Employer brand represents who an organization is and what they stand for, setting the stage for the expectations of both current and future employees. For many companies, social media has become a key element in building the employer brand.
The belief in the importance of social media as part of employer brand strategy is nearly universal, with 96 percent of respondents indicating that it is important. However, despite the overwhelming belief that social media is a vital element of an employer’s strategy, there are some doubts over its effectiveness.
Key takeaways from this report include:
The Worker Confidence Index (WCI) in the first quarter of 2019 increased by 3.6 points to 110.7, the highest level since this study’s inception. While three of the four indices that comprise the WCI reported positive results in the first quarter, one index, the Job Security Index reported a quarterly decrease.
On the topic of job stability, the Job Security Index experienced a modest decline, but remains close to the study average. Worker perceptions about the likelihood of a raise increased to an all time high of 113.3. Both males and females continued to feel more confident about getting a raise, with 36.5 percent of males and 25.8 percent of females anticipating a raise of 3 percent at their next review.
Study uncovers what conditions at work are most likely to attract and keep workers:
- Sixteen percent of employees around the world consider themselves fully engaged, revealing 84 percent of the global workforce is not working at its full potential.
- Biggest driver of engagement is whether you work on a team: Employees who identify as part of a team are 2.3 times more likely to be fully engaged.
- Trust is a foundation of engagement: Employees who trust their team leader are 12 times more likely to be fully engaged in their work.
- The United Arab Emirates has the highest percentage of fully engaged workers at 26 percent, while China has the lowest with just 6 percent. Engagement in the United States sits at 17 percent.
Roseland, NJ – June 14, 2019 – As organizations strive to better understand the art of employee engagement in a highly competitive labor market, the ADP Research Institute’s 19-country Global Study of Engagement provides a global benchmark for engagement. The study reveals that 84 percent of workers globally are just “coming to work” instead of contributing all they could to their organizations as “fully engaged” employees.
The study surveyed more than 19,000 employees (1,000 per country in a stratified random sample) around the globe to measure their level of engagement and identify the work conditions most likely to attract and retain talent. The research indicates that working on a team improves engagement. In fact, employees who identify as part of a team are 2.3 times more likely to be fully engaged. However, “teams” are often not the same as what is reflected on the organizational chart. Of those employees who work on a team, 64 percent report they work on more than one team, and 75 percent report their teams are not represented in their employer’s organizational chart.
The rate of new technologies being developed and the number of companies providing them are exponentially increasing each year and the first quarter of 2019 was no exception.
In total, there were 68 major announcements documented, which almost doubles the 36 announced in the first quarter of 2018. The majority of the announcements were from companies located in the United States, and most were from small or start-up organizations.
Company Focused on Leading the Industry in Technology-Powered Staffing
Tacoma, WA – June 6, 2019 – TrueBlue, a global leader in specialized workforce solutions, announced new appointments to its senior executive team as the company works to redefine the staffing experience and underscore market leadership. High-tech industry veteran and innovator Jeff Dirks was named TrueBlue’s Chief Information and Technology Officer, overseeing the company’s digital transformation. Carl Schweihs, an accomplished business leader known for accelerating growth, will serve as the President of People Management, a core division of TrueBlue.
Dirks, who is replacing the retiring CTO Carole McCluskey, has spent nearly three decades developing cutting-edge technology solutions that help businesses and people. He will lead the expansion of TrueBlue’s AI-powered technologies that are bringing new possibilities to staffing and recruitment process outsourcing, including its popular JobStack and Affinix offerings.
Philadelphia, PA – June 4, 2019 – The winners of the annual HRO Today Talent Acquisition Team of the Year Award and the HRO Today Association Awards were announced at the HRO Today Forum APAC.
The Talent Acquisition Team of Year Award recognizes an HR team that has exceled in driving talent strategy and transforming the ways that their organization recruits, retains and develops its employees. The HRO Today Association Awards honor HR professionals for thought leadership, technological innovation, and excellence across the HR disciplines. The awards were presented on June 3 during a special reception at the HRO Today Forum APAC at the Novotel Century Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China.
The 2019 Talent Acquisition Team of the Year Award winner in APAC is:
Recent new business wins highlight Yablonosvky’s impact on the end-to-end talent acquisition leader.
Chicago, IL – May 30, 2019 – CareerBuilder, a pioneer in Talent Acquisition media, technology and services, announced today Sasha Yablonovsky has been appointed President, underscoring the company’s commitment to leading with a customer-first approach. A leader in innovation for nearly 25 years, CareerBuilder provides HR solutions to help employers find, hire and onboard great talent, and helps job seekers build new skills and progressive careers as the modern world of work changes.
“Sasha is a proven, innovative leader. With her successful track record of building high-performing teams, growing businesses, and a customer-first mindset, she is the ideal person to lead these efforts on a global scale,” said Irina Novoselsky, CEO of CareerBuilder. “Sasha’s ability to be the voice of our customers will allow her to positively influence our innovations and deliver even stronger solutions back to the customer.”
Austin, TX – May 23, 2019 – Success can be measured in many different ways, whether through an acquisition to create something stronger, or by data and metrics that capture a snapshot of growth in a program.
This week, Orion Novotus announced the acquisition of Accolo, a fellow Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) company, to expand its industry leading middle-market RPO capabilities. “With the acquisition of Accolo, we will be able to continue our pattern of steady growth and provide even better service to both our customers and candidates,” says Cory Kruse, President of Orion Novotus.
Kruse recently partnered with Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA) and talent acquisition leaders John Younger of Accolo and Pam Verhoff of Advanced RPO to bring you the Panel Discussion: Key Recruiting Metrics for Measuring Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) Success.
Philadelphia, PA – May 9, 2019 – HRO Today is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Most Admired Employer Brand Awards in North America.
The Most Admired Employer Brand Awards were presented at a breakfast hosted by PeopleScout on May 8 at the HRO Today Forum North America at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The winners were announced in the following categories: healthcare, best use of imagery, and overall most admired.
The winners of the Most Admired Employer Brand Awards in North America are:
Impellam elevates Simon Blockley to CEO of workforce solutions provider Guidant Global to further drive strategic growth.
London, UK – January 28, 2019 – Simon Blockley, managing director of European operations at Guidant Global, has been promoted to chief executive officer with immediate effect in a strategic move by the brand’s parent company, Impellam Group, to drive future growth.
With over 20 years of experience in resourcing and managed service recruitment, Blockley originally joined Guidant Group in 2014. He was promoted from client service director to managing director in 2017, and following the launch of Guidant Global in October 2018 when existing Impellam Group businesses, U.S.-based Bartech and UK-headquartered Guidant Group, came together, he took on the position of managing director, EMEA.
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