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HRO Today Association Update: Year-end Wrap-up

By Renée Preston

I am pleased to report the 2020 HRO Today Association Conference, held on November 17, had record attendance, with more than 100 participants coming together to hear the latest strategies for using technology to attract and retain talent. Attendees used our interactive platform to jump from virtual table to table during the breaks to network with their peers. HR leaders in attendance included chief HR officers and talent acquisition leaders from across North America and Europe.

A highlight of the conference was the presentation of the 2020 HRO Today Association Awards for North America and EMEA, hosted by Madison. I encourage you to visit the association website for a recap of the event and full list of award winners. I’d like to thank our sponsors for their support: Yoh, Pontoon, Madison, ISG, Resource Solutions, and Engage2Excel. I look forward to sharing our plans for next year’s conference in the coming months.

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HRO Today Association Update: Learning Opportunities Found Here

By Renée Preston

The 2020 HRO Today Association Conference will take place November 17 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. Finally, a virtual conference that doesn’t sacrifice the networking experience!

The HRO Today Association Conference is a half-day HR retreat that brings Association members together to learn from each other and network. Non-members are welcome to roll up their sleeves and join us as we dive deep into this year’s theme: the tech that enables HR and how leaders are preparing for what’s next.

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HRO Today Association Update: Learn From Home

By Renée Preston

The HRO Today Association has made it a priority to ensure members are engaged, can connect with one another, and can access professional development opportunities virtually throughout the pandemic. In fact, we’ve been offering virtual learning opportunities all along, but we’ve really stepped up our game over the last few months! Our Director of Membership Services Wendy Metzgar has done an incredible job securing top-notch speakers to deliver content on the most pressing topics our members are facing right now.

The Association’s Professional Development Livestreams offer members the chance to learn and share HR best practices, tools, policies, resources, trends, and technology. A variety of formats bring together industry-leading experts, including executives, trainers, coaches, authors, thought leaders, and advisors, to deliver meaningful takeaways that improve strategy and overall performance. Recent sessions include:

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HRO Today Association Update: We Are in This Together!

By Renée Preston

HR professionals around the globe are doing amazing things as they lead, inspire, and keep employees safe during these unprecedented times. Don’t go it alone: The HRO Today Association is here to keep the HR community stay connected and to provide virtual learning and professional development opportunities.

Our community of leaders works to keep you informed about the most critical topics in HR: What’s new, what’s next, and what you need to be thinking about right now. Members learn together, strengthen their networks, share best practices, and create new industry tools, discussing and defining standards and practices that make an impact. These networking opportunities, combined with our global database of research and resources, help us ensure that our members are well positioned for success and growth within the HR industry. Through the Association, members are armed with the tools they need to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of their HR operations.

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HRO Today Association Update: A Time for Recognition and Positivity

By Renée Preston

Appreciation is a fundamental human need, and recognition is essential to keeping employees engaged and productive. As COVID-19 continues to impact nearly every business globally, employers need to not only ensure employees are safe and have the tools they need to do their jobs, but that they stay committed and know their worth during these challenging times.

Business leaders are stepping up to the challenge. Every day, HR professionals design services and lead projects that not only advance their business, but that can be life-changing for employees. Many have demonstrated calm yet purposeful leadership during these unprecedented times, making sure employees feel safe and creating an environment in which they can thrive.

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HRO Today Association Update: The Power of Certification

By Renée Preston

Competition is high in nearly every industry. How do you elevate your firm from the rest? Certification can be a differentiator by demonstrating to customers, prospects, and competitors that your organization follows industry standards and adheres to a high level of ethical practices. Ultimately, certification demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and continued learning. These merits boost professional credibility and prestige within your network, among current clients, and when pursuing new business opportunities.

At HRO Today, our Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings, magazine, research department, and global group of expert association members have given us an extensive, data-based understanding of the market. This has prepared us with the knowledge and skills to create a successful program: The HRO Today Provider Certification Program. This important industry standard and benchmark can help service partners break into new markets and better position themselves in the competitive HR industry.

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HRO Today Association Update: HR Leaders Unite!

By Renée Preston

At its core, a professional association will unite and inform people who work in the same industry. Associations provide networking and professional development opportunities, allowing members to connect with their peers and industry experts.

I’ve seen firsthand the power of an association and the positive impact it can have on its members, as well as the difference it can make to an industry. I’ve made a career of association management, starting in the late 1990s with a small group of executives who began to see themselves as “outsourcing professionals.” The outsourcing industry was still in its infancy, but even in those early years, there was a need for a network where individuals could come together and share. With that, the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) was born.

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HRO Today Association Update: TAlent Acquisition—TAke Note

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By D. Zachary Misko

We talk a lot about talent acquisition at HRO Today. It tends to be a common thread for managers, service and technology providers, candidates, and, of course, HR. For several years, we’ve frequently heard people say, “It’s all about the people” or “Employees are your biggest asset.” And I don’t disagree. People are at the heart of so much that is important in the world of human resources. But as processes, protocols, life, people, business, and technology continue to evolve, the HRO Today Association must evolve, too.

Think of it this way: From a TA perspective, organizations will ask questions around which jobs are better suited for people and which others can be handled by automation. However, from a talent management perspective, managers will be asking how this new world of work will impact company culture. And L&D officers will wonder how automation will shape training and development plans.

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HRO Today Association Update: Elevating Ideas

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By D. Zachary Misko

What is the four-digit number in which the first digit is one-fifth of the last, and the second and third digits are the last digit multiplied by three? (Hint: The sum of all digits is 12.)

Tabitha likes cookies but not cake. She likes mutton but not lamb, and she likes okra, but not squash. Following the same rule, will she like cherries or pears?

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