Employee Burnout – Are You There Yet?

We write a lot here about employee engagement as a business issue.  In fact, we wrote a whole book about it, "It's All About Bob/bie: Strategies for Winning With Your Employees".  The data establishing the positive business impacts of an engaged workforce are well established.  Gallup data from 2016 indicates that organizations scoring in the … Continue reading Employee Burnout – Are You There Yet?

Organizational Productivity: Staffing and Scheduling Must Work Together

Today’s guest post is courtesy of our board member, Sharlyn Lauby.  Sharlyn is author of the blog HR Bartender and president of ITM Group Inc. We keep hearing about the challenges of finding qualified talent. According to a report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) titled “The New Talent Landscape: Recruiting Difficulty and Skills Shortages”, sixty-eight percent … Continue reading Organizational Productivity: Staffing and Scheduling Must Work Together

Consider the 50+ Intern

The following post is courtesy of our board member Natalie Bickford,  Group HR Director at Merlin Entertainments PLC. I recently watched the 2015 film, The Intern, starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. The premise is that Ben Whittaker (De Niro), a 70-year-old retired manager, returns to the workplace as a senior intern working for … Continue reading Consider the 50+ Intern

The Yin and Yang of Employee Engagement and Productivity

Today's post is courtesy of our board member, Bob Clements.  Bob is Senior Principal at Axsium Group, a leading workforce management consulting firm.  I love his use of the yin yang here to represent the tension between productivity and employee engagement.  What is your organization doing to balance these priorities?   In doing my job helping … Continue reading The Yin and Yang of Employee Engagement and Productivity

Workplace Trends for 2017 – Tweet Chat Highlights

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

Tweet Chat on Workplace Trends for 2017 – January 10th

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

Workforce Institute 2017 Top 5 Workplace Trends

As we've done the last few years, The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated is offering our take on the top trends that will impact the global workforce in 2017.  Our board members have also recorded videos of personal predictions that they believe will shape human capital management (HCM) and workforce management this year.  Following are our predictions.  Please … Continue reading Workforce Institute 2017 Top 5 Workplace Trends

The Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016

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

'Tis the Season to Give Back – and Engage Employees

The holiday season always brings out the generosity in people. This time of year just seems more magical, more heartwarming - and it inspires many of us to pause and think about how we can give to those who need it the most. As a Kronite, I'm fortunate that the company I work for is … Continue reading 'Tis the Season to Give Back – and Engage Employees