In the hospitality sector, many of us have fallen into what I think of as “the availability trap”: running our consumer-facing businesses on the whim of a 17-year-old who wants to work, but also attend band practice three afternoons a week.
Bill Bartow, VP of global product development @KronosInc discusses practical AI technology that's already here.
In our newest research, we find out what workers globally think of their workplace technology. Most are not impressed.
Today's post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute. Yesterday we hosted a fast and furious tweetchat to expand upon the predictions for 2019 workplace trends that we issued earlier in January. We were joined by several of our board members, as well as visitors. We posed the following questions for conversation and debate. Read on following the questions to see a full … Continue reading 2019 Workplace Predictions Tweetchat
A recent research report “Beyond HR Metrics: HR Analytics” issued by the organization where I work, International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR), sheds light on why and how public sector HR professionals are implementing HR analytics programs at their organizations.
Every year at this time, we ask our board members around the world what they think will be the most important workplace trends in the coming year. Although we usually have tried to limit ourselves to 5 top trends, this year we found 6 recurring themes among the prognostications of this insightful group.
Sooner or later, you're going to encounter AI in your workplace. 7 tips to help you build the right workplace of the future.
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
Today's post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute. Black Friday is upon us, and retailers everywhere are scrambling to get ready for lots of shoppers and extended hours to staff. Are you ready? No-shows, call-outs, and last-minute schedule changes aren’t just frustrating—unplanned absence is corrosive to the day-to-day operations at … Continue reading Will Your Store Be Ready For Black Friday?
Today's post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, executive director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. Often we don't notice how well something is designed until poor design gets in our way. The beautiful light fixture that requires an MIT degree to change the light bulbs. That hard plastic clamshell packaging that can send you to … Continue reading How Responsive Design Boosts Employee Experience
Today's post is courtesy of board member, Alexandra Levit. Alexandra's new book Humanity Works: Merging Technologies and People for the Workforce of the Future is available now. There’s a lot of hand wringing these days around the idea that increasingly smarter computers will soon render human employees obsolete. There are many reasons why this is … Continue reading Why AI Won’t Take Your Job
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