Creativity most in-demand soft skill for 2020, LinkedIn says

HR Dive | January 13, 2020

Creativity was the most in-demand soft skill for applicants last year, and it has retained its place heading into 2020, according to a Jan. 9 LinkedIn Learning report. "Organizations need people who can creatively approach problems and tasks across all business roles, from software engineering to HR," the company said. Persuasion, collaboration, adaptability and emotional intelligence rounded out the top five. LinkedIn noted that emotional intelligence — defined as the ability to perceive, evaluate and respond to your own emotions and the emotions of others — was a newcomer to its list, which "underscores the importance of effectively responding to and interacting with our colleagues.

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Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, presents an analysis of survey findings on base pay, incentive pay and bonuses. He also discusses the findings relating to employee understanding of compensation philosophies, and how organizations can strengthen attraction and motivation of employees by focusing on this area.


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HR STRATEGY

SIA Honors Leo Russell in Staffing 100 North America List

Pride Global | March 07, 2022

In recognition of his continued leadership and innovative approach to human capital solutions, Pride Global Founder and CEO Leo Russell has been honored with inclusion on the 2022 Staffing 100 North America list published by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). Previously named to the 2021 list, Russell's bold approach to navigating a dynamic employment market and establishing his company's new Decidedly Diverse initiative secured his spot for the second year running. In its announcement of the list's publication, SIA highlighted the unique challenges faced by staffing industry leaders in 2021. "Working relentlessly to move their companies and the workforce solutions ecosystem forward," said SIA editor and publisher Subadhra Siriam, "these intrepid professionals have done what it takes to ensure the workforce solutions ecosystem continues to thrive." "Helping people find work in America—and now, around the globe—is truly as good as it gets, I'm honored to be included among so many incredible professionals in our industry, and I'm looking forward to doing my part to ensure we're helping the world work in every possible way." -CEO Leo Russell Russell launched Pride Global in 1983 as Pride Technologies, initially focusing on providing IT services to the financial industry. In the decades since, Russell oversaw the company's transformation to an international enterprise with more than 4,500 associates across 10 brands. In addition to his work with Pride Global, he has founded Pride in Education, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers a full range of vocational training and educational opportunities for diverse communities, as well as the Diversified Staffing Alliance trade association, which provides firms with diverse ownership access to business opportunities with leading corporate clients. About Pride Global Pride Global is a minority-owned integrated human capital solutions firm that helps companies solve complex human resource challenges from its headquarters in Manhattan. The Pride Global network of companies operates throughout the U.S., U.K., India, and Brazil, offering a comprehensive range of human resources solutions, including managed services, vendor management, payroll programs, business process optimization and staffing for both direct hire and contingent labor, among others.

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HR ANALYTICS

Nokia Moves HR Functions to Oracle Fusion Cloud HCM

Nokia | May 17, 2022

Nokia has selected Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM) to consolidate and replace its Human Resources systems in the cloud as part of its global digitalization program. Nokia will use a worldwide deployment of Oracle Cloud HCM to manage all HR processes, including recruitment, compensation, and performance management, for the company's global workforce in its 130 countries of operation. In 2021, Nokia launched its 'One Nokia Digital' strategy to support the company's competitiveness by digitalizing its operations. As part of these efforts Nokia will replace its on-premises HR systems with Oracle Cloud HCM. Nokia selected Oracle Cloud HCM for its ability to standardize HR processes on a common data platform, which will enable Nokia to provide a consistent employee experience across teams and more easily manage and scale HR services globally. "Optimizing employee care and experience is a central part of our people strategy. Our aim is to deliver organizational agility, a seamless employee experience, and efficiency gains that support Nokia's competitiveness. We are delighted to partner with Oracle because Oracle Cloud HCM provides a strong foundation to build digital experiences with true user-centricity," - Lisbeth Nielsen, Head of People Experience at Nokia. "By leveraging best-of-breed solutions like Oracle Cloud HCM, we want to bring Nokia to the next level of digital maturity. The implementation will contribute to increased efficiency and productivity and will provide AI and data capabilities that we can take advantage of to develop business performance and agility," - Alan Triggs, Nokia Chief Digital Officer. Oracle Cloud HCM will enable Nokia to connect every process across the employee lifecycle, helping improve decision-making and reduce operational costs. With AI-powered technology such as digital assistants and hundreds of new capabilities added each quarter, Oracle Cloud HCM will also enable Nokia to take advantage of the latest innovations and best practices to operate its business more efficiently and better empower Nokia employees, people managers and HR professionals. "Nokia has a culture of innovation that has enabled it to lead its industry for years, and with Oracle Cloud HCM it now has an integrated platform, powered by the latest emerging technologies, to support its current and future HR needs," - Cormac Watters, EVP Applications EMEA at Oracle. About Oracle Oracle offers integrated suites of applications plus secure, autonomous infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud.

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EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

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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HR STRATEGY

Signing MOU with the American Society for Human Resources Management

SHRM | March 28, 2022

The Department of Human Resources of RAK Government (DHR) signed a cooperation MOU with The American Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) which is considered one of the most prestigious professional societies specialized in human resources management. The MOU aims to enable employees to receive specialized professional certification and benefit from the global best practices and experiences in line with the vision of RAK Government and its strategic orientation towards adopting best practices according to global standards. Under this MOU, high quality training programs will be provided to RAK government employees working in HR departments to qualify them to receive professional certificates in human capital management which will enable them to cope with future changes. The MOU will facilitate SHRM membership for employees and provide them with the opportunity to attend international conferences held in MENA region. Furthermore, DHR practices and its latest systems and policies will be communicated under this MOU by publishing them in SHRM magazine and industry publications as well as using the assistance of SHRM experts and consultants in transferring their HCM-related knowledge and expertise. It is worth mentioning that the Advanced HR Management Certification Program has been recently launched in cooperation with SHRM where the first batch included 24 HR units' managers. The program focused on the advanced skills in workforce planning, HR development, talent acquisition, succession planning, employee engagement, HR business partner, and HR strategy among many other topics that aim to develop and refine the talents that serve the area of human resources. In addition, the HR Fundamentals Certification Program has been given to 24 HR specialists to build a solid foundation for professional capabilities in this field. "RAK government strives to open doors for cooperation and partnership with leading organizations that contribute to the development of human capital and enhance the work systems in areas that support the strategic plans and the requirements of comprehensive development. This cooperation is undoubtedly considered an important step towards building talents that adopt the latest knowledge and practices in HR management across RAK government entities." -H.E. Dr. Mohammad Abdullatif Khalifa "This alliance with RAK government will enable both organizations to work hand in hand for shaping and enhancing employees' career in the field of HR management. This MOU will also help establish a sustainable foundation for building a productive and impactful workforce across RAK government entities. SHRM is committed to provide employees with the best knowledge and practices in this field through its educational programs, professional activities, and topics which help put employees at the highest levels of qualification and professionalism. With over 310,000 members in over 165 countries, SHRM is considered one of the world's largest HR management associations as it is the flagship brand for global accredited certifications, professional development programs, and other advisory services as well as hosting world class HR events and conference." -SHRM

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Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, presents an analysis of survey findings on base pay, incentive pay and bonuses. He also discusses the findings relating to employee understanding of compensation philosophies, and how organizations can strengthen attraction and motivation of employees by focusing on this area.

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