This is part of the post-arc started by this overview of Migrating from Oracle to SQL Server, and deals with experiences with Kronos migrations. We have had a few other articles about this topic over the past couple of months.
If you have spent any time in the Kronos training world, whether delivering or developing training, you have probably experienced a rut. What is it? Well, dictionary.com describes it as a fixed or established mode of procedure or course of life, usually dull or unpromising.
I just returned from the IHRIM show in Washington, D.C. IHRIM (International Association for Human Resources Information Management) is a long-standing and largely-unknown association for those of us who live at the nexus of Human Resources and Technology.
One of the last vestiges…no, I’ll go so far as to say symbol of the good ol’ days of air travel is the 22” x 14” x 9” carry-on baggage allowance. They even still have those measurement boxes at the ticket counters implying that if it fits in that space then it will fit in the overhead bin of your aircraft. Not too likely if you are on a regional jet (or smaller). Sure—you can act like you are going to carry it on. Take it through security yourself, wait in the boarding area with it, even stroll past the gate agent towards the aircraft…your wheelie scooting along the tarmac like a Mercury astronaut’s oxygen tank. Sometimes you even get it on the plane and start the stuffing process before the flight attendant informs you that you’ll need to ‘gate check’ your bag. Want to get an angry look from a flight attendant? Try this. “But the ticket agent said it fit into your measuring box!” I love that look.Read More
I love Kindle. No, I mean I really love Kindle. Because if I see a book I really want, I can choose to download it instantly, and in a matter of seconds I am diving into the author’s work. I’ve started reading Workarounds That Work: How to Conquer Anything That Stands in Your Way at Work by Russell Bishop and I was instantly intrigued by the title of chapter 9: Death by Decision---Stop Deciding and Start Choosing.
I am currently working with a customer that requested "casual training" for their Kronos implementation. No, in some cases, "casual" is a pseudonym for "cheap." I mean, what is casual training? After all, I like to dress casually as anyone... Still, I think casual training means a lot of different things to different organizations. That being said, there are going to be some constants, so here are some things to keep your eyes on when your customers prefers the Casual Training Solution.
Recently, we'll call this person "Sam", reached out to me with a question and I'd like to share the info with you.