The picture here is of my Book. The Book is my North Star, my compass, my magic wand for imposing order on chaos. I have had a Book of one sort or another since I was about 8 years old. As a kid, the book was about my observations of the world, a record of … Continue reading What I Must Do Every Friday
Though I possess no sports fan genes whatsoever, even I know we're in the midst of March Madness. Everybody's making their picks and excited about the outcome of the tournament. (Is that what you even call it?) I, on the other hand, am struggling with March Malaise. The snow and rain just keep coming. You've … Continue reading March Malaise
Last week, I spoke with our board members Sharlyn Lauby (aka the HR Bartender) and William Tincup (so many aliases, I don't know where to start) about the future of mobile workforce management. At Kronos, we've invested in smartphone and tablet solutions that enable managers and employees to take action on common tasks like punching … Continue reading Talking with William Tincup and Sharlyn Lauby about mobile workforce management
A leader I used to work for once told me "it's always hottest on the nose cone of the rocket". Her point was that when you lead, and especially when you're driving big change, you will have to learn to tolerate the friction created by critics and naysayers. It was her way of coaching me … Continue reading Just too tired to lean in
Feb. 12, 2013 A new survey commissioned by The Workforce Institute™ at Kronos Incorporated and conducted by Harris Interactive reveals that while the majority of hourly workers are not paid for time they spend out sick, they often opt to stay home to, among other things, protect their co-workers from getting sick. According to Joyce … Continue reading Survey Shows Most Hourly Employees Lose Pay When They Are Out Sick
January 30, 2008 New survey findings suggest that an estimated 1.5 millioni employedii U.S. adults may call in sick to work the day after the Super Bowl. The “Super Bowl Fever Sidelines Employees on Monday Morning” survey of 1,430 adults employed full-time was sponsored by The Workforce Institute™ at Kronos® Incorporated and conducted online via … Continue reading Where Will You Be on Super Bowl Monday?
Today's guest post is from my friend and colleague at Kronos, Laura Souza. Laura, a high performing professional, also has two young daughters at home. The following is her reaction to the furor over Sheryl Sandberg's new book, and her reflection on what it means to be deliberate about our work-life choices. Because climbing the … Continue reading Leaning…Out
Our board member William Tincup contributed today's post. Read the post, think about a complex issue in your (work) life and ask yourself, am I looking for the easy solution or the best solution? What we do is hard. Really HARD in fact. Human beings are complex. Work is complex. Software is complex. Everything is … Continue reading William Tincup, Complexity, and Grown Up Pants
I'm not even going to pose the question. Of course we still need special focus on the issues that hold women back in the world. Today is International Womens' Day, an annual event started in 1911 in Copenhagen. At the time, the focus was on women's suffrage and driving for equal rights in society for … Continue reading International Womens' Day – Keep on Keeping On
Our board member John Hollon, Vice President for Editorial of TLNT.com, muses on how to channel worker creativity. What works for you? It’s not a secret that employees can be incredibly creative when they want to be. The big issue is getting them to be equally creative, in a positive way, when they’re on the … Continue reading Are you as creative on the job as your excuses for playing hooky?
If you follow this blog, you know we're investing heavily in moving our customers to the Cloud at Kronos. And not just Cloud, but smartphones, tablets and snazzy time clocks that take advantage of the growing consumer preference for always on information technology and connectedness. That transformation from product provider to service provider is huge … Continue reading The Forecast is Cloudy per Sue Meisinger and Bob Clements
I was pleased to join Bryan Wempen and William Tincup again Friday on DriveThru HR. It's always fun to shoot the breeze with them, and hopefully their followers enjoyed our chat. You can listen to the broadcast here. We were talking about the politics, moving to the cloud and the fallout over Marissa Mayer's decision … Continue reading Talking Cloud and Marissa Mayer on DriveThru HR