We’ve all heard the expression “Work smarter, not harder” over the years. And while no one can disagree with the concept, the “how to” part can be a bit trickier. So how, exactly, does one go about working smarter?
Today's post comes to us from Workforce Institute board member and Cal Poly Pomona Chief Employment Officer Dennis Miller. Generation Z leaders are coming up. What is your organization doing to develop them? A recent report from Workforce 2020 titled “The Leadership Cliff”, seems especially useful when contemplating how to start the process of leadership development … Continue reading Developing Generation Z Leaders
Our board member and author Sharlyn Lauby shares her insights on the importance of onboarding new managers to boost their effectiveness as leaders.
Our board member Chris Mullen shares his advice about creating meaningful conversations with employees.
John Frehse discusses how compensation means more than cash to employees.
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
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
Today's post comes to us courtesy of board member John Frehse, senior managing director at Ankura Consulting Group. Does your company provide employees with access to information in a useful format? You may think the answer to this question is “yes”, but, at the risk of sounding harsh, I’m guessing it’s actually “no”. Here’s why: … Continue reading Game, Set, Match: Google
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?
We had a very engaging tweet chat today regarding workplace culture and who defines it, based off our recent survey data. We had quite a few thought leaders weigh in on why HR, managers, and employees have very different opinions about workplace culture; who drives it and why; what's important to creating a great one; and … Continue reading Who's the Boss of Workplace Culture? Tweet Chat Highlights
Of the interesting articles we've come across this week, this one really made me stop and think. In his blog post from Harvard Business Review titled Do Your Employees Make You a Better Manager?, Michael Schrage asks Which employee had the biggest positive impact on who you are today? Schrage is making the point that … Continue reading The Week That Was – 10/12/12