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?

Podcast: Leadership for Humans

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

Podcast: One Mom’s Extreme Flexibility Story

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

Tips from Glassdoor Top CEO Aron Ain

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

UTEC & the Benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility

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

Podcast: Are You Ready for Unlimited Vacation Time?

Vacation time is a scarce and precious commodity for most employees.  When we use it, we want to make the most of it.  The picture here is me with my children in New Zealand a few years ago.  We saved and planned for a long time for that trip - including banking the vacation time … Continue reading Podcast: Are You Ready for Unlimited Vacation Time?

Employee Engagement: The $687 Billion Question

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

Podcast: Wage Strategies in Senior Living

I recently had the opportunity to moderate a panel discussion at the SHINE Senior Care HR Executive Summit.  The panel was entitled "The Trifecta Tsunami - Minimum Wage, Overtime, Living Wage, and Paid Leave.  Senior Care and the New Normal".  Yes, the title is a mouthful.  And it's an important topic for any labor dependent … Continue reading Podcast: Wage Strategies in Senior Living

Change for the Better @New York Health & Racquet Club

Change is hard, especially when you have to change longstanding habits.  New York City Health & Racquet Club helps people to make changes to become healthier.  Robin Mitnick, the organization's Director of Payroll, has driven in a lot of change at the organization in the last few years.  Robin manages payroll for anywhere between 700 … Continue reading Change for the Better @New York Health & Racquet Club

Aron Ain of Kronos Named CEO of the Year

I'm proud to announce that our Chief Executive Officer Aron Ain was named CEO of the Year by the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC).  The MassTLC Technology Leadership Awards program is the Commonwealth’s most prestigious honor for technology companies, innovators, and leaders. The Awards Gala brought together more than 800 of the region’s top tech … Continue reading Aron Ain of Kronos Named CEO of the Year

WorldBlu – Creating Freedom & Democracy in the Workplace

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Traci Fenton, Founder and CEO of WorldBlu.  She founded  WorldBlu in 1997 and has had clients in over 80 countries globally representing over $30 billion in annual revenue. Traci was recently recognized byInc. Magazine as a Top 50 Leadership Thinker, along with other world-class leaders such as … Continue reading WorldBlu – Creating Freedom & Democracy in the Workplace

Podcast: Kettle Cuisine & the Recipe for Employee Engagement

Kettle Cuisine was founded in the Boston area in 1986 and have their headquarters in Lynn, Massachusetts.  They make small batch, all natural soups from scratch for restaurants, food service operations and grocery retailers nationwide.  They employ about 275 employees, many of whom are immigrants to the United States.  I was introduced to their Sr. … Continue reading Podcast: Kettle Cuisine & the Recipe for Employee Engagement