Being Present: Our Newest Book!

Frontline workers make up most of the workforce around the globe, yet their jobs are often not considered in discussions about work/life balance, career growth, employee experience, creative benefits, etc. Nurses, firefighters, truck drivers and mechanics are just a few examples of workers who must be present in a specific place and at a specific time to perform their jobs. However, much of the common wisdom intended to boost employee experience at work assumes jobs that can be done remotely via a laptop. In this book, we’ll share insights that can work for those whose jobs require being present as well as those with “laptop” jobs that can be done virtually anywhere.

Helping Vets Join Your Workforce

This post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute. Here she talks with Joe Arenstein, a former US Marine, about his journey from the military to civilian life - and what strategies organizations can use when helping vets join their workforce. Joe Arenstein, second Marine to right of flag bearer. In … Continue reading Helping Vets Join Your Workforce

Gen Z and The Gig Economy – Everybody Starts Somewhere

This post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. What's up with Gen Z and the gig economy? Do they prefer gig work over traditional jobs? While terms like “gig” and “gig economy” suggest a brave new world, sometimes it’s easy to forget that temporary employment has been around … Continue reading Gen Z and The Gig Economy – Everybody Starts Somewhere

4 Steps to Get Started with Workforce Planning Analytics

Despite its maturity, workforce planning analytics can be a frustrating topic to address. No matter how good our analytics tools, we are still making predictions about an uncertain future based on managers' estimates about what the business will need. Also, managers may be unclear about what specifically they want from workforce planning analytics, leaving analytics pros with an unmanageably large task. Here are four steps that will guide your approach to workforce planning.

How to Fix the Leadership Skills Gap

I believe there is a skills gap in leadership today because young managers are promoted at a faster pace, and to keep their heads above water, may be likely to default to the command-and-control style. Based on my work with dozens of organizations, I suggest closing the gap by advocating these four transformational leadership best practices.

You Shouldn’t Be Surprised at What Really Drives Employee Satisfaction

I get lots of surveys drop into my in-box, and a great many of them aren't terribly insightful. However, this recent one from The Conference Board made me think that hope is what really drives employee satisfaction.