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HRO Today Association Award Winners

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A special look at the accomplishments of 10 organizations recognized as leaders in the HR space.

By Debbie Bolla

While HR leaders completely understand the impact of recognizing the workforce, they are often left with little recognition of their own. This is where the HRO Today Association steps in. From building strategic recruitment functions to improving leadership development to increasing the retention of high potentials, this year’s awards honor the transformative work of leaders in the TA and HR space.

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Certifiably Speaking

Certified Provider

Learn how the new HRO Today Association Certified Provider program is verifying the quality and credibility of HR services.

By D. Zachary Misko

Project management professional (PMP), Zagat-rated, five-star hotel, Good Housekeeping seal of approval, FDA approved, certified public accountant (CPA)—and the list goes on and on. All of these “badges” are a combination of seals, approvals, and certificates that can be useful to consumers, especially those new to or unfamiliar with the company, product, or service they intend to purchase. A “badge” is usually born in an organization, school, or university that has a responsibility for continuing education through learning, best practice sharing, and/or a library of data and information. It usually requires members to engage and evaluate where they need to invest time to ensure the best return on investment for themselves and/or their organization. So what about the HR industry?

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HRO Today Association Update: Redefining the Value of HR

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By D. Zachary Misko

I don’t know about you, but I shop quite a bit on Amazon. I love the fact that I can do it anytime, often get lower prices, and check out what other buyers have to say about an item I am interested in. The ratings and customer reviews can be helpful, especially if it’s something I haven’t purchased before and am less familiar with it. A few times, it has actually made me change brands to a better-rated or cheaper product. Of course, the five-star rating system isn’t unique to Amazon. We’ve become familiar with it and see it often: when choosing a restaurant, booking a hotel, and even when selecting a movie for Friday night. Consumer Reports also gives us an opportunity to review those big purchases before committing to a product. The platform helps us assess the best brand to meet our needs and makes the shopping experience easier by highlighting the top choices, saving time, and ensuring a good long-term outcome.

The HRO Today Association recognizes the value of this type of data. Information like customer satisfaction data; crowd-sourced opinions; expert evaluations; and third-party, merit-based designations or awards can be useful in saving consumers time, energy, and frustration, resulting in a positive experience.

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HRO Today Association Update: Thought Leadership—Unlock Your Potential

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By D. 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 show 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 HR executives, 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 Association provides members with the opportunity to connect with other professionals, share best practices and content on our website, and discuss and set industry standards within the HR and outsourcing industry. Learning through our TLCs continues to be a member favourite and attracts a following via live webcasts and our on-demand TLC library. The TLC functional categories are designed as a member benefit to facilitate networking and engagement, and to strengthen the association’s relevance to HRO Today, our events, and the HR outsourcing industry in general. The following monthly TLCs support this effort and are held the second week of each month:

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HRO Today Association Update: Thought Leadership—Unlock Your Potential

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By D. 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 show 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 HR executives, 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, and discuss and set industry standards within the HR and outsourcing industry. Learning through our TLCs continues to be a member favorite and attracts a following via live webcasts and our on-demand TLC library. The TLC functional categories are designed as a member benefit to facilitate networking and engagement, and to strengthen the association’s relevance to HRO Today, our events, and the HR outsourcing industry in general. The following monthly TLCs support this effort and are held the second week of each month:

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HRO Today STA Update: Honoring HR

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By D. Zachary Misko

Recognition continues to be an important part of employee engagement, corporate culture, and our global HR association. For the past 10 years, the HRO Today Services and Technology Association awards have been a highlight at our events and an aspiration for those in the HR industry worldwide. We will again be recognizing our North America finalists and winners separate from the HRO Today Forum in May. Our Association Award Dinner and Gala will be held in conjunction with our second annual HRO Today Services and Technology Association Membership Summit, a conference and training retreat for HR services and technology providers, analysts, and HR practitioners. This event will take place on September 12, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the awards cocktail reception and gala will be held that same evening.

Winners for APAC and EMEA will be announced at their corresponding regional HRO Today Forum events. This year they take place in Hong Kong (June 3 and 4) and Dublin (November 4 to 6). Don’t forget to take a look at the programming schedule and agenda for our events as well: You don’t want to miss this year’s lineup of learning, networking and best practice sharing.

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HRO Today STA Update: Honouring HR

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By D. Zachary Misko

Recognition continues to be an important part of employee engagement, corporate culture, and our global HR association. For the past 10 years, the HRO Today Services and Technology Association awards have been a highlight at our events and an aspiration for those in the HR industry worldwide. Winners for APAC and EMEA will be announced at their corresponding regional HRO Today Forum events. This year they take place in Hong Kong (3 and 4 June) and Dublin (4 to 6 November). Don’t forget to take a look at the programming schedule and agenda for our events as well: You don’t want to miss this year’s lineup of learning, networking, and best practice sharing.

The award categories have been revised for 2019. We will be recognising teams, business units, companies, and groups in our company category, as well as executives who are standouts in their own right in the Individual category.

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HRO Today STA Update: Certifiably the Busiest January Yet

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By D. Zachary Misko

Welcome to 2019! For those that took time at the end of last year to prepare, congratulations. Based on industry buzz, you’re only putting in 60-hour work weeks! For those that are still wrapping up strategic planning, setting priorities, and/or creating marketing and employer branding plans, better luck next year. As usual, it seems that each year we get busier than the last, with more being added to our plates with every turn of the calendar page whether it be products to create and sell, solutions to retire or improve, budgets to manage, and customers to service. Phew, it’s daunting sometimes, isn’t it?

The HRO Today Global HR Association recognizes that you are busy and that your time is valuable. We also know that you still require access to research, best practices, industry tools, references, and a network of experts who can help. So we took that into consideration as we set our priorities and plan for 2019. A list of our products, services, and resources to help you work smarter, not harder, is available on our website. You’ll find things that have been in place since the association was formed as well as new and improved offerings for this year.

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HRO Today STA Update: Collaboration for HR

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Sensitivity, confidentiality, and insight are all required of great HR leadership. However, the nature of most HR issues requires the utmost discretion. In perhaps no other role does the phrase “lonely at the top” describe the daily life as well as it does for the CHRO. There is no more daunting task than to help an organization get hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of employees all striving to achieve common goals and cultural precepts. However, where do HR leaders go for advice, support, or best practices? There are few answers to that question that come even close to the many choices available for other C-suite officers.

For that reason, one year ago, HRO Today and the Wharton Center for Human Resources combined forces in a landmark partnership to create the CHRO Today Executive Network (C-TEN).

The Wharton Center for HR has worked with HRO Today and the leadership of the C-TEN to address the pressing questions CHROs need to answer in order to be extraordinary in their jobs.

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HRO Today STA Update: Join the Conversation

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By D. Zachary Misko

With its canals, world-famous museums, and historical sights, Amsterdam is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe. We are excited to be back again for the 2018 HRO Today Forum EMEA, 5 to 7 November. Recognition, learning, and networking are all part of the plan as delegates will hear from industry thought leaders and experts, discover the talented companies and individuals receiving awards during our gala and awards luncheon, and meet HR professionals from around the region.

The HRO Today Services and Technology Association is a global association of HR executives, thought leaders, and industry experts working in roles as practitioners, providers, and analysts. Whilst the Forum is an excellent opportunity for our members and each of the Forum delegates to participate in thought leadership through great conversations and best practice sharing, the association allows you to continue these actions daily. If you are not already a member of the HRO Today Global HR Association, I urge you to do so to keep the conversation, connections, and learning active every month.

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