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
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
Our board member John Hollon makes the case for time off to vote.
Today's post comes to us from Workforce Institute board member Joseph Cabral, Chief Human Resources Officer and President of Workforce Solutions at Press Ganey. We recently did a podcast with Joe to talk about the importance of analytics to improving patient outcomes and making the delivery of health services more efficient and cost effective. Today’s healthcare … Continue reading The Privileges and Challenges of Life as a Healthcare CHRO
September 26 is HR Professionals Day. Here are 5 tips I've learned from great HR Pros over the years.
Our research shows most people would like to work a shorter work week. Is that even possible?
WFI board member and Executive Director of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) shares research on the state of recruitment and retention challenges for public sector employers.
Our board member China Gorman questions whether it's time to stop focusing on employee engagement as our holy grail.
This post by Sharlyn Lauby, the HR Bartender and a member of the Workforce Institute board of advisors, is one of the most popular we've ever published. Sharlyn writes about how the scientific method of investigation can be applied to solving problems in a business environment. This topic is near and dear to my heart as I … Continue reading The Scientific Method for HR