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Working With Kronos Advanced Schedules - Multiple Shifts

Chris Flanders — Nov 2009

When you are building a schedule for an employee, it is often common that an employee will do multiple things during that period of time while they are working. For example (using hospital schedules), a nurse may spend the morning precepting another employee and the afternoon floating to another unit. Both of those are schedule transfers.

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Strategic Reconciliation for your WFM Implementation

Jeff Millard — Nov 2009

"The use, and overuse, of strategy in business is more often than not pretentious over-claim by people who do not really understand what they are talking about." [i]

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Kronos Record Manager Setup & Troubleshooting

Bryan deSilva — Nov 2009

We've written a few articles over the past year about Change Management and Kronos Workforce Record Manager. I've just posted a white paper and accompanying Slideshare presentation about things to think about during setup and how to troubleshoot issues that commonly arise. I hope this helps some of you out there who are pulling your hair out!

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Kronos Org Map Transfers and Priorities

Chris Flanders — Nov 2009

The introduction of schedules and the org map into Kronos Workforce Central Timekeeper provides an area of opportunity for your time transfers to be handle in a whole new way. (And you all read the previous blog entry on WHY you should do all transfers via the org map with schedules, especially in Kronos Healthcare, right?!)

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Five things you can do because of Twitter

Bryan deSilva — Nov 2009

I noticed a few people actually tweeting at #kronosworks. That was very cool. But I bet most of you wonder just what it's all about and come on, really, "Why should I care?"

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Kronos Implementation Audits

Bryan deSilva — Nov 2009

Well, Kronosworks is almost over. One of the topics I've found most interesting is Kronos' new found interest in the optimization of an implementation. This is so important, I believe, for customers to really get the intended benefit from the system.

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How to run Kronos Workforce Record Manager LATER

Bryan deSilva — Nov 2009

If you choose to wait a year or so before starting to use Workforce Record Manager, there will be a significant backlog of data that has not been copied to the archive database. To attack this backlog, it is recommended that you first understand how much data you have over various time periods. A good approximation of this can be obtained by going to your database's query tool and running some date relative queries of a key table, the TIMESHEETITEM table. For example, a query like:

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Plan Your Work - Building a Training Plan for your Kronos Implementation - Part I

Dwain Lambrigger — Nov 2009

The last few posts have discussed the analysis required to develop a good training plan for your Kronos Workforce Central implementation. Once all of analysis has been completed, it is time to begin building a training plan and put it to paper. This plan will become the sacred text of your training program, so it is important to get it right. In this installment, we will get the final pieces of the puzzle, then begin putting it all together. In the next installment, we will finish building the training plan document. 

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How to run Kronos Workforce Record Manager - Hurry, do it NOW!

Bryan deSilva — Nov 2009

Best Practice Alert: Run Kronos Workforce Record Manager (WRM) on its own application server, not on the production application server. This minimizes the impact WRM has on the performance of the production system. It also allows maintenance of the archive database to be performed outside of the Kronos production system's tight maintenance window.

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Kronos Labor Levels vs. Org Maps - A Healthcare Perspective

Chris Flanders — Nov 2009

Everyone is familiar with labor levels in Kronos. You have up to seven that you can assign and use to make up your employee's "home labor account." The general practice is align your labor levels with your financial systems - GL and Payroll - so that your employee's time worked is charged appropriately. Of course no one has seven levels that they actually use for charging and transferring time, so the rest of the labor levels are used for reporting or some reason that no one remembers...! The only really important labor levels that get transferred around are Company/Facility, Cost Center/Department, Position, and sometimes a project code (although this one is mostly for reporting). Does this sound familiar?

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