Engage with Empathy: 3 Ways Managers Can Connect with Gen Z – From a Gen Zer

Today’s post is from Amy Lupica, an intern at Kronos. In this post, Amy reflects on our recent Gen Z research and discusses why managers need to engage with empathy to help young employees thrive at work. Each day, workers experience complex and often frustrating challenges that simply cannot be avoided. No one is spared: … Continue reading Engage with Empathy: 3 Ways Managers Can Connect with Gen Z – From a Gen Zer

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

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

Can a Business Leader, Without HR Experience, Run HR?

The following guest post is courtesy of our board member, David Creelman. A recent Harvard Business Review online article written by myself and two colleagues, Peter Navin and John Boudreau, titled “Why More Executives Should Consider Becoming a CHRO” has attracted a lot of attention. Many CEOs have thought of bringing in business leaders without HR experience … Continue reading Can a Business Leader, Without HR Experience, Run HR?

HR Software Implementations: Customize Your Mindset, Not the Software

Mistakenly, many organizations start a software implementation thinking about how they can modify the new software to match their existing processes (i.e.: customize it). However, experience has shown me that this is nearly always the most expensive way to implement a new software platform (and the most expensive way to maintain it) for human resources or payroll functions. Rather, organizations should consider this question: if the existing processes and workflows are working so well, why are we investing in a new system at all?

Human Middle Managers

Today’s guest post is courtesy of our board member, China Gorman. China is a consultant, speaker, writer, and former CEO of the Great Place to Work® Institute. If you read any business publication – print or online – you’ll know that organization culture has become a critical advantage when competing for talent today. If the … Continue reading Human Middle Managers

How Mobile Is Your HR Technology? How Mobile Should It Be?

Workforce Institute board members Sharlyn Lauby and John Hollon joined me for a discussion of how quickly mobile technology is transforming HR.  John is Vice President for Editorial at ERE Media, the go-to source for information and conferences in the human resources and recruiting industries; and Sharlyn is the HR Bartender and President of ITM … Continue reading How Mobile Is Your HR Technology? How Mobile Should It Be?