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How Artificial Intelligence is Affecting the Future Workforce

According to a 2019 Gartner Artificial Intelligence survey, 17 percent of organizations were already using UI-based solutions for HR operations, and another 30 percent planned to do so by 2022. The reasons cited for making the change include cost savings, an improved employee experience, and support for data-based decision-making.  What is Artificial Intelligence? Artificial intelligence […]

10 Ways to Ensure a Proper Work-Life Balance for Your Team

Employees can figure out how they spend their time, but support from their employer is critical. Managers who prioritize the health and well-being of their teams should take steps to understand what work-life balance means for each team member and help them achieve it. Here are ten practices managers can use to help their teams […]

How Has Workforce Management Evolved in Light of COVID-19? 

Going forward, many companies are planning on adopting a workforce management model that combines on-site, hybrid, and remote office work. According to a survey conducted by HR consulting firm Mercer in May of 2021, nearly 70% of companies plan on moving to the hybrid model even after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, with only 20% returning […]

What is Workforce Management, and How Can It Help My Company? 

Workforce management systems were originated in call centers to increase efficiency. Once productivity increased through the systems and processes, other businesses and industries followed.  Today, workforce management is described as a framework that organizations can use to improve time management, forecast staffing requirements, ensure regulatory compliance and produce analytical data about employee skills, training, and […]

What are the Three Stages of Workforce Planning?

Human resource experts have identified various common stages for multiple types of workforce planning. While different experts may say there are three, four, or five stages, all seem to agree on the basic planning process: analyze the current supply of employee talent and come up with a prediction of future demand; identify the gap between […]

Why Setting Short-Term Goals Can Have a Long Term Impact 

To turn a long-term goal from a dream into reality, you can make the work less daunting by breaking it down into bite-sized pieces that are relatively easy to finish. You can turn these chunks into short-term goals. While digital tools like workforce management software streamline the scheduling process for short-term goals, careful planning requires […]

7 Communication Mistakes to Avoid in the Workplace 

James Humes, a speechwriter for five U.S. Presidents, once described the art of communication as “the language of leadership.” In the workplace, use language to build an environment of transparency that makes every team member feel informed about the business and understand how company decisions will affect their role. Transparent communication builds trust, and studies […]

What Will the Future of the Workforce Look Like?

Is Working from Home Here to Stay? Many companies that were previously doubtful about allowing team members to work from home were able to successfully establish remote work programs in 2020. A survey of 800 employers conducted by HR firm Mercer found that 94% reported equal or higher levels of productivity during the pandemic. According […]

What is Workforce Management, and How Can It Help My Company? 

Workforce management systems were originated in call centers to increase efficiency. Once productivity increased through the systems and processes, other businesses and industries followed.  Today, workforce management is described as a framework that organizations can use to improve time management, forecast staffing requirements, ensure regulatory compliance and produce analytical data about employee skills, training, and […]





What Will the Future of the Workforce Look Like?

Is Working from Home Here to Stay? Many companies that were previously doubtful about allowing team members to work from home were able to successfully establish remote work programs in 2020. A survey of 800 employers conducted by HR firm Mercer found that 94% reported equal or higher levels of productivity during the pandemic. According […]

Top Workforce Careers for the Next 10 Years

According to a 2020 research report by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), “85 percent of jobs that will exist in 2030 have not been invented yet.” Understanding the future of work and how the workplace will evolve is key to deciding on a career that will take you into the next decade and […]

Top Workforce Trends to Watch Out For

Employers who want to keep their best workers and attract new talent must pay attention to this year’s workforce trends, or they may find themselves unprepared for the next wave of changes. “We’ve been living through the greatest workplace disruption in generations, and the level of volatility will not slow down in 2022,” says the […]

How a Lack of Transparency Can Cost Your Organization

Recent studies show that organizations that are more transparent, especially with team members, experience increased engagement, better collaboration, and higher productivity. When everyone is working with the same information and a shared vision, the entire team feels more connected. What is Workplace Transparency?  Glassdoor, the employer review site, defines a transparent workplace as “an organization […]

Top Ways to Measure and Track Human Resources KPIs

The activities of many human resources organizations can be categorized into three areas: recruitment, compensation (including benefits), and employee engagement. KPIs in these categories are among those most often used by human resources, provided they’re relevant to the organization’s business goals. Recruitment KPIs Finding, interviewing, hiring and onboarding new employees is one of the most […]

5 Effective Time Management Tips

1. Start with SMART Goals Try setting some SMART goals if you find yourself looking at a long to-do list with no idea where to start. According to Norman Vincent Peale, an early advocate of positive thinking, “All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to […]

How to Create a Workforce Management Forecast That Works for Your Business

Workforce forecasting can bring many benefits to a business, including reducing the risk of staffing shortages, providing an understanding of your current staffing skill set, and streamlining your recruitment strategy based on your forecasted needs. According to the Society for HR Management: “There is now an approach for high-performance organizations to develop and sustain high-quality […]

coAmplifi; The Future of Workforce Management Solutions

Where Did the Idea of coAmplifi Come From?  The idea for coAmplifi started long before the Covid-19 pandemic began. Technology has evolved, and we realized that the future of work would include more teams working in three types of environments: (a) remote, (b) hybrid, and (c) onsite.  However, none of the existing software offered everything […]

Best Workforce Management Software Solutions – 6 Common Features

What is Workforce Management Software (WFM)? Workforce Management (WFM) is a set of processes and tools used to optimize workforce productivity through strategic human resource allocation and embedded processes. It includes software solutions that automate key human resource functions, time tracking, scheduling, training, data collection, analytics, and forecasting.  Initially used in call centers to help automate […]

Tips for Teams and Team Members Returning to Work

The office may be ready for employees to return, but are they ready for the office? Many miss in-person contact and are eager to get back, while others have adapted to working from home and enjoy skipping their previous commute. In the middle are those who prefer a hybrid schedule that includes both working from […]

Why Email Task Management is Important

What Does Email Task Management Entail? Email task management means you’re using your inbox to track and manage tasks, projects, and perhaps even larger programs. All the operations associated with task management, including setting deadlines and priorities and assigning tasks to other people, are managed via email software. Most basic email systems only support sending, […]

8 Ways to Help Prevent Burning Out Your Employees

The National Bureau of Economic Research reports that the average workday increased by about 50 minutes in areas with lockdowns. This wouldn’t be a problem if the additional work time resulted in increased productivity, but the risk of work-from-home burnout is cause for concern. What is Job Burnout? According to the Mayo Clinic, job burnout […]

The Hawthorne Effect and Transparency in the Workplace

Many behavior experts believe that greater transparency in the workplace environment can bring about unintended changes in behavior due to a well-known psychological phenomenon known as the Hawthorne effect.  What is the Hawthorne Effect? The term Hawthorne effect refers to the results of studies of workplace behavior conducted by Harvard Business School professor Elton Mayo […]

Why is Wage and Hour Compliance Important for My Business?

Wage & Hour litigation can threaten the health of any business, so it’s critically important for companies to comply with current wage & hour regulations. The U.S. has a long history of laws that protect employee rights, especially those related to wage and hour. Unfortunately, adhering to Federal, State, and local regulations adds complexity to […]

How to Ensure All Time Worked is Time That is Paid

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing number of companies were allowing team members to work from home. That trend gained additional momentum in 2020. A recent Gartner survey reports that over 80% of companies plan to allow part-time remote work after the pandemic, and 47% intend to allow full-time working from home. According to […]

Tips to Create a Successful Annual Company Plan

Having a solid business plan is a crucial step when a company starts out, but many organizations fail to update their plan or develop a new one with each passing year. Lack of planning is one of the reasons 65 percent of businesses fail during their first 10 years, as reported by the U.S. Bureau […]

Here are 3 Ways to Build a Company Full of Transparency

Workplace transparency fosters openness between leaders and team members, creating a trust that leads to success. Transparency that brings real change doesn’t come with a one-time initiative — it requires an ongoing effort and a receptive company culture that allows team members to communicate honestly with management, and feel that their opinions and ideas are […]

How Your Business Management System Can Assist Your Annual Reviews

Many organizations spend a significant amount of time and money on annual raises and performance reviews without seeing a clear return on investment. Team members often feel they are unfairly evaluated rather than viewing a performance review as an opportunity for improvement. On the other hand, team leaders frequently complain that the review process consumes […]

10 Steps To Ensure You Won’t Miss Another Important Meeting

Whether held in person or online, face-to-face meetings offer the opportunity for like-minded people to come together for planning, brainstorming, and information sharing. When meetings are correctly planned, they can foster cooperation and lead to group solutions that meeting participants would not have arrived at on their own.  Planning a meeting and making sure all […]

Why Approving Time-Off Requests is Essential to Having an Electric Team

Managers often face a tricky balancing act when it comes to requests for time off. There’s denying that everyone deserves time off from work throughout the year for vacation, medical appointments, or illness. The problem is that approving time-off requests without careful consideration may keep team members happy, but the practice can seriously disrupt business […]

Why Tracking Time Is Better for Team Members

For businesses that use time tracking software to bill clients for hours worked, getting team members’ buy-in to the system is critical. Unless they use the system conscientiously, there’s no guarantee that billing hours are accurate. Even if hours aren’t billed, inaccurate tracking by team members can lead to missed deadlines, poor project management, and […]

Software That Will Improve the Work-Life Balance of Your Team Members

Your teams are not made up of robots, but of living humans whose well-being depends on satisfying other needs besides work. These needs may include family responsibilities, health issues, or personal development.  The difference in personal needs between team members means that work-life balance has many individual meanings. In general, work and personal lives are […]

How to Introduce Your Team to Project Management Software

Project management software helps streamline business operations by increasing team member efficiency and collaboration projects. It can also provide insights into project workflows and tasks. To realize all the benefits of a new project management system, it’s crucial to gain the support and opinions of team members. Transitioning to any new software is challenging, but […]

Why Your HR Deptartment Should Be Using People Analytics

In the past, attempts at using HR data as a decision-making tool were limited by the lack of tools to help pull meaningful information from team member statistics. Using multiple spreadsheets to derive metrics on complex topics, such as team member turnover and engagement, is challenging at best. The development of more sophisticated analytic software […]

How to Meet Deadlines Through Task Management

Prioritizing can be challenging when large, complicated projects that frequently change are involved. Project management software is excellent for tracking tasks for a deadline, but human input still needs prioritization. Being able to prioritize and manage tasks to hit a deadline in a dynamic work environment is a skill that takes time to master. The […]

Morale Killers at Work – 7 Management Mistakes to Avoid With Your Team

Since mid-level managers and team leaders can have a significant impact on workplace culture, they need to recognize and avoid behaviors that can undermine employee morale, decrease team member engagement, and contribute to team member turnover. Most managers don’t do this on purpose. Lack of experience and inadequate leadership training can lead to bad habits […]

Top 12 Essential Tips for Managing a Virtual Team

Major workplace shifts always come with some level of stress. Still, you can minimize losses in productivity by following a few essential steps based on the experience of companies with long records of using remote teams. These 12 Tips Will Help Managers and Remote Team Members Equally. Set Expectations From the Start. Remote team members […]

Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals to Foster Team Member Success

With more team members working remotely, individual, team, and departmental goal setting is more important than ever. Focusing on goals can make everyone more productive and successful, providing the goals are measurable and aligned with a company’s overall business objectives. One of the biggest challenges for managers is setting common goals for team members who […]

Avoid These Common Performance Review Mistakes

Performance reviews are an essential part of organizational and individual productivity, focussed on a review of team member performance. When properly given, they can boost communication, engagement, and productivity. When mistakes are made, the negative impact can lead to a team member becoming disconnected and looking for work elsewhere. Conducting team member reviews is one […]