On October 10th in London, we invited thought leaders and HR practitioners to come together to discuss the first release of our Always-On Con research. Here's what happened... The Always-On Con debate 60-second Rundown The live debate promised to delve into The Always-On Con in great detail, uncovering the true impact of an ‘always-on’ society … Continue reading We were sold a dream – 60-second Rundown
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
Today’s post comes to us courtesy of board member Jeanne C. Meister. Jeanne is a Partner at Future Workplace, and co-author of the award winning HR book, The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules For Mastering Disruption In Recruiting and Engaging Employees. The rate and pace of digital transformation is impacting all business functions. HR is … Continue reading HR Hackathons
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
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?
There has been a lot of noise in the news lately about companies like IBM pulling back on flexible work options. This is an ironic move for IBM given that their own research and publications suggest that "teleworkers are more highly engaged, more likely to consider their workplaces as innovative, happier about their job prospects and less stressed … Continue reading Podcast: One Mom’s Extreme Flexibility Story
The following post is courtesy of our board member John Hollon. For many workers, it's a rite of summer -- cutting out early to get the weekend going a little sooner. But now it's becoming more than that for a lot of companies. According to a study released this month by CEB (now Gartner), some 42 percent of … Continue reading Summer Friday Fever
The following post comes to us courtesy of board member Veronica Baz, founder of profesionistas.org.mx, one of the most visited Spanish language sites focused on job search, career path, and work skills. As my fellow board member, David Creelman has written about here, the rise of the gig economy, driven by innovation and technological change, is transforming … Continue reading Planning for – and Embracing – the Gig Economy
Vacation time is a scarce and precious commodity for most employees. When we use it, we want to make the most of it. But employees who have paid vacation time off aren't just using it for vacations. For many workers, the need for that time isn't so much about multi-week trips as it is about … Continue reading Podcast: Are You Ready for Unlimited Vacation Time?
The following post is by WFI board member, Jeanne C Meister, Partner at Future Workplace and Co-author of The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules for Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees. The future of work is about developing a workplace that emotionally connects to employees and customers, understands the impact of technology on the … Continue reading The Future Workplace – Are You Ready?
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Traci Fenton, Founder and CEO of WorldBlu. She founded WorldBlu in 1997 and has had clients in over 80 countries globally representing over $30 billion in annual revenue. Traci was recently recognized byInc. Magazine as a Top 50 Leadership Thinker, along with other world-class leaders such as … Continue reading WorldBlu – Creating Freedom & Democracy in the Workplace
Today, Kronos held our annual Employee Appreciation Picnic at our headquarters in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Every summer, this event is a fun and much anticipated way for Kronites to come together, eat delicious food, play games, and simply hang out outside of the office. The location also couldn't be more convenient: the picnic is held right in … Continue reading Kronos' Annual Employee Appreciation Picnic