Creating an Engaging Workplace Culture in the Age of Exhaustion

Today’s post about a more engaging workplace culture comes to us from our EMEA board member Bruce Daisley, VP EMEA Twitter and Host of Eat Sleep Work Repeat, #1 Business Podcast on iTunes Since the advent of email on our mobile devices work has gradually crept into more of our lives. One piece of research … Continue reading Creating an Engaging Workplace Culture in the Age of Exhaustion

5 Workplace Trends You’ll See In 2018

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. Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is a few weeks away, and the stores are already stocked with Holiday items ready for the buying. This means one thing: it’s time for year-end predictions – if … Continue reading 5 Workplace Trends You’ll See In 2018

Recruiting and Retention Tops the List of Public Sector Workforce Challenges

The following post comes to us courtesy of board member Neil Reichenberg. Neil is the Executive Director of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) , a nonprofit membership organization representing public sector human resource managers and professionals. Reflecting an increasingly tight labor market in the United States, recruitment and retention of qualified … Continue reading Recruiting and Retention Tops the List of Public Sector Workforce Challenges

German and French Workers Consistently Outperforming Brits at Work

Today's post is courtesy of Claire Richardson, director of the Workforce Institute Europe. U.K. workers are not delivering – at least compared to their European counterparts. They are simply less productive at work: Brits spend more work time on social media, take more work home with them, and sleep fewer hours than the leading European … Continue reading German and French Workers Consistently Outperforming Brits at Work

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