New Ways to Maximize Workforce Performance
Learning Management and Training
Systems & Services Buyer's Guide
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Volume XII, Issue 2  
April/May 2007 US$10.00
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Ed Colby, Kronos Incorporated
Guest Editor

In My Opinion
Restructuring and Relational Capital
By Theresa M. Welbourne, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Function Focus
Working Smarter as You Grow Bigger
By Jacques Gaumond, Technomedia Training Inc.

Private Eye
E-mail Filtering Guidelines Published by Article 29 Working Party
By Jim Jordan, Jordan Legal, P.C.

Inner Circle
The 21st Century World of Work: Five Megatrends Shaping the Future
By Jim O'Connell, Ceridian

Tech Notes
SOA in HR: Concept or Software
By Michael Rudnick, Watson Wyatt Worldwide

Mixed Bag: Aligning & Managing HR Service Delivery
Targeted Retention
By Himani Shukla, Index Corporation and Steve Freehling, Optimal HR Solutions

Solutions for 10K or Less
Who’s Next In Line: Thinking Smart About Succession Planning
By Rob Bernshteyn, SuccessFactors

Talking With
Ed Newman
Newman Group

The Back Page
Upgrade Now to Cookie Monster Version 9.5
By Elliott Witkin, Ultimate Software
 
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Workforce Optimization through Strategic Workforce Management Tools: How and Why the Tactical is No Longer Sufficient
By Tim Lett, Axsium Group Inc.
Done successfully, the benefits of an enterprise workforce management (WFM) solution are significant. The hard cost savings and productivity improvements related to how employees are scheduled, deployed, and compensated can result in investment paybacks measured in months, not years.

People, Productivity, and Profit: Why Workforce Management is the Next Strategic Performance Advantage for Manufacturers
By David Caruso, David Caruso & Associates, Inc.
The dynamics of global manufacturing demand that companies anticipate and respond to their customers’ needs, and to the fluctuations in the greater market, if they are to ensure optimal operating results. Therefore, workforce optimization, including use of automated workforce management tools, is very likely the next most important technology frontier for manufacturers.

Workforce Analytics: Driving Talent Management Strategies through Workforce Data
By Tim Phoenix, Bradd Craver and Ashish H. Desai, Deloitte Consulting L.L.P.
There are many dimensions to the talent crisis. We believe that through the use of workforce analytics, companies can drive the development of talent management strategies and increase the likelihood that they have the right people, with the right skills, at the right time for achieving their strategic business goals.

Workforce Analytics: Enabling HR Transformation
By Bruce T. Johnson and Bert Pereboom, IBM Global Business Services
Workforce analytics can only reach its full potential when driven by HR leadership that shares a strategic vision of the business and a commitment to providing the clearest HR information and insight possible to all key decisionmakers. It’s a daunting challenge, but one that HR executives must take up if they want to deliver full value to their organizations.

Preparing for International Deployments – It's More than Just Speaking the Language
By Seery Maggio and Allan Matos, BearingPoint
Many companies underestimate the amount of preparation and investment it takes to build the necessary framework for international project success. In today’s rapid deployment environments, preparing adequately for international assignments is a constant challenge, but it is well worth the investment in achieving success.

Tools for Managing the Effects of Fatigue on Workforce Performance
By Samuel Moise, NTI, Inc.
Achieving and maintaining a competitive business advantage often depends upon the swift identification of impediments to workforce productivity. Fatigue management is an emerging area of interest as fatigue results in billions of dollars from errors, lost productivity and lost competitive advantage. This article provides an introduction to a new technology and its role in workforce scheduling and optimization.

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