Melinda Gates' company invests $50M into women-in-tech collaborative

Melinda Gates | January 30, 2020

Pivotal Ventures, along Break Through Tech, SecondMuse, and "several leading social organizations," announced Jan. 28 a new city-based initiative to bring more women into tech. Melinda Gates' company Pivotal Ventures invested $50 million in Gender Equality in Tech Cities to engage women as college students, employees and founders and investors in city-based tech hubs nationwide. The initiative's goal is to speed up gender equality in the tech sphere by maximizing "the impact of local women-in-tech efforts, crowd in other funders, and foster local coordination" involving academia, non-profits, government, venture capital and business sectors in selected cities across the country, according to the press release. The initiative will begin in Chicago before starting work in two other cities in the next five years.

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Human resources is such an essential department for businesses that it’s hard to imagine a time before it existed. HR manages important functions like recruitment, benefits administration, compensation, compliance, terminations, and more. However, not that long ago, human resources departments didn’t exist at all. And when they were first created, they looked a lot different than they do today. Here’s a brief summary of the evolution of HR in Canada.


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TALENT ACQUISITION

iCIMS Named Strategic Leader in 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Talent Acquisition

iCIMS | April 29, 2022

iCIMS, the talent cloud company, has been named a Strategic Leader in the 2022 Fosway 9-Grid for Talent Acquisition. Fosway recognized iCIMS for providing a rich suite of capabilities across a broad scope of features and having the sophistication to meet the needs of complex, enterprise-scale customers such as Air France and Deutsche Bank. At the close of 2021, there was a 97-point gap between job openings and job applications, the widest seen in the previous two years. iCIMS data shows that job openings are up 86%, hires are up 45% and job applications are down 11% from pre-pandemic levels (Q4 2021 v. Q1 2020). Business leaders and HR professionals have been forced to rethink how they attract, engage, hire and advance talent and they are looking for the right technology partners to help them reach their goals. iCIMS' leading positioning in the analysis recognizes the company as a premier global talent platform. The Fosway 9-Grid™, EMEA's only market analysis model for talent, is driven by this demand for analysis and is designed for global companies. This independent research rates providers on five dimensions: performance, potential, market presence, total cost of ownership and future trajectory across the market. iCIMS' leading positioning in the analysis recognizes the company as a premier global talent platform, citing iCIMS' strong market performance and customer advocacy in Europe. iCIMS continues to innovate to support the complex hiring needs of enterprise companies, most recently through: Acquisition of Candidate.ID to bring marketing automation to talent acquisition: iCIMS recently acquired the Scotland-based company to empower recruiting teams to hyper-target best fit, most engaged candidates with unique lead scoring and automated marketing campaigns. Candidate.ID was also recognized by Fosway Group for its strong suite of solutions and customer advocacy. Launch of the Opportunity Marketplace: Earlier this year iCIMS announced general availability of its internal mobility solution to help talent teams reengage, retain and advance employees. Applied intelligence: iCIMS is leading the market with state-of-the-art technologies, including its patented Ensemble AI, to make it easier for candidates to find relevant roles, get hired and develop their career path. Its AI-powered job matching and conversational AI capabilities intelligently connect people with the right jobs, using the ensemble stacking method to improve accuracy and reduce bias. Focus on innovative, hyper-personalized experience: Talent teams can now convert more talent with dynamic video content that can be shared across various channels throughout the talent journey to tell the right stories at the right time. "Hiring difficulties are a global phenomenon and we are faced with new disruptions every day. The labor and skills shortages aren't going away anytime soon, Having the right people is critical to success and businesses need access to innovative technology to keep up with these changes. We're proud to see iCIMS named as a Strategic Leader in the 2022 Fosway 9-Grid for Talent Acquisition. This recognition is testament to our commitment to our EMEA customers to provide the strongest portfolio of solutions to meet their needs as they navigate a challenging labor market." -Steve Lucas, chief executive officer at iCIMS. About iCIMS, Inc. iCIMS is the talent cloud company that empowers organizations to attract, engage, hire and advance the right talent that builds a diverse, winning workforce. iCIMS accelerates transformation for a community of more than 4,000 customers, including 40% of the Fortune 100.

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HR STRATEGY

WOW! Named One of Denver's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

the Best and Brightest Programs | December 28, 2021

WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband services provider, was named one of Denver's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® for the second consecutive year by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). WOW! secured the regional award in Denver last year as one of the area's inaugural recipients and recently received national recognition as a 2021 Best and Brightest Company to Work For in the Nation®, winning the award for the eighth time and fourth consecutive year. The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For award is given to companies, like WOW!, that demonstrate dedication to maintaining an excellent employee culture, pioneering innovative and thoughtful human resource practices and going above and beyond to positively impact the lives of employees. As part of its focus on recognizing the value of its people, the company recently awarded shares of WOW! stock to all employees. This benefit is just the latest example of WOW!'s dedication to its workforce. WOW! is committed to continuously providing career development opportunities, offering competitive wages and benefit packages, as well as instilling and promoting a company culture of respect and excellence, values aligned closely with its core mission. "It's an honor to receive this award for the second time in Denver, where WOW! is headquartered, We're incredibly proud of our Denver employees' unwavering commitment to providing excellent service to customers and their constant dedication to embodying WOW!'s core values every day." -David Brunick, chief human resources officer of WOW! One of 17 companies receiving this recognition in Denver, WOW! was evaluated across the following categories: employee achievement and recognition, communication and shared vision, diversity and inclusion, employee enrichment, engagement and retention, work-life balance, compensation and benefits, community initiatives and strategic-company performance. WOW! has continuously demonstrated that its leadership and human resources practices positively impact the professional development and well-being of all of the company's employees. In response to the ongoing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, WOW! has remained committed to ensuring employee safety. Since the initial height of the pandemic, WOW! has made significant strides in nimbly navigating the future of work by implementing new procedures for virtual and remote work that allow all workers to feel safe and secure, while maximizing efficiency. "As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to reshape the workplace, our employees have shown incredible strength in adapting to these changes while continuing to provide exceptional service to our customers, Our record of achievement as a Best and Brightest Company demonstrates WOW!'s success in creating an excellent workplace in Denver, across local markets and on a national level, a record that we strive to uphold." -Teresa Elder, CEO of WOW!. About WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone WOW! is one of the nation's leading broadband providers, with an efficient, high-performing network that passes 1.9 million residential, business and wholesale consumers. WOW! provides services in 14 markets, primarily in the Midwest and Southeast, including Michigan, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia. With an expansive portfolio of advanced services, including high-speed Internet services, cable TV, phone, business data, voice, and cloud services, the company is dedicated to providing outstanding service at affordable prices. WOW! also serves as a leader in exceptional human resources practices, having been recognized eight times by the National Association for Business Resources as a Best & Brightest Company to Work For, winning the award for the last four consecutive years. About the Best and Brightest Programs The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that lead to increased productivity and financial performance. This competition scores potential winners based on regional data of company performance and a set standard across the nation. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. There are numerous regional celebrations throughout the country such as Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego and San Francisco.

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HR ANALYTICS

ComplianceLine to Attend HCCA Conference 3.29 – 4.1

ComplianceLine | January 05, 2021

The Compliance Institute offers the latest updates and trends in all areas of healthcare compliance and ComplianceLine will showcase the latest products and services to support compliance professionals. ComplianceLine will be located at Booths #424 & #390 Join ComplianceLine and more than 2,500+ peers at the primary educational and networking event for healthcare compliance professionals! The 2020 CI includes 180 educational sessions broken into 15 learning tracks, an exhibit hall with 85+ solution providers, and ample networking opportunities. Attendees have the opportunity to obtain live CEUs. Be recognized for your experience and knowledge in compliance and ethics. Take advantage of the opportunity to sit for an optional Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC)® or Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC®) or Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC)® exam on the last day of the conference.

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WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT

Better organise your environmental scanning data with STEEP (+L)

Pursuit Technology | February 22, 2022

Environmental scanning is about gathering relevant data to identify external and internal opportunities and threats to an organisation. All the gathering of information means nothing if it can't be easily sorted and understood by stakeholders. In their latest article, the Panorama subject matter experts have dug into the importance of environmental scanning and how a STEEP (+L) framework helps categorise it.

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Human resources is such an essential department for businesses that it’s hard to imagine a time before it existed. HR manages important functions like recruitment, benefits administration, compensation, compliance, terminations, and more. However, not that long ago, human resources departments didn’t exist at all. And when they were first created, they looked a lot different than they do today. Here’s a brief summary of the evolution of HR in Canada.

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