Merlin HR head Natalie Bickford says employee engagement doesn't need to falter during tough times.
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
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
Today’s post about a more engaging workplace culture comes to us from our EMEA board member Bruce Daisley, VP EMEA Twitter and Host of Eat Sleep Work Repeat, #1 Business Podcast on iTunes Since the advent of email on our mobile devices work has gradually crept into more of our lives. One piece of research … Continue reading Creating an Engaging Workplace Culture in the Age of Exhaustion
Today's post is courtesy of Anastasia Dedyukhina, founder of Consciously Digital™. Anastasia recently published ‘Homo Distractus’ – a book exploring how we’ve allowed tech to take over our lives, and how we can claim our time back. Tech removed the boundaries between our offices and homes – work can now be done almost anywhere and at any … Continue reading How organizations can help employees be consciously digital
Today's post is courtesy of Claire Richardson, director of the Workforce Institute Europe. U.K. workers are not delivering – at least compared to their European counterparts. They are simply less productive at work: Brits spend more work time on social media, take more work home with them, and sleep fewer hours than the leading European … Continue reading German and French Workers Consistently Outperforming Brits at Work
Today's post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. I'm very pleased to announce that as we approach the 10th anniversary of the Workforce Institute at Kronos, we are expanding our global focus with the addition of a European board of advisors. When we began in October of 2007, … Continue reading Announcing Workforce Institute 10th Anniversary & European Launch
I'm very excited to announce a first of its kind live event we'll be sponsoring in London on October 10th. This event launches a series of conversations about a phenomenon we're calling "The Always-On Con". The proliferation of connected devices and apps that increasingly rule our lives is often hailed as being a step forward for … Continue reading The Always-On Con: The Live Debate
Otis Johnson was released from prison in 2014 after spending 44 years of his life behind bars. What’s remarkable about his story is that upon re-entering civilisation, Mr Johnson witnessed 44years of technological advancements in a single moment – an experience very few will share with him. To put this in perspective, he was completely … Continue reading How Much Is Your Attention Worth?
There are two sides to every story and for the most part, people are willing to hear both sides before drawing their conclusions. There are, however, occasions where one side of the argument will greatly overshadow the other and sway public opinion because an alternative conclusion becomes seemingly impossible. Our always-on society is one of … Continue reading The Always-On Con – Two sides to every story
The following post is courtesy of our board member Natalie Bickford, Group HR Director at Merlin Entertainments PLC. I’m lucky enough to work for a global company that puts power and decision-making into the hands of local general managers. These leaders run their businesses, and have most of the levers they need to deliver success … Continue reading The Power of (Employee) Suggestion
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?