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.

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In this Point of View, Cecile Alper-Leroux, vice president of HCM Innovation at Ultimate Software, describes why HR's transition from administrative function to strategic business unit is picking up speed. The role of HR continues to be dynamic and ever-changing, with major economic, sociological, technological and cultural trends impacting the...
Namely announced a benchmarking package for mid-sized companies. The platform uses machine learning to search real-world scenarios that could impact workforce decisions, giving mid-sized firms some of the capabilities often used by enterprise firms. Called HR Benchmarking, the platform looks at workforce and business scenarios that could impact employment dynamics...
Ceridian showed off new Dayforce features for retailers during the NRF Retail Big Show, including a planned on-demand pay module and a virtual assistant. “The future of work for retail and hospitality companies has never been more reliant on tech innovation,” commented John Orr, Ceridian’s senior vice president of retail....
SAP SuccessFactors announced an agreement to resell Kronos Workforce Dimensions under the name “SAP Time Management by Kronos.” In a blog post, SAP SuccessFactors Director of Solution Management Paul Meredith indicated the partnership represents the most effective way for SuccessFactors to deliver on its time and attendance strategy. That strategy,...
While new approaches to gauging employee sentiment are making inroads, most companies will continue to use large-scale surveys, according to Gartner. That’s despite increasing talk that traditional approaches provide a less-than-accurate picture of employee engagement. The research firm expects nearly three-quarters of organizations, 74 percent, to use wide, formal surveys...
In this guest column, Adam Rogers, Chief Technology Officer at Ultimate software, describes effective ways to use data in recognizing and retaining your best talent.  Finding, retaining and engaging top talent is one of the most difficult challenges organizations face. Developing high-potential employees is crucial for priming future leaders and improving...
Randstad Sourceright launched the latest evolution of its managed service provider offerings, which are tailored to managing today’s increasingly complex contingent workforce. Based on the company’s “Step>Edge>Ahead” consulting framework, the new MSP Ahead combines cloud platforms, talent community technologies, supply chain management, automation and satisfaction measurement. The aim is to...
Time-management solution provider HMS Software released version 7.4.1 of its TimeControl time sheet system that targets medium to large companies with mobile workers. In its announcement, the company noted that nearly half of the global workforce is expected to be mobile by 2022. With that in mind, HMS integrated new...
For years, businesses have known that poor customer service leads not only to unhappy customers but fewer brand advocates. Since we hear more leaders talk about their employees as “customers,” and more talent acquisition specialists thinking about “recruitment marketing” and encouraging workers to hype their employer over social media,...

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