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 New World of Ultimate Kronos Group – by Dan Vander Hey

Author’s Note: Greg Swick, Chief Sales Officer, and Jody Kaminsky, Chief Marketing Officer, both of Ultimate Software, were interviewed and contributed to this article. Representing the largest merger of employees and shared customers in the HCM market in over a decade, the merger agreement by Ultimate Software and Kronos sets an aggressive pace for HCM market growth and opportunism in ...

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When Machines Do Everything – by Ben Pring

Artificial intelligence has left the laboratory (and the movie lot) and is in your building. It’s in your home. It’s in your office. It’s pervading all the institutions that drive our global economy. From Alexa to Nest to Siri to Uber to Waze, we are surrounded by smart machines running on incredibly powerful and self-learning software platforms. And this is ...

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