HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Randstad Sourceright Announces Upcoming Contingent Workforce Certification Program

August 18, 2014

Global Talent Leader Continues Partnership with Staffing Industry Analysts 

on Initiative to Educate the Market about 

Contingent Workforce Management Best Practices

ATLANTA, August 18, 2014 – Randstad Sourceright, a global talent solutions leader, today announced details of the next Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program available through the company’s partnership with Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). The CCWP training program will be held Tuesday, August 19 and Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at the HYATT house in Atlanta, Georgia.

The first certification course of its kind available to HR, procurement and staffing professionals who manage contingent labor, the CCWP program was designed to assess and enhance participants’ knowledge of contingent workforce management practices and strategies and validate mastery of this area. Available to those in the talent acquisition field, the course is built around an intensive curriculum on key strategies for effective contingent workforce program management. Upon completion of the pioneering CCWP certification program, individuals will understand how to develop a contingent workforce program modeled after industry best practices and gain the insight necessary to help shape contingent workforce strategies into successful practices at their organizations.

Since the program’s inception, Randstad Sourceright has served as an original charter partner, leveraging its extensive experience in helping clients develop effective contingent workforce strategies to provide best practices and thought leadership to enhance the quality of the program. In addition, Randstad Sourceright assisted SIA with the creation and refinement of CCWP course content and delivered subject matter expertise.

“With the number of contingent workers on the rise, we partnered with SIA to help develop a comprehensive CCWP curriculum that provides the insight and strategies necessary to implement effective contingent workforce programs that meet today’s talent goals,” said Randstad Sourceright president of Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Contingent Workforce Solutions, Teresa Creech. “Randstad Sourceright is proud to continue sharing our global talent expertise through this training program and excited to help advance the practice overall.”

The CCWP program consists of nine key contingent workforce program management modules presented over a period of two days. In addition to the in-person courses, there is also an online class that follows a similar structure broken down into 11 modules. Following either course, attendees must pass an assessment conducted by SIA to be certified. For more information about the upcoming sessions, please visit: http://www.staffingindustry.com/Certification.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HCM systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2100 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust for all of your organization’s HCM technology-related consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect

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HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Hireology Raises $10 Million in Series B Funding from Bain Capital Ventures

August 18, 2014

-HR Technology Innovator Accelerates

Growth and Expansion into New Markets-

CHICAGO, IL. (August 12, 2014) – Hireology, the leading provider of employee hiring and selection management technology for multi-location organizations, today announced that it has raised $10M in Series B funding from Bain Capital Ventures.

Named the No. 1 Talent Management Platform in 2014 by HRO Today, Hireology leverages proprietary data and predictive analytics to help managers make the right hiring choice. Their flagship Selection Manager™ platform – a turnkey system that incorporates robust interview and selection tools; access to leading job boards; skills tests and personality assessments; and background screening – is used by over 1,500 customers globally across a variety of industries and business models including franchises, retail networks, dealer/distributor networks, financial services networks, physician groups and multisite manufacturers.

Mike Krupka, Managing Director of Bain Capital Ventures, led the funding on behalf of the firm and will join Hireology’s Board of Directors. Bain Capital Ventures invests in technology and technology-driven companies across all stages of development and has significant experience in HR application companies including Liazon, LinkedIn, SurveyMonkey and Taleo.

“In just a few years, Hireology has grown from a promising start-up into a major player in the HR technology field, providing easy-to-use talent management technology to organizations that previously did everything manually,” said Krupka. “Recognizing the strong growth potential of this company, we are excited to help Hireology expand and continue to bring much-needed innovation to decentralized hiring organizations around the globe.”

The proceeds from this investment will be used to accelerate Hireology’s customer acquisition and for continued investment in the development of proprietary analytics and technology to help field-based organizations transform their hiring processes.

“In a market that has traditionally focused on the administrative side of hiring, Hireology is unique in its mission to deliver better outcomes,” said Adam Robinson, Hireology co-founder and CEO. “Bain Capital Ventures has an unparalleled track record investing in disruptive HR technology. Mike and the BCV team bring their incredible experience and network to Hireology at precisely the right time.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HCM systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2100 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust for all of your organization’s HCM technology-related consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Bullhorn Acquires The Code Works Inc. to Power Cloud-Based Data Integration and Intelligence

August 18, 2014

Bullhorn, the global leader in customer relationship management (CRM) software for the staffing and recruiting industries, today announced that it has acquired The Code Works Inc. – the makers of VMS Access, a cloud-based software product that integrates corporate procurement and vendor management systems (VMS) like SAP’s Fieldglass with CRM systems. VMS Access currently automates the data integration and workflow for filling job openings at over 350 of the world’s largest companies and enables staffing agencies to increase service levels, win more business, and improve productivity by reducing time-to-fill and data entry time.  As companies of all sizes migrate to SaaS-based services, Bullhorn will leverage The Code Works Inc.’s multi-national R&D team to develop integration solutions that will power new services enabling front office productivity improvements through the Bullhorn platform.

Key services offerings to be developed on the platform will include those for managed service providers (MSPs). Bullhorn currently provides client portals, candidate portals, and vendor portals to enable staffing agencies to act as MSPs or sub-vendors and operate different lines of business within Bullhorn, and the company will use The Code Works Inc.’s technology as a platform upon which to further develop technologies that enable agencies to operate and compete effectively in a world in which VMS usage is proliferating. The Code Works Inc. team’s much-valued industry knowledge in combination with considerable R&D resources from Bullhorn will help take Bullhorn’s existing MSP offering and accelerate it into an industry-leading suite of solutions to benefit staffing agencies of all sizes looking to capitalise on this rapidly-growing market.

Bullhorn acquires The Code Works Inc. as contingent labour demand is soaring thanks to increased globalisation, outsourcing, and the growing costs of hiring and retaining permanent employees. Addressing this trend, 70 percent of large buyers of temporary labour (including Fortune 500 companies) are now leveraging VMS solutions to streamline contingent workforce management. Spend flowing through VMS systems is growing at a rate of more than 20 percent per year – considerably faster than growth in overall staffing spend. The acquisition of The Code Works Inc. adds a proven, seamless integration between core recruitment system providers to enable agencies to take advantage of a market worth £24.1 billion in the UK alone.

“With this acquisition, we’re enabling companies to move their front office solutions to the cloud and to take advantage of Web-enabled services that power better decision-making and additional revenue opportunities,” said Art Papas, Founder and CEO of Bullhorn. “Bullhorn VMS Access will help drive Bullhorn’s growth in the VMS industry and beyond. This vendor neutral solution extends Bullhorn’s product portfolio and will allow us to develop new offerings to help improve customer productivity. Long-term, the Bullhorn VMS Access development team will help drive the development of Bullhorn’s data integration offerings, fundamental to our cloud-based Big Data offerings.  To drive better decision-making, companies are looking to integrate data from a variety of sources online; Bullhorn VMS Access will provide that engine for our customers.”

Jonathan Novich, Co-Founder and President of The Code Works Inc., will become Bullhorn’s new General Manager of Cloud-Based Integration Technologies. “I’m thrilled to be joining Bullhorn for several reasons,” said Novich. “First, they’re the clear market leader, so it makes good business sense to be aligned with them and to leverage their expansive resources to grow our offerings and provide better service to customers. Being a part of the Bullhorn family will enable rapid product expansion and accelerated platform development for customers of Bullhorn and The Code Works Inc. Beyond that, they have a strong vision for the future with Bullhorn providing a comprehensive set of cloud-based, front office services to help companies manage their customer relationships better. We’re excited to be part of that vision.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HCM systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2100 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust for all of your organization’s HCM technology-related consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Findly Enhances Candidate Engagement with New Pollinators Innovation

August 15, 2014

Company Offers Out-of-the-box Integration of Lead Capturing Solution with its Keeper ATS to Enhance Talent Acquisition Process

SAN FRANCISCO (July 30, 2014) – Findly, the on-demand talent market leader and a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company, today announced the integration of its latest innovation, Pollinators, with its Keeper ATS, in order to improve the way employers find great talent. Through this latest product release, the company has integrated Pollinators, which are highly effective lead-capturing connectors that can be placed anywhere a job seeker engages with a company, with Keeper ATS, the company’s mobile-optimized applicant tracking system.

 

Now standard for all Keeper users, the integration brings significant improvement to the way employers identify, engage and hire top candidates. Companies benefit from extending their employment branding into their Findly Pollinators and easily capture job applicants into their Findly Talent Hive, giving them the ability to engage the talent community with new jobs and pinpoint specific positions for highly qualified candidates. Additionally, when applicants identified by a pollinator return in the future, their profile information can be updated automatically.

 

Findly’s goal is to change the way companies connect with top talent and streamline the process for hiring managers and candidates alike. With competition for top talent with in-demand skills greater than ever, recruiters need a comprehensive approach for engaging with candidates wherever they are. Job seekers increasingly expect the application process to be easy, intuitive and fast, and provide them with an overall positive candidate experience. By linking lead-capturing activities to the Keeper ATS, both parties benefit from a more streamlined, user-friendly and effective talent acquisition process.

 

Key features from this new release include:

  • Branded Pollinators: Candidates are presented with sharp-looking, custom-branded experiences that convey the experience of working for the company to help attract right-fit talent.
  • Relevant Experiences: The integration of Pollinators and Keeper ATS enables employers to maximize lead capture when candidates apply to jobs, log in or want to join a talent community.
  • Integration of Findly Product Portfolio: Pollinators add candidates into the employer’s Talent Hive, pass along a candidate’s email address into Keeper and update the Talent Hive profile information for returning applicants, creating a more streamlined process for finding and connecting with job candidates for truly on-demand talent.

“The ability to engage with candidates through a number of avenues, such as careers sites, social media, job boards and more, and present a fully branded experience is essential not only to finding qualified talent, but keeping the best candidates engaged,” said Jeff Kreutz, Findly’s senior vice president, Products. “By integrating Pollinators with Keeper ATS, hiring managers benefit from a simplified way to keep real-time information about their candidates, while providing a more engaging experience that keeps those individuals active members of their talent community.”

 

Additional information about Findly Pollinators and how they help employers connect with top talent can be found at: http://www.findly.com/find-ly-connectors/.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HCM systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2100 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust for all of your organization’s HCM technology-related consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Randstad Sourceright Appoints Seasoned Business Leader Robert A. Lopes as President of RPO

August 15, 2014

Lopes to Leverage Extensive Career in HR,
Outsourcing and Consulting in New Role

ATLANTA, July 29, 2014 Randstad Sourceright, a global talent leader, today announced that Robert A. Lopes, a proven business leader with nearly three decades of experience, has joined the company as its new president of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). In this capacity, Lopes is responsible for leading the company’s RPO operations in North America, helping to grow the business and ensure the company continually improves its operational, sales and service delivery focus.

“Bob’s impressive credentials, including decades of experience in the HR field and proven ability to lead companies to success, make him uniquely qualified to take on the role of president of RPO,” said Rebecca Callahan, Group President, Professional Solutions for Randstad U.S. “More than that, he is a visionary thinker who has the skills and know-how to ensure our continued growth and innovation in the RPO market. I am pleased to welcome him to the team and confident that his talents and expertise will serve us well.”

Lopes comes to Randstad Sourceright with a wealth of executive expertise that will be crucial to ensuring the company’s continued leadership in the RPO space. He most recently served as CEO of Acclaris, where he was responsible for all company functions, including sales, operations and strategy for this U.S. and India-based healthcare technology company. Previously, he served as a human capital national practice leader and executive vice president for Aon Consulting, having led the company’s RPO business to Top Provider status, as designated by HRO Today. Earlier in his career, Lopes served as president and CEO of Veritude, a venture capital company of Fidelity. In this capacity, he led all aspects of staffing, recruiting and talent management services. Lopes’ tenure also includes responsibilities as global managing partner of Towers Perrin’s Worldwide Benefits Outsourcing business with centers in Australia, the U.K., Canada and the U.S. Lopes started his career as a consultant at Hewitt Associates.

In addition to his professional experience, Lopes holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Notre Dame. He has also been an active board member and executive sponsor for several community programs; most currently as co-executive sponsor for Notre Dame’s NDIgnite Program for Philadelphia/South Jersey, a program that helps students with strong academic credentials to prepare for the college entrance process.

“Randstad Sourceright is well known across the industry for its comprehensive RPO solutions that help clients find the best talent for the right roles when they are needed most,” said Lopes. “I am very excited to join the company and take the reins of the RPO division, and help to further grow this already strong function.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HCM systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2100 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust for all of your organization’s HCM technology-related consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Facebook Is The Social Network Of Choice For 86% Of The Workforce, But High Mobility Job Seekers Prefer LinkedIn, Jobvite Study Shows

August 12, 2014
Jobvite’s Job Seeker Nation: Mobility In The Workforce Study analyzes job seeker behavior in the two-tiered labor market

San Mateo, Calif., July 22, 2014 — Jobvite, the comprehensive recruitment platform for the world’s fastest growing companies, today announced the results of the Job Seeker Nation: Mobility In The Workforce Study, derived from the company’s annual Job Seeker Nation Survey. Jobvite examined the defining characteristics that set job seekers apart in the two-tiered labor market and how this impacts the methods and tools they use to seek career opportunities.

The data underscores the behavior and characteristics of job seekers in an increasingly divided labor market. This divide has produced heightened demand for highly skilled workers, leaving less skilled workers with fewer opportunities for advancement and mobility within the labor market.

Notable findings include:

A tightening labor market increases demand for skilled workers.

Technology, in combination with the retirement of baby boomers, contributes to increased demand for highly skilled workers. These job seekers have the demand and skill to change jobs more frequently, giving them increased mobility within the labor market. Unlike low mobility workers, these high mobility job seekers are predominately female, college educated and actively use social media and mobile technology in their job search. They have the skills to meet the demands of increasingly competitive and technical fields, making them more optimistic in their career prospects, resulting in the flexibility to switch jobs more frequently. Alternatively, less skilled workers experience more difficulty finding advanced positions resulting in lower mobility when job searching.

Not all job searches are created equal.

Social and mobile technologies have forever changed job seeking. The Job Seeker Nation: Mobility In The Workforce Study found that 70 percent of high and low mobility workers change jobs every 1-5 years, thanks in large part to technological advancements. Regardless of education or skill set, workers never stop searching for jobs, yet the way in which high and low mobility job seekers find jobs differs significantly.

Data shows that twice as many high mobility job seekers use recruiters or social networks during their job search. These job seekers are savvier about their social media privacy and are more likely to use LinkedIn during the job search than low mobility job seekers. Low mobility job seekers prefer to use referrals and Internet job boards in addition to Facebook to find the next career opportunity. However, both tiers of the labor market find the ability to apply for jobs on a smartphone important. This emphasizes the increasing prevalence of mobile for the always-on job seeker as job shopping becomes an extension of everyday life.

High mobility job seekers are more likely to be fully employed, optimistic and open to new opportunities.

As companies struggle to find quality talent to meet demand for technical, highly skilled positions, high mobility job seekers have more choices and opportunities for advancement. Data reveals that education, skill set and demand likely contribute to job seeker’s optimism, which contributes to their increased flexibility and mobility within the labor market. Ultimately, more optimistic workers are likely to leave a company for a better opportunity.

Mobile is important to both tiers of the labor market, but not everyone uses the same tools on mobile.

The rise of social and mobile technologies has turned job seeking from an “under the radar” activity into a part of everyday life. This shift in the job seeking experience is changing how and when job seekers interact with companies and seek new career opportunities. While both high and low mobility job seekers actively use mobile in their job search, how they use mobile difference significantly; high mobility job seekers are more inclined to use LinkedIn, whereas low mobility job seekers prefer Facebook.  For today’s job seeker, mobile is an essential tool in the job hunt, regardless of skill set, education level, or market demand.

“As the economy continues to improve, a divide in the workforce is becoming increasingly apparent” said Dan Finnigan, president and CEO of Jobvite. “Demand for highly skilled, technical positions is rising, leaving less skilled workers to compete for fewer jobs with less opportunity for advancement. This signals a greater need to embrace STEM education and for job seekers to be savvier about their job search with social media and mobile technology. Combined, these factors will help bridge the gap in a fiercely competitive labor market.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HCM systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2100 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust for all of your organization’s HCM technology-related consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: HireVue Announces World’s First Data-Driven Candidate and Interviewer Recommendation Engine

August 7, 2014

HireVue Insights™ examines over 15,000 digital interview attributes to predict which candidates will become top performers and identify which interviewers make the best hiring decisions

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – July 17, 2014 – HireVue, the leading digital recruiting and talent interaction provider, today announced the first predictive candidate and interviewer recommendation engine, HireVue Insights. For the first time, companies can use the power of big data to identify their top candidates and best interviewers based on interaction, hiring and performance attributes. It helps organizations optimize their hiring model and gives talent professionals a competitive edge by reducing guesswork and helping them discover the right candidates more quickly. For candidates, it levels the playing field and gives often overlooked talent a chance.

According to the Talent Board, less than 6% of job applicants get an opportunity to interview for a position. The average position receives approximately 100 applicants, leaving 94 candidates in a black hole – often wondering where they stand and why.  Many have the skills, personality and potential to do the job but don’t get a chance to tell their story. Until now… HireVue Insights uses the power of big data and personalized digital interactions to recommend candidates based on 15,000 interaction, behavioral and performance attributes – and how they correlate to the organizations current top performers.

HireVue Iris™, a patented deep learning analytics engine that powers HireVue Insights, analyzes a unique data set of interactions, feedback and outcomes that never before existed.  Developed by HireVue’s data science team, Iris was built based on over 3 million interview responses. Each candidate interview contains 100,000 times more bytes of data than the resume or profile traditionally used for identifying job candidates. The platform examines attributes in three major categories: interview attributes, behavioral attributes, and performance attributes. Iris’s proprietary algorithms discover patterns and learn which attributes predict performance, then scores each candidate on how they compare to existing top performers.  And, similar to a batting average for hiring managers, Iris also scores interviewers based on how their historic ratings and feedback correlated with hiring and performance outcomes.

“Recruiters and hiring managers rely heavily on instincts, hunches and memory to choose the right candidates, but there isn’t a lot of data to help them predict who will become a top performer, or decide who should be interviewing candidates,” said Mark Newman, CEO of HireVue. “This could be the most important innovation in recruiting in the past 25 years. HireVue Insights analyzes over 100,000 times more data than a resume, all within the context of your organization, your positions and your feedback. It gets smarter over time to become your own personal data-driven hiring model.”

The data science team at HireVue worked closely with customers to develop and configure Insights to meet the unique needs of each company. Customers like Chipotle Mexican Grill and others are already realizing big improvements within their processes.

“Making sure we have the right people on our team is key to our success and we are always looking for tools to help us prioritize our time with the best fit candidates,” said JD Cummings, National Recruiting Consultant at Chipotle Mexican Grill.  “We are excited to be working with HireVue to help enable more informed, data-driven hiring decisions. We are optimistic that HireVue Insights will help our recruiters and hiring managers to respond quickly to top candidates and has the potential to further reduce our time to hire.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HCM systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2100 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust for all of your organization’s HCM technology-related consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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