Bye Bye Lotus 1-2-3 – Thanks for the Memories

It was bittersweet to read this week that IBM has announced the end of support for Lotus 1-2-3.  This may seem like a minor blip on the geek landscape, but for me this announcement was akin to Proust's madelines.  Released in January of 1983, Lotus 1-2-3 became the first killer app for personal computers, releasing … Continue reading Bye Bye Lotus 1-2-3 – Thanks for the Memories

Is the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 Good for Workers or Not?

This week I spoke with my Workforce Institute colleagues Sue Meisinger and Andy Brantley about the Working Families Flexibility Act currently making its way through Congress.  If passed, this Act would enable private sector employers to offer comp time in lieu of overtime pay to their hourly workers.  This has been the case for public … Continue reading Is the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 Good for Workers or Not?

Workforce Institute Board Member David Creelman Wins Award for Research on Boards and HR

Our board member David Creelman (center in photo) and his colleague Andrew Lambert have won the 2013 Walker award from HRPS, a Chicago-based organization whose mission is "To bring together HR leaders, academics and trusted advisors into a member-led community to actively learn and exchange knowledge so that members can achieve their potential, drive organization … Continue reading Workforce Institute Board Member David Creelman Wins Award for Research on Boards and HR

Join our Affordable Care Act Tweet Chat on Thursday 5/16 at Noon EST

Please join us this Thursday (5/16) at 12pm EST on Twitter using the hashtag #KronosChat. Kronos will be co-hosting the chat with HR Bartender and discussing the Affordable Care Act. We’ll touch on data points for our recent survey: Kronos Survey Shows Many Part-Time Employees Confused About Affordable Care Act; Not Getting Much Help From … Continue reading Join our Affordable Care Act Tweet Chat on Thursday 5/16 at Noon EST

Spring, Asthma, And the Affordable Care Act

I'm writing this while sitting in a parking lot waiting for a doctor appointment. Spring has finally sprung here with its fecund riot of color and accompanying plague of pollen. I love the former. The latter never bothered me until a few years ago when I suddenly became allergic to something that appears in the … Continue reading Spring, Asthma, And the Affordable Care Act

Part-time Workers Confused by the Affordable Care Act

Our newest survey indicates that many part-time workers are confused about how the Affordable Care Act will affect them when it goes into affect in January, 2014. Our survey of 2,066 US adults, reveals that although the majority of workers (71%) have heard of the Act, many are confused about what the impact will be … Continue reading Part-time Workers Confused by the Affordable Care Act

Many Part-Time Employees Confused About Affordable Care Act; Not Getting Much Help From Employers

Kronos Survey Shows Many Part-Time Employees Confused About Affordable Care Act; Not Getting Much Help From Employers CHELMSFORD, Mass., May 7, 2013 — A new survey commissioned by The Workforce Institute™ at Kronos Incorporated and conducted online by Harris Interactive in April among 2,066 U.S. adults reveals that many part-time employees – those who will … Continue reading Many Part-Time Employees Confused About Affordable Care Act; Not Getting Much Help From Employers

5 Ways that Politics is a Lot Like Work

Over the last several months, I ran for elected office in my town.  I lost by a narrow margin (88 votes) to my opponent who was an 18-year incumbent in the position.  Although winning would have been better than losing, I have no regrets about having tried.  Like my friends in the cartoon here, I … Continue reading 5 Ways that Politics is a Lot Like Work