Blockchain for Workforce Management: A New Way of Thinking?

Today’s post is courtesy of our board member, Mark Wales. 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 Costco, Starbucks, Amazon, REI, Nike, T-Mobile and other local companies, provides us with a … Continue reading Blockchain for Workforce Management: A New Way of Thinking?

Reflections on the future of workplace technology

Today’s post 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 of investment, shaped by tons … 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?

Game, Set, Match: Google

Today's post comes to us courtesy of board member John Frehse, senior managing director at Ankura Consulting Group. Does your company provide employees with access to information in a useful format? You may think the answer to this question is “yes”, but, at the risk of sounding harsh, I’m guessing it’s actually “no”. Here’s why: … Continue reading Game, Set, Match: Google

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

The Monday-through-Friday Scheduling Dilemma

Today's post comes to us from board member John Frehse, Senior Managing Director at Ankura Consulting. When my colleagues and I ask executive management teams about their labor strategies, they often tell us how it is supposed to be rather than how it actually is. In many cases we hear about 3-shift operations working Monday-through-Friday with weekends off. As … Continue reading The Monday-through-Friday Scheduling Dilemma