Commentary: Benchmarking to identify opportunities for headcount reduction in HR is like getting a physical to identify opportunities for a tummy tuck. You don’t need the doctor to tell you where the fat is—that you know already. So if you’re determined to cut, use a surgeon. Just don’t try to convince anyone that you’re improving your health.Read More
The the Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse and Central New York is implementing a new Web-based tool that will enable it to provide companies with real-time data on what talent the region has and what talent needs to be developed.Read More
Given the unpredictable nature of today’s markets, it’s essential that HR talk to procurement managers about what they believe would be red flags of financial viability, experts say.Read More
The extortionist is threatening to expose millions of records and sent the company a letter that included the names, dates of birth, SocialSecurity numbers and some prescription information for 75 members.Read More
Benefits management departments in recent weeks have been fielding questions and addressing concerns from employees worried about their 401(k)s and other employer-sponsored investment vehicles as the stock market continues to show signs of instability.Read More
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Oracle Workforce Scheduling allows managers to see details of how a team of workers is scheduled through the day. Among the demand factors that Kronos’ scheduling software takes into account are sales, number of items sold, number of customers and foot traffic.Read More
Infor software allows managers to score employees on customer service, which allows peak performers to be scheduled at peak times.Read More
Rather than give you the usual ‘blah, blah, blah’ from me, I’ve commissioned my own personal board of directors to tell us what HR should do to take the seat. Here’s HR’s real path to influence and achievement, as outlined by a CEO, a CFO, a VP of marketing, a director of customer service, a general counsel and a VP of sales.Read More