While on vacation, an employee, let's call him Ted, realized he was using up all his vacation time. He knew he needed to take a couple of vacation days later in the month, so once he returned to work he asked an HR rep if another pay code could be used in place of his vacation for a few of his previous vacation days. Upon review, it was determined that he could use PTO for three of his five vacation days, saving him that vacation time for later in the month. Now that he had approval, what should his manager do to get those hours to another pay code? Well, move them! Move them using the Move Hours function in Workforce Timekeeper.
My favorite definition of a mystery is not one that is usually found when looking up the word in a dictionary. It was once told to me that a mystery is anything that has not yet been revealed. I like this definition because it gives me hope that most things that are not known now will be known in the future. Sometimes, the answer hasn’t been revealed because the path to solving it is not clear. This can also be true for Work Flow Notifications.
We've been talking a lot about Kronos Workforce Genies over the last few weeks, and today we will continue that discussion by covering the Pay Period Close genie.
Searching for employees using the wrong genie in Workforce Timekeeper can be a frustrating experience. All the scrolling up and down to find that specific individual. It's one of those littly things that can drive you nuts, like traffic, that dumb song you can't get out of your head, or when your pen runs out of ink. You know what I mean, those little irritations. Kronos has developed the QuickFind genie to help users who experience this challenge.
The Reconcile Timecard genie has been around since Kronos Timekeeper rolled out the idea of genies with Workforce Central 4.0. It's purpose is to provide managers with a quick view of the time and attendance of their employees. It does that, and does that well. Still, there are users out there that don't take advantage of this great feature. Why not?
So our last QuickTip illustrated the process of recording a labor account at the start of a shift. An underused and often confusing process to say the least. So even though most users are familiar with this type of labor account transfer, we decided to include a QuickTip on labor account transfers in the middle or end of a shift. Again, we are trying to change your perspective when recording this by asking the following questions:
Recently, there has been a lot of dialog in regards to Java vulnerabilities. Kronos chose Java technology primarily for its rich functionality, cross platform compatibility, and compliance. In this two part series I will:
The labor account transfer has been recorded in Workforce Central as long as it’s been called Workforce Central! Having taught a few courses on different Kronos applications, I can tell you that is the truth. I also remember when teaching Workforce Timekeeper classes that the labor account transfer was generally taught from the middle or end of a shift; and unless asked, most classses didn't cover show how to record that same transfer if it occured at the start of the shift.
One of my 'hats' is Chief Evangelist of Really Neat Stuff. Now in old school corporate terms that's just an expansion of the IT guy, CIO and functional expert all mixed up like a good chocolate shake. In that role I'm spending a lot of time these days reviewing SAAS tools for Improv. We're looking for better ways to engage with Clients and Prospects, Talent and Partners. It's a lot of fun and as I've been helping companies choose HRIS, Payroll, and other Workforce Management tools such as Kronos for years I'm pretty good at vetting the software for our requirements. I also get to use our Discovery Framework or Implementation Audit processes to help identify how I can help Improv get from "here to there".
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