When it rains, it pours

February 22, 2008 From mountains of snow and sheets of ice to torrential rain and whipping winds, many regions across the United States have experienced record-breaking extreme weather during the past few months. According to “Extreme Weather Wreaking Havoc on Employee Attendance”, a new survey sponsored by The Workforce Institute™ at Kronos® Incorporated conducted online … Continue reading When it rains, it pours

Dealing with Extreme Weather: An Inconvenient Truce

Today we've released the results of our most recent survey concerning the impact on the workplace of extreme weather. In Boston, we've had several severe workday snowstorms this year that ground the region to a halt. The picture here is from our storm on December 13th - when just about everyone's commute became a nightmare. … Continue reading Dealing with Extreme Weather: An Inconvenient Truce

How can corporations share the love?

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we share an article entitled "Corporate Philanthropy: Breakthrough or Buzzwords?" by our board member, Ruth Bramson.   After a long corporate career, Ruth has recently joined Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts  as their CEO.  In this article, Ruth explores the positive relationship between philanthropy and both customer and employee engagement.  In … Continue reading How can corporations share the love?

Launching Hourly Worker Retention Series

When we met with our Board of Advisors on December 4th to formulate our research and publication agenda for the coming year, we determined that the most urgent human resource challenge for many organizations today is the retention of successful employees.  Relatively little has been written, however, on the topic of hourly employee retention - where voluntary turnover can … Continue reading Launching Hourly Worker Retention Series