Time to Lean? Time to Learn.

The following guest post is courtesy of our board member, David Creelman. Ray Kroc, who built McDonald’s into a global chain, is famous for saying “If you’ve time to lean, you’ve time to clean.” A better slogan for today’s front-line workers might be “If you’ve time to lean, you’ve time to learn.” Training front-line workers … Continue reading Time to Lean? Time to Learn.

Goodwill from Central and Coastal Virginia

Today's post is from Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute @Kronos. Here at the Workforce Institute, we love stories about organizations that focus on their employees' experience.  This video story about Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia is a great example.  One of the employees in this video talks about how much she … Continue reading Goodwill from Central and Coastal Virginia

The Top 10 Posts of 2017

As we enter a new year, it's always interesting to reflect on what we accomplished and what mattered most to us in the prior year so we can change course as needed in the year to come. Here at the Workforce Institute @Kronos, we saw some significant changes in 2017.   We launched The Workforce Institute in Europe,  … Continue reading The Top 10 Posts of 2017

GDPR and HR and its potential for better information management

Today’s blog post about the potential of GDPR and HR comes from Roland Axten, Business Analyst at Inter-Ikea in the Netherlands The potential of GDPR and HR for more effective information management in the workplace It turns out we are supposed to know what we are doing.  I’m sure many of us have suspected this … Continue reading GDPR and HR and its potential for better information management

Blockchain technology use cases – is Workforce Management one?

Today’s post about blockchain technology use cases is courtesy of our board member, Mark Wales. Blockchain technology use cases - is Workforce Management one? I recently attended a monthly industry group meeting with representatives from a variety of companies with a presence in the Pacific Northwest, where I live. These monthly gatherings, attended by folks from … Continue reading Blockchain technology use cases – is Workforce Management one?

Reflections on the future of workplace technology

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

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

How to leverage the gig economy to boost your business

Today's post is courtesy of our board member Bob Clements.  Bob is Senior Principal at Axsium Group,  a leading workforce management consulting firm.  The gig economy is a hot topic with human resource and operations professionals around the world. It’s now estimated to make up about 30 percent of the workforce in North America and … Continue reading How to leverage the gig economy to boost your business

Employee Self-Care: 10 Ways Organizations Can Be Supportive

Today's post comes to us from board member Sharlyn Lauby. a.k.a., The HR Bartender and president of ITM Group, Inc., a training company focused on developing programs to retain and engage talent in the workplace.    Self-care is any activity we deliberately do in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. In … Continue reading Employee Self-Care: 10 Ways Organizations Can Be Supportive

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

The Always-On Con: The Live Debate

I'm very excited to announce a first of its kind live event we'll be sponsoring in London on October 10th.  This event launches a series of conversations about a phenomenon we're calling "The Always-On Con". The proliferation of connected devices and apps that increasingly rule our lives is often hailed as being a step forward for … Continue reading The Always-On Con: The Live Debate

How Much Is Your Attention Worth?

Otis Johnson was released from prison in 2014 after spending 44 years of his life behind bars. What’s remarkable about his story is that upon re-entering civilisation, Mr Johnson witnessed 44years of technological advancements in a single moment – an experience very few will share with him. To put this in perspective, he was completely … Continue reading How Much Is Your Attention Worth?