Time to Lean? Time to Learn.

The following guest post is courtesy of our board member, David Creelman. Ray Kroc, who built McDonald’s into a global chain, is famous for saying “If you’ve time to lean, you’ve time to clean.” A better slogan for today’s front-line workers might be “If you’ve time to lean, you’ve time to learn.” Training front-line workers … Continue reading Time to Lean? Time to Learn.

Goodwill from Central and Coastal Virginia

Today's post is from Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute @Kronos. Here at the Workforce Institute, we love stories about organizations that focus on their employees' experience.  This video story about Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia is a great example.  One of the employees in this video talks about how much she … Continue reading Goodwill from Central and Coastal Virginia

The Top 10 Posts of 2017

As we enter a new year, it's always interesting to reflect on what we accomplished and what mattered most to us in the prior year so we can change course as needed in the year to come. Here at the Workforce Institute @Kronos, we saw some significant changes in 2017.   We launched The Workforce Institute in Europe,  … Continue reading The Top 10 Posts of 2017

GDPR and HR and its potential for better information management

Today’s blog post about the potential of GDPR and HR comes from Roland Axten, Business Analyst at Inter-Ikea in the Netherlands The potential of GDPR and HR for more effective information management in the workplace It turns out we are supposed to know what we are doing.  I’m sure many of us have suspected this … Continue reading GDPR and HR and its potential for better information management

Innovation in HR Practices at Hennepin County

Today's post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of The Workforce Institute at Kronos. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Rossman, the Chief Human Resources Officer of Hennepin County in Minneapolis, MN. Michael is a longtime Hennepin County employee having spent more than twenty years working in various capacities in the county. He … Continue reading Innovation in HR Practices at Hennepin County

How Necessary Is That College Degree?

Today’s guest post is from board member John Hollon, Editor at RecruitingDaily.com, author of the blog The Skeptical Guy, and adjunct professor in the College of Communications at California State University, Fullerton. It's a question that more and more Millennials (and now some Gen Z-ers) are asking with greater urgency: Do I really need to … Continue reading How Necessary Is That College Degree?

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

Recruiting and Retention Tops the List of Public Sector Workforce Challenges

The following post comes to us courtesy of board member Neil Reichenberg. Neil is the Executive Director of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) , a nonprofit membership organization representing public sector human resource managers and professionals. Reflecting an increasingly tight labor market in the United States, recruitment and retention of qualified … Continue reading Recruiting and Retention Tops the List of Public Sector Workforce Challenges

HR Hackathons

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

The Key Ingredient for Effective Performance Management

Today's post comes to us courtesy of board member Dennis Miller, the Chief Employment Officer at Cal Poly Pomona Foundation. For several years now, many in the HR world have been predicting the death of the annual performance review. However, it seems that reports of its death, with apologies to Mark Twain, have indeed been … Continue reading The Key Ingredient for Effective Performance Management

Are Your Managers Effective?

One of our Board members, Kronos Chief People Officer David Almeda, has just published an article on the Great Place to Work website titled “5 Tips to Improve Manager Effectiveness at Your Company”. The piece looks at Dave and his team’s commitment at Kronos to the mantra that every employee deserves a great manager. Saying … Continue reading Are Your Managers Effective?

The Death of the Single Skill Set

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 A longer version of this article originally appeared on Forbes.com The future of work is here today, and the … Continue reading The Death of the Single Skill Set