How to Create a Trusting Company Culture

Trust is important. Customers want to trust the businesses from whom they purchase products and services. Employees want to trust the companies where they work. Trust is the top driver of employee engagement. And companies with employee engagement strategies outperform those without by 3 times, according to O.C.Tanner.

Is the Rise of the Machines – A Curse or a blessing?

The following post about the rise of the machines is submitted by Christian Kromme, Workforce Institute board member, author and futurist. Our world is going digital at warp speed and exponential technologies are promising the birth of an entirely new economy. Technologies including robotics, A.I., 3D printing, Augmented reality, Internet of Things (IOT) and blockchain … Continue reading Is the Rise of the Machines – A Curse or a blessing?

Leading Complex Change Efforts – a Conversation with Lisa Pratt

One of my Kronos colleagues, Lisa Pratt, has recently been recognized for her skills at doing just that. Lisa is the Vice President of Customer Engagement Marketing at Kronos and was recently recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute as one of their Top Ten Innovators of the Year. I sat down with Lisa recently to ask about the strategies she's used to drive complex change efforts at Kronos as we've sought to transform ourselves into a Customer First SaaS organization.

4 Steps Toward Building a Recruiting Process that Creates Employee Trust

The key to hiring and retaining the best talent is trust. If we want people to apply for jobs, they need to trust the company. Candidates will accept the company’s offer, if they trust the recruiter and hiring manager. And ultimately, new employees will stay only as long as they feel they can trust the work environment.

Do you wonder how your salary gets to your bank?

Today's blog post comes from Workforce Institute board member Simon Porter, NGA Human Resources I’ve worked for years and it wasn’t until I started working for a payroll services company that I ever considered how my salary arrives at my bank account each month. I just assumed that my correct wage, with all additions and … Continue reading Do you wonder how your salary gets to your bank?

Agile is the ______ Way to Implement Enterprise Software

Software implementations are a lot like Mad Libs. Just as Mad Libs provides the framework of a story that the players need to complete, the software license provides a framework of a solution that the project team needs to complete. The difference is that success with an implementation is measured by the ROI of meeting business requirements, which is considerably less silly (although arguably more rewarding) than the story produced by a Mad Lib.

Results Without the Change Work?

As technology has become more advanced, more engaging, more mission critical, the level of change required has also grown. So, instead of less change management, we really need more. The desired results will not be achieved if the transformation is not handled properly.

Worklife Negotiation

What I have found in my research is that most people do not know what worklife negotiation looks like to them. They haven’t spent the time thinking about their current work and life situation and what an ideal worklife situation would be. Even if you do not have the power to change your work and life demands immediately, understanding where you would like to be provides you with a roadmap to make incremental changes to ultimately get to your ideal worklife situation – whether it’s getting more hours at work to pay off debt or cutting back on email at home so you can put your children to bed.