Watson AI and Kronos for the Frontline Worker

Today's post is from Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute. The conjecture continues to grow about artificial intelligence (AI) and how it will affect workers and jobs - or not.   AI will create nirvana for workers.  Or AI will replace human workers with robots.  While neither of these extreme scenarios is likely to … Continue reading Watson AI and Kronos for the Frontline Worker

Developing Generation Z Leaders

Today's post comes to us from Workforce Institute board member and Cal Poly Pomona Chief Employment Officer Dennis Miller.  Generation Z leaders are coming up.  What is your organization doing to develop them? A recent report from Workforce 2020 titled “The Leadership Cliff”, seems especially useful when contemplating how to start the process of leadership development … Continue reading Developing Generation Z Leaders

Gender and Pay Equity in Today’s Workplace: A Conversation with Natalie Bickford

The following post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. I recently discussed the thorny issues of workplace gender equity with my colleague and Workforce Institute board member Natalie Bickford. Natalie is the Group Human Resources Director at Merlin Entertainments PLC and she has more than 20 years of HR … Continue reading Gender and Pay Equity in Today’s Workplace: A Conversation with Natalie Bickford

Will Your Store Be Ready For Black Friday?

Today's post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute.  Black Friday is upon us, and retailers everywhere are scrambling to get ready for lots of shoppers and extended hours to staff.  Are you ready? No-shows, call-outs, and last-minute schedule changes aren’t just frustrating—unplanned absence is corrosive to the day-to-day operations at … Continue reading Will Your Store Be Ready For Black Friday?

How Responsive Design Boosts Employee Experience

Today's post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, executive director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. Often we don't notice how well something is designed until poor design gets in our way.  The beautiful light fixture that requires an MIT degree to change the light bulbs. That hard plastic clamshell packaging that can send you to … Continue reading How Responsive Design Boosts Employee Experience

University of Toronto Workforce Management Technology Transformation

Today's post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, executive director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. I recently recorded a webinar with Cathy Eberts, Executive Director, Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration, and HR Technology at the University of Toronto.  Cathy is leading a multi-year effort to achieve a workforce management technology transformation at the university.  The objectives … Continue reading University of Toronto Workforce Management Technology Transformation

Pro Tips for Global HR Technology Deployments

Today's post is courtesy of Joyce Maroney, executive director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. In this podcast, we’re talking about best practices in global technology deployments of Human Capital Management and Workforce Management software.  In prior posts and podcasts, we've discussed how to deploy technology in a way that will encourage user adoption and … Continue reading Pro Tips for Global HR Technology Deployments

Unraveling Blockchain for HR

How much do you know about blockchain? If you're like me, the first thing you probably think about is Bitcoin, or maybe other cryptocurrencies.  While it’s true that blockchain is perhaps best-known as the backbone technology for the digital currency Bitcoin, its possible applications are much broader, and include a number of common HR processes. I … Continue reading Unraveling Blockchain for HR

Mapping the Journey to a Great Employee Experience

Today's post is courtesy of board member Bob Clements, President at Axsium Group,  a leading workforce management consulting firm. One of the hottest topics in HR today is the employee experience, which can be defined as the sum of every interaction between an employee and employer from hire to retire. Creating a great employee experience helps … Continue reading Mapping the Journey to a Great Employee Experience

Ready for the gig economy?

Today's post is courtesy of Joyce Maroney, executive director of the Workforce Institute. I recently had a conversation about the gig economy with my colleague, David Creelman.  David is the CEO of Creelman Research and writes on a broad variety of human resource topics.  His recent book, Lead the Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment , explores the … Continue reading Ready for the gig economy?