Writing a Request for Proposal is no easy process, especially when it involves vetting workforce management systems. As reputable WFM implementers and a Kronos Accredited Partner, we've answered many. Throughout these experiences, we've come to understand what makes for strong RFPs — the kind that result in decisively clear workforce management solutions and strong partnerships. As consultants, we've been happy to assist with every stage of RFP development, from final assessment to drafting the document altogether, lifting disruptive burdens from businesses. Here are a couple valuable lessons we'd like to share.
Topics: Workforce Management
Before even settling on a new solution, the single act of proposing changes to a workforce management system is a huge task. It's important to realize that there are many more stakeholders involved than just leadership. By gathering viewpoints from every level of usership, you can prime yourself with a comprehensive case for upgrading or implementing a new workforce management solution. Here are a few tips to help start building your case:
Last week we came back from our annual company summit. Quick recap: our summit brings together our entire crew, all of whom work remotely from coast to coast. It's our opportunity to reflect and grow together.
Topics: The WFC Group News
Summit season is in full swing, and we're soaking up every second of it. Fresh off the heels of our sponsorship and attendance of the 2017 Kronos Manufacturing Executive Summit, we're now gearing up for a fresh look at the evolving state of workforce management for retail and hospitality at the 2017 Kronos Retail and Hospitality Executive Summit in Lake Tahoe, which we are attending and sponsoring. This year's summit is bound to be enlightening. Here are a few timely things we look forward to discussing next week.
As you may know, The WFC Group employs a team of talented people from coast to coast. And once every year we bring everyone together for three days - to learn, grow and strengthen our connection. This year, we're excited to head southwest to San Diego!
Here's a little peek at what we have planned for our productive getaway:
Topics: The WFC Group News
My name is Travis Burgan, one of The WFC Group’s Kronos Workforce Ready experts. I’ve worked with the platform since it was first developed, and I’m excited to be guest blogging today about the advantages of the platform for larger businesses!
Although it was designed around the needs of small and medium-sized businesses, Kronos Workforce Ready can be as equally helpful to larger companies that are hesitant about an enterprise solution.
Topics: Kronos Workforce Ready
The Cloud is alive and well in 2017 - and that should come as no surprise. We included the increasing normality of Cloud adoption in our workforce predictions for the new year without any hesitation, and new data about 2016 only strengthens our position. We're well versed in the ROI cloud-based systems like Kronos Workforce Central can provide (especially as a proud accredited partner), and these benefits have businesses of all sizes acclimating to the idea of change.
It's hard to believe the Kronos Manufacturing Executive Summit is taking place in just a few short weeks in sunny Coronado, California! As a Kronos Gold Accredited Partner and a proud sponsor of this event, we can't wait to dive into discussions.
How well do you know your workforce? Would you say well enough, or do you wish you knew a little more? There are many ways to build a better understanding of employees and the underlying trends in a workforce, and people analytics is a great way to use the knowledge you gain to make meaningful improvements to your overall business performance. This practice bridges technology and human expertise that can boost Human Resources departments into the present.
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Whether your business is testing a workforce management replacement or adding to an existing one, a pilot program is an excellent way to optimize a configuration to meet your needs. Ultimately, a pilot program should help iron out any kinks in a chosen solution before scaling, but there are a couple key things to keep in mind that should help guide early program decisions.