10 Zen Ways to Lead

Today's guest blog post was submitted by Workforce Institute reader Kelly Gregorio.  Do you agree with this advice?  How hard is it for you to stay in the Zen zone at work? When we think ‘lead’ our thoughts tend not to go automatically to ‘Zen’.  This is not too much of a surprise considering leaders … Continue reading 10 Zen Ways to Lead

20 Years on with the Family and Medical Leave Act – How Prepared are You?

In February of 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act  was passed with bipartisan support. (Those were the good old days, hey?) Its purpose is to ensure  that workers should be able to recover from major illnesses, help ill relatives, or care for new babies without fear of losing their jobs.  In the twenty years … Continue reading 20 Years on with the Family and Medical Leave Act – How Prepared are You?

Welcome to the Workforce Institute in China

Today's the day we launch the Workforce Institute in China. I've been talking to my colleagues in China about this for a few years, and am thrilled to be moving forward with this.  I'll provide an update on our first board meeting later this week. Read on for the press release: CHELMSFORD, Mass. and BEIJING, … Continue reading Welcome to the Workforce Institute in China

Breakfast in Beijing and Labor 2.0

I'm in Beijing this week to launch the Workforce Institute in China. I've been to China several times in the past, but not since 1999. My trips in the past were principally to Hong Kong - which even in 1999 was very cosmopolitan. Other areas of China, though, were much slower-paced places. I made one … Continue reading Breakfast in Beijing and Labor 2.0

Perception is Reality, Roger Ebert and Politics

I'm running for elected office in my town, and am therefore frequently reminded these days that people's perception of the truth is what governs their decisions.  Today's monthly job report indicates that 88,000 new jobs were created in March and that US unemployment has decreased to 7.6%.   Moving in the right direction, but more slowly … Continue reading Perception is Reality, Roger Ebert and Politics

William Tincup on the value of great customers

Today's guest post comes from our board member, William Tincup.  William is a champion for customer-centricity in the human capital software space.  He challenges vendors like us to do well by doing better for customers.  At Kronos, we make significant investments in building solid products and providing the right services to help customers deploy and … Continue reading William Tincup on the value of great customers

HR Bartender's 5 considerations for a mobile device policy

Today's guest post is courtesy of Sharlyn Lauby, better known as the HR Bartender. Sharlyn, William Tincup and I recently published this podcast about the growth of mobile devices in workforce management. In today's post, Sharlyn expands on her recommendations to organizational leaders who are considering the adoption of mobile devices.  Read on and let … Continue reading HR Bartender's 5 considerations for a mobile device policy