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


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: Take the Interview CEO Danielle Weinblatt Selected as a 2014 Workforce Game Changer

August 18, 2014

Company Co-Founder and CEO Recognized for Recruiting Industry Foresight and Continued Innovation 

NEW YORK (August 6, 2014) – Take the Interview, providers of the comprehensive cloud and mobile technology platform that solves the challenges of the interviewing process, announced today that company co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Danielle Weinblatt, was selected by Workforce magazine as a 2014 Game Changer.

The fourth-annual Game Changers awards recognize those next-generation workplace leaders under the age of 40 who have proven themselves dedicated to the growth and success of the HR world. All nominees were judged on their professional accomplishments as well as their other achievements, with the winners selected by Workforce’s senior writers and editors.

“As a leader, Danielle pushes Take the Interview to think beyond the immediate in order to deliver interview management solutions that enable recruiters to better understand and engage with today’s top talent in order to improve hiring across their organization,” said Anthony Cintron, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Take the Interview. “The consummate problem solver, Danielle is the driving force behind TTI with business savvy and industry acumen needed to change the game. She is truly visionary.”

Weinblatt co-founded Take the Interview in 2012 after recognizing a number of inefficiencies in the interview process, including wasted time screening poor-fit candidates. Working to find a better solution for companies and job candidates alike, Weinblatt launched TTI to solve problems across the entire interview process by optimizing communication, standardizing processes, reducing complexity and streamlining workflow, regardless of the interviewing medium being used (video, phone, in-person). Dedicated to researching and developing solutions that solve companies’ complex HR and recruiting challenges, Weinblatt leads TTI as it transforms talent acquisition with its Interview Management Platform™, the only comprehensive cloud and mobile technology platform specifically developed to optimize the interviewing process.

A well-regarded thought leader in the HR technology space, Weinblatt is a sought after public speaker who recently appeared at #HRTechTank, the iRecruit Expo in Amsterdam and the South by Southwest (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals. Weinblatt’s professional experience and business philosophies have also appeared in Forbes, Inc. magazine and The Huffington Post.

“It’s exciting to be named a Game Changer by Workforce magazine for my work with Take the Interview,” commented Weinblatt. “Having worked as a hiring manager, I understand the challenges associated with the talent acquisition process as well as the impact that a poor quality of hire can have on the bottom line, and it’s those problems that TTI aims to solve with our Interview Management Platform.”

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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: PeopleMatter Named Top 20 Most Promising HR Tech Solution Providers by CIO Review Magazine

August 13, 2014
Annual List Of Top Solution Providers Just Announced

CIO Review has selected PeopleMatter for its annual list of the “Top 20 Most Promising HR Tech Solution Providers.” PeopleMatter was recognized for its complete set of mobile, workforce solutions and business analytics tools for the hourly workforce that connect processes, employees and customers in entirely new ways. The nomination also focused on PeopleMatter’s passion to build the best software in the world and the company’s belief that people matter. PeopleMatter is the largest provider of workforce management technology specifically designed for the service industry.

“PeopleMatter has been on our radar for some time now for stirring a revolution in the HR space, and we are happy to showcase the company this year due to their continuing excellence in delivering top-notch technology-driven solutions,” said Harvi Sachar, Publisher & Founder of CIO Review. “PeopleMatter continued to break new ground within the past year benefiting its customers around the globe, and we’re excited to have them featured on our top companies list.”

PeopleMatter continuously innovates and adds new products and functionality to the PeopleMatter Platform™, helping restaurant, retail and hospitality companies better hire, train and schedule their employees. Already in 2014, new innovations include:

  • PEOPLElytics – the first and only business analytics software product on the market that connects business and people analytics to drive better decisions. Available in beta now, PEOPLElytics uses actionable analytics and interactive data visualization to make big data both accessible and meaningful. Executives can drill down into their company’s data to answer specific questions about their operations, see specific metrics impacting overall success and make proactive, informed business decisions.
     
  • Mobile Optimization – the future of employee hiring for the service industry, which hires a large percentage of smartphone-savvy Millennials. PeopleMatter’s new mobile-optimized job applications redefine the job application experience on smartphones and tablets with location functionality, save features and mobile-optimized workflows. A true mobile-optimized experience, the job application is designed to adjust to the specific layout and functionality of any mobile device, with a one-thought-per-screen layout and faster, shorter assessments.

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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


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: iCIMS Hire Expectations Institute™ Releases A New Research eBook: “Why Would I Want to Work for You?”

August 4, 2014

– Leading SaaS provider surveys more than 400 job seekers to learn which aspects of company culture are most important to career satisfaction –

MATAWAN, N.J. (July 15, 2014) – iCIMS, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses, announces the release of a new research eBook, “Why Would I Want to Work for You?” After a two-part series of research eBooks focused on insights for today’s job seekers, iCIMS offers guidance for employers on how to attract the best hires by showcasing their corporate culture. A complimentary download of the eBook is now available on Hire Expectations Institute™.

“Having a well-defined company culture as part of your recruitment strategy attracts and engages people who will be a good fit for your organization,” said iCIMS Chief Marketing Officer, Susan Vitale. “Our research indicates that employee referrals account for 34% of all hires – knowing this, it is up to employers to leverage their company culture to attract the best hires, retain their top players, and encourage their ‘A’ performers to refer their friends. This research eBook highlights the elements are the most compelling to job seekers, and in particular, which workplace features attract best-fit talent.”

Through a survey of more than 400 job seekers, iCIMS collected data on which pieces of company culture are important when searching for a career match. Some of the key findings from the research eBook include:

  • Job Seekers Prefer Environments That Encourage Collaboration – Almost 50% of job seekers prefer a “clan” type of culture at their company, which is defined as a collaborative and team-oriented environment. Twenty-one percent of respondents cited a competitive atmosphere as their preferred work environment, with 19% electing to work in a culture that allows for more creative freedom. Only 11% chose a hierarchy culture, which is defined as a controlled environment.

 

  • Employees Want Access to Training & Development – When ranking employment perks from most important to least important, job/skills training and development was at the top of the list. Additionally, 50% of employees report insufficient career development and training from their current employers.

 

  • Job Seekers Want Their Manager to be Their Mentor – Over 40% of those surveyed say they want to be managed by someone who is more like a coach or a mentor. Approximately 30% prefer a hands-on manager, and 10% of job seekers like a democratic manager.

 

  • An Open Office Floor Plan is Preferred – Job seekers of all ages pointed to an open office floor plan as their favorite, with nearly 40% of all respondents preferring no walls or cubicles at their workplace. Thirty-four percent of people ages 18-29 cited a team office, a semi-enclosed work space for small group collaboration, as their second choice, and only 11% of people ages 30-44 prefer a cubicle floor plan.

 

“iCIMS is focused on providing the most innovative talent acquisition solutions, but we also know that combining the right HR technology tools with a deep understanding of what candidates want from prospective employers is key,” said Vitale. “We’re proud to provide valuable insights, such as the findings in this research eBook, and powerful solutions through iCIMS’ talent acquisition suite with Connect, Recruit, and Onboard.  iCIMS aims to improve efficiencies for growing businesses and provide the thought leadership materials they need to stay competitive in their search for best-fit talent.”

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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: State Senator Recognizes iCIMS as a High-Growth Technology Business in NJ

August 4, 2014

– Senator Joseph Kyrillos tours Matawan, NJ HQ of leading talent acquisition SaaS provider –

MATAWAN, N.J. (July 17, 2014) – iCIMS, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses, hosted New Jersey Senator Joseph Kyrillos on his tour of growing New Jersey businesses. Consistently named one of New Jersey’s 2014 Best Places to Work and recently ranked one of the top 50 companies to work for in the U.S. by Glassdoor, the rapidly growing organization employs approximately 300 people across software development, sales, marketing, technology, G&A and customer service within its Central Jersey headquarters.

During the visit, Senator Kyrillos met with iCIMS executives and toured the organization’s recently-expanded headquarters.  Kyrillos commented, “New Jersey has the highest growth rate in the tech jobs market at over 5% according to a recent Dice Report. Companies like iCIMS exemplify these statistics by creating jobs and growing at such a rapid pace. Not only does iCIMS’ success help further our state’s ability to attract innovation, it solidifies our place on the map as a location for attracting top talent and being one of the best places in the country to run a thriving businesses in the technology sector.”

Founded in 1999 and profitable since 2003, the company supports more than 2,500 clients worldwide on its talent acquisition platform, including other New Jersey-based leaders like The Hertz Corporation, The Vitamin Shoppe, and Meadowlands Racing, LLC. The Software-as-a-Service provider continues to gain share in the talent acquisition software market with its best-to-market solutions and commitment to delivering the best customer service experience in the industry.

“This is an exciting time for iCIMS and we’re proud to discuss our company’s growth with state leaders like Senator Kyrillos,” said Colin Day, iCIMS’ Founder and CEO. “It’s fantastic to be recognized as a significant technology player in New Jersey.”

Beginning in 2012, following a minority stake growth equity investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity, iCIMS initiated a two-pronged growth strategy, making significant book-end investments in Marketing and Product Development. Since 2012, the iCIMS customer base has grown by 150%, with significant growth in the small and medium sized (SMB) markets. Over the same time period, iCIMS also expanded its suite of talent acquisition solutions with the addition of a robust talent candidate relationship management tool, Connect, and new Video Screening technology, as well as adding key enhancement to its Onboard product.

iCIMS employs almost 400 people and has nearly tripled in size over the last three years. To accommodate growth in employee headcount, iCIMS moved its corporate headquarters in 2012 to a class “A” building in Matawan, N.J. The following year, the company further expanded its presence in this location by adding a state-of-the-art Tech Center to house its growing Research & Development Team. In the second half of 2014, the company plans to add more office space in its Matawan location to accommodate its growing Customer Success operation.

As a New Jersey-based company, iCIMS is invested in supporting the local environment to positively impact the community. Through the company’s corporate responsibility program, employees can donate to environmental charities like 3Degrees and EarthShare of New Jersey. Additionally, employees are encouraged to volunteer up to two days a year, with pay, to participate in company-wide charitable events such as local park clean-ups and beach sweeps.

iCIMS continues to win accolades for its growth and customer commitment from renowned award programs like Inc. 500, Deloitte Fast 500, The Stevie Awards, and Best in Biz. The company has also received state-wide recognition for company growth in a featured article in New Jersey Monthly Magazine titled, “Jersey Works: Where the Jobs Are.”

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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: The University of Calgary Chooses Talemetry

July 31, 2014

The University of Calgary Chooses Talemetry as its Recruitment Marketing Platform

Leading Canadian university to use Talemetry to attract key talent; Talemetry platform will be used to extend Oracle PeopleSoft to source candidates and deliver a modern application experience.

Vancouver, BC, July 22, 2014 – Talemetry, the leading provider of recruitment marketing and sourcing solutions, announced today that the University of Calgary has selected Talemetry to enhance their existing Oracle PeopleSoft talent acquisition manager solution to deliver a complete recruitment marketing platform.

University of Calgary is planning to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, and it will be particularly important to attract and retain key talent. Talemetry will help the University attract and nurture talent to support its fundamental goal of being a comprehensive academic and research institution.

“We are excited that the University of Calgary has selected Talemetry as a key component of its recruitment marketing strategy. Talemetry’s platform will provide recruiters the ability to directly source candidates from a variety of candidate databases and create talent acquisition and nurturing campaigns to market open jobs to candidates,” said Nick Rusiniak, Talemetry VP of Sales.

Read about Talemetry: www.talemetry.com

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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: HireRight’s 2014 Health Care Report Reveals Slower Job Growth and Employers’ Common Screening Program Gaps

July 29, 2014

IRVINE, Calif., June 27, 2014 – Health care hiring is expected to increase this year, but at a slower pace than last year, according to HireRight’s Health Care Spotlight, a subset of its annual Employment Screening Benchmark Survey.

HireRight, a leading provider of global background checks, drug and health testing, and electronic Form I-9/E-Verify solutions, today announced the release of the 2014 Health Care Spotlight, which identifies screening practices, major trends in employment background checks, and common gaps in the screening programs of health care organizations.

The report indicates a slower job growth rate is anticipated in 2014 even though increased hiring will continue. While almost two-thirds of health care organizations (67%) reported they expect to hire and increase the size of their workforce this year, this is down seven percent from the 2013 report, reflecting a decreased rate of hiring.

“Patient care is the top priority for health care organizations, therefore hiring the highest quality, most reliable professionals is critical. Employment screening, professional license verifications, and federal and state sanctions checks are important steps to help improve security, provide exceptional care, ensure compliance with laws and regulations, and mitigate liability risks,” said Chuck Hammel, director, account management and health care solutions lead at HireRight. “These priorities are reflected in the top benefits reported by respondents – better quality of hire, improved regulatory compliance, more consistent safety and security, better company reputation, and greater employee retention.”

The Health Care Spotlight also reveals several common screening program gaps that many health care employers may face.

  • Meeting only minimum medical sanctions checks: A significant compliance gap may occur when medical sanction checks are not performed frequently enough. Less than one-third of respondents (30%) checked lists monthly, 25% screened lists once a year, 12% checked quarterly, 4% checked less than once a year and 30% screened at other intervals. Some states are requiring more frequent sanction screening. For example, the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General has provided updates and guidance to organizations to run monthly sanction checks on existing staff. Ongoing monitoring helps ensure organizations are notified when an individual appears on a sanction list and that they are in compliance with potential changes in the required frequency of checks.
  • Not conducting recurring screening: Less than one-third of respondents (31%) reported re-screening employees with no status change and 39% re-screen employees only when they’ve had a status change. This indicates the majority of respondents are not re-screening employees at all. This gap poses the danger of missing significant changes to criminal status, sanctions status, or other issues that may arise during an individual’s employment.
  • Neglecting drug testing: Although screening to verify licenses is required in the health care industry, drug and alcohol testing isn’t generally required by law, although some states are introducing legislation to try to change this. In fact, only 54% of respondents conduct drug and alcohol testing. As a result, nearly half of respondents may leave themselves vulnerable to increased employee absenteeism, lost productivity, and above all, risk to patients and the potential liability related to drug-related damages.
  • Forgetting to screen the non-employee workforce: Most respondents (59%) do not screen the non-employee extended workforce, including contingent or temporary workers, volunteers, and vendor representatives. A HireRight study found that extended workforce applicants were 94% more likely to have a felony record than permanent-hire applicants and approximately 50% more likely to have a misdemeanor record or drug history . A best practice for health care providers is to ensure appropriate screening of non-employee workers as well as employees.
  • Overlooking global screening: Today’s health care employment market is afflicted by a shortage of skilled staff and an intense competition for talent. It’s common for organizations to recruit applicants who have lived, been educated, and worked globally. However, only 6% of respondents indicated their organization conducts global checks to verify candidates have the foreign education and experience they claim and that they don’t have any criminal history from other countries that would cause a security and liability risk.

In addition to these common pitfalls, the Health Care Spotlight explores many other issues, including the use of social media in recruiting and screening in the medical sector, common screening challenges, how screening is integrated into talent management systems, and the frequency and process through which screening programs are reviewed and revised.

Health Care Spotlight
The Health Care Spotlight is a subset of data collected from the 2014 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmark Report, an extensive survey of talent management, human resources, and security professionals on topics related to employment screening. The Spotlight asked specific questions of the survey respondents that identified themselves as part of the health care industry. The complete report is available here.

HireRight Health Care Background Checks
HireRight serves more than 2,000 health care organizations with more than one million annual screens. Available screening services and cost-effective packages help facilitate organizational and regulatory compliance, and exclusive communication tools improve applicant satisfaction. Our expertise in integrating screening solutions with application tracking systems (ATS) delivers unmatched efficiency. For more information, go to www.hireright.com/healthcare.

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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: QUEsocial Accelerates Momentum With Hire of Industry Veteran Josh Schwede

July 24, 2014

Schwede to Join Executive Team To Drive Company’s Go-to-Market Strategy

QUEsocial, a leading Social Talent Acquisition solution, today announced the recent addition of Human Capital industry veteran, Josh Schwede, to its executive leadership team. Schwede joins the company as Executive Vice President, and will be responsible for developing and guiding the company’s go-to-market strategy and activities.

“As we continue to help shape the next generation of social recruiting, Josh brings great experience and expertise in the rapidly evolving and complex Talent Acquisition market,” said Greg Silich, CEO of QUEsocial. “With his unique understanding of the business needs and challenges of senior Talent Acquisition leaders, Josh is a great fit for both our strategic plans and our culture.”

With more than 10 years experience in Talent Acquisition technology, Schwede joins QUEsocial from digital interviewing market leader, HireVue, where he served as VP of Business Development. As the company’s fifth employee, Schwede was a significant force in HireVue’s creation of an industry that did not previously exist. Earlier in his career, Schwede was a key member of employment screening company HireRight, developing their Partner and Alliance ecosystem that helped the company grow, and eventually join NASDAQ in 2007.

“I’m excited to join QUEsocial at such an exciting time. Talent Acquisition leaders have worked hard since 2008 to make headway with social recruiting, but continue to struggle to directly connect it to measurable business results,” said Schwede. “QUEsocial is a unique solution which addresses the growing frustration organizations experience by providing analytics and actionable insights into what’s working and what’s not, and driving tangible ROI for their social recruiting efforts.”

“We are redefining how social media can be harnessed by Talent Acquisition to extend their employer branding into new pools of qualified passive candidates, while achieving true, measurable results,” said Patrick Rooney, Founder and Chief Customer Officer of QUEsocial. “Josh has deep experience in growing technology companies that are equal parts disruptive and business value driven, and we are thrilled to have him join us.”

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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: HealthcareSource Recognized as “Great Place to Work in Healthcare”

July 14, 2014

HealthcareSource®,  the leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that it has achieved industry recognition from healthcare industry leaders Becker’s Healthcare, Healthcare Informatics, and Kronos Incorporated.

HealthcareSource®, the leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that it has achieved industry recognition from healthcare industry leaders Becker’s Healthcare, Healthcare Informatics, and Kronos Incorporated.

HealthcareSource Named to Becker’s 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare:

Becker’s Healthcare develops its “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” list through nominations and editorial research. The 2014 list was expanded to include healthcare providers — medical groups, ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals and health systems — along with other types of healthcare-specific companies, such as consulting firms, health IT vendors, medical societies and more.

The 150 organizations, including HealthcareSource, were chosen for their robust benefits, wellness initiatives, commitment to diversity and inclusion, professional development opportunities and work environments that promote employee satisfaction and work-life balance.

HealthcareSource Ranked Among Healthcare Informatics 100:

The Healthcare Informatics 100 listing provides a unique information resource and financial overview of vendors active in the healthcare IT market. Each year Healthcare Informatics ranks the 100 vendors with the highest revenues derived from healthcare IT products and services earned in the U.S. based on revenue information from the previous year. HCI 100 is among the many accolades HealthcareSource has achieved for consistent revenue growth.

HealthcareSource Receives Healthcare Partner Recognition Award:

Kronos Incorporated, the global leader in workforce management solutions, recently presented HealthcareSource its Kronos Connect Program partner recognition award for healthcare. Based on the integration of Kronos Workforce HR®and the HealthcareSource® Quality Talent Suite℠, healthcare organizations of all sizes can benefit from a comprehensive workforce and talent management solution.

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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: FurstPerson Transforms Pre-employment Assessments with Release of FurstPerson Analytics

July 14, 2014

– Company Brings Greater Transparency to Talent Acquisition Process, Enabling Employers to Make Well-informed, Prescriptive Hiring Decisions –

CHICAGO (June 30, 2014)FurstPerson, a Chicago-based provider of talent assessment solutions, today announced the release of FurstPerson Analytics, an innovative new solution that enables companies to combine real-time performance data and candidate assessments to make better hiring decisions across the enterprise.

 

Although HR is the only corporate function dedicated exclusively to maximizing the value of their company’s employees, factors like inaccurate information, fragmented systems and a bevy of myths and assumptions can mask the effectiveness of talent-based processes, particularly when determining who to hire. FurstPerson Analytics solves this problem by simplifying the multitude of HR data and systems into a single, fully customizable dashboard that reveals current performance and future opportunities. As a result, HR professionals can capitalize on employment lifecycle data, make better informed workforce decisions and modify their talent strategies to drive competitive differentiation.

 

Designed for large-size businesses with complex hiring needs, FurstPerson Analytics provides company executives, managers and corporate recruiters with greater transparency into the pre-employment assessment process, enabling strategic talent planning and decision making.  FurstPerson Analytics can be integrated directly with the performance management system and leverages the company’s actual performance and attrition data to help companies answer critical business questions, such as which recruiting sources provide the highest quality job candidates, how the hiring process identifies top performers, how scoring model changes impact quality of hire and fill rate, and the personal qualities most strongly related to job performance.

 

With the release of FurstPerson Analytics, FurstPerson has transformed the assessment function, a process that has typically been relegated to spreadsheets that utilized data that could be anywhere from six months to a year old. The solution leverages real-time data to give employers instant visibility to manage the hiring process. As a result, FurstPerson Analytics enables companies to hire talented individuals based on actual data, rather than going with gut instincts or basing their decisions on outdated or irrelevant information.

 

Additional features of FurstPerson Analytics include:

  • Full customization: Employers can tailor the solution to meet their unique hiring needs by creating different role-based assessment scoring metrics for each job and ensuring candidates are measured against the specific skills needed for their different positions.
  • Interactive dashboards: Through robust, user-friendly dashboards and scorecards with drill-down capabilities, users gain the real-time, in-depth insight to make key talent decisions that drive their business forward.
  • Decision modeling: With the opportunity to perform what-if scenarios, employers can see what would happen if they adjust their assessment scoring criteria, such as raising the passing score, to create a smaller and more qualified candidate pool.
  • Enhanced notifications: Users of FurstPerson Analytics can easily customize data processing actions to create alerts against pre-defined targets and goals, facilitating the process of identifying right-fit talent.

“Companies continue to compete using the customer experience as a point of differentiation, which makes each hire critical to their business. As such, employers need a toolkit that creates transparency so they can understand how well their hiring processes are working,” said Jeff Furst, CEO of FurstPerson. “With the release of FurstPerson Analytics, we’re helping more organizations establish visibility into their hiring process so they can use their own performance data to make the important hiring decisions that lead to greater business success.”

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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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