Game, Set, Match: Google

Today's post comes to us courtesy of board member John Frehse, senior managing director at Ankura Consulting Group. Does your company provide employees with access to information in a useful format? You may think the answer to this question is “yes”, but, at the risk of sounding harsh, I’m guessing it’s actually “no”. Here’s why: … Continue reading Game, Set, Match: Google

Legislative Compliance – the $100,000 Bill

In our latest survey, conducted with Future Workplace, we asked 812 HR and payroll leaders about their views regarding regulatory compliance.  What we heard back is that it can cost organizations as much as $100,000 each time a federal, state, or even local labor-related regulation is created or changed. It's not surprising that changes in labor … Continue reading Legislative Compliance – the $100,000 Bill

The Monday-through-Friday Scheduling Dilemma

Today's post comes to us from board member John Frehse, Senior Managing Director at Ankura Consulting. When my colleagues and I ask executive management teams about their labor strategies, they often tell us how it is supposed to be rather than how it actually is. In many cases we hear about 3-shift operations working Monday-through-Friday with weekends off. As … Continue reading The Monday-through-Friday Scheduling Dilemma

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?

Organizational Productivity: Staffing and Scheduling Must Work Together

Today’s guest post is courtesy of our board member, Sharlyn Lauby.  Sharlyn is author of the blog HR Bartender and president of ITM Group Inc. We keep hearing about the challenges of finding qualified talent. According to a report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) titled “The New Talent Landscape: Recruiting Difficulty and Skills Shortages”, sixty-eight percent … Continue reading Organizational Productivity: Staffing and Scheduling Must Work Together

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

Change for the Better @New York Health & Racquet Club

Change is hard, especially when you have to change longstanding habits.  New York City Health & Racquet Club helps people to make changes to become healthier.  Robin Mitnick, the organization's Director of Payroll, has driven in a lot of change at the organization in the last few years.  Robin manages payroll for anywhere between 700 … Continue reading Change for the Better @New York Health & Racquet Club

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