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Reflections from HR Tech’s 20th Birthday

By Jarrod McGrath | October 24, 2017 |

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I recently attended the 20th Annual HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas. Although a difficult time for the citizens of Nevada and further afield in America, it was an opportunity for us all to stand together in solidarity with the people of Las Vegas and lend them our support and encouragement.  #VegasStrong. For those wishing to keep their finger on the pulse of the HR world, HR ...

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The Changing Landscape of the Digital Workforce

By Jarrod McGrath | October 10, 2017 |

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I’m writing this article on a plane bound for Las Vegas, to attend the 20th Annual HR Technology Conference and Expo. It will no doubt be a difficult and sobering experience for everyone participating in the event, although I feel strongly that we should all stand in solidarity with the people of Las Vegas, in their time of need. As I ponder what lies ahead this week, I can’t help ...

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WFM-WTF | Disrupt HR, Brisbane 2017

By Jarrod McGrath | July 26, 2017 |

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Disrupt HR Public Speaking Engagement, July 26, 2017.  Is WFM part of your HR Strategy to manage your workforce effectively? Jarrod McGrath recently spoke about WFM's reach into people inspiration, brand loyalty, process efficiency and the digital workforce.  

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WFM | WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR - ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING!

By Jarrod McGrath | May 26, 2017 |

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It’s easy to look for some sort of technology solution to solve an intractable business problem. In fact each and every day software vendors the world over, spruik the latest and greatest technology ‘solution’ desperately seeking a customer problem to solve. The problem is if we constantly look to technology to solve every business problem, we miss a critically important component ...

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WFM | The Game Has Changed

By Jarrod McGrath | April 4, 2017 |

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Over the years achieving value from Workforce Management has been shrouded in mystery, with successful projects a little akin to mastering the dark arts. Thankfully however times have changed, nowadays it’s easier, quicker and more cost effective to deliver value back to the business, in fact you could say there has never been a better time to focus on WFM in your business.   In ...

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Pamposh Khodha | Why I joined Smart WFM ?

By Pamposh Khodha | March 10, 2017 |

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In the past few years, I've worked for some amazing technology companies and people whose talents and knowledge have inspired me and astounded me. People often ask what points do you always consider before you join an organization? I consider questions such as, is there a potential to grow, can I have a lot of impact, and how can the organization I work for create value? My first ...

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WFM – Making Employee Experience Great Again

By Jarrod McGrath | March 8, 2017 |

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A lot has been written over the last twelve months about employee experience and productivity.  In a recent article by leading HCM analyst Josh Bersin: A New wave of HR Technology Consolidation Begins Josh speaks about niche product suppliers building mobile first technology focused on “productivity” and “engaged experiences”, not just HR best practice.  A key take away from this ...

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WFM Moves Centre Stage In 2017

By Jarrod McGrath | January 31, 2017 |

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As the curtain lifts on 2017, it’s an interesting time to pause and consider on what lies ahead for the world of WorkForce Management? Prior to Christmas Albert Pang founder of ‘Apps Run The World’ published his breakdown of the WFM global facts and figures. I was pleased to see Albert correctly representing WFM as a core component of HCM, which many other industry commentators ...

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Is HR evolving or trapped in the past?

By Jarrod McGrath | November 21, 2016 |

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In his recent interview with Bill Kutik on Firing Line entrepreneur, investor and author of HR From Now To Next Jason Averbook, used a line that stopped me in my tracks. Discussing the changing face of the HR industry, he put forward an interesting hypothesis that many organisations are in fact focusing in the wrong area from a HCM perspective. Rather than focusing on the important ...

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#HRTechConf 2016 – WFM Wrap #FutureofWFM

By Jarrod McGrath | October 22, 2016 |

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Chicago, or the Windy City to its friends, has a lot going for it. Deep dish pizzas, great live music, the panoramic view from the Hancock tower to name a few. Last week Chicago added the HR Tech Conference 2016 to it’s list of attractions. This was my second time attending the conference and once again I found it to be a hugely engaging event and a great learning and networking ...

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