How mobile technologies affect today's workforce scheduling

Posted by Ken Peh on Sep 27, 2018 11:01:53 AM

Reading time: 3 minutes

Thinking woman in glasses looking up with light idea bulb above head isolated on gray wall background"Employee scheduling automates the process of creating and maintaining a schedule. Automating the scheduling of employees increases productivity and makes many secretarial and manual scheduling positions obsolete".

Such solution usually tracks vacation time, sick time, compensation time, and alert when there are conflicts. As scheduling data is accumulated over time, it may be extracted for payroll or to analyse past activity.

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You finally hired the right person. Great! What's next?

Posted by Ken Peh on Sep 25, 2018 10:57:00 AM

Reading time: 2 minutes

Business man pointing to transparent board with text You're Hired!Yes! You finally hired the correct person for their dream job. How about giving them what is required to start on the job effectively?

In today's competitive business world, it is important to provide every staff the correct tool to ensure maximum productivity. By the moniker of "tool", our article here today refers to proper and systematic planning of staff timetable. This explains the importance of workforce scheduling and how it comes into play in a high performing organization.  

In a light-hearted manner to kick-start your week, learn the importance of workforce scheduling via the entertaining comic strips: 

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Step-by-step Breakdown of a Predictive Workload

Posted by Audrey Wong on Sep 21, 2018 9:10:54 AM

Reading time: 1 minute

Heard of predictive workload but still unclear of what it is all about? Read this article for a step-by-step breakdown on how FriarTuck leverages AI to construct predictive models for its clients. 

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The costly mistake of poor workforce management

Posted by Audrey Wong on Sep 19, 2018 11:14:00 AM

Reading time: 2 minutes 

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Tired of poor workforce management in your organization? Good news: you’re not alone. One writer even goes so far as to make the claim that “if you’ve never felt overworked at some time in your career, you probably don’t have a pulse.”

 

Regardless to how much of poor workforce management we have ever encountered, there is a solution to the problem!

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4 Benefits of Predictive Workload for smart workforce planning

Posted by Ken Peh on Sep 17, 2018 11:02:53 AM

Reading time: 4 minutes

 Conceptual image of human brain in colorful splashes“To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.” – Oscar Wilde. The famous playwright and cultural commentator was quoted making this comment in the late 19th century, at a time where the world was busy dealing with the technological advancements of the first Industrial Revolution.

 

Today as the era of Industrial Revolution 4.0 sweeps us up, "expect the unexpected" continues to be one of the drivers of modern intellect.

 

However, despite being a concept that has been around for a long time, many organizations still struggle to realize, leverage, or exploit the benefits of today’s concept of “expect the unexpected” – through the form of predictive workload or predictive analytics.

 

Besides the obvious benefit of keeping your organization ‘smart’, here are 4 vital benefits of having predictive workload for your organization.

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Why predicting workload is vital in today’s changing labour dynamics

Posted by Audrey Wong on Sep 14, 2018 10:14:00 AM

statsA recent Forbes report revealed that almost half of large and mid-size companies in the United States tapped on a contingent workforce to meet the highs and lows of seasonal demands. A contingent workforce comprises of non-employee or free agent talent, which includes independent contractors, freelancers, consultants and temporary workers.

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What every business affected by demand volatility should know

Posted by Audrey Wong on Sep 12, 2018 11:19:00 AM

Reading time: 2 minutes

gelatoWhen you walk into an ice cream or gelato shop, besides the gust of cold air that greets you, so does the wide array of flavours for you to choose from. There are the all-time favourites of chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, then there are the exotic flavours, coconut, avocado, butter pecan…and the list goes on and on. How does one even choose?

 

 

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Knowing the unknown through Predictive Workload

Posted by Audrey Wong on Sep 10, 2018 11:18:00 AM

Reading time: 4 minutes

businessman hand draws business success chart concept on virtual screenAlthough predictive workload involves an extent of the unknown, it is to a large extent about using data to prepare for the unknown and it’s known possibilities. That said, how does knowledge of such forecasted data actually translate into transforming your business? Let’s dive deeper into what predictive workload is all about and why it is essential in optimizing workforces of today.

 

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Debunking the myths of workforce optimizers

Posted by Audrey Wong on Sep 7, 2018 10:14:43 AM

Reading time: 3 minutes

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As a human resource or planning manager, chances are high that you are up in arms regarding the seemingly endless pain points from workforce management. Yet, your stakeholders do not seem to be budging to adopt new solutions to address these challenges.

Here are 4 common myths on workforce optimizers debunked for you and your stakeholders.

 

 

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Topics: September 2018, Workforce Optimizer

Tools every business leader should use for optimizing your workforce (Part 2)

Posted by Audrey Wong on Sep 5, 2018 11:12:00 AM

Reading time: 3 minutes

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In part one of the two-part series, we covered technology-driven tools that are key for optimizing your workforce. Read the article here.


For the second part of the series, we dive in to another vital aspect of every organization – human resources – and unpack 3 keys ways to optimize your workforce through your employees.

 

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