Friday, January 23, 2009

Workforce Insight Acquires Consulting Firm WFM 2.0 and Appoints Mike Emsley as Chief Operating Officer

Workforce Insight announced today that it has acquired WFM 2.0, a strategic workforce management consulting firm with niche focus on research, planning and execution of workforce management solutions. Workforce Insight will integrate WFM 2.0 customers, people, technology and accelerated implementation tools within its workforce management consulting practice. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Workforce Insight also announced that Mike Emsley, founder and managing partner of WFM 2.0, has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer for Workforce Insight. Mike will oversee workforce management consulting, implementation services, business operations and resource management for Workforce Insight. He will also be responsible for customer satisfaction, maintaining best practices, methodology development and raising overall business performance.

"Mike has spent much of his career helping some of the most highly regarded enterprises achieve optimal performance, higher satisfaction and rich rewards through careful planning and execution of workforce management initiatives," said Steve Goldman, Chief Executive Officer for Workforce Insight. "He will be a tremendous asset in helping our clients, our business and our talented staff achieve outstanding growth and measurable success."

"Mike's reputation for honesty and integrity is enhanced by his rare but comprehensive perspective as a former software vendor, client and strategic workforce management consultant," added Don Giffels, Chief Business Development Officer. "Our people, partners and customers will immediately benefit from Mike's viewpoint and accelerated approach to executing programs that address the needs of every stakeholder."

"WFM 2.0 is pleased to join Workforce Insight's stellar team and I'm personally excited to further strengthen the company's position as the dominant leader in the workforce management space," said Mike Emsley. "Over the past few years I've become a keen observer of the buzz created by Workforce Insight's fast-paced growth, mounting success and reputation for the highest ethics. Steve and Don have built a tremendous foundation and made smart investments in infrastructure, technology and people. They've nurtured a passionate and rewarding culture focused on delivering optimal value to customers."

Mike has spent most of his fifteen-year career in the field of workforce management and has received leadership acclaim for building effective consulting teams and advisory practices through disciplined execution, targeted expansion and a commitment to optimal customer satisfaction. At WFM 2.0 Mike pioneered the development of advanced proprietary tools that optimize and streamline the tasks associated with needs analysis, benchmarking, requirements gathering and execution of workforce management solutions. As an early employee of industry-changing software vendor Workbrain (now Infor), he was part of a determined management team that helped grow the company to more than 500 employees and ultimately go public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Mike opened and ran Workbrain's West Coast Office as Regional Vice President of Professional Services. After Workbrain, he joined HEB Grocery in solutions strategy and planning for store systems, including workforce management. Following HEB, Mike was responsible for workforce management consulting services for key enterprise accounts, while helping another firm build its retail consulting practice. Prior to his entry into the workforce management field, Mike worked at Andersen Consulting where he focused on large information technology projects for Fortune 500 clients. Mike holds an MBA from York University with a concentration on Organizational Behavior and Information Technology. He also earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

More information about WFM 2.0 is available at

About Workforce Insight, Inc.

Workforce Insight, Inc. is the leading provider of strategic workforce management consulting and implementation services, committed to helping global enterprises leverage technology to enhance and preserve their most valuable asset -- their people. Workforce Insight has been recognized in the human resource marketplace as the difference between a standard that relies on technology alone and optimal results that are only achieved through the hands-on stewardship, insight and expertise of industry visionaries and consultants. For more information about Workforce Insight, call 800.394.5516 or visit Workforce Insight.

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