Time to Lean? Time to Learn.

The following guest post is courtesy of our board member, David Creelman. Ray Kroc, who built McDonald’s into a global chain, is famous for saying “If you’ve time to lean, you’ve time to clean.” A better slogan for today’s front-line workers might be “If you’ve time to lean, you’ve time to learn.” Training front-line workers … Continue reading Time to Lean? Time to Learn.

Goodwill from Central and Coastal Virginia

Today's post is from Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute @Kronos. Here at the Workforce Institute, we love stories about organizations that focus on their employees' experience.  This video story about Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia is a great example.  One of the employees in this video talks about how much she … Continue reading Goodwill from Central and Coastal Virginia

The Top 10 Posts of 2017

As we enter a new year, it's always interesting to reflect on what we accomplished and what mattered most to us in the prior year so we can change course as needed in the year to come. Here at the Workforce Institute @Kronos, we saw some significant changes in 2017.   We launched The Workforce Institute in Europe,  … Continue reading The Top 10 Posts of 2017

2018 Global Workplace Trends

Today's post is from Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. As we have for the past few years, we asked our board members to predict the 2018 global workplace trends that will be on practitioners' minds this year.   You can watch a video of their individual predictions here.  We've synthesized those … Continue reading 2018 Global Workplace Trends

GDPR and HR and its potential for better information management

Today’s blog post about the potential of GDPR and HR comes from Roland Axten, Business Analyst at Inter-Ikea in the Netherlands The potential of GDPR and HR for more effective information management in the workplace It turns out we are supposed to know what we are doing.  I’m sure many of us have suspected this … Continue reading GDPR and HR and its potential for better information management

Innovation in HR Practices at Hennepin County

Today's post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of The Workforce Institute at Kronos. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Rossman, the Chief Human Resources Officer of Hennepin County in Minneapolis, MN. Michael is a longtime Hennepin County employee having spent more than twenty years working in various capacities in the county. He … Continue reading Innovation in HR Practices at Hennepin County

Employee Experience at Intuit

Today's post is courtesy of Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute @Kronos.   Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Derek Baltuskonis, Director of Talent Acquisition at Intuit.  You probably know that Intuit is a giant in the information technology space, well known for its flagship products QuickBooks, TurboTax and Mint. Along with being … Continue reading Employee Experience at Intuit

How Necessary Is That College Degree?

Today’s guest post is from board member John Hollon, Editor at RecruitingDaily.com, author of the blog The Skeptical Guy, and adjunct professor in the College of Communications at California State University, Fullerton. It's a question that more and more Millennials (and now some Gen Z-ers) are asking with greater urgency: Do I really need to … Continue reading How Necessary Is That College Degree?

Blockchain technology use cases – is Workforce Management one?

Today’s post about blockchain technology use cases is courtesy of our board member, Mark Wales. Blockchain technology use cases - is Workforce Management one? I recently attended a monthly industry group meeting with representatives from a variety of companies with a presence in the Pacific Northwest, where I live. These monthly gatherings, attended by folks from … Continue reading Blockchain technology use cases – is Workforce Management one?