Is your Kronos Application Optimized? Here are 3 key Questions you need to ask to find out…

Aug 28, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Under-utilization is one of the biggest issues organizations face when implementing WFM software. Organizations can easily spend thousands of dollars each year to enhance their workforce management systems, without ever fully incorporating the product’s capabilities. WFM software plays a huge role in the process of human capital management, meaning it is crucial that the internal processes employees are expected to perform align with the application’s functionality. When dealing with Kronos Workforce Timekeeper specifically, under-utilization can be caused by a number of situations such as inadequate training, poor user-adoption, misplaced application use, or a combination of these and others. Here are 3 key questions to reveal if your Kronos application is truly optimized:

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Secure Scheduling: Is your organization ready for Predictability Pay?

Aug 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Kim Wennerberg, a Kronos consultant with over 15 years of experience, dives deeper into the Secure Scheduling Law and how Predicitability pay may affect your organization. 

 

You thought the California Meal Penalty was a challenge? Coming soon to you (if not already!) may be schedule-related laws generally called “Secure Scheduling” with the consequence being “Predictability Pay” to employees, and fines to government agencies. 

 

The City of Seattle is one US city which recently implemented their version of a Secure Scheduling law. This put new requirements in place which compensate hourly employees who work at large retail establishments and food services for employer-initiated schedule changes. The result of this Seattle law creates what is known as Predictability Pay.  

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4 Key Questions to Ask before Investing in Workforce Management Software

Aug 11, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Recent studies revealed that over a quarter of software deployed by organizations is unused or rarely used.  Organizations often do not have processes in place to accurately manage and utilize software assets. If software is not implemented or utilized properly, it can cost organizations hundreds and thousands of dollars. Workforce Management software is a big investment. There are many things to consider before making a decision, such as: scalability, budget, whether you’re buying more software than you need, how the new workforce management software solution will be implemented, etc. Dan Buckhout, a seasoned business management professional and strategic leader at 70kft, spoke on the mistakes organizations make when purchasing Workforce Management software. “The decision about which solution is the best for your workforce is a matter of value, not cost. A lower cost option that doesn’t perform a key function as well as a higher cost option may cause operating inefficiencies that cost your organization far more over time than the initial outlay.”  When investing in Workforce Management software, how can you best prevent lost or wasted resources? By asking the following questions:

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Kronos Training: Engage and Enable your Workforce

Jul 31, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Workforce Management software is a substantial initial investment. With so much planning and weight put into selecting the application, organizations tend to forget one of the most effective ways to ensure ROI from their investment: training. In fact, the total loss to a business from ineffective training is a staggering $13.5 million dollars per 1,000 employees.Effective training not only increases ROI, it also engages and enables employees to do their job more effectively. In a recent survey, 56% of surveyed HR managers reported that training and development are essential business enablers, however their organizations do not work to increase employee-learning opportunities. Maximizing the potential and skills of your employees can optimize all other aspects of your organization. In order to get the most out of your application, it is of crucial importance that your organization creates and initiates a training plan.The ultimate goal of any Kronos training is user adoption. We define user adoption as:

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What you Need to Know before Working with a Kronos Services Partner

Jul 24, 2017 9:30:00 AM

The time will come when your organization must upgrade your Kronos application. Beyond the regular considerations such as version, strategy, goals, and alignment, you must also consider who you will work with to complete your Kronos project. While some organizations have the internal staff, bandwidth, and knowledge required to complete a project in-house, most organizations require outside help. Working with a Kronos Services Partner can be a great way to ensure a successful project. When a consultant takes on a Kronos project, the ultimate goal is to make sure your Kronos application is giving your organization the highest ROI possible. Here are a few key facts to help your organization be prepared for bringing in a Kronos Services partner.

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Most companies use less than 50% of Kronos workforce management software functionality. How much utilization do you have?

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