Tag Archives: July-August-2018

The Power of Integration

iTalent Competition

This year’s iTalent Competition winner is helping organizations reduce time to hire and maintain compliance to boot.

By Taylor Thompson

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average cost of a poor hiring decision can equal 30 percent of the first year’s potential earnings. Glassdoor and the Brandon Hall Group also report that 95 percent of employers admit to suffering from at least one bad hire every year. With increasing pressure to find the right hires and growing candidate expectations of a customer-like experience, HR needs a vetting process that can keep up with the rapidly-changing nature of the hiring process. Enter background screening platform Verified First.

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Better, Faster, Smarter

AI in HR

How will AI impact HR? A new study provides some answers.

By Larry Basinait

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to systems that can adapt their functionality without being programmed to do so, but rather based on the usage data they collect. As a tool used to guide and execute HR processes, AI has enormous implications. Intelligent technology can be leveraged to help HR leaders source candidates, forecast employee flight risk, identify high-potential employees, prevent bias in hiring, improve the candidate and employee experience, and implement corporate learning programs—and that’s just the beginning.

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Pressure Cooker


A new study shows the top priorities and challenges of CHROs.

By Kim Raymond

The biggest concerns for today’s HR leaders most likely include a few that didn’t exist a couple of years ago: a record-low unemployment rate, medical marijuana, and new immigration restrictions. These are on top of the challenges that already existed—and still do. What this means, which should come as no surprise, is that HR is becoming more challenging and complex seemingly by the minute.

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My Bad: An Apology

HRO Today

By Elliot H. Clark

I try to teach my children that when you cause offense to be the first to apologize and give an apology before it’s requested. I need to practice what I preach. I made a mistake in the delivery of a message, but I want to explain that I feel the message has some merit and fits within the mission of HRO Today.

First, the mistake. I was trying—in an entertaining way—to review the HR angle of some social, political, and international issues. I knew before the event that it was a difficult tightrope to walk. I wanted to get the audience to think about controversial issues, but to communicate with humor. It backfired.

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Three Little Words, One Big Impact

Karen Feeney CHOP

By Karen Feeney

Ever experience a moment when three little words made a meaningful difference in your life? Recall feeling an immediate adrenaline rush, or perhaps the chills, when those words were said to or by you? Has the gift of sharing a simple heartfelt sentiment helped you feel more alive, worthy, or dare I say even inspired? I will now attempt to recreate this magical moment for you; ready for three little words that matter?

“Take care you.”

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HRO Today STA Update: Thought Leaders Unite

HR Association

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 show how to replicate their success. We certainly have a great group of thought leaders and innovators involved in our association and our HRO Today Forum events, as demonstrated by the outstanding group of senior HR executives, thought leaders, and industry experts who attend and speak at our events, in our magazine and our association.

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. While 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 Association, I urge you to do so and keep the conversation, connections and learning, active every month.

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