Human Capital Management

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A New Era of Workforce Planning

People are the most valuable asset of every organization. To maximize their value; though; management must think carefully about how to use them. Workforce planning helps organizations address every aspect related to employees; from overall head cou

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Benefits of Total Compensation Management

Compensation management is one of the most important components of successful sales and HR strategies. A well-designed process; comprehensive; timely information and frequent communications can enable companies to perform optimally. They�ll be able

Research Perspective

Clarifying the Value of Human Capital for Finance Professionals

Today�s CFO knows that human capital is an organization�s most valuable asset; but in practice most organizations rarely connect their investments in people to their overall financial performance. A primary reason for this gap is that business proce

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Creating a Social Enterprise for Managing Talent

Social collaboration now extends from people�s personal lives into their work. The tools that enable this collaboration are a natural fit for Human Resources; whose functions include communicating and engaging with employees. Our benchmark research

Research Perspective

Five Reasons to Use Social Recognition in Business

Engaging employees requires more than directing them in what to do; they also need to receive credit for their accomplishments. Such recognition helps improve the employee experience; according to our benchmark research on human capital analytics; a

White Paper

Five Ways to Improve the Employee Experience

The employee experience is comprised of the interactions that employees have with their organization over the duration of their employment. Innovative organizations are focusing on employee experience management to help all employees excel at their

Benchmark

Human Capital Analytics

The drive to connect employee performance and business success is leading organizations to apply analytics to a broad range of human capital management processes; including return on human capital investment; employee lifecycle management; recruitmen

White Paper

Human Capital Analytics

The drive to connect employee performance and business success is leading organizations to apply analytics to a broad range of human capital management processes; including return on human capital investment; employee lifecycle management; recruitment; performance management; learning and e-learning; succession planning; capacity planning and outsourcing. This is a development that is overdue. In almost all other facets people 

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Human Capital Analytics

The drive to connect employee performance and business success is leading organizations to apply analytics to a broad range of human capital management processes; including return on human capital investment; employee lifecycle management; recruitmen

White Paper

Human Capital Analytics Drives Strategic Business Decisions

In today�s intensely competitive markets; managers can�t rely on decisions based completely on gut feelings without running the risk of making wrong decisions that are costly in terms of both money and expertise. Instead they need high-quality infor

eBook

Human Capital Management: A New User Experience

Organizations no longer require their workforces to use complex business applications that force people to adapt their work habits to the design of the software. But the same isn�t true of the software they rely on to engage and retain employees. As

eBook

Improve Agility through Continuous Planning

A continuous planning approach that uses frequent portfolio analyses to evaluate new project demand against in-progress work will help organizations achieve greater agility; flexibility; coordination and accountability in their operations and project

Research Perspective

Managing Compliance with the Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a complex law with many compliance requirements that entails significant effort and expenditures by almost every organization. Thus; having a strategy and plan but lacking the required processes; information and

Benchmark

Next-Generation Human Resource Management Systems

The changes in HRMSs and other human capital management systems and the introduction of new technologies are facilitating an evolution of HR processes. Key focus points of this research will be to examine the changing role of the HRMS in organization

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Next-Generation Human Resource Management Systems

The changes in HRMSs and other human capital management systems and the introduction of new technologies are facilitating an evolution of HR processes. Key focus points of this research will be to examine the changing role of the HRMS in organization

Benchmark

Next Generation Learning

Learning management is increasingly vital to businesses for training; compliance; onboarding and performance management. The new research examined the impact of and interest in six next-generation technological advancements on business use of learnin

White Paper

Next-Generation Learning Management Systems

Ventana Research has delivered the Benchmark Research into Next-Generation Learning Management. The research examined social learning in the broader context of human capital management; evaluated how and where social learning interacts with other HCM processes; and reviewed technologies such as performance management and recruiting. This research informs suppliers and buyers; educates the market; and provides guidance on the receptiveness of participants to new technologies and products.

Presentation

Next-Generation Workforce Management

Over the past decade; workforce management has taken on aspects of workforce planning; assigning the right talent with the right skills to the right job at the right time and then managing the effectiveness of those employees in the tasks they�re assigned. As workforce management needs have increased along with cost pressures and global management complexities; effective workforce management software has grown in strategic importance as an operations tool that can be used to control labor costs; minimize risk; fulfill compliance obligations and improving workforce productivity. Out of necessity; workforce management software is evolving as the human resource management system (HRMS) becomes a system for talent management.

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Next Generation Workforce Optimization

To remain competitive in today's market; companies need happy customers. The quality of customer experience is dependent on the agent who handles interactions. Our recent research shows that organizations are actively deploying new channels of intera

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Next Generation Workforce Optimization

To remain competitive in today's market; companies need happy customers. The quality of customer experience is dependent on the agent who handles interactions. Our recent research shows that organizations are actively deploying new channels of intera

Benchmark

Next-Generation Business Planning

Today; budgeting and operational planning effrots are typically only loosely connected. In contrast; Next-Generation Business Planning closely integrates unit-level operational plans with financial planning. Relying on information technology; it enab

Best Practices

Next-Generation Business Planning

Next-generation business planning closely integrates individual operational plans with financial plans. Supported by dedicated software; it enables companies to plan faster with less effort to achieve greater accuracy and agility.

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Next-Generation Business Planning

Business planning encompasses all of the forward-looking activities in which companies routinely engage; such as sales; production and head-count planning as well as budgeting. Among the several benefits it conveys; planning helps to get everyone ont

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Optimizing Payroll Management

Payroll management has traditionally been in a domain of its own; occupied solely with ensuring correct and timely payment along with compliance with relevant regulations. As a narrowly focused and transaction-oriented process; payroll management has

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Optimizing Payroll Management

Payroll management has traditionally been in a domain of its own; occupied solely with ensuring correct and timely payment along with compliance with relevant regulations. As a narrowly focused and transaction-oriented process; payroll management has provided the required accuracy and timeliness but has been peripheral to the larger concerns of human capital management; which has been evolving around it rapidly. Over the last decade payroll management has been so widely outsourced that most of its services have been severed from the other HCM processes. As a result; organizations cannot readily connect payroll data to important related processes in today�s HCM landscape such as pay-for-performance strategies in compensation; nor to other core human resources processes. This isolation from the evolution of HCM has prevented them from using payroll information and planning in strategizing.

Value Index

Payroll Management 2015

In many organizations; routine functions can be overlooked as places for improvement; and payroll management is one of those areas. With the growth of integrated systems in human capital management; the once stand-alone function of payroll is being b

Research Perspective

The Business Case for Unified Talent Management

To retain skilled talent and attract new recruits; organizations must show clearly that the work these individuals do or will do has value � that it will align with and further the goals of the business. Creating this picture requires cohesive workf

Research Perspective

The Mobile Revolution in Talent Management

Smartphones and tablets began as consumer products; and revolutionary ones at that; giving users new ways to interact with information and each other. Thus; it was only a matter of time until employees insisted not only on bringing their devices to

Benchmark

Total Compensation Management

Compensation management is a key activity for supporting all workers and talent management processes. Determining and providing the appropriate compensation for each person; whether it involves base pay; merit pay or variable pay and incentives or bo

Presentation

Total Compensation Management

Compensation management is a key activity for supporting all workers and talent management processes. Determining and providing the appropriate compensation for each person; whether it involves base pay; merit pay or variable pay and incentives or bonuses; is critical to being able to attract and retain productive members of the workforce � full- or part-time employees; contingent workers and contractors alike. Incentive compensation tied 

Value Index

Total Compensation Management 2014

Compensation management used to address a very specific need; managing compensation. But as the information age has transformed how businesses utilize and leverage analytics; compensation management has grown in scale. While the main function is the

Research Perspective

Total Talent Acquisition for Today�s Job Market

Even when it is handled well; talent acquisition is an increasingly costly process in today�s job market. Hiring the wrong people or in the wrong positions wastes time; money and effort. The intense competition for scarce talent makes mistakes more

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Trends in Total Compensation Management

Compensation management is a key activity for supporting all workers and talent management processes. Determining and providing the appropriate compensation for each person; whether it involves base pay; merit pay or variable pay and incentives or bonuses; is critical to being able to attract and retain productive members of the workforce � full- or part-time employees; contingent workers and contractors alike. Incentive compensation tied to objectives often is critical in areas such as call centers; sales and field service. The complexities of compensation make more difficult the core challenge faced by human resources departments: keeping employees productive; satisfied and motivated.

Research Perspective

Why a Core HR System Is Mission-Critical

Many organizations find that their human resources information is riddled with inaccuracies; inconsistencies and duplications. A primary cause of these problems is the tool most often used to process; store and share the information: desktop spreads

White Paper

Work and Resource Management

As the pace of business innovation has picked up; many organizations have found it harder to keep up. Studies show that fewer than half of organizations have accurate project plans and only one-quarter can compare actuals to plans within three business days.

Viewpoint

Work and Resource Management

Successful companies are able to generate the maximum value from their investments. But doing that is not necessarily easy. Balancing work efficiency and effectiveness withing business areas and processes is often difficult - and in many instances growing increasingly so.

Benchmark

Workforce Analytics

Our Maturity Index analysis places only 12 percent of organizations at the highest Innovative level of maturity. The research shows that overall businesses tend to rely on traditional cost- and budget-related metrics and use spreadsheets heavily.

Presentation

Workforce Analytics; Benchmarking the Analysis of Data to Gain Business Insight

The findings offer fresh research-based information on companies' attitudes toward workforce analytics. They confirm that metrics and key indicators are important for workforce and talent management; used most often to evaluate performance and determine compensation. However; organizations face obstacles in the form of limited availability and 

White Paper

Workforce Analytics; Benchmarking the Analysis of Data to Gain Business Insight

The Workforce Analytics benchmark assessed organizational  maturity by examining the adequacy of people; process; information and technology competencies required to make the most effective and efficient use of analytics. The findings offer significant new insights into how analytics and the measures and metrics they provide are used by HR and corporate management. This research shows that most executives and managers view workforce performance as the most important metric; with performance reviews the most regularly 

White Paper

Workforce Analytics Enables Smarter Decisions

To achieve success in today�s intensely competitive market environment; businesses must take all steps possible to enable their employees to perform at their best and must allocate their workforce as effectively as possible. In Ventana Research�s vi

Value Index

Workforce Management 2014

Workforce management goes beyond tracking time worked; it also needs to provide tools to understand employee productivity and help maximize their time. As such; the Ventana Research Value Index: Workforce Management in 2014 analyzes current products

Benchmark

Workforce Management for Human Capital Management

Historically workforce management has been centered on tracking time and attendance; absence and leave and interfacing with payroll processing.

White Paper

Workforce Management for Human Capital Management

Historically workforce management has been centered on tracking time and attendance; absence and leave and interfacing with payroll processing.

White Paper

Workforce Management in the Cloud

Cloud computing is now well established as a viable platform for businesses to use in deploying and accessing applications; it has proven to be an appealing alternative to installing and managing them in-house. Cloud computing frees organizations fr

Research Perspective

The Digital Future of Human Capital Management

A new generation of digital technologies is extending human capital management (HCM) systems, making them simpler and more productive than ever before. Our benchmark research into next-generation human resources management systems (HRMSs) shows that deployment and optimal use of these emerging technologies have become a priority for all organizations considering improving the performance of their HRMS

eBook

Best Practices in Human Capital Management

An effective human capital management strategy should focus on engaging workers at all levels. To make the strategy successful, innovative organizations use a software platform that brings together human resources and talent and workforce management systems.

Viewpoint

Effective Compensation Strategies for Talent Management

Talent management processes have been steadily advancing over the last five years, along with organizations’ ability to efficiently manage hiring, performance reviews and compensation plans to achieve expected outcomes. But many organizations’ talent management has not incorporated market data into compensation applications, leaving them unable to ensure that