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The Kronos Training Plan in Detail Part II - Who are We Training?

Dwain Lambrigger — Nov 2010

We have started building our Kronos training plan. In part I, we spoke of an introduction. If you were to follow the training plan step by step, you would include executive summary, key risks and mitigation and open items sections. It is not possible to complete these sections without going through the Who, What, When, Where and How that was discussed in the most recent Training Zen white paper (Building a Kronos Training Plan using the Five Question Method). We will return to the section listed above after answering these five questions. 

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Is Kronos WFC ready for Global? Is anyone?

Bryan deSilva — Nov 2010

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How Adult Learners Learn Kronos Part II - Kronos Training On My Own

Dwain Lambrigger — Nov 2010

Most of the important things in life are learned outside of a classroom. From programming a car stereo's auto set buttons, installing a new toilet or what not to do on a first date. In fact, according to a lot of studies, it is the type of learning most adults prefer. So, lets learn about what it means to be an autonomous and self directed learner, then apply that knowledge to a Kronos Workforce Timekeeper training event.  

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Kronos Pay Rule Complexity-- the shocking preliminary data

Jeff Millard — Nov 2010

As both my loyal readers know, in the backdrop of my day job I am continuing to research a white paper study on the lifetime cost of supplemental pay rules. Not the cost of the pay itself but the overhead in tracking and delivering it. (See: Kronos Supplemental Pay; A sea story ) In the back drop of that I am building a new office space at the house. As I have been tearing down walls, adding electrical, network, and speaker wiring (okay it might be part man-cave) I’ve been constantly reminded of the wisdom of a home builder I once met. He said “You pay for extra space you don’t need four times—First to build it, then to furnish it, then to heat it and then to cool it.” Even the ‘build it’ part has its own micro escalation.

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Kronos WFC & SQL Server 2008

Bryan deSilva — Nov 2010

Microsoft has a great blog over on TechNet about running enterprise applications on SQL Server. I just watched a best practices webcast "Deploying Kronos Workforce Management Solutions Using SQL Server 2008". Allan Hirt (has been around the SQL Server space forever),  Dan Pronley (dir presales technology at Kronos) and Anu Chawla describe how Kronos is moving more and more towards deep integration with MS products (SSRS & SSAS anyone? Office, SharePoint).

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Kronos Training Online - Facing the Challenges

Dwain Lambrigger — Nov 2010

Now a days, many organizations are leaning toward an online training model. This is understandable. It's much cheaper than a classroom based class, especially for organizations with geographically distant locations. It also provides live instruction which is vitally important aspect to any training course.

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Don't upgrade Kronos Workforce Central

Bryan deSilva — Nov 2010

I just read Wayne Eckerson's article "Do Your Team a Favor: Stop Acting Like IT" about how messy systems get and that they are upgraded over and over without much strategic (or tactical) thought. Wayne wants teams to be more like business people and less like IT. Make choices on value rather than cool stuff. What? Is he kidding?

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The Kronos Training Plan In Detail - The Beginning

Dwain Lambrigger — Nov 2010

So now it is time to work on the plan. The first sections of the plan should do two things. Introduce the training plan and provide a summary of the plan. 

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Costing the Kronos Compensation Complexity; back into the sea!

Jeff Millard — Nov 2010

In my last blog I told a brief ‘sea story’ about my first experience in getting and not getting differential pay while working on a boat. (Kronos Supplemental Pay; A Sea Story ) I raised the issue that although many companies have no problem coming up with new and complicated differential/supplemental pay schemes, none of us seem to be able to associate the overhead cost of maintaining these schemes year after year. In putting this question out to my loyal readership, both of you commented with some insight about the issue.

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