Before we all get back to reality and the slow pace of the holiday season is nothing but a memory, let's take some time to reflect on this past year and the topics you found most interesting on this blog. Millennials, boomerang employees, and building transparency in the workplace were among the most popular posts … Continue reading The Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2015
One of the most important issues we help our clients address is the need to match their workforce to a changing workload. One way to do this is to use workforce analytics and scheduling technology to make data driven decisions about how to deploy talent. That talent often consists of a mix of full time, … Continue reading Has the Freelance Revolution Arrived in Your Workplace?
If you participate in facebook and/or other social media channels, you've probably seen this Time article that's making the rounds. Entitled "America’s Mood Map: An Interactive Guide to the United States of Attitude" it profiles each of the 48 contiguous United States according to the OCEAN personality test. The profiles are based on a 13- … Continue reading How Close is Your Work Culture to Your Life Culture?
This week ends our annual summer intern program. We've been fortunate to have the fabulous Julia in our group this summer. She's helped us with a variety of our survey programs and pitched in to call 200+ customers to get more insight from them. Julia learned that she likes customer contact - an affinity that … Continue reading Are Your Interns Feeling the Love?
Today's opening session at SHRM 2013 was energizing and inspiring. Hillary Clinton was eloquent - speaking about how the skills and techniques of diplomacy apply to the workplace. You can find highlights of her remarks on my twitter feed at @WF_Institute. Both Hillary and fellow speaker Fareed Zakaria emphasized that despite our economic woes of … Continue reading Great Opening Session at #SHRM13 in Chicago
Our board member, David Creelman, submits the following for your consideration. I wrote about WaaS, Workforce as a Service, recently. Is this the new reality? In the current political campaign in Ontario, Canada, one of the candidates proposed that the number of temporary workers in any establishment should not exceed 25 percent of the total … Continue reading Politicians Against Free Agents
Join us tomorrow (1/9) at 12pm EST on Twitter using the hashtag #KronosChat. We’ll discuss top trends and issues that will impact the field of workforce management in 2013. Topics we’ll touch on include big data, the rapid rise of Cloud technologies for workforce management, Obamacare, mobile technologies, the growing skills gap, the resurging war … Continue reading Join Our 2013 Predictions Tweet Chat on Wednesday Jan. 9 at Noon EST
I was chatting with our board member Mark Milliron yesterday, and he mentioned this 2-year tech college in Missouri that is grading classroom students not only on course content, but also on job readiness. Mark was saying that potential employers are (not surprisingly) very interested in the job readiness score. The college is Linn State … Continue reading Grading Students on Job Readiness
I just came across this very interesting presentation from Mary Meeker, a former Wall Street analyst and now partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkin. This 88-slide behemoth contains a lot of market data about the growth of mobile technology. More interesting, it asks a lot of questions about how this technology will continue to … Continue reading Workforce as a Service – Is WaaS coming anytime soon?
Our board member David Creelman contributed the following guest post. Over the last 15 years or so, the technology tools available to help organizations recruit and select talent have become increasingly sophisticated and pervasive, making it much easier for employers to avoid making bad hires. In the following post, David raises the troublesome question, who's … Continue reading Whose job is it to help the bad fits?