Analytics Moves HR Towards Being a Strategic Partner

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.

2019 Predictions from the Workforce Institute

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.

Watson AI and Kronos for the Frontline Worker

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

Will Your Store Be Ready For Black Friday?

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?

How Responsive Design Boosts Employee Experience

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

Why AI Won’t Take Your Job

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

Corrosive Effects of Unplanned Absenteeism on Retailers

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

University of Toronto Workforce Management Technology Transformation

Today's post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, executive director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. I recently recorded a webinar with Cathy Eberts, Executive Director, Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration, and HR Technology at the University of Toronto.  Cathy is leading a multi-year effort to achieve a workforce management technology transformation at the university.  The objectives … Continue reading University of Toronto Workforce Management Technology Transformation

The Human Power Behind Artificial Intelligence

This blog post about how the new world of work needs to make use of artificial intelligence and human creativity is courtesy of our German Workforce Institute Board Member Dr. Steffi Burkhart. Für die deutsche Version dieses Posts, klicken Sie hier. The speed of technological progress is already making some jobs of today redundant. In … Continue reading The Human Power Behind Artificial Intelligence

Pro Tips for Global HR Technology Deployments

Today's post is courtesy of Joyce Maroney, executive director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. In this podcast, we’re talking about best practices in global technology deployments of Human Capital Management and Workforce Management software.  In prior posts and podcasts, we've discussed how to deploy technology in a way that will encourage user adoption and … Continue reading Pro Tips for Global HR Technology Deployments

Unraveling Blockchain for HR

How much do you know about blockchain? If you're like me, the first thing you probably think about is Bitcoin, or maybe other cryptocurrencies.  While it’s true that blockchain is perhaps best-known as the backbone technology for the digital currency Bitcoin, its possible applications are much broader, and include a number of common HR processes. I … Continue reading Unraveling Blockchain for HR