One of our Board members, Kronos Chief People Officer David Almeda, has just published an article on the Great Place to Work website titled “5 Tips to Improve Manager Effectiveness at Your Company”. The piece looks at Dave and his team’s commitment at Kronos to the mantra that every employee deserves a great manager. Saying … Continue reading Are Your Managers Effective?
Today's post comes to us from board member Bob Clements, Senior Principal at Axsium Group. Oregon recently became the first state in the nation to enact a fair scheduling law. The law requires employers to provide hourly employees with predictable, stable work schedules while regulating on-call shifts and promoting access to extra hours. While Oregon … Continue reading A.K.A. Compliance
If you regularly follow the Workforce Institute (WFI), you'll notice that we launched a new look this week. Since I began the WFI in October of 2007, a lot has happened. My employer, and WFI sponsor, Kronos has more than doubled in size to a 1.3 billion dollar company. We have a lot more employees … Continue reading Our New Look
Today's post comes to us courtesy of board member China Gorman, who was also kind enough to join me for a podcast on the same topic. Read the post, then listen in on my conversation with China at the bottom of this post! Leadership is tough. No matter how you look at it, you’re responsible for the … Continue reading Podcast: Leadership for Humans
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
There has been a lot of noise in the news lately about companies like IBM pulling back on flexible work options. This is an ironic move for IBM given that their own research and publications suggest that "teleworkers are more highly engaged, more likely to consider their workplaces as innovative, happier about their job prospects and less stressed … Continue reading Podcast: One Mom’s Extreme Flexibility Story
Today's post comes to us from board member John Frehse, Senior Managing Director at Ankura Consulting. When my colleagues and I ask executive management teams about their labor strategies, they often tell us how it is supposed to be rather than how it actually is. In many cases we hear about 3-shift operations working Monday-through-Friday with weekends off. As … Continue reading The Monday-through-Friday Scheduling Dilemma
Today's post comes to us courtesy of board member Jeanne C. Meister. Jeanne is a Partner at Future Workplace, and co-author of the award winning HR book, The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules For Mastering Disruption In Recruiting and Engaging Employees A longer version of this article originally appeared on Forbes.com The future of work is here today, and the … Continue reading The Death of the Single Skill Set
Today’s guest post comes from Richard Heby, Marketing Manager at LiquidSpace, a provider of flexible office space. Despite the news that some employers are scaling back their flexible work options, there are still lots of organizations who are supporting flexible work options in order to attract and retain talent. One type of support that companies can use … Continue reading 5 Ways On-Demand Office Space Can Improve Employee Satisfaction
Today's post is courtesy of our board member, Mark Wales. Recently, we’ve seen increasing pressure on retail profitability. Declining traffic and retention, combined with increasing labor costs, higher customer expectations, and the need for more frequent investments in technology and store renovations, are all making survival in the retail jungle a real challenge. The result is that more … Continue reading A Lifeline for Retailers in a Challenging Climate
In recent weeks, our outstanding CEO Aron Ain has been getting a lot of public recognition for his great performance. He was once again recognized by Glassdoor as a top CEO - with a 96% approval rating from Kronos employees. Of the 700,000 companies reviewed on Glassdoor, the average CEO approval rating is 67 percent. Aron … Continue reading Tips from Glassdoor Top CEO Aron Ain
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?