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Wearables in the Workplace: What to Watch for in 2017

Posted by Neil Shah on Mar 21, 2017 10:30:00 AM

The conversation around wearable tech is still very much alive, though more of a cautious whisper. A lot is happening behind the scenes, and there's plenty of speculation around what new advances will be made to integrate new technological advantages into our work and daily lives. What's clear is the next evolution of compact, personal gadgets is not far off, so it's worth considering the implications they'll have for your workplace sooner rather than later.

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Topics: Workforce Trends

Improving the State of the American Workplace: Don’t Forget the Basics

Posted by Neil Shah on Mar 7, 2017 10:30:00 AM

If only one-third of your workforce could be considered “engaged,” would you be worried?

Turns out, that’s the national average according to Gallup’s latest report: State of the American Workplace. In it, Gallup claims we’re in the midst of an employee engagement crisis. That stands to reason, because when two-thirds of any employee-base is disengaged or indifferent, then productivity and profitability suffer. Striving for better employee engagement can have measurable benefits for every business. But where should you begin?

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Topics: Workforce Trends

Struggling to Engage Remote Team Members? Here's How We Do It

Posted by Neil Shah on Feb 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Our workforce at The WFC Group is entirely remote. While we recognize the challenges that come with a modern, technology-centered dynamic of working remotely, we consider the structure a benefit to our valuable employees and an asset to our company as a whole.

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Topics: Workforce Trends

What about the 40%? The Case for Full-Time IT Employees

Posted by Neil Shah on Jan 17, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Outsourcing has become nearly synonymous with IT and technology. As our reliance on the cloud and Internet connections grows, so does our openness to flexible or contractor hires. For years, among the most popular workforce trends are virtual work environments and the Gig Economy, in which workers are hired on a per-project or one-off basis.

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Topics: The WFC Group News, Workforce Trends

A New Year of Technology: Workforce Trends for 2017

Posted by Neil Shah on Dec 20, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Technology is an ever-changing tool, and with 2017 around the corner, we always like to take some time to understand the trends in the new year. Our expectation for workforce management trends in 2017 reflects the intersection of changing technology and the human touch.

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Topics: Kronos Cloud, Kronos Workforce Ready, Workforce Trends

Remote on the Rise: Virtual Work Environments More Than a Perk

Posted by Neil Shah on Aug 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM

As mobile and communication technology develops alongside employer desires for efficiency and cost-cutting measures, the demand for a remote workforce continues to gain popularity. In addition, Millennials rising in leadership insist on work-life balance and flexible work hours, knowing they can provide high-quality work from nearly anywhere. 

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Topics: Workforce Trends

Mobile Devices Using Integrated Technology Reveal Efficiency, Financial Opportunities for Companies

Posted by Neil Shah on Jul 19, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Gone are the days when only select employees in management carry a phone or pager, issued by their employers. These days, everyone has a smart phone at his or her side nearly every moment — and, sometimes, a second or third mobile device as well (even wearable technology!).

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Topics: Workforce Management, Workforce Trends

Generation Z’s ‘From Birth’ Relationship to Technology, and the Workforce Impact

Posted by Neil Shah on Jul 6, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Generation Z, those born from the mid-1990s through today, are now starting to emerge from high school and college to enter the workforce.

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Topics: Workforce Trends

From Healthcare to Well Care: Health and Happiness in the Workplace

Posted by Neil Shah on Jun 14, 2016 10:30:00 AM

There’s a lot of talk about healthcare in the workplace, with coverage and laws constantly changing, forcing organizations to manage their workforce management systems more closely, but there’s a key aspect often lost in the technical discussion.

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Topics: Workforce Trends

Can Leaders Adapt to a Millennial Workforce?

Posted by Neil Shah on Oct 13, 2014 1:06:43 PM

Last week’s look into the rise of remote workers provided a glimpse into the greater movement towards globalization in the workforce. I mentioned that the Millennial generation has been one of the driving forces towards a remote workforce, but this cohort is bringing about an evolution far beyond remote working, and it’s questionable whether current leaders are ready for it. Millennials currently make up 34% of the global workforce and will reach an estimated 50% by 2020 according to a study by PwC. Objectively, it’s important for today’s leaders to know the changes that Millennials are bringing to the workplace and to understand what we must do to prepare them for leadership roles.

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Topics: Workforce Trends