Simple Math: Big Data – Big Focus = Big Failure

As technology advances allow us to analyze every aspect of business operations, many companies are inundated with data. Although we celebrate the advances in technology, this “data revolution” has also blurred the line between valuable insight and mundane non-value added information. As a result, many companies are now buried in indecipherable numbers. To successfully pierce through the mountains of useless data and focus on the strategic insights, it is critical businesses have the tools to translate heaps of distracting data into useful information.

Torching Productivity: 2016 Olympics vs. Work

The 2016 Summer Games are expected to break the 2012 London Olympics ratings record as the most-watched event in U.S. television history (1) - and, according to our most recent survey(2), more than 55 million employed Americans may tune in during work hours. Read on for our key findings: More than an estimated 55 million employed Americans … Continue reading Torching Productivity: 2016 Olympics vs. Work

Employee Burnout & Fatigue – Tweet Chat Highlights

We had a very engaging tweet chat today regarding employee burnout and fatigue in the workplace. A number of thought leaders weighed in on how burnout affects employees and their employers; best practices on how to help prevent employee burnout/fatigue; how technology plays a role; and more. You can view the entire tweet chat below … Continue reading Employee Burnout & Fatigue – Tweet Chat Highlights

Five Tips to Keep Your Employees Healthy

February is American Heart Month and, here at Kronos, we take this initiative seriously - especially on National Wear Red Day. This year, to help do our part in raising awareness about heart disease, Kronites all over the world sported their best red attire via photos shared to the Kronos Live Inspired Facebook page. For each photo … Continue reading Five Tips to Keep Your Employees Healthy

Cure for Presenteeism? PTO.

Today's guest post is from our board member, John Hollon.  John is the VP of Editorial at TLNT.com and a frequent contributor to this blog.  As flu season commences, John reflects on how organizations can mitigate the problem of sick people coming to work and infecting their coworkers.  Spoiler alert: it's about not penalizing employees … Continue reading Cure for Presenteeism? PTO.

Podcast: Total Financial Impact of Absenteeism

This is the season for absenteeism.  Between our record setting snowfall in New England and flu season, lots of people are having a hard time making it out of their driveways, let along making their way to work.  While employers can't control the weather or the flu virus, there are insights they can leverage to … Continue reading Podcast: Total Financial Impact of Absenteeism

SHRM/Kronos Study Says Absenteeism Hits Coworkers Hard

Earlier this year, SHRM and Kronos conducted a study of the impact of employee absence on organizations and employees.  The holiday season is, of course, particularly hard hit with employee absences.  We've done research on this topic before, though the emphasis has been largely on the financial impact of absence.  This study, like the prior … Continue reading SHRM/Kronos Study Says Absenteeism Hits Coworkers Hard

10 Tips for Managing Summer Absenteeism (World Cup Anyone?)

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?)

Thank You, Red Sox, For An Easy Commute This Morning!

Boston is awash in Red Sox fever today after last night's stunning win at Fenway.  My colleagues and I are remarking on how light the traffic was this morning coming in to work.  The sports hooky survey we did last year indicates that 11% of Americans will admit to having skipped work to watch a … Continue reading Thank You, Red Sox, For An Easy Commute This Morning!

Summertime Absences – Where did your employees go?

Ah, summer.  The kids are out of school and the beach or lake beckon.  The vacation time has been carefully hoarded to take full advantage of beautiful weather and everybody wants to take advantage of the summer before it's over.  It gets increasingly difficult to convene a quorum for meetings, dress codes relax, and Friday … Continue reading Summertime Absences – Where did your employees go?