Watson AI and Kronos for the Frontline Worker

Today's post is from Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute. The conjecture continues to grow about artificial intelligence (AI) and how it will affect workers and jobs - or not.   AI will create nirvana for workers.  Or AI will replace human workers with robots.  While neither of these extreme scenarios is likely to … Continue reading Watson AI and Kronos for the Frontline Worker

Gender and Pay Equity in Today’s Workplace: A Conversation with Natalie Bickford

The following post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. I recently discussed the thorny issues of workplace gender equity with my colleague and Workforce Institute board member Natalie Bickford. Natalie is the Group Human Resources Director at Merlin Entertainments PLC and she has more than 20 years of HR … Continue reading Gender and Pay Equity in Today’s Workplace: A Conversation with Natalie Bickford

Corrosive Effects of Unplanned Absenteeism on Retailers

Today's post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, executive director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. According to a recent survey of 800 retail managers across multiple countries we conducted with our research partner Coleman Parkes,  for every 10 hours of in-store labor budgeted, more than one hour is wasted due to staffing misalignment caused by … Continue reading Corrosive Effects of Unplanned Absenteeism on Retailers

Pro Tips for Global HR Technology Deployments

Today's post is courtesy of Joyce Maroney, executive director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. In this podcast, we’re talking about best practices in global technology deployments of Human Capital Management and Workforce Management software.  In prior posts and podcasts, we've discussed how to deploy technology in a way that will encourage user adoption and … Continue reading Pro Tips for Global HR Technology Deployments

Unraveling Blockchain for HR

How much do you know about blockchain? If you're like me, the first thing you probably think about is Bitcoin, or maybe other cryptocurrencies.  While it’s true that blockchain is perhaps best-known as the backbone technology for the digital currency Bitcoin, its possible applications are much broader, and include a number of common HR processes. I … Continue reading Unraveling Blockchain for HR

Ready for the gig economy?

Today's post is courtesy of Joyce Maroney, executive director of the Workforce Institute. I recently had a conversation about the gig economy with my colleague, David Creelman.  David is the CEO of Creelman Research and writes on a broad variety of human resource topics.  His recent book, Lead the Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment , explores the … Continue reading Ready for the gig economy?