Unused Vacation Time Increasing – Are you home for the holidays?

A Harris Survey covered in the LA Times  found that by the end of 2012, Americans will leave an average of 9.2 days of vacation unused, up from the average of 6.2 days in 2011.  Hopefully as the holidays loom, you'll be planning some downtime and not risking your vacation carryover.  Research on holiday time … Continue reading Unused Vacation Time Increasing – Are you home for the holidays?

Is Hiring Vintage Workers the Solution to Your Skill Gaps?

Sharon Emek is a woman on a mission.  After a long and illustrious career in the insurance industry, she's founded WAHVE (work at home vintage employees) to fill the skill gaps created for insurers by the retirement of their baby boomer (average age 57) employees.  According to Sharon, WAHVE is the only remote outsourced staffing alternative … Continue reading Is Hiring Vintage Workers the Solution to Your Skill Gaps?

Guest Blog Post from #hrbartender – Absenteeism is a Global Business Problem

Today's guest post is courtesy of Sharlyn Lauby, The HR Bartender.  I met Sharlyn at KronosWorks last week in Las Vegas, where we had the opportunity to get to know each other a bit.  As Sharlyn notes below, and we've written about before, absenteeism is a significant and costly business issue around the globe. During … Continue reading Guest Blog Post from #hrbartender – Absenteeism is a Global Business Problem

Tablets, Social(izing) & Impressing the Neighbors – KronosWorks 2012

This week was all about our 15th KronosWorks annual customer conference.  This is the crescendo of our annual marketing plan at Kronos, bringing together over 2100 attendees from around the world. We spend the 5 days of KronosWorks sessions celebrating customer success stories, bonding with those customers over drinks and dinner, and reminding ourselves of … Continue reading Tablets, Social(izing) & Impressing the Neighbors – KronosWorks 2012

The Week That Was – 11/2/12

The obvious story of the week is Hurricane Sandy.  Current reports put the US storm-related deaths at 98 - and climbing as recovery efforts continue.  This is in addition to the damage this storm caused in the Caribbean before it got to us. Businesses closings like the one pictured here hurt not only the business, … Continue reading The Week That Was – 11/2/12