Every year at this time, we ask our board members around the world what they think will be the most important workplace trends in the coming year. Although we usually have tried to limit ourselves to 5 top trends, this year we found 6 recurring themes among the prognostications of this insightful group.
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Today's post is from Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. As we have for the past few years, we asked our board members to predict the 2018 global workplace trends that will be on practitioners' minds this year. You can watch a video of their individual predictions here. We've synthesized those … Continue reading 2018 Global Workplace Trends
Today's post is courtesy of Claire Richardson, director of the Workforce Institute Europe. U.K. workers are not delivering – at least compared to their European counterparts. They are simply less productive at work: Brits spend more work time on social media, take more work home with them, and sleep fewer hours than the leading European … Continue reading German and French Workers Consistently Outperforming Brits at Work
If you regularly follow the Workforce Institute (WFI), you'll notice that we launched a new look this week. Since I began the WFI in October of 2007, a lot has happened. My employer, and WFI sponsor, Kronos has more than doubled in size to a 1.3 billion dollar company. We have a lot more employees … Continue reading Our New Look
We had a very engaging tweet chat today regarding workplace trends and predictions for 2017. Several members of The Workforce Institute Advisory Board, as well as other industry influencers, weighed in on some of the most critical shifts they expect to see in the workplace this year. Missed the chat? You can view the entire transcript below (as … Continue reading Workplace Trends for 2017 – Tweet Chat Highlights
The advisory board here at The Workforce Institute recently unveiled their top 5 workplace trends for 2017. But the board has more to say. In addition to their top five predictions, they have a few more we haven't released yet. We all plan to talk about them - along with some additional industry influencers - … Continue reading Tweet Chat on Workplace Trends for 2017 – January 10th
And just like that, 2016 is [almost] behind us. A lot has happened in 2016, in and out of the workplace. But when it comes to topics we covered on this blog, you all had some specific areas of interest. Some of the topics you found most interesting this year included the FLSA overtime changes; … Continue reading The Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016
If ever there were a perfect union of education and passion, Briana Francisco nailed it when she put her science degrees to work in the craft beer industry: As a fan of complex brews, Briana found her post-college calling when she landed a job at Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. In fact, Briana was so … Continue reading Celebrating the Workforce – QA Brewing Technician #1in100MM
The Workforce Institute has hit quite the milestone: 500 blog posts! (Here’s the very first time we hit publish). When we launched the Workforce Institute and this blog in 2007, it was an experiment in social media. We wanted to create a place for discussions about the places where people management and technology meet. We … Continue reading Celebrating 500: The Workforce Institute's Top 5 Posts of All Time
See how Troy Mitchum taps into his diverse job history to lead a team of 400 security professionals who keep about 25,000 guests a day safe at one of Las Vegas’ hottest resorts - all in the latest episode of 1 in One Hundred Million: Working your way up, climbing the career ladder…whatever you want … Continue reading Celebrating the Workforce – Vice President of Security #1in100MM
Last week, Kronos held our 10th annual Take Your Child to Work Day, with 90 Kronite kids ranging from ages 8 through 11 in attendance. It's one of our very favorite days in the office every year, and it was inspired by the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® program, which just so happens to … Continue reading Take Your Child to Work Day 2016