New Book by Boudreau Links Inventory Techniques to Workforce Management

Thanks to our board member David Creelman for today's guest post.  Readers who'd like to learn more about technology for workforce management analytics can find more information here. USC professor John Boudreau has a new book called Re-tooling HR. In it he shares ways for HR to draw on analytical tools used in other parts … Continue reading New Book by Boudreau Links Inventory Techniques to Workforce Management

August 2010 Retail Labor Index

Kronos released the newest Retail Labor Index data today.   Following is a summary analysis from Dr. Robert Yerex, Chief Economist at Kronos. The Kronos Retail Labor Index was up slightly for the month of July, to a level of 3.63. This means that out of 10,000 applicants, 363 are being hired. Both hirings and applications … Continue reading August 2010 Retail Labor Index

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Fred Dedrick,  Executive Director of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. You can listen to a podcast of our discussion here:  Fred Dedrick Interview 7.28.10. This Boston-based organization, involving nearly 200 foundations and 500 employers, is focused on finding effective new ways to prepare low wage workers for … Continue reading The National Fund for Workforce Solutions