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Betterworks Survey Confirms: to Improve the Business Impact from Performance Management, Have More Conversations (and the Right Tech)

Wednesday September 19 th 2018

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Betterworks, the leading enterprise HR software for Continuous Performance Management®, has released the first report from their 2018 State of Continuous Performance Management Survey with insights for HR and business leaders as they explore how to evolve their performance management practices.

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The report reveals that HR professionals and people managers agree annual reviews are not delivering the desired business outcomes. The top problems identified with the annual performance review process include causing tension and anxiety for employees and managers, too much subjectivity, lack of quality feedback, and failure to improve employee performance.

The positive news is from survey respondents who have adopted a Continuous Performance Management process, who reported significantly lower incidences of key challenges associated with annual reviews, such as: 

  • Reviews being too subjective — reduced by 34%
  • Reviews failing to improve performance — reduced by 32%
  • Managers not providing quality feedback — reduced by 39%
  • Review process doesn’t help retain top talent — reduced by 27%

The survey also found that more HR leaders are turning toward technology to support their managers having more frequent performance and development conversations, without creating undue administrative overhead.

  • 87% of HR leaders say that managers would benefit from tech that would help them solicit and manage feedback
  • 84% say that technology helps them have the relevant conversations they need to be having with their employees
  • 82% say that technology reminds managers to have relevant conversations about performance and development with employees on a regular basis

“Our annual State of Continuous Performance Management Survey is designed to provide forward-thinking HR and business leaders needed insights into the workforce performance management practices and trends critical to business growth in today’s competitive environment,” said Doug Dennerline, chief executive officer at Betterworks. “Effective performance management practices are necessary to achieve their desired business outcomes, and this year’s Survey revealed continued and growing frustration with outdated, annual performance reviews that fail to deliver value to the organization. Today’s leaders are no longer questioning why they need to revamp these processes, but rather how to get started.”

In the coming months, Betterworks will release additional Survey findings, organized around critical business objectives including helping HR improve managers’ performance, identifying opportunities for HR teams to make a larger impact on business leadership and revealing the most important elements for driving a culture of coaching and feedback. In addition to these publicly available resources, HR professionals attending local Betterworks Motivate Days will also gain exclusive access to additional insights, tools and reports.

The 2018 State of Continuous Performance Management Survey, conducted with Market Cube, involved nearly 800 participants working at enterprise companies with 500 or more employees. Respondents were HR specialists as well as people-managers serving in non-HR roles. 42% are people managers at the director level or above, and 38% of HR-specialist respondents are at the director level or above. Three out of four respondents work at a company with more than 1000 employees, and one out of three works for a company with more than 5000 employees.

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About Betterworks
Betterworks® is HR software to align, develop and activate your workforce for business growth. Organizations are able to replace outdated, ineffective, universally loathed annual review processes with powerful Continuous Performance Management® programs that help managers be better at the conversations, coaching and development necessary to inspire and motivate the entire workforce to collectively achieve an organization’s top priorities today and be ready for tomorrow’s challenges.


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China Automotive Anti-lock Braking System Market to 2023

Thursday September 13 th 2018

DUBLIN, Sept 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

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The “China Automotive Anti-lock Braking System Industry Report, 2018-2023″ report has been added to’s offering.

As Chinese automotive industry keeps growing, there are increasingly high requirements on driving safety, thus fueling the demand for automotive anti-lock braking systems (ABS). In 2017, 27.7 million sets of automotive ABS were installed in China, up by 5.4% from a year ago. China’s demand for ABS is expected to hit 33.02 million sets in 2023 at a CAGR of 3.0%.

Vehicles including hazardous article transport vehicles, semi-trailer towing vehicles, trucks (gross mass = 12 tons), special motor vehicles and trailers (gross mass = 10 tons) shall bear ABS; special motor vehicles (gross mass = 12 tons) shall be equipped with retarders or other braking assist devices, according to the related national safety regulations such as the national standards, Technical Requirements and Testing Methods for Commercial Vehicle and Trailer Braking Systems (GB12676) and Technical Specifications for Safety of Power-Driven Vehicles Operating on Roads (GB7258) which took effect in September 2014. It is stipulated in the GB12676 standard that M2, M3, N2 and 4-axis and below N3 vehicles shall carry ABS from July 1, 2016. ABS demand is on the rise.

Product Segments:

The ABS on passenger cars and small commercial vehicles are largely hydraulic ones and the ABS on medium and large-sized commercial vehicles pneumatic ones. As the output and sales of passenger cars far exceeded that of commercial vehicles, 23.49 million sets of ABS were installed in passenger cars in 2017, representing an installation rate of 94.7%. As the standards GB12676 and GB7258 are implemented, the installation rate of ABS in commercial vehicles is predicted to be as high as 100%, which means 4.21 million sets will be installed.

Competitive Landscape:

Like other auto parts, the automotive ABS market remains relatively stable. Passenger car ABS market is practically monopolized by foreign brands. Chinese enterprises have made remarkable headway in recent years but are still weak as a whole, lagging behind foreign counterparts in terms of product quality and technology. They serve mainly homegrown car brands whose sales rose over the years and which have helped local ABS suppliers make magnificent achievements.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Overview of Industry

1.1 Definition
1.2 Development History
1.3 Policy Environment
1.4 Supply Chain
1.5 Automotive ABS Outlook

2 Chinese Automotive ABS Market

2.1 Chinese Automobile Market
2.1.1 Output
2.1.2 Ownership
2.2 Automotive ABS Market Size

3 China Hydraulic ABS Market

3.1 Passenger Car Market Size
3.2 Hydraulic ABS Market
3.3 Competitive Landscape
3.4 Supporting

4 Chinese Pneumatic ABS Market

4.1 Commercial Vehicle Market Size
4.2 Market Size
4.3 Competitive Landscape
4.4 Supporting

5 Global Companies

5.1 Bosch
5.2 Continental
5.3 ZF
5.5 Mando China
5.6 Nissin Kogyo
5.7 Hyundai Mobis

6. Chinese Companies

6.1 Zhejiang Asia-Pacific Mechanical Electronic
6.2 HUAYU Automotive Systems Co., Ltd.
6.3 Zhejiang VIE Science Technology
6.4 Wuhu Bethel Automotive Safety Systems
6.5 Wanxiang Qianchao
6.6 Fawer Automotive Parts
6.7 Guangzhou Ruili Kormee Automotive Electronic
6.8 Chongqing Juneng
6.9 Dongfeng Electronic Technology
6.10 BWI Group

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Protiviti Recognized as a 2018 ‘Best Firm to Work For’ by Consulting Magazine

Monday September 10 th 2018

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Global consulting firm Protiviti has been named to Consulting magazine’s ‘Best Firms to Work For’ list for the fifth consecutive year. This prestigious list recognizes consulting firms who are scored highly by their employees in a global survey covering a range of topics including firm culture, career development, work/life balance and firm leadership. Only 15 firms make the list each year.

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“We take great pride in our firm being recognized once again as one of the Best Firms to Work For. Our amazing team of people makes it all possible,” said Protiviti President and CEO Joseph Tarantino. “We work hard to create a culture of inclusion in which every individual can contribute and which stimulates diversity of thought, resulting in the best possible outcomes for our clients. Through this approach, we empower our people to provide our clients with exceptional service as they tackle the myriad of today’s complex business issues.”

In the publication’s survey, Protiviti scored especially well in the area of career development. The firm offers extensive training to employees at all levels throughout their careers with the firm, as well as a three-tiered mentoring program. In addition, Protiviti offers employees a sabbatical program, employee networking groups and the opportunity to work in other countries, as well as a wide array of benefits and incentive compensation.

“The development of our people starts on day one with our award-winning on-boarding program,” said Scott Redfearn, executive vice president of global human resources at Protiviti. “We invest significantly in career development to help our people succeed personally and professionally and make sure they have opportunities to try new things and gain different perspectives.”

In addition to making the Best Firms to Work For list, Protiviti was again named this year as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® and is listed on the 2019 Vault Consulting 50. Protiviti CEO Tarantino has been named to the Glassdoor Top CEO list three times.

Consulting magazine’s 2018 Best Firms to Work For honorees will be recognized at an awards dinner on September 20th, 2018 at the University Club, Chicago.

About Protiviti

Protiviti ( is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach and unparalleled collaboration to help leaders confidently face the future. Through its network of more than 75 offices in over 20 countries, Protiviti and its independently owned Member Firms provide clients with consulting solutions in finance, technology, operations, data, analytics, governance, risk and internal audit.

Named to the 2018 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Protiviti has served more than 60 percent of Fortune 1000® and 35 percent of Fortune Global 500® companies. The firm also works with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies. Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half is a member of the SP 500 index.

Protiviti is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services.

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IIROC Trade Resumption

VANCOUVER, Sept. 10, 2018 /CNW/ – Trading resumes in:


CSE Symbol: PIVT

Resumption (ET): 2:30 PM

IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension (halt) of trading in a security of a publicly-listed company. Trading halts are implemented to ensure a fair and orderly market. IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada.

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ISG to Host Inaugural ISG Future Networks Summit

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, will hold its first-ever ISG Future Networks Summit September 24-25 in Chicago, the firm announced today. The event, at Swissôtel Chicago, will explore next-generation network options to support digital transformation.

The full-day event, preceded by an optional workshop on September 24, will feature a keynote address by Peyton Maynard-Koran, senior director, Worldwide Infrastructure Operations, Whole Foods – Amazon, on how networks must change and evolve to become a more functional and fast-moving part of the business.

In addition, Scott Amoros, director, global consultant advisor relations for telecommunications giant Sprint Corporation, will discuss how converged networks, 5G and IoT will enable smart enterprises to turn the challenges of a changing workforce, globalization and digitalization into advantages by connecting people, places and things. Panel discussions will include executives from Anthem, BT Americas, CenturyLink, Cisco Systems, Discovery, GrubHub, NTT America and Vodafone Americas.

Through a series of thought-leader presentations, client panels and expert roundtables, the ISG Future Networks Summit will address the key issues and important considerations for moving to the network of the future. These include sourcing strategies for network technology transformation, the use of third-party managed networks, the threat of IoT and hyper-connectivity to network security and blockchain’s role in enhancing that security, and how to use network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networks (SDN) to bring the network “out of the closet and into the cloud.”

“In a world with no apparent ceiling on the number of connected devices, enterprises are expected to constantly stay ahead of consumer expectations for customer service, deliver high levels of operating efficiency and achieve overall business results, without compromising security or profits,” said Dieter Thompson, president of Global Network and Software Services for ISG. “All of this is possible, but not without smart investments in modern data networking technology. Such technology enables true digital transformation and is the backbone of cloud services, decentralized applications, mobility and connected devices.

“ISG is proud to host our first-ever Future Networks Summit, bringing together prominent experts in network technology and business to share strategies and lessons learned.”

The ISG Future Networks Summit – sponsored by Sprint, BT, CenturyLink, NTT Communications, Velocity, Vodafone, Cisco and Cyient – is geared to the interests of senior IT leaders and networking and communications company executives. The main event will be preceded by an optional Pre-Summit Workshop that will review current network sourcing trends and techniques to help participants get the most out of their networking agreements and ensure they are market-leading and future-ready.

Additional information about the event, as well as registration, can be found on the event website.

About ISG

ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including 75 of the top 100 enterprises in the world, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; technology strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit


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