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.

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...
A study by LendEDU, which is in the business of refinancing student loans, found that despite Gen Y's and Gen Z's penchant for technology, they'd rather deal with a human beings than robo-advisors when it comes to getting financial advice. With the Blade Runner sequel now hitting old-fashioned theaters--you know, the...
With the unemployment rate below 5 percent and employers continually bemoaning a talent shortage that is, in the words of ADP Vice President of Strategic Advisory Services Susan Hanold, "lasting longer than anyone expected," HR departments are feeling the pressure to increase both hiring and retention rates. You'd think that...
With all the talk that goes on in HR circles, you'd think email was dead and live chat—and soon live video chat—would be on its way toward becoming a foundation of internal communications. Yet despite the reports we read about reaching out to employees and candidates in the latest...
For years, software has been called the future of talent assessment, and there’s no argument that technology is playing a greater role in both screening candidates and matching the right workers with the most appropriate jobs. With that in mind, we asked Tiffany Green Shortridge, the North American talent assessment...
It's almost a given that contingent workers are going to play a larger role in workforce strategies, and observers seem unanimous in their view that HCM technology vendors will work on developing better ways not only to account for contract workers in their planning, but also to better integrate...
It's not news that nobody really likes performance reviews, whether they're employees, managers, or HR staffers. Over the last few years, people have begun to do more than grumble about the issue by trying out new approaches, such as PricewaterhouseCooper's "real-time" performance management, or implementing programs where feedback is...

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