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28 December 2020

7 Benefits of Workforce Management Software for Public Safety

Posted by Meg McCormick

Historically, Public Safety agencies have been required to buy, build, and maintain internal IT infrastructures despite exponential costs. The primary justification for this cost was to control and secure confidential data. However today, dedicated hosting centers for software applications have become a more viable alternative for police, correctional, and fire agencies due to the heightened security and precautions these data centers employ 24/7/365. 

Workforce management systems that are hosted at professional data centers are considered Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or cloud computing. Now, agencies can plug in and subscribe to services built on this shared infrastructure via the Internet. In recent years, the benefits of software as a service have become more recognizable because of the following: 

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21 December 2020

How Interns Benefit Business Practices

Posted by Meg McCormick

Internships allow for individuals to immerse themselves in a specific environment that relates to their desired occupation or profession. An intern is provided with the ability to understand related daily activities and make connections of what they learned and how to apply it to what they are experiencing. Internships are not only beneficial for prospective workers but also for businesses interested in qualifying employees prior to hire. 

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14 December 2020

Workforce Management Implementation Best Practices

Posted by Meg McCormick

The implementation of a workforce management system is meant to improve productivity, profitability and efficiency of an organization. The decision is made with the best intentions but as the system is undergoing implementation, it's critical that all involved parties be totally onboard and committed to its success. New technology can be difficult to learn, but with the correct methodology in place, risks are minimized, and rate of success increases with sound implementation practices. This article discusses the top 3 obstacles businesses may experience when implementing a workforce management system and how to overcome those obstacles to ensure project success. 

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07 December 2020

Workforce Management and Flex Scheduling

Posted by Meg McCormick

Often, employees find difficulty with finding ways to mesh their work schedule with their personal schedule. With a customizable workforce management system, alleviate the stress many employees may face throughout the day, while keeping mission critical business activities on track. Compose guidelines that will ensure meetings aren’t missed, while giving employees some freedom with their schedule. In this post, we will discuss how both employers and employees can benefit from a flex scheduling system. 

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30 November 2020

Why Keeping Track of Time and Attendance Is More Important Than Ever for the Bottom Line

Posted by Meg McCormick

Business owners understand the importance of keeping track of their employees' time and attendance. The task can be challenging without a system that can simplify the process and keep the information organized. Many businesses have been implementing scheduling software that automatically tracks and computes all the data. However, an effective workforce management software system can offer more than just the basics to simplify and advance the workforce. This article discusses what qualities are needed to ensure you are not overspending on your scheduling efforts. 

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23 November 2020

Workforce Management Technology Improving Employee Engagement and Retention

Posted by Meg McCormick

Ensuring that your staff have a positive experience at work will ultimately result in a return on investmentIt takes effort into creating a functional and fulfilling environment where employees become personally dedicated to their workWith staff excited to be a part of every endeavor, communication heightens due to a common interest. This builds employee engagement; and not to mention remarkable rapport among one another.  

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16 November 2020

Customizable Workforce Management Shaping Business Performance

Posted by Meg McCormick

Workforce management software is a key component to efficiently managing a business. So, having the capability to customize the software to fit specific needs and preferences is important. Customizable software acknowledges different aspects of the workday and tailors to the specific needs of any business. This article will describe a few customizable components that better business performance.

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09 November 2020

Helpful Insights Towards Mobile Workforce Management

Posted by Meg McCormick

As society becomes increasingly dependent on mobile technology, the ability to do things without it seems to be a distant memoryWith mobile technology now at the forefront of communication, whether it be a professional or social setting, there is not much to be accomplished without it. So, if a business is not accessible through mobile device, it is safe to say they are at a large disadvantageTechnology is always advancing and it's vital for businesses to utilize those advancements to further their workforce. 

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02 November 2020

Looking to Increase Workplace Productivity?

Posted by Meg McCormick
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26 October 2020

Why Law Enforcement Agencies Benefit from Workforce Management

Posted by Meg McCormick

Due to the complex scheduling and time and attendance needs in the law enforcement community, a system that effectively and efficiently manages it all is critical. A law enforcement workforce management solution guarantees that an agency will run efficiently so onboarding such a solution is a must. Yet, do law enforcement agencies always succeed at finding the best solution? 

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