WorkForce Software to Help Establish Human Capital Management Industry’s First Workforce Management Professional Curriculum and Certification
LIVONIA, Mich. and LEMONT, Illinois (October 8, 2012) – The WorkForce Educational Organization (WEO) today announced that WorkForce Software has signed on as a Silver-level sponsor, becoming one of the non-profit organization’s significant contributors. WorkForce Software’s position as a global provider of workforce management solutions for large employers will support the WEO in creating the industry’s first workforce management technology professional curriculum and certification.
The WEO is the first non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the understanding, utilization, and impact of workforce management systems from an operational, strategic, and financial standpoint. Workforce management includes time and labor, scheduling, absence and leave management, data collection, reporting, employee fatigue management, and labor-related analytics.
WorkForce Software was an early supporter of the WEO, making a financial commitment and volunteering to assist with the organization’s foundation in 2011. In 2012, the company has increased its investment and commitment to the ‘Silver’ sponsorship level.
”Workforce management is becoming an increasingly strategic part of the enterprise application mix,” stated Kevin Choksi, Co-Founder and CEO of WorkForce Software. “We’re proud to increase our support of the WEO’s mission to educate HR and payroll professionals in workforce management ‘best practices,’ as well as establish a comprehensive certification program.”
The WEO will offer two levels of certification. The first, the Workforce Asset Management Professional (WAM-P) Certification, covers an array of workforce management functional areas, offered through instructor-led online training and the Workforce Asset Management Book of Knowledge study guide. The WAM-P designation consists of an exam and oral interview and requires a minimum of three years’ on-the-job experience in workforce management. The second level of certification, the Workforce Asset Management Master (WAM-M) Certification, requires completion of designated continuing education unit courses and a thesis-like project. Both Professional and Master certifications are effective for three years and can be maintained by submitting four qualified Continuing Education Unit credits each year. Recertification (exam and project) is required every 10 years. The WEO’s current goal is to have 3,000 professionals certified by the end of 2013.
Barry Rubin, the President of WEO, said, “We are excited to have one of the leading providers of workforce management solutions support our organization. WorkForce Software’s experience in working with hundreds of organizations around the world will help make sure that our training and certification best meets the needs of the market, and creates increased recognition of the value of effective workforce management. The interest by companies like WorkForce Software in providing sponsorship to WEO is welcome as we work to complete our organization goals.”
About WorkForce Software
WorkForce Software is the leader in workforce management software for organizations with complex policies and compliance concerns. Its EmpCenter® suite enables strategic HR by automating and streamlining interactions between the employer and its workforce, enabling organizations to better manage payroll and processing costs, help ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, and increase the productivity and satisfaction of their employees. The EmpCenter suite is composed of numerous applications aimed at addressing an organization’s end-to-end workforce management needs, including time & attendance, absence management, labor scheduling, fatigue management, and labor analytics. WorkForce Software’s diverse customer base includes large employers such as the University of California, Blizzard Entertainment, the University of Alabama, Duke Energy and BBVA Compass.
About the WEO
Headquartered in Lemont, Illinois, the Workforce Educational Organization (WEO) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit education organization that will serve as the premier, dynamic repository of information and advocacy critical to the management of workers, and the achievement of maximum mutual benefits for both employer and employee. The WEO is funded through grants and donations and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from the workforce management technology industry. Initiatives sponsored by the WEO are directed by volunteer Committees made up of academics, professionals, researchers, technologists and policy makers. Visit the website at www.WEO-Cert.org
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