A unified workforce management system ties together all of the core elements of a talent management system, including payroll, scheduling, leave management, time and attendance, and other essential HR services.
When all of these pieces are pulled together in one centralized platform, you can improve efficiency, do more with workforce data, and provide a positive employee experience.
Reliable HR metrics help you understand the success of people initiatives, as well as their associated costs. With good metrics, you’ll also have better insight into what’s working and what needs improvement, so you can establish priorities and track your progress. In 2021, tracking key HR metrics will also help you understand the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your workforce.
How and where you store HR data is more important than you might think. It impacts the efficiency of your HR function and the effectiveness of your employee management activities.
In an area as broad as HR, it’s easy to get pulled in several different directions. When running a busy HR department, you need to meet the expectations of employees and senior leaders, while also making sure you satisfy compliance requirements for hiring and employee management.
As an HR leader, you’re responsible for delivering programs that improve the employee experience and help the organization accomplish its goals. Achieving success in those areas requires meeting the expectations of employees and senior leaders alike.
From the moment an employee becomes part of your organization, they rely on support from your HR team. Examining the experience you provide throughout the employee lifecycle journey can help you see workforce management in a new light. You’ll not only understand the needs of the workforce better, but you’ll also identify new ways to improve every aspect of the employee experience—from recruitment to professional development and beyond.
As countries around the world enforce stay-at-home orders, employees across industries and geographies continue to work from home. Some companies have also had to furlough part of their workforce, while maintaining the hope of bringing employees back when possible.
It’s possible to attach a metric to just about any HR activity. However, not all HR metrics deliver the insights you need to bring value to the organization. To make informed decisions for hiring and ongoing workforce management, you’ll need to identify the HR metrics that matter the most.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, an unprecedented number of employees were sent to work from home in order to control the spread of the virus. Almost overnight, employees faced the challenge of finding new ways to stay productive and engaged, despite distractions in the home and feelings of isolation.
As the pandemic continues, many employees are still working from home—71 percent, according to the Pew Research Center. As the definition of “workplace” continues to expand, you’ll need to take action to help employees stay on track in their new work environments.