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Workforce Analytics: Changing and Winning the Game
Human resources (HR) is an increasingly strategic player in gaining a competitive advantage, especially in terms of workforce analytics. But HR organizations

player ratings  becoming a more strategic player in helping organizations gain competitive advantage. This is no more evident than in the area of workforce analytics, where HR leaders are being called upon to leverage workforce information for business success. To date, HR organizations have struggled with workforce measurement, largely because they’ve spent too much time gathering data instead of analyzing and acting on it. But that’s changing. As HR moves beyond reporting towards true information measurement— by

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player ratings  say to some BoB players claiming a staying power with their WMS products due to stronger Slotting, Engineered Labor Standards, Yard Management, and Task Interleaving capabilities? Along similar lines, they are claiming a staying power with their TMS products functionality to support a broad area of transportation processes including core carrier, fleet, and parcel, for both shippers and logistics services providers? Some also claim that SAP is in the process of releasing its TMS 8.0 in a controlled Read More

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