

Gig economy. Uberization. Freelance nation. As these words become household terms, it’s clear that the traditional workforce is changing right before our eyes. It’s not about the 9-to-5 employee anymore. Today, 35 percent of the total workforce is made up of contingent labor, including temporary workers, project-based services, Statements of Work (SOWs), and independent contractors.

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The Talent Disconnect

New research offers four steps to realign your HR function to the needs of the business.

By Angela Hills

We all know meeting an organization’s fundamental hiring needs is becoming more challenging by the day. It should not be shocking to hear that many of us are stuck in an endless cycle of source-hire-onboard-repeat, and struggle to act proactively and strategically.

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Making the Most of Your Brand

Three ways to attract and retain talent with a consumer-driven mind-set.

By Adam Shay

Smart global companies of all shapes and sizes across every sector know to invest in developing and communicating their brands. And with good reason. According to Forbes, Google’s brand is worth over $65 million, Microsoft nearly $70 million, and Apple a staggering $145 million.

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RPO: Global Leaders

Here are the rankings of this year’s Baker’s Dozen list for RPO in EMEA and APAC.

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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Rising Above

Our annual roundup of the top leaders in HR.

By the Editors

2015 was an exciting year for human resources executives and technology and services providers. Now more than ever, organizations are realizing the impact the people element has on driving the bottom line. In fact, according to new HCI research, 93 of executives agree that high employee engagement is critical to business success. Employee engagement stems from workplace and organizational culture. And who is driving this? HR!

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