The Global Workforce: Workforce Central 8.0.11 & Global Deployment
Director of Business Development
Sep 16, 2016
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Technology continues to make the world a smaller place. Global change is forcing organizations to rethink the way that they manage their workforce. Demographic upheaval and the ever-accelerating rate of change are just two of the global challenges organizations are facing. The Global workforce is encountering a digital transformation.
Technology, strategy and services are all necessary components to empowering the global workforce.
Organizations everywhere are shifting to a digital mind-set, changing the way that employees interact within the workplace. More than ever, the workforce is becoming mobile. “Today there are more than 7 billion mobile devices in the world,1 and more than 40 percent of all Internet traffic is driven by these devices.2 Yet teams remain far behind in deploying mobile solutions. Fewer than 20 percent of companies deploy their HR and employee productivity solutions on mobile apps today.” “Today there are more than 7 billion mobile devices in the world,1 and more than 40 percent of all Internet traffic is driven by these devices.2 Yet teams remain far behind in deploying mobile solutions. Fewer than 20 percent of companies deploy their HR and employee productivity solutions on mobile apps today.” (Deloitte University Press)
It is crucial that organizations begin to develop strategies that allow them to interact with not only a mobile workforce, but also a global workforce. Communication barriers are dissolving and organizations are searching for solutions to efficiently manage a global mobile workforce.
Workforce Central Version 8.0.11 features multiple advances in Global Deployment. With 25 percent of the worldwide workforce management market share, Kronos solutions are deployed in more than 100 countries. Kronos provides organizations all over the world with the opportunity to work with a single source for workforce data and to ensure compliance with regional legislation. The primary application of WFC v8 is to ensure that organizations are compliant with all local legislation and guidelines. Whether it is the European Working Time Directive, China’s maximum monthly overtime law, or the Brazilian Bank of Hours: WFC v8.0 can help organizations maintain compliance.
One of the added Global features that aids with compliance is the Multiple Work Week Definitions. Within an organization, different departments and regions may have a different start day of a week. Driven by compliance, there are different standards and different union agreements across regions. The starting day of a workweek is used in determining scheduling rules. The rules allow organizations to build optimal schedules for each individual region. The Multiple Work Week definitions allows organization to define the different starting days so that employee’s time is tracked accurately across the globe.
Global deployments are all about delivering the right view to the right part of the organization at the right time. Kronos gives global views into labor productivity. Executives can see the productivity, labor costs, workforce metrics, and even country metrics for each individual region. Executives can then identify the key elements that drive their business and hone in to see where they need to pull more specific data on any regions or locations on an employee level. The software allows execs to break down productivity, absentees, and overtime percentages for each specific region so they can spot trends, compare reasons, and ultimately identify the root cause. Providing these missing details or data allows organizations to make decisions faster and to positively impact corporate ROI.