Butterfly Offers Free Employee Engagement Software for Frontline Workforce

Butterfly.ai | March 25, 2020

Butterfly.ai, creators of an employee engagement software built for the frontline workforce, announced today that it is offering free access for its industry-leading pulse survey tools in order to help companies keep frontline employees connected, informed and engaged amidst workflow and environment changes caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. "Frontline employees are the backbone of the current economy, and they are putting themselves at risk to ensure that everyone else can carry on a 'normal' life," says David Mendlewicz, CEO. "Now more than ever, they are under immense stress. The current reality facing logistics teams, retailers, and numerous others within the industry is shifting week-to-week. Companies need to be aware of that and understand how they can improve the daily work lives of those employees. To do our part during this tumultuous and unprecedented time, we're providing Butterfly software and robust support free of cost to companies grappling with these changes." Butterfly software can be put in place in less than 24 hours, enabling managers to see results immediately and providing organization-wide reports that help assess bigger trends across the workforce.

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Metafora & Lean Solutions Group Partner to Further the Transportation & Logistics Industry through Technology, Staffing, & Organizational Improvement

Metafora | April 06, 2022

Metafora and Lean Solutions Group are partnering to provide IT consulting and tech development services to companies in the transportation, logistics, and supply chain sectors, the two firms announced today. Metafora, formerly CarrierDirect, is a management consulting and tech development firm. Lean Solutions Group will work with Metafora to provide recruitment, staffing, and team spin-up services delivered from the company's nearshore satellite locations in Latin America. "Like Metafora, our firm is rooted in serving the transportation, logistics and supply chain space, This mutual agreement allows us to work together on behalf of our clients and prospects, leveraging each other's strengths and experience. While there remains a grave talent shortage problem in the United States, Latin America is bulging with strong, successful IT talent with a strong work ethic. Our Lean Staffing division excels at recruiting, building, and retaining tech teams which, operating as extensions of our clients' IT teams in the same time zone, can help businesses more rapidly develop and deploy tech solutions." -Robert Cadena, CEO and co-founder of Lean Solutions Group. "In an increasingly difficult hiring environment, we've seen first hand the tremendous benefits of using nearshore labor like Lean Solutions Group across transportation and logistics businesses. Our partnership with Lean is about helping the top transportation & logistics businesses maximize the value they get from nearshoring, allowing leaders to scale their businesses with incredible cost efficiency. Metafora's 10+ years of consulting on organization and process efficiency and optimization for the top 3PLs, carriers, and forwarders makes this the perfect partnership. We've developed a rapid operating model assessment to quickly identify what parts of an organization are best suited to move nearshore to optimize process and cost efficiency." -Peter Rentschler, CEO of Metafora The staffing crunch challenge in transportation & logistics is not going away anytime soon. This strategic partnership is designed to directly address the labor shortage in our industry by improving processes and getting reliable nearshore talent. About Metafora Metafora, previously "CarrierDirect", is a business consulting and software development firm that exclusively serves the transportation, logistics, and supply chain space. Metafora partners with carriers, shippers, and freight tech vendors to help them optimize their business and develop tech strategy to fuel their growth. Metafora+ is their partnership network. About Lean Solutions Group Lean Solutions Group, established in 2012, and based in Coral Springs, Florida, is a nearshore services provider that has partnered with more than 400 U.S.-based companies to establish their satellite offices in Colombia, South America. Lean Solutions Group's expanded service offerings, provided by a highly scalable and flexible workforce of more than 6,000 employees, include staffing, technology, marketing, sales, and business process outsourcing services, all in one place. By leveraging the right talent, culture, and price that Lean Solutions provide, businesses can lower operational costs and drive business growth.

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WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT

NewCo Capital Group Pays Special Bonuses having maintained full salaries and benefits packages through the difficult and ongoing pandemic.

NewCo Capital Group, LLC | January 17, 2022

NewCo Capital Group ("NewCo" or the "Company"), a leading provider of services, tools and capital to the SMB ecosystem that fosters growth for small-medium business across the United States, announced it completed paying special bonuses while increasing existing compensation packages to current employees all of whom are greatly appreciated and valued within the organization. Over the last 18 months, no employees were asked to take temporary pay reductions as NewCo Capital Group understands that its employees and contractors are the core competencies that define the exceptionalism for which the organization is known. Unlike some of its lesser counterparts, at no time did NewCo need to furlough any employees during the pandemic. Furthermore, the organization believes that it had a responsibility to assist its employees during this difficult time. The Company believes that its action to pay special bonuses and increase compensation packages are consistent with the organization's values and culture. The organization believes that it had a responsibility to assist its employees during this difficult time. In December 2020, CNBC reported that a MagnifyMoney survey revealed that roughly 1 in 3 full-time workers experienced a pay cut due to the coronavirus pandemic. NewCo believes that not only did most companies not pay any special bonuses to their employees, some providers of capital unfortunately forced pay reductions of at least 10 percent on their already underpaid staff. "We founded NewCo to promote a sustainable-funding solution for small business owners while providing greater opportunities for our employees and contractors alike. Newco's delivery on that promise is consistent with that mission and we're proud to be a citadel during these difficult times. Our values and corporate culture continues to guide us and NewCo will continue to deliver an exceptional product and retain its position and influence as a Preferred Merchant Cash Advance provider within the industry." - Albert Gahfi, CEO of NewCo About NewCo Capital Group, LLC NewCo Capital Group is an Alternative Finance company specializing in MCA Bridge-Capital. As a Preferred Provider, the company is focused on fostering growth within the Small and Midsize Business (SMB) ecosystem. We are passionate about providing fast and easy access to capital for small businesses to help them grow, scale and create jobs. Our technology, proprietary methods and extensive experience is what differentiates us allowing us to maintain our competitive edge and continue to provide value to our Merchants and employees alike.

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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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HR STRATEGY

TALENT SYSTEMS® ACQUIRES eTRIBEZ CASTING PLATFORM AND STAFF ME UP

Talent Systems | June 20, 2022

Talent Systems®, the software provider for casting and auditioning that connects talent and their representatives with casting directors, has acquired the eTribez Casting Platform, becoming the leading source worldwide for reality television talent casting. It has also acquired Staff Me Up, the leading production crew professional network with a heavy focus on unscripted productions. With these additions, Talent Systems can provide unscripted shows with all of the tools they need to fully cast and crew their productions. The eTribez Casting Platform, previously led by eTribez CEO Eli Abayan, has been used to cast some of the most recognizable reality shows around the globe, including "Survivor," "Big Brother," "Idol," "Love Island," and "MasterChef." Staff Me Up, led by CEO Jared Tobman, is the top professional network for hiring qualified crew members and creatives and also developed Coded for Inclusion, which works with diversity advocacy organizations and studios, including A+E Networks, Warner Bros. Discovery, Banijay Americas and Amazon Studios, to improve inclusive hiring for historically underrepresented groups. "These acquisitions extend the Talent Systems offerings into the reality TV vertical through both talent casting and crew staffing, We are also excited to continue to grow and support Coded for Inclusion in collaboration with the Staff Me Up team." -Talent Systems Co-CEOs Alex Amin and Rafi Gordon. More than 8 million people have registered with the eTribez Casting Platform. This end-to-end software offers talent a secure front-end registration system, and helps casting directors, production companies, and networks manage the tens of thousands of applications one reality show may receive. Staff Me Up connects 350,000 crew freelancers to exclusive production jobs at more than 3,000 networks, studios and production companies, and its staff of nine will join the Talent Systems team. Later this year, the eTribez Casting Platform will be rebranded under the Talent Systems portfolio while eTribez will continue to independently run its separate Production Management Platform. In the coming months, Staff Me Up will expand its hiring and networking platform, which currently focuses on unscripted crew, into scripted TV and film production. Talent Systems is the parent company of Cast It Systems, Casting Networks®, Spotlight, Casting Frontier, and Modasphere. These platforms, along with the eTribez Casting Platform and Staff Me Up, will continue to operate independently while leveraging each other's technology.

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