People Analytics and Your Seasonal Workforce

Beyond just getting bodies onboard, leveraging this seasonal workforce can be a big competitive advantage.

Simple Math: Big Data – Big Focus = Big Failure

As technology advances allow us to analyze every aspect of business operations, many companies are inundated with data. Although we celebrate the advances in technology, this “data revolution” has also blurred the line between valuable insight and mundane non-value added information. As a result, many companies are now buried in indecipherable numbers. To successfully pierce through the mountains of useless data and focus on the strategic insights, it is critical businesses have the tools to translate heaps of distracting data into useful information.

HR Software Implementations: Customize Your Mindset, Not the Software

Mistakenly, many organizations start a software implementation thinking about how they can modify the new software to match their existing processes (i.e.: customize it). However, experience has shown me that this is nearly always the most expensive way to implement a new software platform (and the most expensive way to maintain it) for human resources or payroll functions. Rather, organizations should consider this question: if the existing processes and workflows are working so well, why are we investing in a new system at all?

The Future Workplace – Are You Ready?

The following post is by WFI board member, Jeanne C Meister, Partner at Future Workplace and Co-author of The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules for Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees. The future of work is about developing a workplace that emotionally connects to employees and customers, understands the impact of technology on the … Continue reading The Future Workplace – Are You Ready?

Workplace Trends for 2017 – Tweet Chat Highlights

We had a very engaging tweet chat today regarding workplace trends and predictions for 2017. Several members of The Workforce Institute Advisory Board, as well as other industry influencers, weighed in on some of the most critical shifts they expect to see in the workplace this year. Missed the chat? You can view the entire transcript below (as … Continue reading Workplace Trends for 2017 – Tweet Chat Highlights

Employee Burnout & Fatigue – Tweet Chat Highlights

We had a very engaging tweet chat today regarding employee burnout and fatigue in the workplace. A number of thought leaders weighed in on how burnout affects employees and their employers; best practices on how to help prevent employee burnout/fatigue; how technology plays a role; and more. You can view the entire tweet chat below … Continue reading Employee Burnout & Fatigue – Tweet Chat Highlights

What Do HR Practitioners Wish Their Tech Vendors Knew About Them?

William Tincup, Workforce Institute board member and Principal Analyst at KeyInterval Research, recently published a research report on the Ideal Tech Vendor Relationship.   The research examines the relationship between HR Enterprise Software vendors and their target customer, the HR practitioner. The findings paint a picture of how the HR and technology relationship is working today and … Continue reading What Do HR Practitioners Wish Their Tech Vendors Knew About Them?

Podcast: Walk a Mile in Their Boots for Change Management Success

We all know that change can be hard, especially at work.  And in the retail environment, where every store manager has his or her own business to run, change mandates cascading down from corporate aren't always welcome.  There are leaders out there, however, who are adept at leading change in their organizations and from whom … Continue reading Podcast: Walk a Mile in Their Boots for Change Management Success

Workforce Trends Advice Videos for SMB Organizations

SaaShr (a Kronos company) is launching an educational series of videos to help small and medium sized organizations navigate a wide range of business issues they face in managing their employees.  I wrote about some of the trends facing SMB organizations in a recent article I did for the Huffington Post.  Having been in the … Continue reading Workforce Trends Advice Videos for SMB Organizations