One of the big, big pushes from KronosWorks this year was Kronos Workforce Social. It was mentioned heavily during Aron Ain's welcome announcement, and several sessions were also dedicated to the topic. The guest speaker was the "Award winning expert of chaos and change" Jeremy Gutsche. Jeremy's high energy oratory was well matched to this new Kronos offering.
I'm often asked when a team should move new features into Production. Or, how do you know that a Kronos configuration is "good enough"? This is a simple question that deserves a simple answer. I answer the question with a question. "Is it right?"
Customers spend a lot of money implementing and/or upgrading Kronos, so it only makes sense to get as much out of it as possible. So, what else can we do with it? Do we total the data and put it in a spreadsheet? Is it better presented as on a Report, in a Genie, or as a CSV file? What information is going to be beneficial to extract; what’s better to put in an email? What else can we do with Genies?
Skills and certifications are a useful Kronos feature that allows organizations to schedule employees more effectively. By using skills and certification, a business can better serve its customers or a hospital can ensure that departments have nurses with specific certifications. Let’s start by defining skills and certifications, and then talk about where Kronos stores this information, and finally, how it is used.
Change is constant. Right, we all know that. So what's the big deal? Firstly let's get some definitions down for this series as these topics cross one another all over the place.
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:
With the release of Workforce Central 7 comes the question of whether or not to upgrade. For some companies, an upgrade will be vital to keep legislative and compliance-related updates current. For others, the new functionality contained in 7 will streamline workflow and make things like budgeting, forecasting, and scheduling faster and more efficient.
A prospective client, with whom we recently interviewed, asked us a direct but rather broad question. “How are you with implementing Kronos ‘Best Practices’? This is a fantastic question within a question if you think about it. Just as one could debate what practices in Workforce Management (WFM) have truly been shown to be best, how does one measure the implementation side of the equation? Would best practices that were partially implemented and adopted be better than merely good ones that were seamlessly rolled out and embraced? Again, we weren’t asked what we thought were best practices or if we could show them to his organization; he asked how good we were we at implementing them.
The more you learn, the less you know. Have you heard that before? Well, it's pretty true, especially when working with Workforce Timekeeper.
In a recent QuickTip we discussed how shifts were added and deleted from a schedule using in-cell editing and the copy and paste features. In this QuickTip we will talk about another way to add shifts, shift templates.
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