Every year at this time, we ask our board members around the world what they think will be the most important workplace trends in the coming year. Although we usually have tried to limit ourselves to 5 top trends, this year we found 6 recurring themes among the prognostications of this insightful group.
This post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute. During the holiday shopping season, retailers are more dependent than ever on their workers as they service harried customers. If those customers are venturing into stores rather than shopping online, they expect to find staff who are available, willing and able to … Continue reading Combating Unplanned Retail Absence
Kronos CEO Aron Ain wrote the book (literally) on how to Work Inspired. This podcast with Aron highlights his ideas about how to drive financial success while also building trust with your employees.
Sooner or later, you're going to encounter AI in your workplace. 7 tips to help you build the right workplace of the future.
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Our board member John Hollon makes the case for time off to vote.