ST. LOUIS, Jan. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Equifax Workforce Solutions, a leader in human resource, analytics and verification services, and a business unit of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX), today announced details of the upcoming FORUM 2015, its annual client event. Taking place in New Orleans, the event will be held from Monday, April 13 through Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

Appropriately themed, "Lead the Parade," FORUM 2015 will bring together Equifax Workforce Solutions clients, as well as analysts and industry influencers, for three days dedicated to discovering how unrivaled human capital intelligence, proven compliance expertise and world-class data analytics can measurably impact an organization's bottom line. Attendees will attain up-to-date information on trends and legislation impacting HR, payroll and tax practices, and gain access to incomparable thought leadership that will support the development of new strategies to improve operational efficiencies and ensure lasting success.

Offering an extensive agenda, FORUM 2015 will provide attendees with updates and insight which HR professionals need to know in order to address the most pressing issues employers face in the coming year. Featured sessions will include, "Survive and Thrive – Making it Through an I-9 Audit," "Compensation Strategies that Deliver" and "Take a Peek into the Crystal Ball of UI Costs." In addition, as the provider of the award-winning Affordable Care Act (ACA) Management Platform, Equifax Workforce Solutions will offer several courses dedicated to navigating the legislation effectively, including "ACA IRS Reporting: Are you ready for 'the W-2 of Benefits'?" and "Say WHAT? Best Practices for Communicating about ACA with Employees and Staff." The event will also provide attendees the opportunity to network with peers, share best practices, learn what other organizations are doing and connect with Equifax executives and product managers.

"Fresh off the heels of last year's successful event in Scottsdale, Equifax Workforce Solutions is taking FORUM 2015 to New Orleans, a city known for its history and hospitality. We've stacked the agenda with informative and engaging sessions on the most pertinent HR, payroll and tax topics impacting employers today," said Scott Collins, senior vice president, Employer Services for Equifax. "We anticipate that this year's event will be unlike any other, sending our attendees home with practical advice and game-changing solutions."

Attendees of previous FORUM events hold the event in high regard for the industry insight and networking opportunities it presents. In fact, 43 percent of the 2014 attendees have already signed up to return in 2015. Madeline Laurano, FORUM 2014 attendee and vice president and principal analyst for Brandon Hall Group, remarked, "The Equifax Workforce Solutions FORUM is a unique event that provides relevant industry insights to help solve pressing HR, compliance and regulations challenges. These three days are time well spent for HR and tax professionals and business leaders who, through direct interaction with colleagues and some of the industry's top experts, can bring fresh and actionable strategies back to their own companies."

"The HR industry continues to change rapidly, heavily influenced by evolving legislation and business needs, leaving organizations looking for new ways to accomplish critical processes. FORUM 2015 is designed to help clients understand how the right resources, strategies and solutions can measurably impact the bottom line," said Dann Adams, president of Equifax Workforce Solutions. "Our team works to make this a personally engaging event, enabling our clients to interact, share success stories and help us further improve our services. Unparalleled solutions, one-on-one dialogue and industry-wide insight make this a very special event."

Additional information about FORUM 2015, including registration details, can be accessed at: www.equifaxworkforce.com/forum.

About Equifax, Inc.

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 enable 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 2013, Equifax was named a Bloomberg BusinessWeek Top 50 company, was #3 in Fortune's Most Admired list in its category, and was named to InfoWeek 500 as well as the FinTech 100. For more information, please visit www.equifaxworkforce.com or www.equifax.com.

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