Bots, Video and Blockchain -  Talent Acquisition Trends from ERE Recruiting Conference

Posted in Company News, Human Capital Management, Events By Carolyn Mathis

Bots, Video and Blockchain -  Talent Acquisition Trends from ERE Recruiting Conference

As Talent Acquisition continues to take center stage in an increasingly competitive labor market, industry leaders and new entrants leverage technology innovations to make the recruiting process more efficient and effective.

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2018 Outlook for Technology and Services

2018 Outlook for Technology and Services

In the past year over 8,000 middle market M&A and investments worth nearly $150bn in transactions were completed. In 2018, we, like many others, see a healthy M&A horizon ahead and expect overall M&A trends to continue or even accelerate with recent tax law changes and cash repatriation by multinationals. However, there is no question that valuations have increased as this economic expansion is moving into its tenth year. Further, as the credit markets appear very open and companies and funds appear to have ample capital available, M&A should continue to see more than its share of capital action.  Although expectations are running high that business conditions will continue to improve, there is the looming thought that the bull market will not last forever.

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HR Tech – The Employee Recognition Industry Transforms

Posted in Human Capital Management By John Mathis

HR Tech – The Employee Recognition Industry Transforms

Private equity-backed promotional products leader, HALO Branded Solutions, announced its acquisition of third generation, family-owned rewards and recognition (R&R) provider, Michael C. Fina Recognition (MC Fina). The transaction touches on three dominant themes we see playing out in the R&R space:

1. Long held multi-generational family businesses striving to adapt or exit
2. Traditional point platforms evolving to tech-driven engagement solutions
3. Interest from investors and adjacent industries

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Engaging Today’s Workforce

Posted in Human Capital Management By Chris Haley

Engaging Today’s Workforce

High rates of employee turnover and low productivity cost companies billions of dollars a year, and a lack of employee engagement has emerged as the impetus behind these trends. According to Deloitte, employee engagement and retention have emerged as top problems facing companies today, due in part to the dominance of millennials in the workforce and their proclivity to demonstrate less loyalty to a single employer than preceding generations.[1] Aside from reducing turnover, engagement among employees also positively affects productivity per research by the Gallup Organization.[2] As strong levels of engagement both reduce the likelihood of turnover and increase productivity on the job, CEOs and HR departments everywhere are looking for ways to increase engagement among employees.

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Breaking Trends Disrupting The Employee Benefits Industry

Posted in Human Capital Management By Chris Haley

I attended the Digital Benefits Conference in Austin, Texas hosted by Employee Benefit Advisor and Employee Benefit News. Below I recap insights and ideas gathered at the event.

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