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.

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
One of a trade show’s pleasures is you get to sit down and explore some of the more meaningful, but not often talked about areas of HR with someone who’s spent a lot of time thinking about them. That’s what happened at this year’s UNLEASH, when we met Eva...
HCM technology vendors should consider expanding the educational components of their sales process as more evidence surfaces that senior executives tend to be reactive rather than proactive when it comes to facing disruptive technology challenges. That often puts them at odds with current and prospective workers, who not only embrace...

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