MEMBER BENEFITS -
·The institution of certification will elevate the importance and visibility of professionals in the
workforce management domain increasing the likelihood of career advancement and strategic
positioning in their employment.
·Professional certification for the individual will signify a key differentiator in their knowledge, skills and
abilities making them more marketable, increasing their job opportunities and income.
·Recognize innovation and superior performance in the area of workforce management by formally
acknowledging achievements and success.
·Increase collaboration and mentoring within the field of workforce management professionals and
·Gain access to academics and industry thought leaders who are advancing workforce management issues and discoveries. Participate in studies and innovative experiments to advance the science of workforce management.
·Increased consistency & fairness in pay and opportunities to work (e.g. Overtime equalization, contract
enforcement, regulatory compliance, etc.)
·Empowerment through self-scheduling, independent shift swapping, remote access to information and request for time off, etc. Increased access to management through electronic system functionality.
·Improved work-life balance resulting from employers understanding the value of taking employee
personal/family needs into consideration when planning the schedule, offering workers direct
access to the staffing process, and working to maintain schedule predictability and consistency.
·Increased earnings and benefits by lowering absenteeism (and raising total hours worked) due to
scheduling that is more employee-centric and flexible.
·Greater access to time records and payroll information (transparency) for verification and
·Improved career potential through education, certification and application of workforce
·A healthier workforce by reducing fatigue, stress and accidents by better managing work
schedules and staffing models
·By elevating the working knowledge of workforce management professionals, employers will
benefit from a positive impact to their bottom line through the best design and use of workforce
management practices and systems.
·Provide employers a tool to identify knowledgeable professionals in the workforce management
·Increase understanding of workforce management practices and technology and their strategic
importance by providing an inventory of workforce management functions and solutions, strategies
for the application of systems to business problems, and expectations around what should be
achieved through excellence in workforce management.
·Improve the employer’s return on investment through enhanced understanding of the fundamentals
of workforce management and how they can be optimized using technology.
·Energize the employer community to demand more from the vendors to resolve real business problems,
to advocate for appropriate and manageable regulation, and to support practices and systems that are
mutually beneficial to employers and employees.
Manufacturers, Developers, Implementers:
·Provide a forum for collecting research and feedback from end users, policy makers, and researchers on
business problems and technology solutions for incorporation into product and service development.
·Make available a repository of research and case study material.
·Facilitate partnerships between researchers and vendors to advance the development of improved
models for workforce management and to showcase real world examples of successful workforce management through the use of technology via rigorous academic study.
·As the WEO evolves, represent constituencies to influence regulations, policy and practice to benefit
employers and workers.
·Stimulate increased demand for feature-rich time and labor management technology solutions through
education and increased awareness through marketing and thought leaders.