How Responsive Design Boosts Employee Experience

Today's post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, executive director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. Often we don't notice how well something is designed until poor design gets in our way.  The beautiful light fixture that requires an MIT degree to change the light bulbs. That hard plastic clamshell packaging that can send you to … Continue reading How Responsive Design Boosts Employee Experience

Why AI Won’t Take Your Job

Today's post is courtesy of board member, Alexandra Levit. Alexandra's new book  Humanity Works: Merging Technologies and People for the Workforce of the Future is available now. There’s a lot of hand wringing these days around the idea that increasingly smarter computers will soon render human employees obsolete. There are many reasons why this is … Continue reading Why AI Won’t Take Your Job

Corrosive Effects of Unplanned Absenteeism on Retailers

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

The Secret to Easy Workforce Management Implementations

Today’s post is courtesy of our board member Bob Clements.  Bob is President at Axsium Group,  a leading workforce management consulting firm. Workforce Management (WFM) implementations are hard. If fact, WFM is harder than almost any other system to successfully implement for two primary reasons. First, rules that govern WFM are surprisingly soft. What makes a … Continue reading The Secret to Easy Workforce Management Implementations

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.

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

Blockchain technology use cases – is Workforce Management one?

Today’s post about blockchain technology use cases is courtesy of our board member, Mark Wales. Blockchain technology use cases - is Workforce Management one? I recently attended a monthly industry group meeting with representatives from a variety of companies with a presence in the Pacific Northwest, where I live. These monthly gatherings, attended by folks from … Continue reading Blockchain technology use cases – is Workforce Management one?