The Coronavirus Pandemic: The Morning After…..Delayed – by Bob Greene, Ascentis

“Failing to plan … is … planning to fail.” (quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin) On December 13, 1972, Irwin Allen’s arguably most famous disaster flick, The Poseidon Adventure, debuted. Ultimately producing $125 million in box office (that was BIG back then, second only that year to The Godfather), it also produced just one Oscar win, for Best Song, “The Morning ...

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Rethinking Workforce Planning in Times of Uncertainty – by Mick Collins, Chair, IHRIM

The phrase “getting the right people, in the right place, with the right skills, at the right time, and at the right cost” is synonymous with the most common type of long-term forecasting: strategic workforce planning. The methodology, in which HR and their business partners forecast – in time horizons ranging from 3-10 years – the demand for, and supply ...

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The Coronavirus Pandemic: What We’ve Learned So Far – by Bob Greene, Ascentis

“This virus is essentially malware aimed at the source code of humanity.” – Amy Webb, Quantitative Futurist On the last day of January, 2020, the average HR Information Technology professional in America was probably upbeat, working within a thriving economy, challenged by projects designed to harness the latest HR technology innovations, and focused on typical HCM tasks, such as: helping ...

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HR Technology in the New Remote Work Environment – by Jessa Kilgore, HR Technology Practice Lead, NicemTech

Last year I spoke at the Garden State SHRM Conference on “Creating the New On-Line Experience for Your Workforce”, just months before the first COVID-19 case in China. Back then no one knew how the virus would significantly change the way we work and manage employment, making businesses’ on-line interactions more critical than ever. Companies that had already moved their ...

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