The WFC Group Blog

Watching the Clock for Labor Compliance: The Benefits of Attestation

Posted by Neil Shah on Oct 3, 2017 10:30:00 AM


Labor laws are getting pretty complex, but with the right tools in hand they can become much easier to navigate. One growing challenge for employers in some states is meeting requirements around timekeeping and break length minimums. Documentation and validation of compliance may seem like a hassle at first, but solutions such as the Kronos Attestation Toolkit can ease the process while benefitting employers and employees alike.

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Topics: Kronos, Workforce Management

Always Ready for Takeoff: The Importance of Workforce Management in Airports

Posted by Neil Shah on Sep 26, 2017 10:30:00 AM


If there's one thing airports can't get enough of, it's efficiency — moving people from gate to gate and flights in and out safely, with comfort and at a reasonable cost. At the heart of achieving this are many hardworking people nationwide (1.2 million of them across 485 commercial airports) — and someone has the responsibility to keep them all taken care of. Thankfully, workforce management solutions today are well-suited to the large scale needs of these important aviation hubs and the people that serve them.

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Topics: Workforce Management

Global Growth Requires Greater Workforce Mobility and Flexibility

Posted by Neil Shah on Sep 19, 2017 10:30:00 AM PonyWang

The economy today is truly global, and businesses are constantly finding opportunities in new international markets. Global assignments are a common method for extending operations beyond borders, and businesses recognize the need to lay the groundwork for strong connections wherever their employees must go. New surveys by global health insurance company AXA Healthcare uncover common themes between employers and employee expectations who are worlds apart and highlight some keys for opportunities for operational success.

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Topics: Global Workforce Management

Happy Cloud Migrations for Workforce Management Solutions

Posted by Neil Shah on Sep 12, 2017 10:30:00 AM


By now, the "Cloud" is a well-established and often preferred model for business software solutions — workforce management included. As advantages of the Cloud have become clearer, many uncertainties that may have prevented businesses from adopting this model in its early stages have also been settled. While early migrators are already reaping its benefits, it's certainly not too late for businesses awaiting a confident verdict on cloud efficiency.

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Topics: Kronos Cloud, Workforce Trends

The Manufacturing Workforce of the Future Will Be Built from Within

Posted by Neil Shah on Sep 6, 2017 10:30:00 AM


It's no secret that manufacturers have already been finding it difficult to fill the skills gap with new generations entering the workforce. But even with the shortage of talent skilled in manufacturing crafts now, the gap is only going to get bigger without some changes across the industry. As the skilled workforce begins to age out, the pull for entry into the field needs to get more innovative. While there's no immediate fix, manufacturers are already finding ways to improve prospects at the present while laying the foundation for future workforce strength, and this recent study by Kronos for The Manufacturer has some great highlights.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Workforce Management

Considerations for Workforce Management During an Acquisition or Merger

Posted by Neil Shah on Aug 29, 2017 10:30:00 AM

It seems like every week the news is buzzing with talks of a possible new merger — from healthcare systems to tech companies and more. Take the food industry for example, which has seen nearly a 7% increase in M&A activity in the first 2 quarters of this year alone. For these endeavors to succeed, the real challenge is not in reaching agreement or gaining the proper approvals. The true test begins the moment a merger or acquisition is confirmed, as both entities begin integrating key assets and infrastructure, like workforce management systems.

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Topics: Workforce Management

Find Your Balance: How Standardization and Localization Both Benefit Workforce Management in Retail

Posted by Neil Shah on Aug 22, 2017 10:30:00 AM

It's not uncommon for there to be tension between HQ and storefronts in retail when it comes to IT, HCM systems and mandatory processes. For regional managers, some degree of autonomy is seen as a way to succeed beyond expectations, while business leaders trust in tried and true solutions, viewing experimentation as a risk. These days, both are likely to agree that utilizing a strong workforce management system helps avoid common productivity pitfalls, but choosing between standard and local capabilities can be a battle.

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Topics: Kronos, Retail, Workforce Management

Workforce Management Projections: Keep Mobile On Your Mind

Posted by Neil Shah on Aug 15, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Change is coming. Are you ready for it? A new study by Grand View Research projects workforce management trends through the year 2025, and the outlook is exciting. Overall, adoption of solution suites will continue to grow, but one key factor is expected to drive growth among new and existing system users alike. Just like responsive web design has met the needs of mobile-first visitors, the future of workforce solutions will be driven by mobile efficiency and mobility expectations of the incoming workforce.

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Topics: Workforce Management, Workforce Trends

Striving Beyond Work: How We're Encouraging Our Team to Live Big

Posted by Neil Shah on Aug 8, 2017 10:30:00 AM

  From L to R: WFC Group employees Jill Stidd, Neil Shah & Kimberly Scott

In a time when email and mobile devices have created an "always on" working culture, it's important for professionals and businesses to strike a balance. As a company with an entirely remote workforce spanning four time zones, we know all too well the effort, energy and discipline this all takes. That's why we've started an internal initiative to "Live Big," inviting our staff to take opportunities to pursue a personal activity goal outside of work, and we support them along the way.

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Topics: The WFC Group News

Raising the Bar: Hospitality Benefits When Employees are Engaged

Posted by Neil Shah on Aug 1, 2017 10:30:00 AM


When it comes to food service and hospitality, high turnover rates may seem like just another standard feature of the industry. But some employers are approaching the matter a little differently, and they're setting a great case for how improved employee engagement can challenge the normal perception. Here are a couple key lessons learned from employers recognized for outstanding business performance and overall engagement that can extend beyond fast food.

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Topics: Workforce Management, Hospitality