Tech sector hiring in December hits second lowest total in 2019

HR Dive | January 15, 2020

Tech-sector hiring was the lowest in December for all of 2019, according to CompTIA data. Only 3,500 tech jobs were added to the labor market last month, CompTIA said, and the U.S. economy only gained 3,000 IT jobs overall, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly jobs report revealed. While IT job postings were down by 7,200 from November, employers still listed more than 313,000 IT openings, largely for software and application developers, said CompTIA. Hiring in specific occupations, such as IT services, computer systems design and custom software development, added up to just 700 new jobs last month, association figures showed.

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The demands on HR organizations continue to increase. Not only does HR need to know who is doing what, but they also need to be proactive and make sure that the vision that the company has with regard to future products and services can be supported. HR is a partner to the leadership team and works to create, define, and communicate goals to the employees and then provides the administration of the performance management process.


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HR PRACTICE, EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

Navigate360 Named Top Workplace, Receives NorthCoast 99 Award for Second Consecutive Year

Navigate360 | September 09, 2022

Navigate360 has been named a 2022 NorthCoast 99 award winner by ERC, the Employers Resource Council. The NorthCoast 99 award honors 99 great Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent. This is the second time that Navigate360 has received the prestigious award. “Our 2022 NorthCoast 99 recognition is a testament to all of our team members’ hard work and passion for our culture, mission, values, and each other, In addition to our national Great Place to Work® Certification™, the NorthCoast 99 award is another acknowledgment that our organization attracts, develops and retains top performers – people who drive innovation through the pursuit of our mission to end targeted school violence and self-harm and to put school communities on a path to growth and success. Whole-child safety takes the whole community, and it is that shared belief that makes a difference.” -Navigate360 CEO, JP Guilbault NorthCoast 99 winners participated in a rigorous application process that asked for detailed information about how their organizations excel in the areas of organizational strategy, policies and benefits; talent attraction, acquisition and onboarding; employee well-being; employee engagement and talent development; total rewards; and diversity, equity and inclusion. Navigate360 stands for an equitable world and workplace; for inclusivity and respect for people, their views and their practices; for seeing possibilities and building bridges to a world absent of fear; and for kindness, passion and purpose. Without our dedicated employees, none of this is possible. I am humbled and honored every day to be part of this organization, Guilbault continued. It’s no surprise that the 2022 NorthCoast 99 winning organizations are leading our region! These outstanding companies prioritize the employee experience, offering attractive benefits and innovative policies that today’s workforce demands. We are thrilled to recognize the winning companies and look forward to sharing their success stories, said ERC President Kelly Keefe. Maintaining this recognition is not something we take lightly. Our mission and our employee experience go hand in hand, and we make them top priority every single day, We owe our continued success to our dedicated employees. They are the reason for this recognition, and we look forward to attracting, cultivating and maintaining additional talent as we continue to grow our award-winning team. Our world needs Navigate360 and everyone who supports our meaningful initiatives,added Navigate360 Chief Human Resources Officer Alex Teodosio. About Navigate360  Navigate360 is the most widely chosen safety partner in the United States, protecting more than 50,000 districts, schools, law enforcement agencies, businesses and houses of worship nationwide. For more than 20 years, we’ve helped communities mitigate and reduce acts of violence with solutions backed by research and developed by industry experts. Through our complementary and integrated suite of safety and wellness solutions, we enable organizations to enhance their safety plans with threat detection and prevention, mental health and wellness, safety management and preparedness, and active shooter response training. The success of every Navigate360 partner is ensured with world-class, U.S.-based safety consultants who help customize, implement and support our solutions. About ERC For over 100 years, ERC has been a trusted resource for organizations in Northeast Ohio and around the country. ERC helps leaders build great workplaces through thought leadership, comprehensive data and HR solutions that include membership, training and professional development, consultative services, and more. ERC is the founder and producer of the NorthCoast 99 awards program and sponsors the ERC health insurance program for Ohio employers.

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HR STRATEGY,EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

UKG Announces 2022 Innovation Award Winners at UKG Aspire

UKG | November 25, 2022

UKG, a leading provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people, today announced winners of the UKG Aspire 2022 Innovation Awards, which celebrate customers using UKG people technology in innovative ways to solve complex problems, create empowering workplaces, and drive exceptional business outcomes. The Innovation Awards are a longstanding UKG tradition that recognizes the achievements of customers going above and beyond to create meaningful and connected experiences for their people, including past winners BJ’s Wholesale Club, Clif Bar and Company, City of Oklahoma City, FIRST Premier Bank and Premier Bankcard, and Trexon. “Customers are at the heart of everything we do. They are the driving force behind our ‘Partner for Life’ promise, as well as our commitment to constant innovation, This year’s award winners represent the incredible successes of our customers worldwide, across our solutions. We celebrate their accomplishments and applaud their innovative spirit.” -Bob Hughes, chief customer and strategy officer at UKG This year’s UKG Aspire Innovation Awards winners include: TravelBrands and Coast Mental Health in the Product Suite category, for their innovative use of the UKG suite of human capital management and workforce management solutions. One of the largest travel companies in Canada, TravelBrands is leveraging UKG to scale its continued growth. Since rolling out its full-suite solution, the company has experienced a 10% decrease in employee turnover, a 50% decrease in time spent creating financial reports, and a total first-year savings of $150,000. Meanwhile, Coast Mental Health, a provider of housing, support, and services to people in Canada with mental health challenges, is using UKG to manage its complex union workforce. Managers no longer have to spend hours calculating premiums related to collective agreements, and its finance center doesn’t have to allocate cost centers and percentages. Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Hamadeh Educational Services, for their successes in HR Transformation. With UKG Pro, managers at Bethpage have a more active role in the recruitment process. The company has automated offer letters and transfer forms, and eliminated spreadsheets previously used for compensation planning. With UKG Ready, Hamadeh has moved from paper to a fully electronic system, dramatically cutting its carbon footprint and saving several hours each week that had been spent on filing, scanning, copying, and shredding. Co-Operators, for ROI achieved through its use of Pro. The Canadian-owned insurance co-operative is leveraging data and insights from its UKG solution to create dozens of easily accessible dashboards and reports, saving more than $300,000 in productivity improvements and system savings. Greenville County Schools, TTCU Federal Credit Union, and Community Healthcare System, for their innovative use of UKG Life-work Technology, in the Innovation Evangelist category. With UKG Wallet, all 11,000 employees at Greenville County Schools have early access to their earned wages as well as payroll cards, discounts, and financial wellness tools, providing an additional measure of financial stability. Community Healthcare System is using UKG Dimensions employee self-scheduling, which allows workers to select their preferred shifts — leading to greater autonomy, satisfaction, and overall engagement. And with UKG HR Service Delivery, authorized employees of TTCU Federal Credit Union can access documents from anywhere, dozens of manual tasks have been moved to a digital workflow, and the organization’s service desk is administering more than a dozen types of actions and requests. The results we’ve experienced with our full-suite UKG solution, in just one year, are simply remarkable, Not only have we gained significant efficiencies, but we’re also providing a more empowering and engaging experience for our employees in support of the important, people-centric mission we share with UKG,said Diana Valler, chief human resources officer at TravelBrands. Championing great workplaces and helping to create purposeful work through the use of innovative technology are central to who we are, Our purpose is to create meaningful experiences for organizations and their people, and we are proud of, and humbled by, the outstanding results UKG technology delivers every day to our award winners and all our customers across the globe,said Chris Todd, CEO at UKG. About UKG At UKG, our purpose is people. As strong believers in the power of culture and belonging as the secret to success, we champion great workplaces and build lifelong partnerships with our customers to show what’s possible when businesses invest in their people. Born from a historic merger that created one of the world’s leading HCM cloud companies, our Life-work Technology approach to HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people helps more than 70,000 organizations around the globe and across every industry anticipate and adapt to their employees’ needs beyond just work.

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WORKERS COMPENSATION

SEB Aligns Global Compensation Processes Using beqom

beqom and SEB | November 18, 2022

beqom—a provider of cloud-based total compensation and continuous performance management solutions today announced the successful deployment of its total compensation solution at Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB), one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious financial institutions. The bank selected beqom to replace their partly spreadsheet-based processes and manage total compensation for their 16,000 employees across 20 countries. They sought to align global rewards processes, reduce time spent on administrative tasks, and compile compensation data from many different sources that could be accessed as needed by managers and other stakeholders to support informed decisions on a daily basis. “We have a diverse, growing, and highly regulated business and needed a comp system that could cater to our needs, handling both global and local requirements. Our previous system relied on many exceptions and manual workarounds that were time consuming, introduced risk, and created compliance challenges. We’ve been running our total compensation processes on beqom for over a year now, and it has saved our HR comp team a lot of time, reduced risk, helped standardize and align our processes, and provided a great experience for our users. The feedback from stakeholders—managers, HR partners, CFOs in the businesses—has all been very positive.” -Mattias Bergman, Process Owner Variable Remuneration C&B at SEB About beqom beqom is a cloud-based provider of continuous compensation and performance management solutions that deliver personalized total rewards aligned with meaningful behaviors, goals, and skills. The solutions transform how companies reward and recognize their people, attract and retain top talent, and address pay equity and transparency. Managing all forms of employee compensation, beqom unifies all performance and reward processes to create a meaningful, people-centric experience across employee touchpoints, providing feedback, coaching, and rewards. beqom’s fully configurable solution integrates seamlessly into core HR suites, providing companies of any size and industry, such as Mercedes Benz, PepsiCo, Golub Capital, and DHL, with the flexibility needed to execute their performance and reward strategies and make the most of their human capital. About SEB Founded in 1856, SEB divisions include Large Corporates & Financial Institutions; Corporate & Private Customers; Baltic; Life; and Investment Management. Profits in 2021 totaled SEK 30.9bn (3.17b USD, 2.97b EUR), with assets under management of SEK 2.6 trillion (275b USD, 256b EUR).

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

O’Reilly Awarded for “Best Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy” by Brandon Hall Group

O’Reilly | September 07, 2022

O’Reilly, the premier source for insight-driven learning on technology and business, today announced that it has been awarded a silver medal for excellence in the “Best Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy” category by Brandon Hall Group’s 2022 Human Capital Management Awards program. O’Reilly was recognized for its efforts to elevate the voices of minorities including women in the technology industry on its learning platform, increasing the number of diverse hires within its workforce, and providing historically marginalized communities with opportunities to build technological skills. To foster better representation in the technology industry, O’Reilly established a corporate goal to increase the number of experts on its platform who identify as members of an underrepresented community from 30% to 40% in 2021 a full 10 percentage points higher. Today, O’Reilly has achieved nearly 50% representation in its mix of instructors, authors, and speakers. Furthermore, 62% of its Superstream Series speakers in H1 came from diverse backgrounds. Furthering its broader set of goals to create opportunities inclusive of all genders, races, ethnicities, religious views, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities, O’Reilly also reignited its Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Program. Originally created to grant deserving talent from marginalized communities admission to its in-person events, the closure of O’Reilly’s conference business led the company to rethink how it could provide underrepresented technical talent with access to its community of experts. In 2021, O’Reilly revamped its scholarship program to award 500 people from underrepresented groups free subscriptions to its online curriculum for one year, including access to unlimited live online training courses and live virtual events such as O’Reilly’s popular Superstream Series. These users just completed their yearlong memberships, during which they consumed more than 480,000 units of content across nearly 5,000 unique resources on the O’Reilly platform. “Part of the challenge of improving diversity across the industry is showing diverse groups that there is a place for them within the technology community, Instead of waiting for these skilled individuals to find us, we’ve created initiatives at O’Reilly that aim to seek out talent from these underrepresented groups and provide them with a platform which supports them in sharing their valuable technical expertise and developing the skills needed to break through barriers within the field. While we’ve worked hard to bring balanced representation to the industry, we recognize that there’s still much more to do and are continually raising our goals to increase diversity both within the platform and within our workforce.” -Laura Baldwin, president at O’Reilly Beyond developing initiatives to improve representation within its platform, O’Reilly also set aggressive hiring goals to build a more diverse organization. In 2021, O’Reilly aspired to bring in 40% of its new hires from underrepresented groups. The company surpassed this goal and achieved 51% representation from underrepresented communities, with women making up 44% of its workforce well above the U.S. tech industry average of 28.8%. In 2022, O’Reilly increased its hiring goals by 20%, targeting 43% of new hires to come from diverse backgrounds. So far this year, 72% of new hires identify as members of underrepresented groups. Excellence Award winners distinguish themselves through their growing understanding that all the functions of HCM are integrated and must work together to move businesses forward, It is a pleasure to see more organizations collaborating across functions and getting more sophisticated and accomplished at delivering measurable benefit through ground-breaking HCM practices. For example, it was inspiring to see how diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives are increasingly embedded into people and business strategies and cultures. We saw more alignment between HCM and business objectives than ever before,said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke, leader of the HCM Excellence Awards program. O’Reilly is actively hiring for a number of open positions, including roles within its customer success, data science, engineering, product management, marketing, and operations teams. About O’Reilly For over 40 years, O’Reilly has provided technology and business training, knowledge, and insight to help companies succeed. Our unique network of experts and innovators share their knowledge and expertise through the company’s SaaS-based training and learning platform. O’Reilly delivers highly topical and comprehensive technology and business learning solutions to millions of users across enterprise, consumer, and university channels. For more information, visit www.oreilly.com. About Brandon Hall Group Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest running awards program in Human Capital Management. As an independent HCM research and analyst firm they conduct studies in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management. These benchmark studies help organizations by providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. Coupling the research studies with the best practice from the awards, Brandon Hall Group has helped more than 10,000 clients globally and more than 28 years of delivering world-class research and advisory. At the core of our offerings is a membership program that combines research, benchmarking and unlimited access to data and analysts. Membership enables executives and practitioners to make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, coalesced with analyst advisory services which aim to put the research into action in a way that is practical and efficient. Brandon Hall Group has also launched professional certifications for business and human capital management professionals to upskill themselves and gain credentials for career advancement.

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The demands on HR organizations continue to increase. Not only does HR need to know who is doing what, but they also need to be proactive and make sure that the vision that the company has with regard to future products and services can be supported. HR is a partner to the leadership team and works to create, define, and communicate goals to the employees and then provides the administration of the performance management process.

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