Would a 6-Hour Workday Be Better?

HR Daily Advisor

Some believe that the 8-hour workday is an arbitrary number of hours to work—one that needs adjusting. A number of companies in Sweden are switching to the 6-hour workday. An 8-hour workday was not set based on scientific evidence of maximized productivity.

The Wonders of a 6-Hour Workday

HR Daily Advisor

In yesterday’s Advisor we discussed the history of the 8-hour workday and some beliefs about how it might be modified with great success. Today we’ll look at the potential benefits of the 6-hour workday. Potential Benefits to a Shortened Workday. Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

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Top 50 HR Twitterati – 2015


Learn more about the metrics and tools we used. Here’s a quick legend for the metrics we used: Number of Twitter followers. Jennifer McClure (@JenniferMcClure) May 22, 2015. pic.twitter.com/HDuRGDh1wC — Matt Buckland (@ElSatanico) June 6, 2015. link] — Reid Hoffman (@reidhoffman) May 15, 2015. CEO [link] — Ted Coiné (@tedcoine) June 5, 2015. William Tincup (@williamtincup) June 3, 2015.

The HR Analyst Job Description: A Day in the Life


I help get Melanie and the kids out the door, then I drop off little man at the sitter’s before heading back home to jump into the workday full speed. Melanie usually gets home with the kids between 4:00 and 5:00 and that signals the end of the workday for me.

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Workday Community Voices: Louis Salamone, CFO at CityMD, on the Need for Speed


To support its rapid expansion and growth, CityMD chose Workday for its financial management, human capital management, and payroll needs. He recently sat down with us in New York, where CityMD is headquartered, to discuss how the CFO role is changing and how the company is leveraging Workday. Workday Financial Management has been key, as we can quickly set up a new entity, with all the accounting infrastructure in place, for each new location. Is that why you chose Workday?

“READ … MY … FAX!” Is NOT a Good Termination Meeting!

HR Daily Advisor

Yesterday’s Advisor celebrated Back to the Future: Part II on the date of Emmett “Doc” Brown and Marty McFly time-traveling to October 21, 2015—and it highlighted a few scenes that were surprisingly applicable to HR. HR 2015? HR Management 2015 Future Marty Game Plan HR

#Employee Feedback Is The Killer App #HR


New research by MRInetwork shows that 90% of recruiters surveyed believe that “candidates are now in charge” – the highest this metric has been in five years. A new market has emerged: Employee feedback apps for the corporate marketplace.

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Why You Need to Forget Everything You Know About Work/Life Balance

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

When you empower people to come up with solutions that work for them as leaders in the different parts of their lives—for example, starting their workday at noon once a week—people respond very favorably. By Kate Pavao.

Is It Time for Wearable Tech in the Workplace?

Asure Software

Large campus environments: Wearables (like Hitachi’s device) can be deployed to capture employee interactions, movements, metrics, and experiences. As technology proliferates into the workday there are a number of unknowns that company leaders can start to plan for. By Tom Loveland, Global SVP of Product Strategy. In just a few short years, wearable technology has gone from birth, to crawl to run.

How Your Business Can Keep and Attract High Performing Moms


Unfortunately, neither pregnancy nor newborns adhere to a 9-5 workday. By using performance metrics, it’s easier to make sure that what needs to get done gets done, and avoid unfairly judging parents who have been scarce around the office.

5 KPIs Every Professional Services Firm Should Track


According to a November 2015 report from Forrester Research, “The State Of Digital Business 2016 to 2020,” executives in professional services expect 49 percent of revenue to come through digital channels or products by 2020. With the industry changing so dramatically, professional services firms need to understand which performance metrics can help them effectively traverse this dynamic environment.

Why Performance Versus Promise Matters in the Cloud World


Industry analysts project that global software-as-a-service (SaaS) spending will continue to grow, from $49B in 2015 to $67B in 2018. Equally important, from a vendor perspective, is that trust helps inspire customer satisfaction, which is the critical metric for success in the cloud world. Workday has delivered 99.9% The post Why Performance Versus Promise Matters in the Cloud World appeared first on Workday Blog.

The Top 100 Applicant Tracking Systems in 2018


Workday. We use 3 different growth metrics with the time period of 2018 compared to 2017: Growth in # of new ATS clients added — These are the top ATS’s by number of clients added among the top 4,000 hirers we track. AQR (from Workday). Migrations To Workday.

The complicated and troubled history of the annual performance review

Fast Company The Future of Work

Flash-forward to WWI and WWII, when the military started using metrics , first to identify and dismiss poor performers and then to rank enlisted soldiers based on their potential to ascend to leadership. For example, by 2015 a report from the Harvard Business Review revealed that at Deloitte it took 1.8 Talk about a counterproductive way to spend the workday. “Yay, it’s time for my annual performance review!” ” said no worker ever.

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