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How to Choose a Workforce Management Solution: A Handy Checklist

by Karen McCandless
Published on 23 November 2016

Workforce management software checklist

As your company grows, so does the headache of managing your employees. This could involve a myriad of different activities: scheduling shifts to ensure busy times of year are covered, recording absences, tracking leave, budgeting for salary, and task management to name just a few.

If you've yet to move your workforce management solution to the cloud, you're not alone. A Gartner survey shows that workforce management has the slowest SaaS adoption rates of all segments of human resource software, with only 16% having moved to the public cloud.

However, a cloud-based solution offers many benefits to help you manage your workforce, including speed of implementation, ease of use, a more intuitive solution, less burden and dependence on IT, and more predictable pricing.

What to look for in a workforce management solution

Choosing any kind of software can be a painful and time-consuming process. To help ease the pain, we've put together a handy checklist that will help you find the answers to those all-important questions, and give you peace of mind that you're getting the right workforce management solution for your small business.

What to look for in a workforce management solution

We've also created a PDF of this checklist for you to download so that you can access this information whenever and wherever you need it.

Which software should I choose?

There are several resources GetApp can offer to help guide you through the process of selecting a workforce management solution. The Category Leaders ranks the top 25 apps in this area, which are currently the following:

You can also check out user reviews of leading workforce management software, or have a look at the GetApp HR blog if you need more information on this topic, and other key trends in this sector.

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Apps mentioned in this article