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Workforce Management: The Secrets of Managing Your Employees Effectively

Posted by Team Synerion on April 2017

19339650_s.jpgWorkforce management is a broad term that refers to numerous processes. Its main aim is to boost productivity, maximize employee retention and help every single worker accomplish the most that they’re capable of. If you want to manage your employees more effectively, you’ll have to pick the best techniques that will deliver optimal results within the respective organization.

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Topics: Workforce Management

The Simplicity of Integrating Workforce Management System Software

Posted by Team Synerion on April 2017

28753147_s.jpgHow does gaining more visibility with all of your business metrics, improving scheduling and reducing overhead sound? Probably pretty good if you're like the vast majority of business owners out there. So, how can you get to that more efficient promised land, and what role does workforce management software have to play? 

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Topics: Workforce Management

Cut Your Small Business Management Costs With Workforce Management Software

Posted by Team Synerion on February 2017

41402303_s.jpgOver the years, more and more small business management processes have moved to workforce management software for effective cost cutting and a more streamlined process. If you’re a small yet thriving business looking to move to online software for your small business management needs, here’s how workforce management software can benefit.

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Topics: Workforce Management

Six Ideas for a Fun Staff Event

Posted by Team Synerion on May 2016

photodune-1365812-working-team-celebrating-xs_2.jpgKeeping morale high and employees engaged takes more than just a morning pep talk. Fostering a workplace that feels like a community takes a commitment on upper managements' part and a little bit of fun. If you want to reward employees for a great fiscal year or simply get everyone together outside the office, consider these six ideas for a fun staff event.

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Topics: Workforce Management, staff event

Do You Have An Employee Assistance Program? Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Need One

Posted by Team Synerion on April 2016

Do You Have An Employee Assistance Program? Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Need OneThe Employee Assistance Program (EAP) traces its roots back to the 1800s when workplaces embraced the temperance movement and used the program to provide informal intervention for heavy-drinking workers. From there, the EAP has evolved to not only help employees but also their families when a crisis arises. Serving as an assistance program to meet financial, emotional, and physical needs of employees, an EAP ensures a sense of community and trust between employees and employers.  If you haven’t implemented an EAP in your workplace, here are four reasons you need to establish one today. 

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Topics: Workforce Management

Should Your Office Be Pet Friendly?

Posted by Team Synerion on April 2016

photodune-13882835-office-worker-boss-dog-xs_2.jpgAlthough the pet friendly office isn’t quite mainstream yet, as more employees aim to achieve work-life balance and more employers hope to attract the best employees with interesting perks, it is growing increasingly common. If you’re considering implementing a pet friendly office, there is some research you need to do before charging ahead. Consider these issues and decide whether your office is ready to be pet friendly.

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Topics: Human Resources, Workforce Management

Four Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Performance Review

Posted by Team Synerion on April 2016

Four Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Performance ReviewThe annual performance review can be nerve-wracking for even the most diligent employee. For many employees, it’s the only individualized feedback they receive about their performance all year. This year, rather than taking a backseat to your performance review, take the wheel and ensure that you receive more valuable feedback and a better chance for success in your career with these four tips. 

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Topics: Human Resources, Workforce Management, performance review

Workplace Automation: How the Rise of Non-Human Labour Will Impact Workforce Management

Posted by Team Synerion on March 2016

Workplace Automation: How the Rise of Non-Human Labour Will Impact Workforce Management The fictionalized workplace of the future isn’t complete without humanoid robots and machines working without the presence of a single human. While today’s workplace is shifting towards more automation, that landscape isn’t without its human counterparts. In fact, today’s workplace needs smart and skilled workers more than ever to ensure that automation is being used appropriately. As non-human labour becomes more commonplace everywhere from hospitals to restaurants, understanding your worker’s roles in that landscape is more important than ever.

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Topics: Workforce Management, workplace automation, automation

Could Older Workers Play a Critical Role in Your HR Strategy?

Posted by Team Synerion on March 2016

could older workers play a critical role in your hr strategy?With all the focus on millennial workers, older workers have often been resigned to mentor roles or being pushed out of the workforce altogether. Rather than offering their experience and skills to other industries, many older workers are stuck in the same job hoping to make it to retirement. For companies who recognize the immense value of older workers, targeting these candidates could be a play a pivotal role in their HR strategy. Learn how you can optimize your business' HR strategy around older workers. 

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Topics: Human Resources, Workforce Management

Working Less for Success: Could Reducing Staff Hours Boost Productivity and Your Bottom Line?

Posted by Team Synerion on March 2016

photodune-7334551-work-life-balance-xs_2.jpgThere’s a sweet spot when it comes to productivity, a number of hours where employees feel engaged through the shift and leave before that productivity starts to falter due to physical exhaustion and mental fatigue. In fact, it’s been shown that employees who work 60 hours a week are actually two-thirds less productive than their 40 hours per week counterparts. Still, many companies insist on overtime, long hours, and little rest in the name of productivity. The question of whether reducing your staffs' hours could actually improve productivity isn't as far-fetched as it sounds. In fact, reducing staff hours could launch your business' success.
 

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Topics: Workforce Management, Workforce Productivity, Employee Productivity

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