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. The picture here is me with my children in New Zealand a few years ago. We saved and planned for a long time for that trip - including banking the vacation time … 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
The 2016 Summer Games are expected to break the 2012 London Olympics ratings record as the most-watched event in U.S. television history (1) - and, according to our most recent survey(2), more than 55 million employed Americans may tune in during work hours. Read on for our key findings: More than an estimated 55 million employed Americans … Continue reading Torching Productivity: 2016 Olympics vs. Work
We had a very engaging tweet chat today regarding employee burnout and fatigue in the workplace. A number of thought leaders weighed in on how burnout affects employees and their employers; best practices on how to help prevent employee burnout/fatigue; how technology plays a role; and more. You can view the entire tweet chat below … Continue reading Employee Burnout & Fatigue – Tweet Chat Highlights
If ever there were a perfect union of education and passion, Briana Francisco nailed it when she put her science degrees to work in the craft beer industry: As a fan of complex brews, Briana found her post-college calling when she landed a job at Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. In fact, Briana was so … Continue reading Celebrating the Workforce – QA Brewing Technician #1in100MM
See how Troy Mitchum taps into his diverse job history to lead a team of 400 security professionals who keep about 25,000 guests a day safe at one of Las Vegas’ hottest resorts - all in the latest episode of 1 in One Hundred Million: Working your way up, climbing the career ladder…whatever you want … Continue reading Celebrating the Workforce – Vice President of Security #1in100MM
Last Thursday, Kronos held its second annual 5K walk/run in Chelmsford, Massachusetts (home to our headquarters). Participation was complimentary and open to all Kronos employees and their families. Our now-annual 5K is a great way to get Kronites outside and active together - whether you're an experienced runner or you'd just prefer to walk the 3.1-mile loop. Leading … Continue reading Kronos 5K – Fueled by Inspiration