3Sixty Insights Monthly Recap | January 2022

Recent Research Publications:

Research Agenda: Human Capital Management 2022

How much influence can HR have on the employee experience, really?” asks Brent Skinner, co-founder of 3Sixty Insights, where he leads the firm’s HCM technology practice. “It’s a good question, and the answer is probably not as much as aspirational, forward-thinking HR leaders would like. At the same time, this very aspiration is essential, as it will help to ensure the necessity and relevance of HR in the fast-solidifying calculus of the future of work.?

Research Note: Choose Your Own Adventure: Returning to the Workplace, Protecting the Employee Experience

A return to the workplace amidst a pandemic has been fraught with tough decisions often made in the absence of solid data. In detailing 3Sixty Insights’ findings and the firm’s expanding understanding of the issue, our goal with this report is to provide information that might mitigate the fog. The need to protect the employee experience is an inescapable business imperative. To do so, leaders need an ever-growing trove of benchmarks to help guide their decision-making. This is especially so for leaders in human capital management and wherever the workforce interacts with an employer, as HR’s fundamental role in these efforts will continue to evolve.

Market Alert: Immedis Delivers More Power to Users in Q1 2022 With New Functionality in Analytics and Mobile Self-Service

Immedis, the Ireland-headquartered global payroll outsourcer and related software provider, has announced the availability of new analytics and mobile self-service functionality for Q1 2022. Immedis Analytics expands the company’s real-time data analytics. Additionally, previously unavailable employee self-service functionality will be offered on both desktop and mobile platforms.

Case Study: Crescent Community Health Center Sees Significant Efficiencies in Implementing and Expanding its isolved Deployment

It can be liberating for a small business to deploy modern technology for human capital management and, in doing so, eliminate difficult inefficiencies to vanquish a heavy administrative burden in HR. In this case study, 3Sixty Insights delves into Crescent Community Health Center’s mastery of concrete HCM through the deployment of isolved People Cloud.

Recent #HRTechChats:

3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat with Doug Dennerline, CEO of Betterworks

Doug Dennerline, CEO of Betterworks, guested on the #HRTechChat video podcast to discuss why the traditional performance review is broken and how continuous performance enablement will become the norm in the near future of work. You need more than an HRIS-based, conventional performance management system to “close the loop between people, strategy and results,” as Betterworks’ tagline states. Dennerline explains why and gets into some of the how.

3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat: Multinational Luxury Fashion Brand Shares Details of its Success with Workday

The buying cycle for enterprise software and technology shouldn’t be a power struggle between departments. 3Sixty Insights is a research firm providing deep understanding of how to bridge the gap in perception and priorities between stakeholders. Through our research, we unearth strategic approaches for streamlining the decision-making process, successfully managing solutions, and maximizing value from business software and technology investments.

3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat with Michael Spataro, Chief Delivery Officer for Legion

For this, the latest episode of the 3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat video podcast, our co-founder, Brent Skinner, sat down for a conversation with Michael Spataro, chief delivery officer for Legion, a provider of advanced technologies for workforce management. Their discussion was wide-ranging, an at once practical and philosophical examination of organizations’ relationship with their hourly workforce in the retail and service industries and the pandemic’s long-lasting, profound impact on this dynamic.

Recent Article:

A Two-Year-Long Blip in Our Work Lives

Nearly two years ago, the entire world of work and rest of the world battened down the hatches to slow the spread of COVID-19. Following a period of what might be described as one part shock and another part fight-or-flight cooperation, most of us began to brainstorm how we might return to normal or some semblance of a future not unlike the past. It’s been justifiable, the hope to get back to the way things had been for as long as we could remember. Those conversations are still happening. The return has yet to come.

Legion Blog: Understanding Why There’s a Labor Shortage Now

Michael Spataro, our Chief Delivery Officer, spoke to Brent Skinner on the 3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat video podcast. They discussed the labor shortage and what many people are calling the “Great Resignation.” Michael shared his thoughts on what brought hourly employees and their managers to the point that they have quit their jobs during a very challenging economic and health-related crisis.

Michael described how Legion has responded to help companies in retail and service industries optimize their labor efficiency and empower their hourly employees. He referred to a Legion study, “Hour by Hour: Attracting and Retaining Hourly Employees and Their Managers,” conducted with 500 employees and their managers to find out what would cause an employee to quit their job and what companies can do about it

Making the Most of Your Corporate Events in 2022

‘Tis the season for new year’s resolutions. We’re all thinking about how we can do better in 2022, and if you’re a vendor planning to host events in the coming year, 3Sixty Insights has some advice to share.

We’ve seen many vendors going all-in on events in the COVID era. Some have been great; others, not so much.

Recent News:

3Sixty Insights’ Brent Skinner Named as Influential Voice in onalytica’s Recently Published: Who’s Who in Future of Work

Brent Skinner, 3Sixty Insights’ Co-Founder | Director & Principal Analyst HCM Research Practice has been named in the onalytica report: Who’s Who in Future of Work. The publisher, onalytica, is “an award-winning influencer marketing software platform that connects brands with topical influencer communities and helps them to scale and structure influencer programs globally.” Brent appeared in the “HR Tech” sub-section alongside several other, well-known analyst and influencers. From the report, “onalytica uses a unique combination of our proprietary software, human qualitative analysis and secondary research to analyze online and offline influence.”

“It’s an honor to be included in onalytica’s report,” Brent said. “I like the firm’s algorithmic approach to building its annual list, as this is most useful to the brands and leaders in human capital management earnestly attempting to figure out how to amplify their message. A report like this one provides them with a reliable picture of who wields clout in traditional media and the social media sphere.”

Latest White Paper from Logical Design Solutions Helps Organizations Accelerate Performance in 2022

LDS thought leadership content also includes the popular video-based “LDS On” series that delivers market-leading insights on the future of work. LDS On takes a deeper look at business-critical topics such as moving capacity planning to capability management; building an inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital future; and mergers and acquisitions in the age of uncertainty.

“This is about the future of work,” said Brent Skinner, co-founder of 3Sixty Insights and director and principal analyst of the firm’s human capital management practice.

Upcoming Events

HR Tech Alliances February Virtual Collaboration Zone: Partner Ecosystem Expo

we are happy to announce that we have partnered up with HR Tech Alliances and will be supporting them across their upcoming collaboration zone events… With the first one coming up on February 15 – 16, reviewing the Partner Ecosystem covering organizations such as: LinkedIn, Workday, iCIMS and others. You can find out more information about the event here: HR Tech Alliances February Virtual Collaboration Zone: Partner Ecosystem Expo. If you would like your organization profiled or to support one of your major partners at the event, please feel free to reach out anytime and we would be happy to coordinate a call with the HR Tech Alliances team to learn more.

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