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31 January 2019

How Automated Scheduling Technology Can Benefit the Public Safety Workforce

Posted by Michelle Grossman

In the public sector especially, employees work around the clock, which translates into complex schedules. With so many on the workforce, and each with very important jobs to do, it is crucial that employees with the right skills are place in the right position at the right time – to put it simply, there isn’t any room for scheduling errors.

Public safety employees have enough tasks on their plate, but the good news is: automated scheduling technology can help relieve some of that administrative burden – this way, they can remain more focused on the frontline.

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15 January 2019

Companies Offering Robust Wellness Programs and Perks Found More Likely to Land and Retain Top Talent

Posted by Michelle Grossman

New year, new you?

With January underway and 2019 in full swing, many are working towards checking resolutions off their list. Often, embracing a healthier lifestyle is a common personal goal, but now, it’s making its way into the workplace as well.

A new survey by Office Team found that when trying to recruit new employees, a company’s health and wellness offerings play a huge role – with 73% of workers siting that this impacts their decision on whether or not they’d like to work there.

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28 December 2018

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Key Employee Turnover Statistics

Posted by Michelle Grossman

According to Forbes, employee turnover is the highest it’s been in 10 years – have you noticed your employees coming and going like a revolving door? If so, you’re not alone. TalentLyft has uncovered the 7 most interesting facts about employee turnover that you need to know to “help you prevent and tackle this serious and costly HR problem” in 2019.

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18 December 2018

HR Most Likely to Spend on Employee Engagement and AI-Driven Technology in 2019

Posted by Michelle Grossman

In a recent survey conducted by G2 Crowd, findings revealed that none other than increasing employee engagement will continue on as a main priority for businesses in 2019.

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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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