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.

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...
While employers increase their use of technology to streamline benefits administration, HCM technology vendors—and benefits technology vendors in particular—have a growing opportunity to deepen their customer relationships by including educational and other benefits-related content in their offerings. That was one of the hidden takeaways we found in Guardian Life Insurance's...
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 moves 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...

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