Today's post comes to us courtesy of board member John Frehse, senior managing director at Ankura Consulting Group. Does your company provide employees with access to information in a useful format? You may think the answer to this question is “yes”, but, at the risk of sounding harsh, I’m guessing it’s actually “no”. Here’s why: … Continue reading Game, Set, Match: Google
One of our Board members, Kronos Chief People Officer David Almeda, has just published an article on the Great Place to Work website titled “5 Tips to Improve Manager Effectiveness at Your Company”. The piece looks at Dave and his team’s commitment at Kronos to the mantra that every employee deserves a great manager. Saying … Continue reading Are Your Managers Effective?
Today's post comes to us from board member Bob Clements, Senior Principal at Axsium Group. Oregon recently became the first state in the nation to enact a fair scheduling law. The law requires employers to provide hourly employees with predictable, stable work schedules while regulating on-call shifts and promoting access to extra hours. While Oregon … Continue reading A.K.A. Compliance
In our latest survey, conducted with Future Workplace, we asked 812 HR and payroll leaders about their views regarding regulatory compliance. What we heard back is that it can cost organizations as much as $100,000 each time a federal, state, or even local labor-related regulation is created or changed. It's not surprising that changes in labor … Continue reading Legislative Compliance – the $100,000 Bill
If you regularly follow the Workforce Institute (WFI), you'll notice that we launched a new look this week. Since I began the WFI in October of 2007, a lot has happened. My employer, and WFI sponsor, Kronos has more than doubled in size to a 1.3 billion dollar company. We have a lot more employees … Continue reading Our New Look
The following guest post is courtesy of our board member, David Creelman. A recent Harvard Business Review online article written by myself and two colleagues, Peter Navin and John Boudreau, titled “Why More Executives Should Consider Becoming a CHRO” has attracted a lot of attention. Many CEOs have thought of bringing in business leaders without HR experience … Continue reading Can a Business Leader, Without HR Experience, Run HR?
Thank you to everyone who joined our tweet chat last week! This time, our chat was regarding our most recent surveys on payroll, and how payroll issues can undermine employee experience. Part one of this survey was released back in March, and part two was just released last week - so we, along with several members of The Workforce Institute Advisory … Continue reading Engaging Employees Through Payroll – Tweet Chat Highlights
The following post comes to us courtesy of board member Veronica Baz, founder of profesionistas.org.mx, one of the most visited Spanish language sites focused on job search, career path, and work skills. As my fellow board member, David Creelman has written about here, the rise of the gig economy, driven by innovation and technological change, is transforming … Continue reading Planning for – and Embracing – the Gig Economy
At Kronos, our corporate social responsibility program is called GiveInspired. We make a variety of grants each year, a number of which are more significant and ongoing partnerships. One of these is UTEC, a non-profit organization whose mission is to "ignite and nurture the ambition of Lowell's most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and … Continue reading UTEC & the Benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility
A new Kronos Incorporated survey titled “Employee Engagement in Nursing” finds that 93 percent of U.S.-based registered nurses (RNs) are satisfied in their career choice. Despite this, nurse fatigue is a substantial issue with 98 percent of nurses stating that the work of a nurse is both physically and mentally demanding. Of note, 44 percent say that … Continue reading Fatigue Impacts 85% of Nurses
Thanks to my colleague Caroline Whalen for the following guest post. Check out her tips for getting out of your work rut. We have all been there. It is 7 a.m. on a Monday morning and you reach your arm out of bed just far enough to turn off the dreaded alarm clock before quickly … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Shake Up Your Work Day
Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Workforce Institute board member, John Frehse, Managing Partner at Core Practice and a sought after speaker on the topic of workforce management. We’ve all heard the negatives thrown around about Millennials: they’re lazy, entitled, and nothing like the generations who came before them. The struggle to hire and retain this well-educated, passionate, … Continue reading Re-thinking the So-called Millennial Problem