Kronos Training: Engage and Enable your Workforce

Jenna Ryckman — Jul 2017

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

Jenna Ryckman — Jul 2017

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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Navigating Resistance to Change during a Kronos Version 8.0 Upgrade 

Jenna Ryckman — Jul 2017

User-adoption is a major challenge for any organization upgrading or implementing WFM software. People are programmed to resist change. In fact, a new survey by global professional services company Towers Watson revealed that anywhere from 50%–75% of change efforts fail. And for those that do succeed, many don’t achieve the goals of the original vision. 

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Common Kronos Cloud Migration Mistakes – and how to avoid them

Jenna Ryckman — Jul 2017

As the workforce becomes increasingly mobile, more than ever organizations are starting to seriously consider migrating to the cloud. In fact, according to the Verison State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2014 Report, 65% of today’s enterprises are using cloud computing – the number is rising significantly yearly. Whether a federal agency, local government IT department or a large enterprise, the cloud presents undeniable benefits. Specifically, the Kronos Cloud can create faster implementation and upgrade processes, reduce capital expenditures, and guarantee anywhere availability of your workforce management solution for all employees. Although the benefits are clear, migrating to the cloud can be tricky. Common challenges include finding the right cloud vendor or vendors; transitioning from years of legacy IT investments and hardware; and determining how to best manage cloud resources. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when migrating to the Kronos Cloud:

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