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Smart WFM Launches Apitome Software Suite on 1st October 2019

By Jarrod McGrath | October 2, 2019 |

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  Expert software suite delivers measurable benefits to increase productivity and tackle compliance and other timely workforce issues Las Vegas, US, October 01, 2019 – Strategic HR workforce management consultancy, Smart WFM, has launched Apitome, a software suite designed to help businesses Align, Prepare, Implement, Track and Measure their workforce programs and processes. The ...

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HR - The Game has Changed - Perspectives from a founder bound for HR Tech

By Jarrod McGrath | October 1, 2019 |

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I am embarking on my fifth trip to the world leading HR Technology Conference. It’s held in the USA around this time each year and as the name suggests it brings those in HR together with a focus on the latest technology… This year for me is different, like no other trip I have completed before across the pacific to the USA and to the conference. I’ll explain why later. As we are ...

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Smart Talk with Rob Bromage, CEO IntelliHR

By Jarrod McGrath | September 2, 2019 |

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  Welcome to the Latest Smart TALK series between Jarrod McGrath and intelliHR (ASX:IHR) founder, Rob Bromage. In this 4 part series they explore people communications, data, automation and the #FutureofHR.   Communications & the Role of HR In the first Smart TALK they explore how communications have changed since the time of the industrial revolution... Our economy is now ...

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Vania Diaz | Why I joined Smart WFM?

By Vania Diaz | July 29, 2019 |

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Time flies. Over the past thirteen years I have worked, travelled, adventured and studied around the world. I’ve lived in almost every continent and built long-lasting networks with people from different backgrounds and cultures – often very different from my own. Putting people first and building real connections is my passion and is also very important when joining a new ...

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Engaging staff isn’t box ticking - Jarrod McGrath - The Australian, June 22-23, 2019

By Jarrod McGrath | June 22, 2019 |

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Engagement surveys have long served as an important part of Australian organisations’ human resources (HR) and people strategies. It’s vital to check in with your team, find out what concerns they have and make sure they’re happy, engaged and contributing to the business in a meaningful way. However, many businesses fail to engage at all, or do the bare minimum with little ...

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Smart TALK with Tracy Angwin, CEO Australian Payroll Association

By Jarrod McGrath | April 22, 2019 |

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Welcome to Smart TALK featuring Tracy Angwin, CEO of the Australian Payroll Association.  It this series we speak about what’s happening in ever changing world of Payroll.  We cover off five topics: 2019 Payroll Benchmark Report Payroll Automation Payroll Service Delivery #FutureofPayroll, and Skills for the future   2019 Payroll Benchmark Report In the first Smart TALK Tracy and ...

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Munna Abdullahi - Why did I join Smart WFM?

By Munna Abdullahi | March 12, 2019 |

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I recently started working with Smart WFM, a consultancy that focuses on maximising people value, productivity and experience. In the past I would have been surprised that I would have ended up in the workforce management space. The truth is that all the time I spent thinking about my career (a bit too many hours in hindsight) I had never thought about the workforce management ...

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HCM: HR + WFM + Payroll + Mindset | Workforce Management Planning

By Jarrod McGrath | January 16, 2019 |

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Before I begin … I’ve always found the term Human Capital Management (HCM) to be very in-humane and cost focused. To challenge this traditional mindset I am going to redefine HCM as “Human Collaboration Matters”. Nowadays, as the focus on people experience, not just people cost grows, specialist Workforce Management (WFM) systems are often being implemented alongside traditional ...

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Smart Talk with Marc Havercroft, COO APAC SAP Success Factors

By Jarrod McGrath | December 24, 2018 |

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Welcome to Smart TALK featuring Marc Havercroft, SAP SuccessFactors Asia Pacific COO. It this series we speak about customer maturity, the changing face of #HR & #IT, simplification and outcomes...All this in the context of keeping things human. We cover five topics: Organisational Maturity The Changing Face of HR & IT Simplification & Leadership: Top Down & Bottom Up Customer ...

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Smart Talk with Bill Kutik, Impresario HR Technology Conference

By Jarrod McGrath | December 1, 2018 |

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I am delighted to bring you the next in a series of Smart Talk discussions with HR authorities. In this blog, I speak with Bill Kutik who has commentated on and analyised HR technology for almost 30 years. Over a series of 5 videos we will explore: Bill’s time in HR Technology. The ‘Impresario’. HR Technology moving from ‘Technology for HR’ to ‘Technology for the Workforce Breaking ...

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