Legislative Compliance – the $100,000 Bill

In our latest survey, conducted with Future Workplace, we asked 812 HR and payroll leaders about their views regarding regulatory compliance.  What we heard back is that it can cost organizations as much as $100,000 each time a federal, state, or even local labor-related regulation is created or changed. It's not surprising that changes in labor … Continue reading Legislative Compliance – the $100,000 Bill

Engaging Employees Through Payroll – Tweet Chat Highlights

Thank you to everyone who joined our tweet chat last week! This time, our chat was regarding our most recent surveys on payroll, and how payroll issues can undermine employee experience. Part one of this survey was released back in March, and part two was just released last week - so we, along with several members of The Workforce Institute Advisory … Continue reading Engaging Employees Through Payroll – Tweet Chat Highlights

4 Ways Financial Services Companies Can Compete For Top Talent

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. Over the past two years, we’ve worked with Kronos on multiple studies that have examined the critical topic of employee engagement. In our most recent study, we focused on employee engagement specifically in … Continue reading 4 Ways Financial Services Companies Can Compete For Top Talent

Fatigue Impacts 85% of Nurses

A new Kronos Incorporated survey titled “Employee Engagement in Nursing” finds that 93 percent of U.S.-based registered nurses (RNs) are satisfied in their career choice. Despite this, nurse fatigue is a substantial issue with 98 percent of nurses stating that the work of a nurse is both physically and mentally demanding. Of note, 44 percent say that … Continue reading Fatigue Impacts 85% of Nurses

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

Survey Shows Most Hourly Employees Lose Pay When They Are Out Sick

Feb. 12, 2013 A new survey commissioned by The Workforce Institute™ at Kronos Incorporated and conducted by Harris Interactive reveals that while the majority of hourly workers are not paid for time they spend out sick, they often opt to stay home to, among other things, protect their co-workers from getting sick. According to Joyce … Continue reading Survey Shows Most Hourly Employees Lose Pay When They Are Out Sick

Where Will You Be on Super Bowl Monday?

January 30, 2008 New survey findings suggest that an estimated 1.5 millioni employedii U.S. adults may call in sick to work the day after the Super Bowl. The “Super Bowl Fever Sidelines Employees on Monday Morning” survey of 1,430 adults employed full-time was sponsored by The Workforce Institute™ at Kronos® Incorporated and conducted online via … Continue reading Where Will You Be on Super Bowl Monday?

Soaring Gas Prices … But Commuting Habits Are Unchanged

August 2008 Survey Finds Americans Driving to Work in Droves Despite Soaring Gas Prices The “Working in America: Drivers Cope with Soaring Gas Prices” survey shows that Americans are finding ways to cut back on spending – but not commuting – in tough economic times With gas prices soaring, Americans are feeling the pain at … Continue reading Soaring Gas Prices … But Commuting Habits Are Unchanged

The Summertime Crunch

Our latest workforce survey reveals that 69% of US workers polled plan to take off time between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  This obviously presents challenges for employers who seek to keep their operations running smoothly throughout these peak vacation months. According to our board member Steve Hunt, what employers should NOT do is discourage … Continue reading The Summertime Crunch

When it rains, it pours

February 22, 2008 From mountains of snow and sheets of ice to torrential rain and whipping winds, many regions across the United States have experienced record-breaking extreme weather during the past few months. According to “Extreme Weather Wreaking Havoc on Employee Attendance”, a new survey sponsored by The Workforce Institute™ at Kronos® Incorporated conducted online … Continue reading When it rains, it pours

New Survey Reveals How Many Employees Take Time Off During December

December 13, 2007 "Perhaps more than any other month, December is recognized as one where many people take vacation and even while in the office, are often times focused on non-work related events," said Joyce Maroney, director of the Workforce Institute. "From holiday parties and 'Yankee swaps' to team lunches and dinners - the festivities … Continue reading New Survey Reveals How Many Employees Take Time Off During December

Customer Centricity’s Impact on the Workforce

By Nikki Baird, Managing Partner, RSR Research The power of the consumer Consumers have much more power in the retailer-customer relationship than they used to have, and there’s no end in sight. When Girl Scout cookies have MySpace pages, when your customers know about your sales before your store managers do thanks to web sites … Continue reading Customer Centricity’s Impact on the Workforce