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.

Employers are increasingly gathering a wide range of data on employees, including their personal social media use as well as their workplace behavior. Employees aren’t happy. According to the HR Metrics & Analytics Summit, 80 percent of organizations use employee records and data to measure performance. “A fair number” use...
While refining what seems to be an ever-evolving approach, designers of new performance management systems should personalize at least some aspects of their solution in a meaningful way, suggests new research from Columbia Business School. Customizing a performance app's home screen isn't enough. The product's actual evaluations must contain comparisons...
Workforce-management platform provider Deputy released a new feature, Auto-Scheduling, that allows businesses to more easily create and maintain compliant schedules for hourly workers across industries such as restaurants, healthcare, staffing and franchises. Of course, the feature is AI-powered, Deputy said. It uses AI to build schedules based on analytics from...
Benefits platform provider BerniePortal released an ATS package, BerniePortal Jobs. The move points toward the company’s intent to offer a more complete suite of HR products—one that goes beyond benefits management and insurance. Targeted at small and medium-size businesses, BernieJobs is designed to help employers attract candidates, manage applicants, make...
London-based HiBob, a cloud-based benefits platform is describing itself as "the HR platform bringing transparency to business management" as it launches "Your Voice," a feature that allows employees to anonymously report workplace harassment. “We want to provide a tool that makes reporting both easy and safe for victims, while enabling...
Globoforce, a provider of social-recognition solutions, expanded its product line with the addition of WorkHuman Cloud, a suite of applications designed to strengthen the connection between employers and their workforce through stronger social connections. The Framingham, Mass.-based company said that WorkHuman Cloud is "human-centered," with a social and crowdsourced approach...
PayScale has “reinvented” its flagship Insight product as "Insight Lab," a system designed to provide data-driven compensation analysis to HR practitioners and hiring managers so they can make more informed decisions about pay. At the same time, the company announced related technologies that streamline compensation management, improve collaboration between HR...
Too many organizations ignore the human aspects of digital transformation when they begin to add or enhance their technology, the research firm Gartner says. In order to succeed, technology changes must be backed up by corresponding cultural shifts. Without those, the entire digital initiative is put at risk. This is...
Employers, engagement specialists and HCM technology vendors don't expect to see dramatic shifts in their approach to addressing sexual harassment any time soon. Despite recent headlines of high-ranking men using their positions to pressure women into quid pro quo situations, vendors, client-side tech leaders and HR professionals aren’t positioning technology...
For obvious reasons, communicating with deskless employees is more difficult than reaching those who occupy the same seat every day. And despite the hype, mobile platforms won’t provide the complete solution. Communications is a big piece of the engagement puzzle. When you’re not in touch, warehouse workers, field technicians, drivers...