Archive | Workforce Management

New products and methodologies that help companies manage both full-time employees and independent contractors, and why they may need to meld the often-competing concerns of HR and Procurement as contingent workers take on a greater role in executing business strategy. Here’s where we also look at trends related to workforce dynamics and the products that address them.

Mobile Management

Q&A: HR & Procurement are Thinking More About ‘Total Workforce’

As the workforce evolves to include fewer W-2 employees, more vendors are exploring systems that allow companies to manage their people in a unified way, regardless of whether they’re full-time or contingent. The challenge goes beyond technology: It involves culture, collaboration between HR and Procurement and a retuning of management’s mindset. SAP, with its SuccessFactors […]

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Oracle HCM

Oracle HCM Focuses on Streamlined HR at OpenWorld

The latest additions to Oracle HCM are designed to help customers compete more aggressively by providing HR with the tools it needs to make contributions to the business that go beyond the workforce. “We’ve done a lot of thinking and work around how we integrate HR with the rest of the business suite so that […]

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Conversation

5 Ways Leaders Can Improve Culture – Without Hurting The Bottom Line

In this guest column, Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate Software, argues that big budgets don’t build cultures. Real engagement with each employee does Every company wants to create a happy and healthy workplace for employees, but few organizations have endless resources and time. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve your […]

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SAP Fieldglass Adds 4 to Digital Partner Network

SAP Fieldglass has added four new services to its Digital Partner Network: Toptal, Trusted Health, First Advantage and TalentWave. With them, Fieldglass customers gain the ability to conduct searches for more specialized workers, background checks, verify certifications and improve payment processes. Expanding the network is intended to give Fieldglass users “more options to scale and […]

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Company Culture

Onboarding Investment Lags Despite HR’s Emphasis

More business leaders see onboarding as a strategic activity, according to a report released by SilkRoad at the HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas. At the same time, they’re not so ready to put their money where their mouths are. Silkroad—which provides onboarding software and services—said corporate leaders increasingly see employee engagement as an important […]

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Leading2Lean CloudDISPATCH

Q&A: How Lean Methodologies Impact HR

Leading2Lean is known primarily for technology solutions that apply Lean principles to manufacturing. But the Sparks, Nev., company got our attention with its CloudDISPATCH platform, which aims to help manufacturers create a culture of continuous improvement. Lean focuses on eliminating waste from the manufacturing process by, among other things, considering the impact of heavy workloads […]

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Pennies

Employers’ Stinginess on Pay Opens Doors for HR Tech

Employers’ unwillingness to share the wealth of a strong economy and the windfall of tax breaks through worker compensation may offer opportunities for HCM technology vendors whose solutions enhance, measure and forecast other aspects of the employee experience. Despite the economy’s continued growth and frequent complaints about a talent shortage, businesses continue to hold down […]

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Company Culture

The 5 Cs Of Employee-Centric Company Cultures

In this guest column, Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate Software, details the impact of strong cultures, and discusses why they’re worth the investment in time and money. A strong company culture impacts everything from employee productivity and happiness to customer retention and market growth. Moreover, Deloitte recently found that 94 percent of executives and […]

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Jigsaw Team

3 Ways Top Tech Firms Build Winning Teams

In this guest column, Adam Rogers, chief technology officer of Ultimate Software, looks at how technology products result from the work of strong teams–not the other way around. In a world where processes are increasingly automated and machines are learning to think for themselves, it’s important to remember that people drive this constant innovation. Developing a solid […]

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#MeToo

Using HR Tech to Combat Workplace Sexual Harassment

In this guest column, Saba Software’s Chief People Officer Debbie Shotwell shows how fighting sexual harassment is less about compliance and more about human health, safety and dignity. Without a doubt, recent conversations with fellow HR leaders on the important and welcome focus on sexual harassment in the workplace have been frank and sobering. There’s […]

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