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.

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

5 Workplace Trends You’ll See In 2018

Today’s post comes to us from board member Dan Schawbel, Research Director at Future Workplace and the New York Times bestselling author of Promote Yourself. Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is a few weeks away, and the stores are already stocked with Holiday items ready for the buying. This means one thing: it’s time for year-end predictions – if … Continue reading 5 Workplace Trends You’ll See In 2018

Podcast: Peter Navin of Grand Rounds on the Path to CHRO

Today's post is from Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute. This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Peter Navin, the senior vice president of employee experience at Grand Rounds, a company that provides an employer-based solution that gives employees and their families the technology, information and support they need to make … Continue reading Podcast: Peter Navin of Grand Rounds on the Path to CHRO

Kronos Case Study: Implementing Unlimited Vacation

At the beginning of 2016, Kronos rolled out an unlimited vacation program for employees in the US and Canada we call myTime.  The objectives of the myTime program are to support Kronos' commitment to being a great place to work; promote an inspired culture that attracts and retains great employees; and thereby delivers great results … Continue reading Kronos Case Study: Implementing Unlimited Vacation

Employee Self-Care: 10 Ways Organizations Can Be Supportive

Today's post comes to us from board member Sharlyn Lauby. a.k.a., The HR Bartender and president of ITM Group, Inc., a training company focused on developing programs to retain and engage talent in the workplace.    Self-care is any activity we deliberately do in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. In … Continue reading Employee Self-Care: 10 Ways Organizations Can Be Supportive

HR Hackathons

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. The rate and pace of digital transformation is impacting all business functions. HR is … Continue reading HR Hackathons

The Key Ingredient for Effective Performance Management

Today's post comes to us courtesy of board member Dennis Miller, the Chief Employment Officer at Cal Poly Pomona Foundation. For several years now, many in the HR world have been predicting the death of the annual performance review. However, it seems that reports of its death, with apologies to Mark Twain, have indeed been … Continue reading The Key Ingredient for Effective Performance Management

Are Your Managers Effective?

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?

A.K.A. Compliance

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