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User Adoption: Is your Workforce fully utilizing WFC Version 8.0?

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Oct 14, 2016 8:05:00 AM



The secret to ensuring User Adoption within your workplace is…...there is no secret to ensuring user adoption within your workplace. Introducing your workforce to a new system is one of the most challenging endeavors an organization must undertake.  Organizations often deal with significant internal resistance, complications, and lack of adoption. A workforce management system, specifically a system like Workforce Central 8.0, touches every employee in an organization. Therefore, dedicating a significant amount of time, energy, and resources into user-adoption is key. 

What exactly is user adoption? We define it as…

“Presenting information about a new technology in such a way that it becomes an accepted part of an employee’s work day regimen, ensuring they understand it and accept it as part of what they do.” 

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KronosWorks 2016: Preparing your To-do List

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Oct 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

KronosWorks, the annual Kronos customer conference, is rapidly approaching! On November 13th-16th thousands of people will meet at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando for networking, training, and the opportunity to connect with Kronos customers from all different industries. When planning for a large event like KronosWorks, there can be a lot of details to remember. If you are anything like me, you have lists and sticky notes everywhere reminding you of all there is to do before November. To help your planning process go smoothly, here are a couple reminders to add to your KronosWorks 2016 to-do list:

  1. Make sure to Register!

If you haven't already, make sure to register for KronosWorks 2016! Create a folder for all of your registration information  so that you are organized and can easily be admitted into the exhibition hall.

Register here:


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5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Kronos Consultant

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Sep 30, 2016 10:17:10 AM


Kronos implementations and upgrades are challenging. A recent study by Oxford University revealed that 74% of software projects are challenged or unsuccessful. Similarly, a study by Mercer Consulting found that 80% of software projects cost more then they return. With these types of statistics floating around, it is easy to understand why organizations get uneasy when the time comes to implement or upgrade their WFM software.

Working with an outside consulting firm or Kronos Service Partner can be a great way to avoid becoming a statistic. If your organization is planning for a large Kronos project, one of the most important decisions you can make is who you will work with to complete the project. Choosing a Kronos consultant can be an advantageous decision for three main reasons:

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Kronos Analytics in Higher Education: Interpreting the Data

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Sep 23, 2016 9:30:00 AM


Kronos Analytics is proving to be a game changer in multiple different industries.The Kronos Reporting and Analytics functions of version 8 are more visually compelling and full of actionable insight. The new layout implements improved navigation to allow for easy accessibility of data. There are integrated features from MicroStrategy’s 9.4.1 platform, along with geospatial visualization. It is no longer enough to simply see a dashboard with predictive analytics; the new analytics feature is prescriptive, responding to violations and situations by sending alerts and changing schedules accordingly, without any input of a manager. Time and cost effective, prescriptive analytics allow managers to focus on tasks beyond labor analytics. All these features and more are revolutionizing the way Higher Education collects and interprets big data.

There are three main types of data collected in the field of Higher Ed. 

1. Financial: Data on how and where financial resources are being used. 

2. Student: Data revealing the success rate of students within a university. 

3. Workforce: Data revealing trends within the university's workforce. 

Universities and colleges need to ensure that each individual type of data does not exist in a silo. It is crucial that all three types of information be brought together to create a bigger picture. Starting on a high level with the big picture and then drilling into the details to find the cause is the best method for identifying trends and solutions within the data. The analytics dashboards allow users to identify resource allocation problems. The shareable infographic below depicts how Kronos Analytics in Higher Education can help universities and colleges use big data to make successful workforce decisions. 

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The Global Workforce: Workforce Central 8.0.11 & Global Deployment

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Sep 16, 2016 10:03:40 AM

Technology continues to make the world a smaller place. Global change is forcing organizations to rethink the way that they manage their workforce. Demographic upheaval and the ever-accelerating rate of change are just two of the global challenges organizations are facing. The Global workforce is encountering a digital transformation.

 Technology, strategy and services are all necessary components to empowering the global workforce.

 Organizations everywhere are shifting to a digital mind-set, changing the way that employees interact within the workplace. More than ever, the workforce is becoming mobile.

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Workforce Management Tools: WFC Version 8.0 Industry Capabilities

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Sep 9, 2016 9:43:17 AM

Workforce Central 8 is the most rapidly adopted product released by Kronos Inc. in the entire history of the company. As a single complete workforce management solution, WFC Version 8.0 is designed to be the ultimate tool to help organizations manage their workforce in order to meet corporate goals, no matter the industry. The release of Workforce Central Version 8.0.11 brought multiple changes to the application’s industry capabilities, including forecasting, fatigue management, grant/project tracking, etc. These new WFC version 8.0.11 industry capabilities are changing the way organizations engage with their workforce. Here are some of the best updates to industry capabilities released with v8:

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Kronos Workforce Central Version 8.0.11: The Updated User Experience

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Sep 2, 2016 9:07:49 AM

Kronos recently released Workforce Central Version 8.0.11. The new and improved platform boasts optimized user experience, enhanced industry capabilities and Global Deployments, as well as intuitive and accessible reporting and analytics. Kronos introduced over 500 new features between versions 7.0 and 7.07 and Version 8.0 contains all those and many more enhancements. Over the next few weeks, we are going to highlight the latest advancements.

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ALERT: 4500 Terminal End of Sale – Devices and Options Discontinued

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Aug 26, 2016 7:30:00 AM

 Kronos Inc. announced the End-of-Sale for the 4500 Time Clock Terminal and all new orders for related options. By December 30th, 2016 Kronos will no longer accept new orders for the series 4500 Time Clock terminals.

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Compliance Strategies for 2016 FLSA Requirements: Are you Ready?

Posted by Amy Doughten on Aug 19, 2016 8:45:09 AM

 The Department of Labor updated overtime regulations in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) this year. These regulations change the overtime eligibility threshold for workers paid over $47,476 annually and expands overtime protection to over 4 million workers. These new regulations take effect December 1, 2016.

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The Workforce Olympics: Building the Best Kronos Project Team

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Aug 12, 2016 8:40:32 AM


The 2016 Summer Olympics has brought the best athletes from across the globe together for the world’s biggest sporting spectacle. So far, the United States has dominated the XXXI Olympic Games, leading the way with 38 Olympic medals; 16 of which are gold medals. The power of highly trained and highly motivated athletes cannot be denied. Building a strong and effective team is the first step towards getting gold, or in the world of Workforce Management, having a successful implementation or upgrade. Similar to choosing members of a sporting team, there are multiple key roles to fill with the right teammates when planning for an implementation or upgrade and building a Kronos project team.

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