Bonfyre Tackles Local Remote Worker Isolation and Improves Employee Engagement as COVID-19 Disrupts Workplace Relationships

Bonfyre App | May 20, 2020

Bonfyre, a St. Louis-based company building human connections at work through a digital platform with the most important tools to measure and drive employee engagement, today extended the company’s commitment to tackling remote worker isolation and improving employee engagement as COVID-19 continues to disrupt workplace relationships. The company is offering its software at no cost for six months to local small and medium businesses to help improve communication and connectivity.

According to a special survey “The Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses in the Eighth Federal Reserve District,” Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis estimates that about 40% of employees are working remotely. In this survey, banking, real estate, and agriculture sectors and other professional services all have a significant share of remote workers. The Eighth Federal Reserve District serves all of Arkansas and portions of six other states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.

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Now is the most exciting time to be an HR professional – a profession still heaving with bureaucrat’s and administrators, politics and legacy systems. The global leadership crisis, the 4th industrial revolution and the speed at which technology is disrupting industries, companies and jobs is happening at an exponential pace never seen before. HR Tech World has become more important now than when it was born at the end of The Great Recession.


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TALENT ACQUISITION

ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions Named a Star Performer and Global Leader in Recruitment Process Outsourcing by Everest Group

ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions | June 07, 2022

ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions (NYSE: MAN) has been named a global leader in Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) for the 12th year in the Everest Group PEAK Matrix® Assessment and to a select list of global star performers – the top RPO providers based on year-over-year movement on the PEAK Matrix. Talent Solutions has also been named as a leader in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). This year, Everest Group recognized the breadth and depth of the Talent Solutions' global offering, citing its strong performance and diversified presence across all major geographies along with continued investments in scalable workforce solutions and IntelliReach, a self-service data and analytics portal. "Now more than ever, companies need sophisticated talent management and business intelligence solutions to source, manage, and future-proof their global talent strategies," said Talent Solutions Global Brand Leader Stefano Scabbio. "With unprecedented global talent shortages that show no signs of abating, Talent Solutions is helping recruiters work faster and more effectively in an unpredictable environment." "Employers around the world are facing unprecedented challenges. It is an honor to be recognized globally as well as EMEA - in the midst of such a challenging geopolitical and economic climate," Marceline Beijer, Global Brand Leader of Talent Solutions RPO, said. "In the past year, we have been able to accelerate engagement with a broader spectrum of industries and expand our support to a wide range of businesses as they seek to engage the talent they need." Talent Solutions is recognized by Everest Group for a robust advisory capacity, experience serving a breadth of buyers of all sizes, and continued investments in its technology stack. This includes the automated Rapid Recruit solution and IntelliReach. "Talent Solutions' global delivery footprint, strong domain knowledge, and comprehensive technology and analytics capabilities have enabled it to create an extensive RPO portfolio," said Aniruddha Kulkarni, Practice Director, Everest Group. "Its continued and focused investments in improving its technology and analytics stack and consulting and advisory offerings have helped position it as a Leader and a Star Performer on Everest Group's Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2022 – Global. And as a Leader on Everest Group's Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2022 - EMEA." The Everest Group PEAK Matrix is a comprehensive evaluation framework based on an assessment of delivery capabilities measured across seven dimensions -- market adoption, portfolio mix, value delivered, vision and strategy, scope of services offered, innovation and investment, and delivery footprint. For more information about ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions, visit: www.talentsolutions.manpowergroup.com ABOUT MANPOWERGROUP ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the leading global workforce solutions company, helps organizations transform in a fast-changing world of work by sourcing, assessing, developing, and managing the talent that enables them to win. We develop innovation solutions for hundreds of thousands of organizations every year, providing them with skilled talent while fining meaningful, sustainable employment for millions of people across a wide range of industries and skills. Our expert family of brands – Manpower, Experis, and Talent Solutions – creates a substantial value for candidates and clients across more than 75 countries and territories and has done so for over 70 years. We are recognized consistently for our diversity - as a best place to work for Women, Inclusion, Equality and Disability and in 2022, ManpowerGroup was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the 13th year – all confirming our position as the brand of choice for in-demand talent.

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TALENT MANAGEMENT

TalentBurst, Inc Announces New Verification and Silver Level Partnership with CoupaLink

TalentBurst, Inc. | May 24, 2022

TalentBurst, Inc., a leading talent workforce solutions provider, announced that the company is now a "Coupa Verified" company. TalentBurst workflow solutions platforms will be adding this innovative payroll payment processing SAS service to its existing robust technology stack. TalentBurst can now process payroll payments specifically on CoupaLink for any of Coupa's 500+ customers and 500,000 suppliers. CoupaLink's Partner Program will enable TalentBurst to better serve its customers and people, through this robust payment processing system. Joining the Silver level membership in Coupa's open platform community allows TalentBurst to provide their services to Coupa's customers, bringing value, solutions and unique technology access. "We are very proud to partner with Coupa as a Silver LINK partner. We hope that Coupa's customers view TalentBurst as a uniquely qualified provider of Global Employer of Record services with verified payroll processing capabilities that can be used for employees in the United States and also 96 other countries." -Brad Talwar, CEO of TalentBurst About TalentBurst, Inc. Since 2002, TalentBurst has established itself as one of the most respected names in the staff augmentation, payroll, and employer of record, (EOR) space. TalentBurst provides total workforce talent solutions to Fortune 500 companies in the United States and Canada, including, but not limited too, staff augmentation, high hazard pay roll, and employer of record services. TalentBurst has a global workforce of 2,400 people with estimated revenues of $145 million for the year (2021). TalentBurst is certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC). TalentBurst was ranked by Inc. magazine for over nine years as one of the United States' fastest growing companies. TalentBurst is also recognized as a Top 50 Diversity Owned Business in Massachusetts and Top 50 Privately held Business in Massachusetts. About Coupa Coupa empowers companies around the world with the visibility and control they need to spend smarter and safer. We take a comprehensive approach to spend management with a unified platform that allows you to see all your spend in one place—from purchasing to invoicing to expenses. See it, understand it, control it.

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HR PRACTICE

Cynet Systems Earns Supplier Excellence Award from KellyOCG® for Delivering Unrivaled Workforce Solutions

Cynet Systems | June 02, 2022

Cynet Systems was one of 28 suppliers recently recognized at a virtual ceremony by KellyOCG®, the outsourcing and consulting group of Kelly, with a Supplier Excellence Award for providing superior workforce solutions with a focus on service, results, and a strategic partnership that made a significant positive impact on the KellyOCG business. Award winners represent top-performing suppliers across North America, EMEA and APAC and are less than 1% of the total KellyOCG supply chain, which includes 3,000 active partnerships across 140 countries. The tenth annual event celebrated this year's honorees, which included four diversity-owned suppliers within the KellyOCG Supplier Excellence and Going the Extra Mile award categories and a Rookie of the Year award recipient. Cynet Systems was one of 26 Supplier Excellence Award winners. Winners in this category are evaluated on performance across several programs for hires, and response and hit rates, legal compliance, and operational partnerships with Kelly stakeholders. "Our global supplier community is essential to supporting our customers with talent solutions that solve their most challenging workforce needs to move their business forward. We congratulate all our 2021 Supplier Award winners and thank them for their ongoing partnership and support, Cynet Systems is among an elite group of high-performing suppliers who are critical to the work of the future. We're honored to recognize them for their exceptional performance to connect customers with the full spectrum of top talent around the world." -Pam Sands, Vice President of Product Management and Partnerships for Kelly. About Cynet Systems Headquartered in the Washington DC Metro Area, Cynet Systems is one of the most awarded Staffing firms in the US successfully adding value to various Fortune companies as a trusted diversity supplier. Since our humble inception in 2010, Cynet today spans 4 countries and employs over 3000 members. We continue to resolve our valued clients' challenges across technical and engineering disciplines, as well as many professional verticals. At Cynet, we have invested heavily in our tech stack and have implemented data & analytics-driven recruiting strategies, including heat maps and predictive analysis to pipeline effectively, reduce turn-around-time and improve quality. Many of our processes are automated to increase speed, without compromising quality. We are millennial-friendly with 100% digital & mobile-friendly recruitment and onboarding processes. About KellyOCG® KellyOCG connects companies with the talented people they need to fuel and grow their business through our unrivaled global talent supply chain and leading workforce solutions including Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). We combine decades of people industry experience with proprietary insights and a continued focus on technology to produce world-class programs that meet an organization's unique workforce needs and can start them on their journey to total talent management. Our ability to anticipate what's next for talent solutions drives us to challenge the status quo making us a trusted partner for our global client portfolio, which spans leading industries across North America, APAC and EMEA.

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HR STRATEGY

Office Evolution's Flexible Workspaces Helps Connect Northern Virginia and Washington DC Area Businesses

Office Evolution's Flexible Workspaces | May 19, 2022

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Now is the most exciting time to be an HR professional – a profession still heaving with bureaucrat’s and administrators, politics and legacy systems. The global leadership crisis, the 4th industrial revolution and the speed at which technology is disrupting industries, companies and jobs is happening at an exponential pace never seen before. HR Tech World has become more important now than when it was born at the end of The Great Recession.

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