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06 December 2018

New Study Reveals How the Public Sector Can Better Attract Millennial Candidates

Posted by Michelle Grossman

Although the public sector is well known for its offering of superior benefits, according to MetLife’s recently released Public Sector Report, the time is up where it can simply rely on that reputation alone to land new talent. Today more than ever, “public sector employers need to offer employees the benefits they want” – especially when it comes to attracting millennial candidates, which there has been an evident lag in.

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03 December 2018

How You Can Learn from Time & Attendance Data

Posted by Michelle Grossman

Today’s business leaders are leveraging their employee’s time and attendance data to help make informed and impactful decisions for their respective organizations. 

While many might think attendance data simply notes who’s on the clock and who’s not, it actually goes far beyond those walls, making tracking employee activities and measuring engagement easier than ever before.

Read on below to find out more about what you can learn from time and attendance data.

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29 November 2018

The Top 3 Benefits of Employee Tracking

Posted by Michelle Grossman

Managing a police force, correctional facility, fire rescue squad, or municipal government – no matter how large or small – can be a tedious task. With rosters of employees working around the clock to ensure public safety, there’s tons going on, which can become pretty difficult to keep track of.

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26 November 2018

The Role of Technology in HR & How it Can Benefit Your Workforce

Posted by Michelle Grossman

With employees at the foundation of every organization, it’s no secret that a company’s workforce is its most valuable resource… or at least it should be. If you’re not there yet, or want to remain on top, you may want to consider implementing technology into your HR plan to give you that extra boost.

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06 March 2018

Outdated Technology Have You Feeling Stuck In The Stone Age?

Posted by Dominick Mauro

We all know that technology plays an important part in the workplace. However, if that technology is outdated, it can have a negative effect on the production of your workforce.

Here are some examples of how older less efficient technology negatively impacts your business....

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28 November 2017

Proactive, Predictive Workforce Scheduling Helps Improve Productivity

Posted by Guy DiMemmo

Lessons learned from customizing scheduling software

It’s a given. When it comes to workforce scheduling, we can all agree we want to have the right people working in the right jobs at the right time. But the challenge is a bit more complex than many people realize – a one-size fits all solution simply does not exist. Whether in the public or private sectors, it is important to think beyond automation of the here-and-now needs of time and attendance to focus on the events of tomorrow. The former is pedestrian and limiting, the latter predictive and empowering.

While there are many software solutions promising to ensure this, many neglect to take factors into account that ensure legality and accountability, in addition to professionalism and efficiency. The devil truly is in the details, and solutions must be tailored accordingly.

I believe my story is an informative one, as I was faced with the formidable challenge of creating a workforce management system that could accomplish these goals in an environment whose stakes can, literally, be life and death: policing. Specifically, my potential customer was the police department of Princeton, New Jersey.

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28 September 2017

How Lack Of Labor Is Killing Your Workforce...And What To Do About It

Posted by Dominick Mauro

No matter the industry, employee satisfaction should be a topic that's valued and held in high regard within your workforce. In fact, a recent Gallup pole has revealed that 51% of workers are looking to leave their current jobs. So why is over half of today's workforce looking to jump ship from their current employer?

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19 September 2017

The Missing Ingredient in the Employee Engagement Recipe

Posted by Dominick Mauro

Although the initial concept of employee engagement has been discussed since the 1990’s, it has taken up to now for it to truly transform into a mainstream topic in today’s workforce.

My belief for the reasoning behind this is that recent technology such as workforce analytics can now show quantifiable proof of how engaged and dis engaged employees affect business revenue. In fact, disengaged employees are estimated to cost the U.S. between $450 billion to $550 billion, according to a Gallup poll.

I've also found that employees become the most disengaged when they feel undervalued and overworked, commonly due to unfair work schedules.

The VCS research team took to Twitter to see what employees are saying about their work schedules. You won’t believe some of these tweets…let’s take a look.

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30 March 2016

Tips To Streamline Your Scheduling Process

Posted by VCS Software

Implementing effective workforce management strategies to ensure optimal levels of productivity can be successfully accomplished with a proactive scheduling solution. Utilizing an automated scheduling system can ensure that the right people are always working at the right time with the right skill sets thus eliminating the need for excessive and costly overtime. Learn how a scheduling solution can streamline your business processes saving your business time and money in the process.

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28 March 2016

4 Intangibles That Drain Company Profits

Posted by VCS Software

Opinions vary greatly on the benefits that HR resources bring to a company’s bottom line. Today’s competitive landscape demands definitive proof that HR contributes a measurable value to organizational growth and profitability.

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