Roundup: CEOs, CHROs Talk Past Each Other; Enterprises Like Gigs

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Another indication that CEOs and CHROs are out of sync: A report by Gartner says sourcing and recruiting is the top talent concern of CEOs, but 62 percent of CHROs report their company’s talent attraction strategy isn’t aligned with their future workforce needs, at least when it comes to technology talent. The research firm said companies should focus on engagement, not number of followers in their social media efforts; craft job descriptions from the candidate’s point of view; and pay more attention to building diverse cultures and mobility.

Twenty-five percent of global enterprises and mid-sized companies are shifting permanent roles to contingent positions in a bit to remain agile, according Randstad Sourceright. The company’s research on talent trends found that enterprise and mid-sized businesses are using gig and freelance workers to fill formerly permanent positions, and these workers are having the same, if not more, impact upon their talent strategies. Meanwhile, 55 percent of working professionals said they’re more open to non-traditional work arrangements than they had been in the past.

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McDonald’s now has Amazon’s Alexa assisting job seekers with the first step of its restaurant job application process. Called McDonald’s Apply Thru, the tool was launched as part of the company’s worldwide Made at McDonald’s hiring campaign. It’s also available through Google Assistant.

ServiceNow and BitSight launched two certified ServiceNow applications, BitSight for Vendor Risk Management and BitSight for Security Incident Response. Both are available in the ServiceNow app store. The applications offer improved levels of automation, prioritization and insight to provide customers with a better understanding of cyber risk and security performance as part of their digital workflows.

First Advantage launched XtdForce, a screening tool designed around the needs of the extended workforce, meaning those that include contingent, contract and volunteer workers. Self-service XtdForce includes continuous monitoring features and digital badging capabilities. Automated functionality, including online registration and real-time results, promote increased efficiencies, the company said. 

Lattice announced Lattice Pulse, a continuous employee-engagement solution that allows managers access to real-time insights through automated pulse surveys. The company said the resulting insights will help HR leaders achieve “meaningful change” within their organizations by improving business metrics such as individual and company performance, productivity, and retention.

OutMatch integrated Wepow video interviewing into its assessment platform. The integration provides interview questions customized to the candidate’s assessment results, showcases the employer’s brand and people throughout the TA process, accelerates selection of top candidates and delivers analytics including candidate drop off and time to complete.

Namely launched the Namely Help Community, an on-demand gateway for customers and their employees to answer questions about using the platform. The portal offers a library of help content and allows interaction other Namely clients. Features include FAQs, support guides, product release notes, client support cases and developer resources.

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