Human resources

Rent-A-Center Wins Comparably Award for Best Company for Career Growth

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 12:39pm

Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII) (Rent-A-Center or the Company), an industry-leading, omni-channel lease-to-own provider for the cash and credit constrained customer, has been ranked by Comparably as one of the top 25 large companies across North America for Best Career Growth.

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  • Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII) (Rent-A-Center or the Company), an industry-leading, omni-channel lease-to-own provider for the cash and credit constrained customer, has been ranked by Comparably as one of the top 25 large companies across North America for Best Career Growth.
  • Comparably surveyed Rent-A-Center coworkers, who anonymously shared feedback on a combination of questions, providing a comprehensive view of what it is like to work for the company.
  • Our company is undergoing an extraordinary evolution, and our coworkers are focused on innovation, which is vital to our sustained success.
  • We are honored to receive the Best Company for Career Growth award as it demonstrates we are not just a job but a great place for a career, said Tran Taylor, EVP and CHRO of Rent-A-Center.

Wilshire Shares Latest Results, Key Lessons from Its Diverse Owned Manager Initiative

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 5:30pm

As part of a continued effort to create opportunities for diverse owned asset management firms, Wilshire released a report today outlining the 2020 results of its ongoing Diverse Owned Manager Initiative .

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  • As part of a continued effort to create opportunities for diverse owned asset management firms, Wilshire released a report today outlining the 2020 results of its ongoing Diverse Owned Manager Initiative .
  • In 2020, 44 searches were conducted, and of those searches, 20 included a diverse owned manager, resulting in eight diverse owned manager mandate wins.
  • Within this database, Wilshires diverse manager committee has identified 144 viable diverse owned firms, up from 134 in 2018.
  • While interest in diverse owned managers remains high, the number of clients investing with diverse owned managers and the assets under management by diverse firms remain low.

AIHA Issues Latest Science-Based COVID-19 Back to Work Safely Guidelines to Address Employers Concerns

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 3:51pm

Employers are increasingly concerned about how to keep their employees safe and how to address potential liability issues as they return to work, said Lawrence D. Sloan, AIHAs CEO.

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  • Employers are increasingly concerned about how to keep their employees safe and how to address potential liability issues as they return to work, said Lawrence D. Sloan, AIHAs CEO.
  • We have continued to update the AIHA Back to Work Safely guidance documents to address the latest science as employers re-open their workplaces and navigate evolving employee work arrangements.
  • AIHAs Back to Work Safely Guidelines, 2nd Edition, are now available for small to mid-size businesses in 27 sectors (see below list).
  • In addition to the BTWS guidelines AIHA has free, detailed engineering controls resources, including:

DirectlyApply Reveals Work Benefits Job-seekers Want Most in the Post-Covid Era

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 1:00pm

Within this landscape, employers are trying to attract candidates with benefits such as signing bonuses and free gym membership.

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  • Within this landscape, employers are trying to attract candidates with benefits such as signing bonuses and free gym membership.
  • DirectlyApply asked 6,000 job seekers to choose what they wanted most in a post-pandemic America from a list of 11 potential job benefits.
  • Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the impact of Covid, the results revealed that health insurance was the winning benefit with 17.5% of the vote.
  • In the post-Covid era job seekers are really most attracted to jobs offering fundamental benefits, like healthcare, said Dylan Buckley, co-founder of DirectlyApply.

TimeTrade SilverCloud Is Now Engageware

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 2:41pm

Following TimeTrade Systems acquisition of SilverCloud LLC in January 2021, the customer engagement solution provider is now rebranded as Engageware.

Key Points: 
  • Following TimeTrade Systems acquisition of SilverCloud LLC in January 2021, the customer engagement solution provider is now rebranded as Engageware.
  • With decades of industry experience, Engagewares proven solutions make it easy for organizations to deliver a seamless customer experience with purpose-built, out-of-the-box functionality.
  • Our new name, Engageware, perfectly reflects the vision and capabilities of our company, enabling our customers to establish and develop long-term, positive relationships with their customers, which drives loyalty and efficiency.
  • Engageware (formerly TimeTrade SilverCloud), provides industry-leading technology and expert know-how to help organizations better engage their customers.

ActivTrak Listed as Sample Vendor in Two 2021 Gartner ® Hype Cycle™ Reports

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 2:00pm

This category is in the Innovation Trigger phase of both 2021 Hype Cycle reports.

Key Points: 
  • This category is in the Innovation Trigger phase of both 2021 Hype Cycle reports.
  • In the 2021 Gartner Hype Cycle for Human Capital Management Technology, Gartner states, Client interest in employee productivity monitoring has increased substantially through the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 1 Gartner, Hype Cycle for the Digital Workplace, 2021, Matt Cain, Michael Woodbridge, July 12, 2021.
  • 2 Gartner, Hype Cycle for Human Capital Management Technology, 2021, Jeff Freyermuth, July 9, 2021.

Pitney Bowes Named One of Forbes’ Best Employers for Women 2021

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 1:15pm

Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI), a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of ecommerce, shipping, mailing and financial services, has been recognized as part of Forbes annual list of Americas Best Employers for Women 2021 .

Key Points: 
  • Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI), a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of ecommerce, shipping, mailing and financial services, has been recognized as part of Forbes annual list of Americas Best Employers for Women 2021 .
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210728005299/en/
    Pitney Bowes among Forbes Best Employers for Women for fourth consecutive year.
  • Pitney Bowes is thrilled to be recognized by Forbes as a Best Employer for Women for the fourth consecutive year, said Sheryl Battles, Vice President Global Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement at Pitney Bowes.
  • Pitney Bowes established its first Womens Resource Group in the late 1980s to support the growth of women throughout the company.

Cybersecurity Skills Crisis Continues for Fifth Year, Perpetuated by Lack of Business Investment

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 1:00pm

The new research report, The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals 2021, surveyed 489 cybersecurity professionals and reveals several nuances surrounding the well-documented cybersecurity skills shortage.

Key Points: 
  • The new research report, The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals 2021, surveyed 489 cybersecurity professionals and reveals several nuances surrounding the well-documented cybersecurity skills shortage.
  • Notably, the three most-often cited areas of significant cybersecurity skills shortages include cloud computing security, security analysis and investigations, and application security.
  • These areas should be the focus for cybersecurity professionals when looking to develop skills.
  • For business and cybersecurity professionals, the data should be seen as a set of guidelines for maximizing cybersecurity investment, improving cybersecurity job satisfaction, and aligning cybersecurity with the business mission.

Three-Quarters of Employers Fear Future of Work Raises Cybersecurity Risks

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 12:00pm

As companies continue to embrace hybrid working models, 73% of employers are anticipating a cybersecurity breach.1 Questionmark , the online assessment provider, is encouraging employers to test the cybersecurity knowledge of staff to ensure they can keep data safe as firms embrace the future of work.

Key Points: 
  • As companies continue to embrace hybrid working models, 73% of employers are anticipating a cybersecurity breach.1 Questionmark , the online assessment provider, is encouraging employers to test the cybersecurity knowledge of staff to ensure they can keep data safe as firms embrace the future of work.
  • John Kleeman, Founder of Questionmark, said: Continued remote or hybrid working represent the future of work.
  • The Questionmark Cybersecurity for Home-Based Workers assessment is a ready-made test that enables employers to measure the level of cybersecurity awareness across the workforce.
  • It is aimed at cybersecurity specialists and other workers who manage sensitive data and systems as part of their job role.