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Let the Games Begin: Gamification meets Kronos Workforce Central

Chandler Paris — Apr 2015


When writing about The Law of Competition, Andrew Carnegie said “…while the law may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it insures the survival of the fittest in every department”.

Gamification has become a large topic of conversation in recent months, specifically in the fields of healthcare and retail. In fact, technology research and advisory company, Gartner, Inc. predicted that by 2016, businesses will spend a total of $2.6 billion on this technology. Although the projected numbers seem hopeful, industry thought-leaders disagree on whether or not the technology will be effective.

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Why Upgrade Kronos? Discover the “Why” behind a Kronos Upgrade

Jenna Ryckman — Apr 2015

Faced with the dilemma of keeping up with service packs, advisories, and upgrades, Prince Hamlet of Kronosland despondently asked, "To upgrade or not to upgrade, that is the question ---." Painful reference to Shakespeare aside, should your organization upgrade now? Should you wait for the java-free Kronos version 8.0? The Kronos Upgrade conversation often centers on the decision to upgrade, without focusing on “why” the decision to upgrade is necessary. Strategically planning if, when, and how to upgrade entails understanding the reasons why a Kronos upgrade would be beneficial for your organization (or why it might be time to wait).

Here are some of the most important reasons to upgrade:

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ALERT! Google drops Chrome support for Java: May Affect WFC Access

Chandler Paris — Apr 2015

Getting "This plug-in not supported" when trying to access Kronos WFC?

Yesterday, Kronos published Technical Advisory TA101274. In this advisory, they announced that Google has blocked the Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI), a necessary element required to run the Java. The change will impact the most recent version of Google's Chrome browser, version 42 and all future versions.

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What Kronos Training will NOT do for your Organization

Jenna Ryckman — Apr 2015

While a properly executed Kronos training plan can increase user adoption, ROI, and user adoption, there are some areas where it is unrealistic to expect improvement. Although there are many positive results that come from a strategic Kronos training, there are aspects of a successful implementation that training will not manage. What are they?

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