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. 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
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
February is American Heart Month and, here at Kronos, we take this initiative seriously - especially on National Wear Red Day. This year, to help do our part in raising awareness about heart disease, Kronites all over the world sported their best red attire via photos shared to the Kronos Live Inspired Facebook page. For each photo … Continue reading Five Tips to Keep Your Employees Healthy
Our latest workforce survey reveals that 69% of US workers polled plan to take off time between Memorial Day and Labor Day. This obviously presents challenges for employers who seek to keep their operations running smoothly throughout these peak vacation months. According to our board member Steve Hunt, what employers should NOT do is discourage … Continue reading The Summertime Crunch
We've just released the results of a survey entitled "December: Vacation-Heavy Month Light on Attendance" that we conducted with Harris Interactive to assess planned absenteeism among US workers during the upcoming holiday weeks. Not surprisingly, 63% of those polled plan to take time off between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day. What is surprising is that a relatively … Continue reading Where is Everybody? (Home for the Holidays)