NYC is considering a bill to require employers to allow employees to digitally disconnect from work outside of work hours. Would that even work?
June 20, 2016 — The practice of working outside standard work hours is so ingrained in American culture that a majority of full-time salaried employees in the U.S. would work off-the-clock even if it was against company policy. The finding comes from a new survey commissioned by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, conducted online … Continue reading June 2016 FLSA Overtime Survey
This article about workplace wellbeing is the courtesy of board member Julia Hobsbawm. The idea of measuring and valuing workplace wellbeing is in full swing, and is about a decade old. That’s great….But. The ‘but’ is that a decade is an awfully long time in our ‘always on’ era. The world is changing and Wellbeing … Continue reading How Social Health helps create Workplace Wellbeing 2.0
Futurist Christian Kromme is optimistic about the possibilities of AI, but warns it brings new challenges to the workplace.
The following guest post on "stress and creativity" is courtesy of our board member, Bruce Daisley. It's very rare that someone at the top of their trade asks to receive no professional recognition. But in 2017 that is exactly what one of France's top chefs requested. Sébastien Bra was the chef at one of the … Continue reading Stress and Creativity – Research, Results and Resolutions for Today’s Workplace
Today’s post about a more engaging workplace culture comes to us from our EMEA board member Bruce Daisley, VP EMEA Twitter and Host of Eat Sleep Work Repeat, #1 Business Podcast on iTunes Since the advent of email on our mobile devices work has gradually crept into more of our lives. One piece of research … Continue reading Creating an Engaging Workplace Culture in the Age of Exhaustion
Today's post is courtesy of Anastasia Dedyukhina, founder of Consciously Digital™. Anastasia recently published ‘Homo Distractus’ – a book exploring how we’ve allowed tech to take over our lives, and how we can claim our time back. Tech removed the boundaries between our offices and homes – work can now be done almost anywhere and at any … Continue reading How organizations can help employees be consciously digital
On October 10th in London, we invited thought leaders and HR practitioners to come together to discuss the first release of our Always-On Con research. Here's what happened... The Always-On Con debate 60-second Rundown The live debate promised to delve into The Always-On Con in great detail, uncovering the true impact of an ‘always-on’ society … Continue reading We were sold a dream – 60-second Rundown
For those of you who'd like to learn more about what happened at our The Always-On Con event in London last week, read on for the details. Last week’s ‘The Always-On Con’ event brought to light that the average human’s attention span is becoming comparable to that of … oh look, a squirrel! The suggestion … Continue reading We were sold a dream
Today's post is courtesy of Claire Richardson, director of the Workforce Institute Europe. U.K. workers are not delivering – at least compared to their European counterparts. They are simply less productive at work: Brits spend more work time on social media, take more work home with them, and sleep fewer hours than the leading European … Continue reading German and French Workers Consistently Outperforming Brits at Work
Today's post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. I'm very pleased to announce that as we approach the 10th anniversary of the Workforce Institute at Kronos, we are expanding our global focus with the addition of a European board of advisors. When we began in October of 2007, … Continue reading Announcing Workforce Institute 10th Anniversary & European Launch
I'm very excited to announce a first of its kind live event we'll be sponsoring in London on October 10th. This event launches a series of conversations about a phenomenon we're calling "The Always-On Con". The proliferation of connected devices and apps that increasingly rule our lives is often hailed as being a step forward for … Continue reading The Always-On Con: The Live Debate