Won the Blogging Battle for Alzheimer's Research

Thank you to everyone who has supported me by reading this blog lately. As I wrote last month, we've been having a contest to encourage our bloggers to post more frequently - with the prize being a $200 donation from Kronos to the charity of our choice. Today was the day of reckoning, and I'm … Continue reading Won the Blogging Battle for Alzheimer's Research

Getting to Know You – Kronos Customer Experience 2012

I've had the pleasure of meeting with a few hundred Kronos customers over the past week in New York City, Milwaukee, and Columbus (Ohio). Annually, we host about 25 free one-day conferences around the US to provide our customers with an opportunity to learn, network, and give us their feedback. This is in addition to … Continue reading Getting to Know You – Kronos Customer Experience 2012

We All Need a Recombobulation Area

Today I travelled through the Milwaukee airport and saw the sign above - which has evidently been there for a few years. I shared a laugh with a few fellow travelers as we googled our way to confirming that while "recombobulation " is not a recognized word, it perfectly captures that post-TSA state we all … Continue reading We All Need a Recombobulation Area

Can you pull off a workforce of one?

Karen Brennan-Holton is a partner at Accenture and a member of the Workforce Institute Advisory Board.  She contributed an intriguing chapter to our recent book, Elements of Successful Organizations, based on the proposition that organizations can optimize performance by tailoring work assignments to the worker vs. expecting employees to conform to a fixed job description.  … Continue reading Can you pull off a workforce of one?

What Children Teach Their Parents

Happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers reading this.  My children aren't with me today as they are grown and living in different cities than me.  We had lovely calls today, and I got the beautiful flowers pictured here early last week at work.  My daughter, my clone when it comes to planning, determined … Continue reading What Children Teach Their Parents

If they don't know better, you may need to teach them

The following guest post is from our board member, David Creelman.  We've written about the challenges of hiring and training frontline workers here before.  Realistic job previews and evidence-based pre-employment assessment are a couple of strategies for ensuring you make the right hires.  Articulating required soft skill competencies and training for them has been a … Continue reading If they don't know better, you may need to teach them