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.

Companies are looking for better tools to help track the movements and health status of their workforce as they reconfigure their facilities to hamper the spread of COVID-19. In particular, analysts and HR leaders expect the use of passive monitoring to increase. However, they acknowledge that employee discomfort with the...
Employers are embracing a variety of tools to facilitate remote work, some of them purpose-designed and others that were basically drafted as solutions. That’s been good news for companies that offer communications and collaboration tools, such as Google and Slack. According to Business Insider, both firms have moved to expand...
iHire unveiled a service to help companies assist their laid-off employees to find new jobs, a particularly timely feature as the number of unemployed workers in the U.S. climbs. The company’s Virtual Outplacement Services combines personalized job-seeker support with its career-management platform. iHire positions is outplacement services as being affordable...
Technology companies inside and outside of HR are launching products designed to check the health of on-site employees as they begin to return from weeks or months of shelter-in-place orders. WorkJam, safety and risk management solutions provider Aclaimant and service management firm SysAid all released tools that provide documentation and...
Workday will offer a new integration with Salesforce to help joint customers plan for the safe reopening of their workplaces in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The integration will link Workday with Salesforce’s Work.com, a suite of solutions and resources designed to help businesses reopen and re-skill their workforce....
Alcor has launched two products for ServiceNow: AccessFlow, an identity and access management platform, and High5, a fully automated employee reward and recognition system. Both are available in the ServiceNow App Store. AccessFlow automates enterprise identity and access management and compliance. It helps employers define access management blueprints, authority, renewals and...
Jobvite rolled out an integration with Ultimate Software that allows employers to review a wider expanse of data that connects talent acquisition to post-hire performance. Jobvite already had an integration with Ultimate Software’s UltiPro in place, but calls the new link a “standard, repeatable and cost effective” connection with UltiPro...
Microsoft and UnitedHealth Group launched a return-to-work protocol that’s designed to help employers bring their employees back on-site more safely. Called ProtectWell, the protocol uses CDC guidelines and clinical research on limiting the spread of COVID-19 to guide the screening of employees for symptoms and setting  parameters for workplace safety....
Oracle launched Oracle Analytics for Cloud HCM, a self-service application designed to provide more detailed workforce intelligence by gathering data from across the organization. Oracle Analytics SVP T.K. Anand said the package can be used out-of-the-box and reduces the organization’s reliance on IT. “This allows for closer collaboration between HR...
Newly merged Kronos and Ultimate Software introduced features to their respective products to help customers track and mitigate the impact of COVID-19. Kronos introduced automated reporting capabilities that companies can use to pursue employee contact-tracing through Workforce Dimensions, Workforce Central, Workforce Ready and Kronos iSeries Central. The feature analyzes labor records...