The Future Of Workforce Management Beyond Covid-19
Invest in Better Project Management Tools
During the pandemic, many businesses were forced
to let their staff work remotely. For some of those
companies, work-from-home policies were never
implemented pre-pandemic, leaving them scrambling
and unsure how to make the switch.
Supervisors initially struggled with how to manage
their workforce that was no longer operating out of
one central location, but what most of them found
through this experience was that it’s not where your
employees work, but how they get the job done.
Regardless of where your employees are working,
whether it be in your offices or remotely, managers
should always know where they stand on tasks.
For those who feared their workforce going remote,
chances are they may have not had proper project
management tools intact in the first place.
Whether your employees will continue to work remote
post-pandemic, or return to the office, better project
management is a big takeaway from this experience.
Awareness of employee tasks will help close the gap
of uncertainty with employees working from home.
Strive to create new goals and methods that will
bring cohesion to all corners of your workforce.
Use AI & Analytics to Reduce Labor Costs
Analytical data collection has spiked from the
influx of remote businesses. This means that the
insights businesses are collecting through analytics
are becoming more accurate and reliable. With
businesses losing a substantial portion of income
due to the pandemic, the reduction of labor costs is
more important than ever before. Analytical data aids
in leading you to make higher educated decisions
that will in return, save money.
While companies shouldn’t cut back on good
employees, they should make sure they’re being
allocated properly. Analytics can allow managers to
see who they need and why, which reduces under and
over staffing and keeps labor costs under control.
Companies can utilize artificial intelligence to help
streamline workflows and automate pay rules,
staffing and compliance requirements. Plus, analytics
can also predict future hiring requirements, calculate
current staffing needs, analyze compensation and
overtime, and optimize employee engagement.
Artificial intelligence and analytical data are
supportive measurements looking to guide your
business in the right direction. The largest benefit
to tracing analytical history is, over time, you and
your team can reflect on past trends to find the
source to existing issues or use this data as a tool
Workforce management is ever-evolving and
strengthens with every new experience. Now that we
have experienced the unthinkable, new approaches
have been brought to light, forcing us to think faster
on alternative solutions and utilize current tools for
new purposes. Preparedness towards inevitable
change is what truly sets apart those who thrive, and
those who don’t.
Guy DiMemmo is the CEO & Founder of VCS, intelligent workforce management software that
simplifies employee scheduling, time & attendance, human resources and payroll for today’s
modern workforce. Guy has over 20 years of experience creating software programs to help
companies of all sizes, across all industries, control labor costs, manage compliance risk and
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