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' 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...
In this guest column, Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate Software, looks at the best ways to cultivate and engage a remote workforce. As the workplace has evolved over the last decade, there’s been a top trend shaping the way people work: They spend less time in traditional offices. Employees...
Consulting company Paradigm Strategy's partnered with another brand name to advance further into the world of building inclusive workplaces. Working with the firm, SurveyMonkey released a new survey template for companies to take a data-driven approach to measuring inclusion. The new Belonging & Inclusion template is designed to help companies...
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...

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