WorkJam Launches Next Generation Task Management Platform Advancing the Frontline Workforce Revolution

WorkJam | January 13, 2020

WorkJam, the world’s leading digital workplace for frontline employees, announced today the release of its new, next-generation Task Management module, enabling employers to effectively manage the operations and experience for their frontline workforce. Task management has historically been either a manual or siloed function, facilitated by outdated and overburdened systems, creating barriers to true operational excellence and obstacles for developing the optimal employee experience. WorkJam Task Management, however, is a new approach to task management, offering a complete system of work in a single solution for the frontline and brings together employee training, recognition, communication, with gamified auditing. The new functionality provides employers the ability to ensure consistent workflows to field teams, monitor the completion of tasks and audits, aligning training to specific tasks, and oversee organizational workload and compliance — all delivered in an engaging user experience. With WorkJam’s Task management, organizations will achieve outsized labor productivity gains and be able to sunset outdated, ineffective legacy task management systems that have failed to keep up with the pace of innovation in frontline employee management.

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"HR Webinar: Childcare and Employers: From Vouchers to Backup Care The changes, challenges and opportunities and business benefits From next September everything changes when existing childcare voucher schemes will be closed to new entrants and the government introduces a new tax-free scheme. With HR benefit experts, we’ll look at how and why the system is changing, together with both the practical and cost implications for employers and what they could or should be doing between now and September. On a broader front, we’ll examine where employers are at when it comes to being ‘family-friendly’. To what extent do UK employers support working parents with childcare related benefits and support? And how do they measure the impact and the ROI of these initiatives? We’ll be sharing the results of our latest employer survey."

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"HR Webinar: Childcare and Employers: From Vouchers to Backup Care The changes, challenges and opportunities and business benefits From next September everything changes when existing childcare voucher schemes will be closed to new entrants and the government introduces a new tax-free scheme. With HR benefit experts, we’ll look at how and why the system is changing, together with both the practical and cost implications for employers and what they could or should be doing between now and September. On a broader front, we’ll examine where employers are at when it comes to being ‘family-friendly’. To what extent do UK employers support working parents with childcare related benefits and support? And how do they measure the impact and the ROI of these initiatives? We’ll be sharing the results of our latest employer survey."

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