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.

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

Work that Excites and People who Inspire

Today's post is submitted by two-time Kronos intern Megan Grenier. Last summer she wrote about communication in a multi-generational workplace. Here she makes the case that a great internship consists of work that excites and people who inspire.

Engage with Empathy: 3 Ways Managers Can Connect with Gen Z – From a Gen Zer

Today’s post is from Amy Lupica, an intern at Kronos. In this post, Amy reflects on our recent Gen Z research and discusses why managers need to engage with empathy to help young employees thrive at work. Each day, workers experience complex and often frustrating challenges that simply cannot be avoided. No one is spared: … Continue reading Engage with Empathy: 3 Ways Managers Can Connect with Gen Z – From a Gen Zer

WFI Board on Gen Z Workplace Research

This post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute. Last week, we had a lively tweetchat with our WFI board on Gen Z workplace research. We also heard from a number of tweeters outside of our WFI circle If you didn't catch it live, you can read the whole stream at … Continue reading WFI Board on Gen Z Workplace Research

What You Didn’t Know about Generation Z Work Habits

My company, Future Workplace, recently worked with The Workforce Institute on a global study of over 3,000 Gen Z’s and discovered new details about how they view themselves and the type of work culture they are interested in.

Why Don’t Soft Skills Get More Respect?

It's surprising that soft skills get so little respect in today's workplace. Look at any job description posted for just about any job. What you'll find is a long list of very specific technical skills that are required, as well as specific job experience the hiring manager wants. Rarely, if ever, will you find anything directly addressing any soft skills that the job candidate needs to possess.