The Summertime Crunch

Our latest workforce survey reveals that 69% of US workers polled plan to take off time between Memorial Day and Labor Day. ┬áThis obviously presents challenges for employers who seek to keep their operations running smoothly throughout these peak vacation months. According to our board member Steve Hunt, what employers should NOT do is discourage … Continue reading The Summertime Crunch

The New Industrial Revolution

Photo Credit: ClawzCTR There was a recent article in IndustryWeek, "How Ceradyne Increased Productivity through Effective Labor Management" that raised some questions for me. This article was co-authored by one of my colleagues, Gregg Gordon, and explains how Ceradyne has used Kronos solutions to optimize their workforce productivity. Ceradyne is using a broad suite of … Continue reading The New Industrial Revolution

Hourly Workforce Planning: One Size Does Not Fit All

photo credit: jrbrubaker Take a look at our newest white paper, "Increasing Hourly Workforce Productivity: Different types of work, different types of workers". Our board member, Steve Hunt, wrote this paper in response to a spirited discussion we had during our last board meeting. During that meeting, we talked about the inherent flaws in trying … Continue reading Hourly Workforce Planning: One Size Does Not Fit All

National Teacher Day

photo credit: oddsock Tomorrow is National Teacher Day . The tagline for the day is "Great teachers make great public schools". The first event of this kind was in 1953, when Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim a National Teacher Day. There has been an annual celebration since 1985.So, how far have we … Continue reading National Teacher Day