Category: Workforce Management

What is Workforce Management?

Workforce Management (WFM) describes the methods employed by organizations to manage and optimize the productivity of its workforce. It’s about forecasting labor requirements and creating and managing workforce activities to get jobs done.

Every organizations needs a kernel of people with the right blend of skills, experience and know-how to made decisions and get jobs done. Many roles these days can be automated with Artificial Intelligence, sensor base devices, hardware and software robots. Nevertheless, there are still a wide variety of jobs hat humans do better!

It used to be solely about managing full-time employees, but increasingly the workforce is made of of freelance, gig and contingent workers. An increase in the use of software robots is also skewering how business leaders see ‘work resourcing.’

This means that way organizations approach workforce management to get jobs done is constantly changing and needs to be revisited frequently.

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CWS Summit North America: The Takeaway

We share our experience at the CWS Summit North America event, and some of the key takeaways we found valuable for industry peers.

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The Great Resignation: Bridging the Tech Skills Gap in 2022

The Great Resignation has led to a considerable tech skills gap. We outline the 3 ways businesses can bridge this gap in 2022.

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Taking diversity seriously: Why should organizations prioritize diversity and inclusion in their workforce strategy?

We’ve talked a lot about diversity in the past. But what we’ve neglected to do is explain why organizations should prioritize D&I in their workforce strategy. In this article, Chloe Mumford explains what it takes to be a progressive employer in the new era of...
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Why DEI Technology Matters For The Contingent Workforce

DEI efforts strive to bring gender and ethnic parity to the workforce. In this article published on Forbes, Sameer Penakalapati states how DEI Technology is here to help. Please note: The insights provided in this section are commonly republished from third-party...
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Top 3 articles this quarter

It’s been a busy period for Workspend and with the end of 2021 coming into view we wanted to share our hottest articles from the last quarter. Topics cover diversity in the workforce, the future of workforce management and talent management strategy. Click the links...
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Working “from” home or working “at” home: what is your team doing?

There are significant compliance-related differences between working from home and working at home. Find out more in this article.

7 Key Hiring Trends For 2021

7 Key Hiring Trends For 2021

Discover the factors that will be a significant focus for recruiters for the coming years with the recruitment landscape rapidly changing.

Five ways the contingent workforce has evolved post-Covid

Five ways the contingent workforce has evolved post-Covid

2020 has been a pivotal year for many businesses and the way they operate. Find the five workplaces trends that have changed the way we work.

How to find your perfect Contingent Workforce Management partner

Looking for a partner that can help your business to make the most of your flexible workforce opportunity? Learn how to choose the right one.

Total Talent Management combines RPO and MSP in one

Total Talent Management is an emerging strategy that combines RPO and MSP in one solution. What is its impact on management and recruitment?

The Future of Talent Strategies in 2021

These are the 3 flexible workforce trends for 2021 you shouldn’t ignore. Find out what to expect and how to prepare your business strategies.

Rethinking Vendor Management Systems for your Future Workforce

Vendor Management Systems (VMS) are used by businesses to manage the activities of their indirect staffing suppliers. As a subset of supply-chain management systems, they are increasingly important for organizations operating with a long list of suppliers.  One...

Envisioning the Future of Recruitment

Automation of the tedious tasks within recruiting and workforce management is happening and there’s plenty of opportunity to improve.

A Flexible Workforce: Before and After COVID-19

Talent leaders are increasingly looking for flexible, contingent workers to fill their vacancies. How do you build a flexible workforce?