Ventana Research Analyst Perspectives

WorkForce Software Can Simplify Managers and Workers Lives

Posted by Mark Smith on Sep 22, 2011 9:05:17 AM

A key component of workforce management software is to aid in scheduling and tracking time and attendance, streamlining interactions between managers and employees regarding these aspects of the job and promoting compliance with corporate and regulatory policies. WorkForce Software has been growing rapidly over the last decade while meeting these needs with an application suite that covers issues from leave management to case management. Its product helps businesses deal with overlapping regulations from federal and state governments, union contracts and corporate-level policies, and is being deployed in industries such as education, utilities, banking, the public sector, entertainment and transportation, especially in midsize organizations looking for workforce efficiency. The company is expanding its global reach through its partners and distribution channel.  

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Topics: Performance Management, Social Media, Human Capital Management, human resources, Metrics, performance indicators, Operational Performance, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Business Mobility, Business Performance, Cloud Computing, Financial Performance, Workforce Performance, Compensation, productivity, salary benchmarking, talent acquisition, Talent Management, talent management metrics, Workforce Analytics, workforce software

Mercer Updates Total Compensation Management To Help Retain Talent

Posted by Mark Smith on Sep 19, 2011 12:16:32 PM

To retain talent, organizations must ensure that their workforce’s compensation is comparable to that of their industry peers. As part of this effort, they should integrate compensation reviews with goal and performance reviews to ensure employees are paid their fair market value; otherwise the best talent will become a flight risk. Many organizations understand this; in our performance management for talent management benchmark research, two-thirds said they want to integrate compensation with the review process. But most companies have more to do; they need to establish a continuous process that compares all information on new hires, promotions and market events, at least as part of an annual performance review or preferably every quarter. They should not delay change until employee feedback or exit interviews indicate that being underpaid is a primary reason for people leaving.  

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Topics: Performance Management, Social Media, Human Capital Management, human resources, Mercer, Metrics, performance indicators, Operational Performance, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Business Mobility, Business Performance, Cloud Computing, Financial Performance, Workforce Performance, Compensation, productivity, salary benchmarking, talent acquisition, Talent Management, talent management metrics, Workforce Analytics

Taleo Innovates Talent Management with Social Media and Mobile Computing

Posted by Mark Smith on Sep 14, 2011 9:09:09 AM

At this year’s Taleo World conference in San Francisco, more than 1,600 Taleo customers learned about the company and its suite of talent management applications. A major theme of the conference was the company’s investment in mobility and social media and the intersection of those trends with collaboration tools.

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Topics: Performance Management, Social Media, Human Capital Management, human resources, Metrics, Mobile Applications, mobile strategy, mobile workforce, performance indicators, social recruiting, Operational Performance, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Business Mobility, Business Performance, Cloud Computing, Financial Performance, Workforce Performance, Compensation, productivity, talent acquisition, Talent Management, talent management metrics, Taleo, Workforce Analytics

ADP’s Provides Tools to Simplify Workforce Mobility

Posted by Mark Smith on Aug 25, 2011 9:28:31 AM

I recently got an update on mobile applications and strategy for smartphones from ADP, the $9 billion provider of applications and services in human resources, payroll and benefits. By acquiring and partnering with organizations, ADP has become the largest provider in this segment while focusing on providing added value and new offerings to its customers. For some companies, being such a large business  human capital management and talent management software could inhibit its agility, but ADP has quickly made progress in bringing its first generation of applications to the Apple iOS platform for iPhone.  

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Topics: Performance Management, Human Capital Management, human resources, Mobile Applications, mobile strategy, mobile workforce, Operational Performance, Apple, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Mobility, Business Performance, Cloud Computing, Financial Performance, Workforce Performance, iPhone, productivity, talent acquisition, Talent Management, talent management metrics, Workforce Analytics

eThority 5 Brings Analytics to Life

Posted by Mark Smith on Aug 17, 2011 11:42:41 AM

It is evident that business analytics is now a core business process in most organizations, but as our benchmark research on the topic shows, many have a lot of room to improve in how they use it. A dedicated provider of analytics tools, eThority continues to advance its technology to supply flexibility for the needs of a range of professionals from business management to analysts. 

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Topics: Performance Management, Social Media, Human Capital Management, human resources, Metrics, Mobile Applications, mobile strategy, mobile workforce, performance indicators, Operational Performance, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Business Mobility, Business Performance, Cloud Computing, Financial Performance, Workforce Performance, Compensation, productivity, talent acquisition, Talent Management, talent management metrics, Workforce Analytics