Philadelphia, PA – March 9, 2017 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today, and Alexander Mann Solutions, one of the world’s leading providers of talent acquisition and management services, have announced the release of the study: How HR Plans to Overcome Barriers to Innovation.

This exclusive report reveals which innovation concepts are most relevant to the talent acquisition function, and which areas of innovation HR practitioners are planning to focus on this year.

Learn what areas HR professionals have indicated that they are considering in order to start driving change at their organizations, including workforce planning strategies, predictive data and analytics, and the use of several types of business metrics.

This is part two of a study commissioned by Alexander Mann Solutions and HRO Today to explore the frequent instances of “non-novation” – a newly-coined term to describe what happens when the pursuit of driving new and meaningful change is detoured and does not come to fruition.

“This is an exciting time to work in HR and talent acquisition,” said Jerry Collier, director of global innovation at Alexander Mann Solutions. “Accelerating digital, video, analytics and cognitive technologies, when combined with new service delivery models and changing workforce demands, represent a massive opportunity for us all. This study starts to explore how companies can transform from non-novation–standing still and observing–to cultivating an environment of super-charged and systematic innovation.”

“This is a comprehensive report that is the culmination of work done over the course of nearly one year,” said Larry Basinait, vice president of market research, SharedXpertise. “Interestingly, candidate engagement techniques associated with candidate experience were the concepts that garnered high interest among study participants, and simplified applications and automated onboarding were the first and third most frequently cited techniques.”

The exclusive report is available for download by clicking here. For more information about SharedXpertise, visit, or contact publisher Bill MacRae, at

About Alexander Mann Solutions
We are Alexander Mann Solutions and we’re passionate about helping companies and individuals fulfill their potential through talent acquisition and management. Today, over 3,500 of our experts partner with blue-chip clients across multiple sectors and in more than 80 countries. We deliver a distinctive blend of outsourcing services and, through our Talent Collective team, a wide range of talent-related consulting services. Our unrivalled experience, capability and thought leadership helps clients attract, engage and retain the talent they need for business success. For more information, visit

About SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, events and associations that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management. Its media offerings include print and online publications, it provides leading conferences named the HRO Today Forums, and it offers association membership programs. SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the North America, EMEA and APAC regions.

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global offers the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the human resources industry. Our magazines, web portals, research, e-newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision-makers with rich and objective game-changing content. Our number-one strength is our reach. HR leaders rely heavily on the HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Rankings across six different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

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Bill MacRae

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