Why It Isn’t Easy to Change Pay Policies

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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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Why Even Astronauts Need Good Schedules

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“Life in space is so complicated that a lot of logistics have to be off-loaded to the ground if astronauts are to actually do anything substantive.” And one the most time-consuming logistics is scheduling. Just to build the schedule for the U.S. side of the international space station requires a full-time team of 50 staffers.

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Who Else Tracks Workforce Data for Injury Prevention, Health, and Safety?

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There was an article on LinkedIn discussing employee risk prevention and vision problems specifically. It reminded us of our earlier work with Workforce Asset Management Book of Knowledge (WAMBOK), John Wiley and Sons 2013.

Look at your workforce data

The energy and manufacturing industries have long struggled with safety, risk, and fatigue management. They offer a variety of training and education programs, but tracking those alone is not enough. To be proactive in protecting our workforce, we need to look at our workforce data.

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