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The State of Total Talent Management

Total Talent Management

New research examines the benefits and challenges of this new approach to the workforce.

By Larry Basinait

Today’s workforce continues to evolve and look much different than it did not too long ago. With the onset of remote work, the gig economy, and the demands of the millennial generation, it’s rare to find a company comprised of only a traditional, permanent workforce. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the domestic contingent workforce is a staggering 6 million workers. Organizations are using contingent workers for a number of reasons, but the most essential are to fill needed skill sets, increase flexibility, and save costs. So how do organizations manage these workers?

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Real-time Risk Mitigation

Background Screening

Background screening remains a critical step in the hiring process.

By Larry Basinait

Today, improving candidate experience is a major driving force in the hiring process—and a solid background screening approach is a critical step to ensuring that job seekers are satisfied. Candidates are looking for a process that is transparent and offers real-time updates on a mobile platform. While new research from HRO Today finds that 75 percent of job seekers ranked overall performance as “good” or “excellent,” there is room for background screening partners to improve the perception of how well they deliver their services. Where can improvements be made?

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Market Volatility

Concern over the U.S.-China trade war has worldwide economies on edge.

By Larry Basinait

Deploying a global workforce and ensuring access to the best talent is a crucial component of success for all multinational enterprises. Global labor market intelligence is an invaluable tool for HR departments and can be used to inform critical decisions around the best countries and regions in which to grow. With that in mind, HRO Today and Orion Novotus, an Orion Talent company, partner to explain global unemployment rates by quarter.

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Social Status

Social Media Brand

New research provides key insight into social media’s effectiveness in building employer brand.

By Larry Basinait

An employer brand represents who an organization is and what it stands for. It sets the stage for interactions and expectations that current and future employees will have with the organization regarding what it’s like to work there. It provides a look into a company’s culture and values, and reinforces those ideals through the behavior of current employees. For many companies, social media is a key element in building the employer brand. In fact, a new study from HRO Today and Allegis Global Solutions finds that 96 percent of study respondents feel it is important. But is the approach effective? Only about one-half (54 percent) say yes. Many factors can impact the effectiveness of an organization’s social media branding efforts, including staff expertise, time devoted to its execution, budget, and corporate reputation.

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No Slowing Down

Tech Market

What does the expanding tech market mean for the future of HR?

By Larry Basinait

The rate of new technologies being developed to support HR is exponentially increasing each year, and the second quarter of 2019 was no exception. In total, there were 65 major announcements (those with at least $1 million in funding), up from 57 announced in the second quarter of 2018.

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Confidence Beginning to Wane

Worker's Confidence Index

Worker confidence in the second quarter takes a hit in three of the four metrics.

By Larry Basinait

The Worker Confidence Index (WCI) for the second quarter of 2019 decreased by 5.8 points to 104.8, similar to the level in the second quarter of 2018 (104.3). An even sharper decline of 7.9 points occurred in the second quarter of 2017, suggesting seasonality as a possible cause of the drop.

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Will Unemployment Rates Continue to Fall?

Global Unemployment Report

Organizations are faced with a precarious worldwide economic environment and tight labor market in the first quarter of 2019.

By Larry Basinait

Coming off a strong year in 2018 where unemployment continued to fall in many countries, global growth in the first quarter of 2019 declined. The International Monetary Fund cut its outlook for global growth to 3.3 percent this year, the lowest since the financial crisis of 2009. A range of threats are menacing the global economy, including the possible collapse of negotiations between the U.S. and China to end their trade war and the departure of Britain from the European Union without a transition agreement.

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Flash Report: How Social Media Builds Employer Brands

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:

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The Latest HR Research

HRO Today Research

A look at the top findings from our recent studies.

By Larry Basinait

Industry research is core to human capital management and decision-making. That is why the HRO Today research team takes a deep dive into the topics impacting the lives of HR leaders. Here, we share some of the top findings—the full version of the reports can be found here.

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A Tight Labor Market Continues

Global Economy

North America and APAC report solid economic growth while EMEA wanes.

By Larry Basinait

Deploying a global workforce and ensuring access to the best talent is a crucial component of success for all multinational enterprises. Global labor market intelligence is an invaluable tool for HR departments and can be used to inform critical decisions around the best countries and regions in which to grow. PeopleScout, a global provider of RPO, MSP, and total workforce solutions, has partnered with HRO Today magazine to produce quarterly reports that compile current international labor market figures, including measures such as national Gross Domestic Product (GDP), unemployment rates, and population estimates.

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