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#hrwins Trend Report: Kelly Services and oDesk Partnership A Sign of Things To Come?

  Last week, I looked at the Fortune 100 workforce growing from 30% to 50% contingent as an #hrwins Trend that could shake up #hr and #hrtech more than just a little. This week Kelly Services and oDesk have announced a partnership where Kelly will make oDesk freelancers available to their  Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) […]

#hrwins Trend Report: As The Workforce Shifts To Contingent, HR Tech Vendors May Lead The Way

There’s a shift happening in the workplace.  Recent reports from Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) and MBA Partners predict that 50% of the Fortune 500 workforce will be contingent by 2020.  SIA further reports that today 30% of the Fortune 100, and 18% of the total workforce, is already contingent. We’re used to seasonal labor, shop […]

2012 #hrwins HR Companies To Watch Vendor Report: RiseSmart

  Employee Transition.  Outplacement.  Reductions In Force Support.  Whatever you call it, it’s the part of the Talent Lifecycle that we don’t like to dwell on, however it’s something that has been on the rise through good times and bad.  The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)reported that since 1996 the number of layoffs of […]

#hrwins 2012 HR Companies To Watch!

The results of the 2012 #hrwins program are in.   The first ever complete look at truly innovative HR Technology products across all categories. The program spanned 9 months, and consisted of comprehensive HR Technology briefings, where more than 120 vendors were evaluated on their solution’s innovation, the value their technology delivers to the Human […]

IBM acquiring Kenexa is a Big Story for HRO, not so much for HR Technology

IBM’s acquisition of Kenexa today for $46 per share, or $1.3B is really a very small story in the HR Tech world, but is more of a splash in the HR Outsourcing (HRO) and overall Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) market.  Kenexa is a services firm with supporting technology solutions across the entire Employee lifecycle.   […]