Livability.com Announces the 5 Best Cities for Freelance Workers in 2020

Livability.com | January 29, 2020

While freelancing is expected to make up the majority of the U.S. workforce by 2027, recent pieces of legislation across the country have placed new restrictions on employers and created scrutiny on the field. On January 1, 2020, California Assembly Bill 5 went into effect, making it difficult, yet not impossible, for companies to hire freelancers as independent contractors in the hopes of transitioning them into full-time employees with benefits. Several other states, including New York, New Jersey and Illinois, are expected to follow in California’s footsteps. When compiling this list, Livability.com compared cities across the country with moving incentives, low tax rates, high percentages of freelance workers and amenities for when you’re in between projects. From this data, Livability created a list of the 5 most freelancer-friendly cities across the country.

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EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

Oracle Launches Complete Employee Experience Platform For Evolving Workforce Needs

Oracle | April 18, 2022

Oracle announced Oracle ME, a complete employee experience platform to help organizations increase employee engagement and ensure employee success. Part of Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM), Oracle ME enables HR and business leaders to streamline communications across the organization, increase productivity by guiding employees through complex tasks, and improve talent retention by developing a more supportive and trusted environment at work. The events over the past two years have changed the game for the global workforce – people's expectations for what they want and need from their employers have evolved. According to the most recent Oracle AI@Work study, 85 percent of the global workforce are not satisfied with their employer's support for their careers, and 87 percent believe their organization should be doing more to listen to the needs of its workforce. This has put increasing pressure on organizations to prioritize the employee experience, but without truly understanding the needs of individual workers, it's difficult for HR and business leaders to design workplace experiences that support their employees through their careers and help them thrive personally and professionally. Personal priorities are driving professional decisions and workers are looking for guidance on how to succeed in their careers while balancing personal demands. "Employees want to feel heard, empowered, and part of a culture they believe in. To meet these expectations, organizations need to step up and design experiences that meet the unique needs of their talent – or risk losing them to competitors that do, Part of designing better experiences involves seeing employees as unique individuals with their own needs, goals, and ways of getting things done. Oracle ME is all about converging workers' information, critical insights, workflows, and preferences with a technology-enabled solution to give each individual something they can call 'my experience'. It's the only complete employee experience platform focused on understanding the 'me' behind every worker, providing organizations new ways to listen to, communicate with, support, and develop their hybrid workforce." -Yvette Cameron, senior vice president of global product strategy, Oracle Cloud HCM. Oracle ME delivers a better way to work by providing contextual and guided experiences that strengthen workplace relationships and allow employees to provide continuous feedback with their managers. Oracle ME also enables managers to track and act on real-time employee sentiment, while helping HR teams deliver personalized employee communications and support their entire workforce with direct access to the tools they need, when they need them. Oracle ME includes the following Oracle Cloud HCM solutions: Oracle Touchpoints is a new employee listening solution that helps managers strengthen relationships with their employees and better support workforce wellbeing and success. Natively developed within Oracle Cloud HCM, Oracle Touchpoints allows managers to regularly capture, track, and act on employee sentiment to build trust with their teams and promote an inclusive work environment. Managers get continuous employee insights through pulse surveys and receive recommended next actions to take, such as scheduling check-ins, providing feedback, or celebrating moments that matter. The employee engagement center within Oracle Touchpoints allows employees to take an active role in their success and satisfaction by providing a single place to define and organize topics for check-ins, review meeting history, provide ongoing feedback, and access suggested actions. Oracle HCM Communicate is a new employee outreach solution that allows HR teams to design, send, monitor, and measure the impact of communications. Built directly into Oracle Cloud HCM, HCM Communicate is connected to an organization's workforce data, making it easy for HR teams to create and target personalized communications to groups with highly specific characteristics. For example, HR teams can send a message to workers in a specific city or country who are within two years of employment and enrolled in a particular training course. With HCM Communicate, HR teams can also measure engagement with the content through open rate analysis and seamlessly send follow ups or set up ongoing campaigns to drive more effective and engaging communications. Oracle Journeys is a workflow solution that simplifies complex tasks with step-by-step processes and personalized guidance that helps employees navigate personal, professional, administrative, and operational activities, including onboarding, returning to work safely, growing career opportunities, managing team compensation, or opening a new facility. New enhancements help employees make informed decisions by surfacing personally relevant instructions, training, and analytics along their guided digital journey. Oracle Journeys can be extended to include workflow actions and resources from other Oracle and third-party applications to deliver guidance for different business needs across the organization. Oracle Connections is an interactive workforce directory and organization chart that fosters collaboration and increases opportunities for inclusion and internal mobility by making it easier for employees to search for and connect with others across the organization. Employees can import their LinkedIn profiles, record video introductions, highlight their unique skills and accomplishments, and share feedback on each other's walls to better learn about one another and grow their professional network. Oracle HR Help Desk is a service request management solution that makes it easy for all workers to get the answers they need and for HR to effortlessly track cases without the risk of sensitive data getting into the wrong hands. Employees can search for content, securely submit inquiries, and open help tickets through multiple channels including Oracle Digital Assistant, SMS, email, and social platforms. Oracle Digital Assistant is an HR chatbot that provides a conversational interface for employees to get immediate answers to questions and easily complete transactions directly through voice or text. HR teams can deploy Oracle Digital Assistant quickly to support over 90 prebuilt transactions and can extend the solution to support new processes or requirements. Oracle ME is an open platform that extends across the Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite. It also connects to and automates processes with third-party systems and works across multiple channels such as email, SMS, web browser, collaboration tools, and video conferencing. HR teams and business leaders can easily manage changes within Oracle ME to adjust to the changing work environment without the need for IT support, making it easier to deliver employee experiences that reflect a company's unique culture. "Oracle ME is the birth of a new category. Everyone has an answer to Employee Experience these days, but Oracle is taking the conversation a step further, What we've treated as a luxury when it comes to personalized support and workforce communication is now a necessity. Oracle is meeting modern employee expectations and then some - and they're not calling it a nice-to-have. Proactive listening, contextual guidance, and personalized communication is exactly what the workforce needs and deserves, and Oracle ME delivers." -Jason Averbook, industry analyst, co-founder and CEO of Leapgen. About Oracle Oracle offers integrated suites of applications plus secure, autonomous infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud.

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TALENT MANAGEMENT

Christian Horizons Partners with DailyPay to Ensure Paychecks are Delivered

Christian Horizons | April 04, 2022

Christian Horizons, in service to older adults throughout the Midwest, was proud to partner with DailyPay, a service that provides access to earned pay for associates, while Christian Horizons' payroll vendor abruptly took its system offline to investigate a ransomware attack last December. Through collaborative efforts, Christian Horizons and DailyPay provided paycheck peace of mind to associates of the senior living and older adult services organization throughout the 2021 holiday season. "We're incredibly grateful for this partnership and proud of the collaboration with DailyPay during this unusual situation, It was vital for us to ensure DailyPay was available as a benefit to our associates, especially over the holidays. We took this opportunity to further strengthen vendor partnerships, like ours with DailyPay, to ensure not only that pay continued to be received, but prioritize other business continuity throughout our communities and service lines, We're appreciative of the collaboration with DailyPay as their services helped us mitigate any potential void as our other vendor worked to recover from the event." -Chuck Schmitz, Christian Horizons' chief financial officer. After first learning of their payroll vendor's outage, Christian Horizons' swiftly enabled its business continuity plan which included solutions for alternative employee timekeeping and payroll distribution. Through Christian Horizons' collaboration with DailyPay, associates were able to access to their earned pay during the five weeks it took the payroll vendor to restore normal services. As a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, Christian Horizons is in service to a mission of honoring God by offering a full continuum of care and support services to older adults. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, the organization owns and operates a portfolio of seven life plan campuses and five stand-alone older adult communities offering a mix of independent, assisted and supportive living; memory support; long-term healthcare centers and short-term rehabilitation. The organization also serves older adults through CareLink Home Care and Safe Haven Hospice in central Illinois, and Senior Care Pharmacy Services.

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WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT

LiveHire and Viventis Announce Strategic Alliance to Deliver solutions for Total Talent Acquisition, Contingent Workforce and Direct Sourcing

LiveHire | May 18, 2022

LiveHire (LVH:ASX) the global provider of Total Talent and Direct Sourcing Technology & SaaS platform and Viventis Search Asia, a leading executive search and human capital consulting firm in Asia-Pacific (APAC), formally announced a strategic partnership that helps leading and forward-thinking organisations in South East Asia transform their Talent Acquisition strategy and technology stack. Since its founding in 2001, Viventis Search Asia has evolved from providing traditional recruitment services to offering holistic human capital development and career transformation. They continue to build the future of career creation through their full suite of services, including talent acquisition, profiling and assessments, leadership training, talent development consulting, and career technology. The company chose to partner with LiveHire as it seeks to further develop its portfolio of products and services. The alliance will help Viventis Search Asia build strong, insight-driven relationships with both candidates and clients, using LiveHire's advanced Talent Attraction, Engagement and Hiring platform. Viventis will deliver Digital Strategy, Workforce Strategy & Service Design, navigating the implementation, optimisation, and adoption of the technology platform to guide the technology stack & business process transformation for its joint customers. "We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Viventis. LiveHire is committed to empowering the flow of the world's talent and our partnership with Viventis further supports our mission, The Viventis ecosystem, alongside LiveHire, will provide a holistic approach for organisations in South East Asia to transform the workforce." -Christy Forest, CEO of LiveHire. "The Great Resignation remains to be a challenge but it's just the tip of the iceberg. To combat this, we must emphasize creating great candidate & employee experiences, facilitating workplace flexibility, and enhancing talent mobility Our partnership with LiveHire comes at an opportune time, as their holistic approach and total talent and contingent solution brings a new perspective in empowering the workforce to new heights. Together with LiveHire, we look forward to enabling more people to power their own futures and fostering business opportunities in APAC and beyond." -Yu Ming Chin, Executive Director of Viventis. LiveHire and Viventis customers can reach their goals for recruitment, retention and diversity by leveraging the comprehensive features of LiveHire's system, including: Candidate Engagement, Experience Employer Branding Unique 2-way Text Messaging Total Talent Visibility & Mobility Private and Curated Talent Cloud AI-powered Talent Pooling and Matching About LiveHire LiveHire is a globally-leading recruitment and contingent direct sourcing platform - enabling clients to attract and engage both permanent employees and contingent workers to deliver Total Talent and Direct Sourcing solutions. LiveHire offers an award-winning candidate experience and provides talent-on-demand through its unique talent pooling and 2-way text messaging functionality, having successfully enabled end-to-end recruitment from sourcing through to hire of diverse workforces for over 150 clients across 20 verticals globally. For more information, visit www.livehire.com/us. About Viventis Search Asia Viventis Search Asia is the leading career consulting and human capital solutions firm in the Philippines. It provides holistic talent management and people development services to local and multinational companies across all industries. It is the provider of choice for HR services such as executive search, recruitment outsourcing, employee assessment, leadership training, talent development consulting, and career technology. It operates in key areas in the Asia Pacific region such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

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HR STRATEGY

Cielo Enhances Technology Services by Acquiring Peridus Group

Cielo | May 10, 2022

Cielo, the world's leading strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) provider, has acquired Peridus Group, a boutique full-service human resources technology consulting firm delivering integrated advisory and consulting services. For over two years, Peridus has been consulting for Cielo to offer Workday, HR strategy, technical, integration, and data migration consulting services for its clients. "Cielo has a proven track record in HR technology leadership and I look forward to our combined success, Leveraging the strengths of each of our organizations, we will grow together and continue to deliver service excellence to our clients, and capture the interest and attention of new partners throughout the talent acquisition landscape." -Caleb Fullhart, Founder and CEO of Peridus. Cielo acquired Peridus Group, an HR technology consulting firm delivering integrated advisory and consulting services. With a goal of ensuring organizations are optimized to perform at a high level of efficiency and effectiveness, Fullhart's work encompasses vendor evaluation and selection, process/technology alignment, system optimization, project management, and reporting & analytics. Fullhart will join Cielo as Senior Vice President – Consulting, alongside the rest of the Peridus team, including Robin Schooling, who joins as Vice President – Consulting. Both Fullhart and Schooling will join the Technology Consulting Practice led by Elaine Orler, Managing Director – Consulting, who joined Cielo in 2020 amid its acquisition of Talent Function to help strengthen its market leadership and expand its service offerings. This latest acquisition reinforces Cielo's investment in innovation to ensure it is market leading in its core areas of Employer Brand & Marketing and Technology Consulting. "We know how important it is for our clients to see that we have the right capabilities as we continue to invest in new products and services, With so many of our clients moving to Workday ATS or looking for integrations in their Talent Acquisition tech stack, the experience Peridus Group brings, combined with Cielo's existing expertise, will be invaluable in advancing our clients' goals, fueling our continued growth." -Marisa Geist, Cielo CEO. About Peridus Group, a Cielo Company Peridus Group is a boutique human capital consulting firm that provides integrated advisory and consulting services across all facets of HR, talent and HR technology. About Cielo Cielo is the world's leading strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partner and industry innovator delivering RPO, Total Talent Acquisition, Consulting, and Executive Search services in 100+ countries. We design comprehensive, people-centric solutions and leverage Cielo TalentCloud – our award-winning technology suite featuring CRM, AI, automation, and analytics capabilities – to help our clients find, attract and hire the specific talent to move their businesses forward.

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Dave Kurz, Research Fellow, DSCI discusses DSCI's New Talent Model, sets of challenges that organizations face and how to build an "Employment Brand". Dave made these remarks during the Digital Supply Chain Institute's 7th Executive.

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