Equifax Workforce Solutions Leads the Parade with Workforce Insights at FORUM 2015

Annual Client Event Unites Industry Leaders for Three Days of HR, Analytics and Compliance Thought Leadership

May 18, 2015, 07:00 ET from Equifax Inc.

ST. LOUIS, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Workforce Solutions, a leader in human resource, analytics and verification services, today shared details from its annual client event, FORUM 2015 held recently in New Orleans. Themed "Lead the Parade," the event gathered together Equifax Workforce Solutions clients representing over 10 million employees and industry analysts from across the country for three days of thought leadership dedicated to compliance expertise, world-class data analytics and human capital insights. Attendees left with actionable strategies for achieving business success and measurably impacting bottom lines.

"At a time when the industry is hungry for education, Equifax Workforce Solutions is helping employers understand the regulatory landscape and how to overcome today's complex workforce issues. FORUM 2015 included information on some of the topics that matter most to HR and business leaders today, such as ACA reporting requirements, compliance considerations and the potential business impact of pending immigration reform," said Holger Mueller, principal analyst and vice president at Constellation Research. "Equifax is one of the vendors who is transforming into an insights-driven business, helping its clients navigate through changing workforce trends with transparency."

FORUM 2015 opened with "The Rebuilding of Humanity," a well-received general session featuring Tyson Foods and Team Rubicon that focused on the importance of community and providing support where it can make the greatest impact. Led by Equifax Workforce Solutions president, Dann Adams, the executive leadership team provided transparency on the underpinnings of the company's business and product roadmap during "A Confluence of Insights and Innovations," a general session which prompted praise from attendees. Over the course of the conference, Equifax Workforce Solutions clients not only learned about the company's mission to provide employers with actionable workforce insights, but were also educated by the company's experts, partners and clients on evolving workforce trends, emerging state- and local-level regulations and tax credit screening opportunities.

A cornerstone for Equifax workforce expertise and solutions, additional sessions informed attendees on pressing compliance issues, including "Protecting your Organization – Top 10 Employer Compliance Mistakes," "Survive and Thrive – Making It Through an I-9 Audit," "Navigating the Immigration Landscape in 2015" and "ACA IRS Reporting: Are You Ready for 'the W-2 of Benefits'?"

Debra Parent, senior manager, Human Resources Operations at Pacific Sunwear, shared, "Attending the Equifax Workforce Solutions FORUM means three days of learning from the best of the best in the industry. This year's agenda really put current issues into perspective and helped illustrate how organizations can maximize their technology investments to maintain compliance and advance business objectives. From the culture to the content, inside and out, FORUM 2015 provided Equifax clients with an invaluable opportunity."

The event's networking sessions provided clients with the opportunity to engage with peers and experience Equifax Workforce Solutions technologies first-hand through demos with product leaders. Attendees were also surprised with a one-of-a-kind experience: taking part in a full-blown parade through the streets of New Orleans, accompanied by marching bands and police escorts.

"As the industry evolves, today's organizations are tasked with finding better ways to manage complex HR processes. Equifax Workforce Solutions is rising to meet client and industry needs; we're taking a transformational approach from providing data and analytics to becoming an insights-driven business," commented Adams. "We are always grateful for our time with FORUM attendees, which enables us to learn with some of the nation's leading employers and share the insights that are most valuable to them. This year's event was a spectacular example of the dedication of our clients who seek to get ahead of the trends, and of our team as we deliver cutting-edge solutions to the market. We look forward to a successful FORUM 2016!"

Rick Smith, chairman and chief executive officer for Equifax, remarked, "Workforce Solutions continues to be a significant leader in compliance services for our clients as well as a key differentiator for our company. It is providing clients with a venue to learn about the workforce trends and innovative solutions that are relevant to their businesses. We will continue to innovate and invest in this growing business."

Equifax Workforce Solutions FORUM 2016 will take place on April 18-20 in Austin, Texas. 

About Equifax
Equifax is a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions that provide businesses of all sizes and consumers with insight and information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 600 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide. The company's significant investments in differentiated data, its expertise in advanced analytics to explore and develop new multi-source data solutions, and its leading-edge proprietary technology enables it to create and deliver unparalleled customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers. Equifax Workforce Solutions (also known as TALX), an Equifax business unit, is a leading provider of human resource, data, analytics and verification services.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Equifax operates or has investments in 19 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. In 2014, Equifax was nominated as a Bloomberg BusinessWeek Top 50 company; its CIO was listed as one of the top 100 by CIO magazine; and the company was named to the Fintech 100 list, was recognized as a top 20 company to work for by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and was named a 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100 Winner. For more information, please visit www.equifaxworkforce.com or www.equifax.com.

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