SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—July 15, 2015. As businesses around the globe look for better ways to manage their workforce and control their labor costs, they will need more than just tools. They will need a standard of competency on how to use workforce management technology and apply best practice.
This week the Association for Workforce Asset Management (AWAM), designer of the Workforce Asset Management Professional (WAM-Pro®) Certification Program, and Presence of IT, a global leader in Workforce Management and HR/Payroll solutions, will partner on a project to create a workforce management certification program specially tailored to the needs of the Australian market. Subject matter experts and leaders will come from all corners of the continent to develop this program, the first of its kind in Australia.
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And they said documentation was boring… Workforce lawsuits come in a variety of flavors, but most employers don’t anticipate that firing an employee for poor attendance can turn into a defamation claim. For example, although a manager states in his defense that he fired an employee for tardiness, the employee could contest that it was due to discrimination (sex, age, ethnicity, medical condition, etc.). Employers using workforce management systems could have some defense, however.
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A NEW PRECIOUS RESOURCE: DATA
Data is more critical now than ever and seems immune to the laws of inflation. In fact, cashing in early on data goldmines typically results in immediate and long-term value.
However, even though the data has a high profile and proven value, most organizations still do not have a plan or process around how to find, mine, refine, and cash-in on their workforce management data.
In this paper, we will use the gold mining process as a guide to converting data rubble into data gold.
Check out this paper on our www.AWAMpro.com website under “WAM-Pro Papers”!
With the incessant chatter around preserving our talent, we forgot to retain their attention. A recent Gallup Poll states that in 2014 we only engaged about 3 in 10 people at work. The heart of the retention conversation certainly focuses on keeping top talent, but in practice, businesses base turnover metrics on the average, not the top percentile. So is it really about just keeping the talent we have, or is it more about better engaging those resources?
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A plant without roots is easily re-potted; any labor negotiator would likely agree. Recently, we saw IBM quickly reverse their Uber reimbursement policy, which should come as no surprise. It was frivolous—not rooted to any cause or reason—so it was easily plucked from its plot. A slightly embarrassing moment for IBM perhaps, but the blush will soon fade. This is not the case for more intrinsic corporate policies.
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Would you like to discuss more workforce management issues and technology in person? There are others like you and they need a leader. Contact AWAM to get introduced to your local chapter.
Want to earn recertification credits? Write or review items for the Certification in Workforce Asset Management (CWAM) exam. Contact us to find out more!
Even a WAM-Pro could gain a lot from this year’s Workforce Software Vision Conference. With Workforce Software’s announcements about their compliance guarantee and their latest software features, it is clear that WFS believes there is more to workforce management than just time and attendance.
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Leaders of the Pack: Key Replicon Professionals Pursue WAM Certification
REDWOOD CITY, CA—March 31, 2015. This month, members of Replicon began the WAM-Pro® Certification Program. This elite group of practitioners and leaders are pursing the certification in workforce asset management (CWAM) designation to enhance and confirm their knowledge on workforce management (WFM) best practice and gain recognition for their experience with WFM technology (time and attendance, scheduling, absence and leave management, data management, data analytics, etc.).
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How many of you had a retail or restaurant job before, during, or after college?
- Today, 39% of retail employees are under 28 years old
- The average age of retail employees (37 years old) is right around the average for all industries (41 years old).
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