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Confidence Abounds

2019 finished strong in terms of worker confidence.

By Larry Basinait

At the end of 2019, the Worker Confidence Index (WCI) increased by a robust 7.1 points compared to one year ago. This suggests that workers remain confident with their employment status compared to historical standards, despite a small decline of 2.5 points from the third quarter.  For the year, three of the four indices—likelihood of a promotion, likelihood of a raise of at least 3 percent, and trust in company leadership—increased by at least 6 points. The only index to decline was the job security index, down slightly by 2.8 points.

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Background Screening Providers: Opportunity for Excellence

Before every hire comes a background screening report. And while we’ve become accustomed to this stage of the hiring process, it’s not often that we reflect on the benefits and standards of this sector of the industry as they pertain to our own organizations.

This report is your answer for an examination of the most important components and system capabilities of a background screening provider, as well as a look at overall satisfaction with background screening providers.

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Worker Confidence Index Report – Year End 2019

With unemployment remaining at its lowest level in years, how are workers feeling when it comes to job stability? The quarterly Worker Confidence Index from HRO Today and Yoh measures the U.S. employment security directly from the perspective of employees.

Download this report to discover how the four components of the index – Possibility of Involuntary Job Loss, Likelihood of Promotion, Anticipation of a Raise of at Least 3 Percent, and Trust in Company Leadership – changed in the final quarter of 2019, and how it’ll continue to affect the remainder of 2020.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

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Flash Report: HR Practices in Hourly and Salaried Employee Recruiting Vs. New Employee Views

When it comes to your recruitment strategy, one size does not fit all.

Today, recruitment teams must be able to engage all facets of the industry – but what factors must be considered before recruiting hourly versus salaried workers? And how can new employee views affect this?

Join us in examining the differences – and what this could mean for you – in our latest HRO Today Flash Report.

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2019 HRO Today Research Roundup

View some of the top results of our recent research studies.

By Larry Basinait

The world of work is changing quickly, and the key to staying ahead is staying informed. From company culture to social media strategy and employer brand best practices, HRO Today research reports address the key questions on the minds of HR professionals. Here, we share some of the top findings—click here for the full version of the reports.

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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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