Report: House to vote again on coronavirus paid leave bill due to 'technical changes'

HR Dive | March 16, 2020

The U.S. House of Representatives will need to vote once more on its emergency coronavirus bill due to unspecified, "agreed-upon 'technical' changes" to that bill, Roll Call reported. The development may allow small businesses to lobby for additional changes to the bill before the U.S. Senate votes on it, per the report. Some small businesses are reportedly "unhappy" with provisions in the bill that offer up to 12 weeks of paid leave for workers, Roll Call said. A spokesperson for the House Committee on Education and Labor told HR Dive that generally, technical changes are approved through "a simple unanimous consent request," but did not offer further details about the changes.

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Innovation Minds announces a holistic Rewards-as-a-Service model for managing Rewards, Recognition and Redemption Programs

Innovation Minds | November 23, 2022

Innovation Minds, a Silicon Valley-based company, announced today the launch of their new Rewards-as-a-Service solution. With this solution, Innovation Minds is enabling companies to offer their employees tailored reward options in order to increase talent retention and satisfaction. Motivating and rewarding employees is one of the top challenges facing organizations today. In fact, according to a recent survey, more than 60% of respondents say their company struggles to motivate and retain top talents. The Innovation Minds team is uniquely positioned to help companies with this challenge by providing personalized rewards service that creates experiences where employees are engaged and motivated throughout the day. With this solution, companies can customize rewards based on data insights, such as reward preferences and demographics. It offers a self-service platform to let companies update or make changes to their rewards program for their employees. It also allows employees to get real-time notifications when they earn a reward and they can redeem it on their device with just a click, creating a seamless and enjoyable experience for employees. "We believe this is an important step forward in helping employers create a more elevating work environment, Innovation Minds is focused on helping businesses create positive and engaging employee experiences. By making the rewards experience easier and more enjoyable, we are helping our customers deliver more value faster." -Innovation Minds CEO Bala Balasubramaniam The Innovation Minds team integrated their patented concept ‘Earn-Your-Pride-To-Reward-Your-Peers’, an innovative framework that allows employees to exchange appreciation for each other’s contribution, encouraging employees to make deep, personal connections with their team members and see how their position affects the work of others. Mike Lella, Head of Business Development added, The idea of receiving reward from an accomplished peer is much more meaningful than simply receiving recognition from management alone. Simultaneously, this notion is also encouraging a self-sustainable culture of engagement because the awardees get to enjoy the privilege of earning AND giving. The solution features a wide range of reward options that supports 594 global brands, 45 countries and 28 currencies, customizable for each company's specific needs while being aligned with their company values. It also provides HR teams and managers with tools to measure the success of their campaign and track results. We understand that rewards are often not enough to keep your employees motivated at work. It's about more than just giving out candy it's about creating an environment that makes work rewarding in itself. This latest upgrade will allow us to support even more companies in their efforts to drive employee engagement and retention, said Maria Bolo, Head of Customer Success at Innovation Minds.

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HR for Health Launches First-Ever HR Hotline for Employers

HR for Health | November 02, 2022

HR for Health announced the launch of their first-ever free HR Hotline. The HR Hotline will be open to employers every Wednesday in November from 7 AM to 1 PM PT, as part of National HR Compliance Awareness Month. This milestone is a notable move for HR for Health on its mission to help healthcare practices operate and grow while mitigating the legal jeopardy of HR noncompliance. "The HR Hotline was created because we want to give something back to our community. Healthcare practice owners do not have the time, patients, or resources to keep up with constantly shifting labor regulations, I see the worst-case HR scenarios play out in our courtrooms every day, so for November, I'm excited that we are providing employers with an easy, no-strings-attached way to check in on their compliance - before they end up in the courtroom." -Ali Oromchian, JD, LL.M., and Co-founder at HR for Health This news comes in the wake of multiple recent initiatives and accomplishments at HR for Health, including: The 7th Annual DSO Leadership Summit Industry-Leading Employee Handbook Generator Software Feature 2022 Launch of our Free Resource Library with 100's of templates and webinars Industry thought leader and COO of HR for Health, Ralf Tomandl, says, Many practice owners believe that HR compliance stops at payroll, but then find themselves in court or audited for breaking labor laws they had no idea existed." He continued to explain, "We plan on changing all that with our newest initiative, our HR Hotline. About HR for Health: HR for Health is the only all-in-one HR software solution dedicated to helping practices stay HR compliant year-round. HR for Health makes it easy to manage employees across multiple locations all the while boosting employee performance and avoiding lawsuits. With customizable employee handbooks, e-signature-ready documentation, a time clock, cloud-based storage, and more, practice owners can get back to managing what matters most: their patients!

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First Advantage Expands Global Footprint, Opens New Office in Kraków, Poland

First Advantage | September 02, 2022

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Randstad Sourceright named a Leader in Everest Group's CWM/MSP and Services Procurement/SOW PEAK Matrix® Assessments 2022.

Randstad Sourceright | September 23, 2022

Global talent solutions provider Randstad Sourceright today announced that it has been recognized as a Leader in Everest Group's 'Contingent Workforce Management (CWM) / Managed Services Provider (MSP) PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2022,' and a Leader and a Star Performer in Everest Group's 'Services Procurement / Statement of Work (SOW) PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2022.' In addition to being named a Leader which recognizes a provider's ability to successfully deliver MSP services — for the ninth consecutive time, Randstad Sourceright achieved the highest rating in the Vision and Capability Category for managed service providers (MSP). "It is an honor to be recognized by Everest Group once again as a Leader in MSP, In a market characterized by higher demand for skilled workers, growing talent shortages and uncertainty about the future, it's more important than ever to leverage the full spectrum of contingent talent freelance, temporary, independent contractor, gig and SOW. Our goal is to empower companies with analytics-based, easy-to-use and scalable solutions that connect them with the people who will help them achieve their priorities, all while providing the agility to quickly react and adjust to changing business needs." -Mike Smith, global CEO of Randstad Sourceright As a Star Performer in the Services Procurement / Statement of Work (SOW) assessment, Randstad Sourceright has shown significant improvement over its 2021 performance in the Vision and Capability and Market Impact categories. Reflecting the company's commitment to enhancing SOW management, such as the introduction of Services Procurement 360, Randstad Sourceright offers robust and simple ways for companies to manage their SOW engagements for greater efficiency and transparency. Over the past year, Randstad Sourceright greatly expanded our SOW capabilities to meet the needs of companies looking for effective ways to manage their third-party supplier engagements, Our Service Procurement 360 solution enables any company, no matter the level of maturity, to achieve greater value from their people-based services. We are honored that Everest Group has recognized how we're transforming the SOW process for businesses,said Paul Vincent, global head of Services Procurement at Randstad Sourceright. Everest Group's PEAK Matrix is the most trusted and factual analysis of service provider capabilities, covering over 50 different market segments each year. The CWM Assessment segments 24 CWM/MSP providers into Leaders, Major Contenders, Aspirants and Star Performers categories, while the "Services Procurement / Statement of Work (SOW) assessment does the same for 18 SOW providers. Each provider is evaluated on seven dimensions market adoption, portfolio mix, value delivered, scope of services offered, innovation and investments, delivery footprint, and vision and strategy. Randstad Sourceright remains a key player in contingent talent management, offering a breadth and depth of services to help businesses efficiently manage the MSP and SOW processes, The company's continued investment in expanding technical capabilities and growing focus on analytics, along with a high-touch delivery model, have all contributed to its positioning as a Leader,said Krishna Charan, Practice Director, Everest Group. As more companies seek to shift a greater number of roles to contingent, project or contract work, Randstad Sourceright offers the combination of technology and human intelligence to help companies achieve the flexibility, workforce agility and business readiness. 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We empower companies by leveraging a Human Forward strategy that balances the use of innovative technologies with expert insights, supporting both organizations and people in realizing their true potential.  As an operating company of Randstad N.V. — the world's leading global provider of HR services with revenue of € 24.6 billion — Randstad Sourceright's subject matter experts and thought leaders around the world continuously build and evolve our solutions across recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), managed services programs (MSP) and total talent solutions.

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