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. Two years is no longer a blip. The new normal is just that. It’s normal now. The word new does not connote anything other than that the new normal is […]

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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. Below are our takeaways from the past few years. First, let’s agree that event hosts should always offer virtual options. Even as we prepare for more in-person events, we must continue to provide virtual accessibility. If COVID has proven one thing, it’s that we are all living with uncertainty: about the future, about the right decisions, and about our own and others’ comfort levels. At this point, […]

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

The world of work continues to claw back from its initial, hasty reactions to the pandemic and settle into more deliberate, longer-term responses and practices. In doing so, organizations have endeavored to recover from the disruption and make sense of the aftermath. Through surveys and introspection, many have examined the impacts their actions have had on their people. Against this backdrop, 3Sixty Insights continues with a keen interest in learning how related attitudes and realities have shifted around the employee experience—its importance, its priority. (3Sixty Insights BWSRP2154 – “COVID-19, WFH, and the Long View: Can HCM Protect the Employee Experience?,” May 2021). For one, our view of the relationship between HR and the employee experience has sharpened. Informed by observation, as well as interviews with […]

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

For this, the latest episode of the 3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat video podcast, our guest was Michael Spataro, chief delivery officer for Legion, a provider of advanced technologies for workforce management (WFM). Michael and I enjoyed a wide-ranging, at once practical and philosophical discussion of organizations’ relationship with their hourly workforce in the retail and service industries. Legion’s software excels in helping employers in these industries support a strong, positive employee experience for their hourly staff. In the summer of 2020, Legion published a report sharing the findings of a survey the vendor conducted. Respondents comprised about 500 wage and hourly employees and approximately the same number of managers, all in retail and the service industries. An top-line breakdown of the many findings is available in […]

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Asset HR Blog Article: isolved (+ Asset HR) is the perfect HCM solution – but don’t just take our word for it

It’s no secret that at Asset HR, we’re big fans of the isolved platform as the go-to enterprise HR backend for our clients – we were, after all, just named the 2021 isolved Advocate of the Year. But we want you to know that it’s not just our team and clients that love the isolved system, it’s also one of the top ranked human capital management systems on the market to support your business. In a recent case study, 3Sixty Insights took a closer look at the dynamic human capital management system known as isolved. At the conclusion of the study, the researchers at 3Sixty offered extremely high praise for the innovative HCM platform. The isolved platform is a true game-changer. It can revolutionize the […]

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3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat with Mimi Brooks, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Logical Design Solutions

Your organization has completed a digital transformation. But the organizational transformation you hoped would naturally follow has not materialized. Why? What happened? Mimi Brooks, founder and CEO of Logical Design Solutions (LDS), joined us at 3Sixty Insights to answer this and discuss the tricky notion of the role digital transformation plays in organizational transformation — and vice versa. This is a chicken-and-the-egg scenario wherein at times the chicken is first, and at other times the egg is. This and how organizational cultures and makeups of the future of work will affect digital strategies, as well as the near-future considerations at the intersection of organizational and digital transformation vis-à-vis the pandemic and a return to work, are among the many topics we covered with Mimi, our […]

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How Compt became this year’s SHRMLabs Better Workplaces Challenge Cup Winner

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a fireside chat during the HR Tech Alliances Weekly Town Hall Meetup. Featured was Compt, this year’s SHRMLabs Better Workplaces Challenge Cup Winner. Following is a recap of the event and high-level analysis of Compt. We find ourselves smack-dab in the middle of a Great Resignation. What is it, exactly? Scores of the employed across myriad sectors of industry are reevaluating their work lives and opting to trade in their existing, possibly unsatisfying jobs for new work, elsewhere. It’s a not entirely unexpected outcome of pandemic-related lockdowns that have lasted longer than just about anyone would have wanted. Facing these market forces, how does an employer persuade a workforce to stay or potential staff to join? This […]

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