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Challenges in Paper-Based Case Tracking for Employee and Labor Relations

Challenges in Paper-Based Case Tracking for Employee and Labor Relations

Apr 06, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: employee and labor relations

One of the recurring challenges faced by employee and labor relations divisions within the HR departments of federal government agencies is gaps due to manual processes. Many employee and labor relations departments lack resources to make significant changes to their existing systems, and yet...

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How to Enhance Supervisor Visibility in Employee and Labor Relations Case Tracking

How to Enhance Supervisor Visibility in Employee and Labor Relations Case Tracking

Apr 03, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: employee and labor relations

Because of dated manual processes that rely on paper forms and spreadsheets, employee and labor relations supervisors do not have access to the key metrics to manage and evaluate performance of HR specialists. The lack of workload insights makes it difficult to effectively manage a large team.

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How to Establish Effective Workflows in an Automated Employee and Labor Relations System

How to Establish Effective Workflows in an Automated Employee and Labor Relations System

Mar 30, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: employee and labor relations

One of the primary benefits of shifting form manual case tracking to automated systems for employee and labor relations is the implementation of workflows. Predefined workflows, standardized throughout an agency, can increase case tracking efficiency, minimize bottlenecks, and improve supervisor...

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How Technology Tools Help Produce Better Quantitative Insights for Workforce Planning

How Technology Tools Help Produce Better Quantitative Insights for Workforce Planning

Mar 27, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: workforce planning

Workforce planning in federal agencies is limited in many ways by the current resources and technology in place. Agencies need to measure not only retirement and quit rates, but the impact of key factors on those rates, projections for workforce demand over a multi-year period, the productivity...

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Key Personnel Events that Influence Federal Hiring

Key Personnel Events that Influence Federal Hiring

Mar 23, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: workforce planning

The volume of employees needed to staff any single agency, combined with routine transitions, high retirement eligibility rates, and general turnover present several challenges that federal agency HR specialists need to address.

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How to Project Hiring Needs for Three-to-Five Years in a Federal Agency

How to Project Hiring Needs for Three-to-Five Years in a Federal Agency

Mar 20, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: workforce planning

Forecasting and preparing for shifts in the federal workforce is a recurring challenge faced by federal agencies. Several factors can have a direct influence, including shifts in the retirement rate among the large number of eligible retirees, mandates from the Office of Management and Budget...

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Identifying Gaps in Federal Workforce Planning Strategy

Identifying Gaps in Federal Workforce Planning Strategy

Mar 16, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: workforce planning

Federal agencies must evaluate several key factors including retirement and quit rates, to determine how best to map the size, scope, and composition of their workforce requirements over the course of three-to-five years. The hiring that happens today will influence the makeup of an agency for...

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The Importance of FedRamp for HR Retirement Software

The Importance of FedRamp for HR Retirement Software

Mar 13, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: FedRAMP

Many federal agencies still operate on premise data centers, manned by large IT staffs. Despite private enterprise and some agencies largely shifting to cloud-based solutions for HR operations, many government entities remain wary of such a major transition in how data is handled and secured....

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Addressing the High Number of Potential Retirees in the Federal Government

Addressing the High Number of Potential Retirees in the Federal Government

Mar 09, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: retirement

Concerns have been brewing for the past decade as the number of federal employees eligible for retirement soars. In 2000, there were around 94,000 federal employees aged 60 and above. By 2012, that number had soared north of 260,000. In 2018, there are an estimated 600,000 federal employees...

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Challenges in Computation of Retirement Benefits for Federal Employees

Challenges in Computation of Retirement Benefits for Federal Employees

Mar 06, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: retirement

Computation of federal retirement benefits poses several challenges for retirement specialists, especially those still using outdated software and manual forms. These roadblocks can slow down the process substantially, creating a backlog of work for the HR specialists tasked with supporting...

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