IBM research says people leave jobs due to lack of job satisfaction, not because of their manager. We still think the manager matters.
Today's post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of The Workforce Institute at Kronos. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Rossman, the Chief Human Resources Officer of Hennepin County in Minneapolis, MN. Michael is a longtime Hennepin County employee having spent more than twenty years working in various capacities in the county. He … Continue reading Innovation in HR Practices at Hennepin County
Today's post is courtesy of Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute @Kronos. Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Derek Baltuskonis, Director of Talent Acquisition at Intuit. You probably know that Intuit is a giant in the information technology space, well known for its flagship products QuickBooks, TurboTax and Mint. Along with being … Continue reading Employee Experience at Intuit
Today’s post about the future workplace technology is submitted by Workforce Institute Executive Director Joyce Maroney. Today was a watershed day here at Kronos. We released a brand new platform we’re calling Workforce Dimensions. Major product releases are always a big deal for software providers like us. This one represents four years and $150 million … Continue reading Reflections on the future of workplace technology
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
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 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
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
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
At Kronos, our corporate social responsibility program is called GiveInspired. We make a variety of grants each year, a number of which are more significant and ongoing partnerships. One of these is UTEC, a non-profit organization whose mission is to "ignite and nurture the ambition of Lowell's most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and … Continue reading UTEC & the Benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility
Vacation time is a scarce and precious commodity for most employees. When we use it, we want to make the most of it. But employees who have paid vacation time off aren't just using it for vacations. For many workers, the need for that time isn't so much about multi-week trips as it is about … Continue reading Podcast: Are You Ready for Unlimited Vacation Time?
Earlier this year, we conducted a global research project with Coleman Parkes Research to dig into the drivers behind employee engagement - and what a lack of engagement may be costing organizations. One of the key findings from this research is that in the US, the average worker spends 3.4 hours per week on tasks that are … Continue reading Employee Engagement: The $687 Billion Question