Millennials and Mobile: How Kronos WFC Engages the New Workforce
Director of Business Development
Jun 24, 2016
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What do Millennials and mobile technology have in common? Both are shaping and revolutionizing the new workforce. By the year 2020 Millennials will make up 66% of the entire workforce.Optimistic, resourceful, and nearly completely digital, the Millennial employee demands a different corporate environment than all the generations before them. A Millenial's approach to life and work is defined by the tech-savvy, multi-tasking, and collaborative elements of their personalities. Unlike Baby Boomers and Generation X, Millennials are not motivated by job security, but instead value flexibility and compensation. Flexibility in the workforce is often characterized by the ability to work remotely.
The way people work is changing. Instead of the traditional never-leave-my-cubicle workday, a mobile workforce is now the norm for many organizations. In fact, 3 out of 5 employees say they don’t need to be in the office to be productive. With employees becoming more on the go than ever, mobile technology is becoming a necessity for an organization’s survival.67 percent of SMBs now view mobile solutions and services as “critical” to their businesses. [Click to Tweet this] Mobile devices add convenience, flexibility, and time back into an employee’s day. Mobile business computers alone, on average, add 51 minutes back into to an employee’s workday. During a typical workday, 32% of employees rely on at least one mobile device to complete their responsibilities. The mobile revolution not only benefits employees. Organizations who employ a mobile workforce see a 10% increase in revenue.
So what does it look like when Millennials and Mobile meet Kronos WFC Version 8.0?
The new Workforce Collaboration feature reflects Kronos’ strong belief that engaging employees is the key to organizational success. Workforce Collaboration is a business social networking solution that allows employees to easily communicate. The message-board allows employees to easily communicate about any organizational subject, including events or desired shift changes. The visibility and open communication drives productivity and efficiency while fostering a culture of collaboration within the organization.
Workforce Management technologies are essential in creating a strategy for increasing and maintaining employee engagement. Combining the best of both worlds, HCM tech can help foster an environment that allows employees to feel both valued and inspired. The process of building a compelling environment for all employee demographics involves using the data gained from WFM software to “operationalize” employee engagement. Each employee has his/her own unique set of needs and expectations. Kronos Workforce Central allows organizations to begin to transform their workforce's unique needs into actionable strategies to increase overall employee engagement including:
Better fatigue management through proactive scheduling and staffing
Accurate overtime projection based on real-time information
Highly effective schedules that align employee skills and experience
Operational flexibility through advanced mobile self-service capabilities
Fair and compliant application of workplace policies
Consistent and fair management of employee time off and absence
A high-performance organization depends upon an engaged workforce where employees are highly motivated, more productive, and less likely to look for a job elsewhere.
The mobile features of Kronos Version 8.0 are designed to function seamlessly for managing a “Free Agent Nation,” meaning it gives organizations the ability to manage internal and external agents, moving employees in and out seamlessly. The mobile application enables two different mobile location services, including:
Geofencing: The process of enforcing employee punches to location boundaries.
Geosensing: The process of presenting location-specific data to arriving managers at location boundaries.
The Mobile application is available for both iOS and Android operating systems and now features mobile Employee Self-service so employees can modify their time including adding/removing punches, hours by pay code, plus comments and from their personal mobile device.
Kronos Mobile now features the intuitive Employee Self-Service. Available from any iPhone or Android mobile device, this application allows employees to access the following:
Time Editing: Employees can add and edit punches, pay codes, comments and notes.
Multiple Project Tracking: Employees can track and edit time against different projects via their mobile device. This includes the ability to approve and sign off on time cards and edit duration, transfers, pay codes, comments, and notes.
HR/Payroll: Employees have access to all of their benefits, as well as their pay stub history and landing pages.
The enhanced mobile features of Kronos Version 8.0 are designed to empower a mobile workforce. In today’s workplace, reliable mobile access is more than a convenience: it is a necessity. With the improved mobile capabilities of Workforce Central 8.0, organizations will be lined up for the highest levels of productivity from their workforce by giving them anytime and anywhere access. Version 8.0 is only the beginning. Workforce Central Version 8.0 is the ultimate tool for developing a corporate environment that maximizes the skills of the new Millennial workforce.
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