The Workbrain Watch

Are You Hiring?

05/03/2011

McDonald’s to Hire 50,000 in one day! (Aaron Smith, CNNMoney.com, April 4, 2011) Employers plan to hire 19.3% more recent graduates this year, says a report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, stated in USA Today on April 22, 2011. (Marisa Kendall) The National Institute of Standards and ... Continue reading Are You Hiring? »

Workbrain for 2011 and Beyond

04/01/2011

Last fall, I blogged about the release of Workbrain 5.1 and what it means to you, our customers. Your response to the general availability of that release has justified our technical focus. Workbrain 5.1 delivered significantly on the total cost of ownership (TCO) initiative, based on our in-depth review of ... Continue reading Workbrain for 2011 and Beyond »

Investing in Your Business: Is Now the Time?

03/14/2011

Recently, President Obama said that businesses are sitting on over $2 trillion dollars waiting for demand to increase before they expand, and that it’s time for businesses to invest. His focus on increasing investment is twofold: economic growth and infrastructure improvements. Setting aside the political arguments on both sides over ... Continue reading Investing in Your Business: Is Now the Time? »

Sizzling Technology and the City

02/01/2011

Two weeks ago, Infor exhibited and presented at the NRF 100th Annual Convention and Expo at the Javits Center in New York City. As usual, the center was bustling with retailers, vendors, and analysts keen to reconnect with customers, suppliers, and industry peers to discuss emerging trends and share experiences. ... Continue reading Sizzling Technology and the City »

Labor Statistics Summary and Analysis for December 2010

01/25/2011

So what’s been happening in the labor markets? Here’s my take on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly employment report. Isn’t it great to ring in the New Year with some good economic news? The month of December, known for all its holiday glitter, parties, and precious family time, now ... Continue reading Labor Statistics Summary and Analysis for December 2010 »

Employers Triple Play Protection

01/04/2011

In my last two posts, I discussed the Department of Labor (DOL) as a primary influencer on how you set your policies and procedures around paying people through Administrative Interpretations and the We Can Help program. Both are beneficial to your employees, but how do you protect your business—and yourself—from ... Continue reading Employers Triple Play Protection »

About the Negative Power of Understaffing

12/21/2010

Last Saturday, I visited a Starbucks location close to Times Square in Manhattan. I’d taken my family to New York for the weekend to burn some free Starwood nights I’d racked up during my consulting travels. Young children + no babysitter = early nights. So, we were already headed back ... Continue reading About the Negative Power of Understaffing »

Labor Stats Summary and Analysis for November 2010

12/17/2010

So what’s been happening in the labor markets? Here’s my take on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly employment report.As the year quickly draws to a close and the 111th Congress wraps up its final session, there are still so many uncertainties. Will the Bush-era tax cuts be extended? If ... Continue reading Labor Stats Summary and Analysis for November 2010 »

How Does “We Can Help” Really Help?

12/15/2010

In my last post, I began a discussion on the Department of Labor (DOL) as a primary influencer on how you set your policies and procedures around paying people. We focused on the DOL’s turn from issuing Opinion Letters to issuing Administrative Interpretations and the impact on your business (no ... Continue reading How Does “We Can Help” Really Help? »

New Research: Why Implement a WFM System? Increased Net Profit and Employee Morale, That’s Why

12/03/2010

A new survey of executives at primarily large companies brings up some interesting findings: Most executives lack important workforce management capabilities for labor forecasting, staffing, scheduling, and adjusting for the unforeseen. The survey of 107 enterprises by Gatepoint Research shows that more than 85% can’t automate schedule-swapping requests that make ... Continue reading New Research: Why Implement a WFM System? Increased Net Profit and Employee Morale, That’s Why »

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