Today I've had the opportunity to participate in the Emerging Leaders Event of the Association of YMCA Professionals (AYP). This event is a gathering of young Y professionals who've been identified by their leadership as rising stars, and this event is an investment in their development. You can see a few of the participants enjoying … Continue reading Top 10 Career Myths – and how they hold you back (Part 1)
Today’s guest post is courtesy of repeat guest blogger Nicole Neves, a former Kronos intern who has joined our HR department as an employee. Nicole will be guest blogging here on issues that are relevant to Millennials in the workplace. When entering the workforce, Millennials often have this idealistic vision that we can find the … Continue reading A Millennial Offers 7 Tips for Winning the Job You want
October 5-11 is Emergency Nurses Week here in the US. At Kronos, our single largest customer population is in healthcare. From standalone long term care facilities to the biggest healthcare networks in the world, we are helping healthcare providers help their patients. In the latest installment in our 1 in One Hundred Million video … Continue reading Have You Thanked a Nurse Today?
Recently I had the pleasure of talking to Zeynep Ton, adjunct associate professor at MIT Sloan School of Management, about her book "The Good Jobs Strategy". I've written about this excellent book here before. Zeynep's core message is that excellent financial returns don't have to come at the expense of employees. In fact, her research indicates … Continue reading Talking About the Good Jobs Strategy with Zeynep Ton
In addition to my Workforce Institute responsibilities, I also manage the voice of the customer program at Kronos. The image to the right expresses our core service message. We do a great job with customer service at Kronos, and have the awards to prove it. We keep it that way by by actively and … Continue reading Top Ten Rules for Keeping Customers Happy in the Cloud
Today's guest post is courtesy of Nicole Neves, a former Kronos intern who has joined our HR department as an employee. In her post below, Nicole reflects on the impact her internship had on her decision to join Kronos and how her new position will allow her to make an impact on the workforce of … Continue reading An Intern Reflects on 1 in One Hundred Million
Today we are launching the Kronos “1 in One Hundred Million” video series to celebrate US workers. Our technology touches over 35 million people around the world every day - and every one of their stories is different. This video series will focus on how each of the individuals featured feels about his or her … Continue reading Stories of US Workers- 1 in One Hundred Million
As the week winds down, you may enjoy checking out this video of our fun and fond farewell to our 2014 summer interns. I know they learned a lot while they were here, but we also learned a lot from them. The Kronolympics is a series of silly contests that they complete as teams, with … Continue reading Intern Kronolympics
Yesterday I had a conversation with our board member, Jeanne Meister, about the future of the workplace. Jeanne is a Founding Partner of Future Workplace, LLC, a firm that provides executive education to HR leaders and high potential managers to build the skills they need to prepare for success in the workplace of the future. … Continue reading Jeanne Meister on the Workplace of the Future – Social and Mobile and Wearable, Oh My!
Today, Team USA lost to Germany in the World Cup, but still advances to the knockout round. Whether the US advances any further remains to be seen, but lots of employees worldwide will continue to follow these matches with interest, including during work hours. Employers will ignore the potential workplace disruption of the World Cup … Continue reading 10 Tips for Managing Summer Absenteeism (World Cup Anyone?)
I learned recently when checking out a new Tesla that its fully equipped dashboard includes a web browser. Since I had the chance, I couldn't resist the opportunity to load the Workforce Institute site on the car's dash. At the same time, I ask myself if this capability is such a good idea. Now I'm … Continue reading Browsing While Driving?
What does it take to be an employer of choice for hourly workers? The graphic above summarizes some of the common best practices that Working Mother identified among the winners of their Best Companies for Hourly Workers award in 2013. Today I had a podcast conversation with our … Continue reading Secrets from the Best Hourly Employers