ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwired - Apr 30, 2013) - Equifax Workforce Solutions, a global provider of human resource services, today shared details of FORUM 2013, its highly successful annual client event, held recently in Tampa, Fla.. Themed "Dive In," the 2013 conference drew Equifax Workforce Solutions clients from across the country for two days of HR and market-specific thought leadership, actionable best practices and technology demonstrations from the industry's leading compliance, analytics, onboarding, unemployment cost management, financial wellness and tax services experts.
Dann Adams, president of Equifax Workforce Solutions, motivated FORUM 2013 attendees by emphasizing the company's mission to help employers better understand their workforces and HR data to positively impact employees on an individual basis and the economy as a whole by providing fair access to credit. Equifax data and financial experts, Dr. Myra Hart, senior vice president of Analytical Services, Mike Psenka, senior vice president of Workforce Analytics and Amy Crews Cutts, senior vice president and chief economist, offered insight to labor market dynamics, trending causes for employee turnover, and how real-time benchmarking can impact an employer's bottom line.
"FORUM 2013 provided a unique opportunity to experience first-hand Equifax Workforce Solutions' dedication to effectively addressing workforce governance, risk and compliance challenges. The company continues to respond to evolving market trends and new governance requirements with solutions that improve information, technology and processes for its clients," said Stephan Millard, VP and Research director for Ventana Research.
Other FORUM 2013 highlights included an interactive mock unemployment case hearing, where attendees learned what to expect and how to optimize outcomes. FORUM participants left armed with WOTC screening best practices, insight to how they can better visualize the potential impacts of the Affordable Care Act, actionable strategies for achieving compliance across HR-related processes, and details on the latest I-9 requirements. During the Solutions Showcase and special networking events, attendees shared ideas with their peers and interacted with experts from every Equifax Workforce Solutions service through hands-on demos.
Cash Nickerson, president and principal at PDS Tech, Inc. and author of StagNation, tested participants in an interactive session on the major factors impacting workplace productivity, retention and hiring, and explored the economic trends to watch in the future. Nickerson commented, "Thought leadership doesn't happen in a vacuum or late at night when you are alone contemplating. Thought leadership is the result of engaging with others who challenge your current frame of mind and references. Serving on the Equifax Workforce Solutions Client Advisory Board and engaging with HR leaders from the top companies in America at FORUM 2013 -- that is where thought leadership sprouts."
"This annual event provides a venue for our clients to learn from their peers and our team of experts about the latest trends and developments that can help them achieve greater results, and allows us to recognize and address the challenges our clients face daily," said Adams of the annual conference. "Equifax is dedicated to providing the resources and solutions our clients need to identify opportunities, reduce risks and costs, enhance productivity and make well-informed business decisions. FORUM 2013 demonstrated that our clients are engaged and ready to better understand their talent and HR processes for more strategic workforce planning. We are already eagerly anticipating next year's FORUM."
Equifax (NYSE: EFX) is a global leader in consumer, workforce and commercial information solutions, that provides businesses of all sizes and consumers with insight and information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 500 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide, and uses advanced analytics and proprietary technology to create and deliver customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers. Equifax Workforce Solutions (formerly TALX), an Equifax business unit, is a leader in human resource, employment, tax management, and payroll-related services.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Equifax operates or has investments in 18 countries and is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index. Its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. For more information, please visit www.equifaxworkforce.com or www.equifax.com.