Are Outdated Scheduling Practices Costing You?

Toni Birdsong — Jul 2019

The DNA of the workplace has seemingly changed overnight. The things important to workers even a few years ago no longer hold true. Even more than pay, workers now value work-life balance, flexibility, and control over their schedules. So in the quest to hire and keep hourly workers in a tight labor market, including Shift Swapping in your scheduling can translate to stronger recruitment, retention, and business outcomes.

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7 Tips to Help You Standardize Your Data Prior to a Kronos Upgrade

Toni Birdsong — Jun 2019

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is to eat a live frog, then you can forge into the rest of your day knowing the worst is behind you. Simply put, do the worst thing first. In Kronos speak, we could easily call standardizing our data our frog — or the task we need to do prior to our next Kronos upgrade.

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5 Ways to Push Your Workforce Ready Scheduling to Peak Performance

Toni Birdsong — Apr 2019

Can we see a show of hands: Is there any part of a manager’s job more frustrating than employee scheduling? Exactly. This arduous, time consuming task can often be laden with staffing, compliance, and, ultimately, customer service issues.

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3 Ways Manufacturers Can Build a More Engaged Workforce

Toni Birdsong — Mar 2019

No doubt, we’re all applauding the current 3.8% unemployment rate. However, that number could have a few thorns attached to it — especially if you are a Human Resource (HR) manager in manufacturing, one of the country’s fastest growing industries. A robust unemployment rate means that the race for talent and retention in manufacturing is fierce and that building a turnover-resistant employee engagement strategy is more critical than ever.

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5 Ways Managers Can Reduce Fatigue and Burnout Among Healthcare Workers

Toni Birdsong — Mar 2019

Everyone is at risk for fatigue and burnout no matter what kind of work they do. However, with healthcare now ranked as one of the fastest growing industries, that top honor comes with some serious challenges — one of which is performance fatigue and burnout among Healthcare Providers (HCPs).

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Got Data? How to Put Your Healthcare Workforce on the Right Trajectory

Toni Birdsong — Mar 2019

Merely saying the phrase Workforce Analytics conjures an image of suits in the C suite crunching mountains of data. Ouch, right? But when we talk about Kronos Workforce Analytics for Healthcare, we’re talking about people — specifically putting the right people with the right skills in the right work each day to maximize business outcomes.

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How to Set Up Notifications in Kronos [And Why It’s Costing You Not To]

Toni Birdsong — Feb 2019

Let’s be honest, there are some parts of every instruction manual we’d all like to skip. However, when it comes to the Notifications functionality of Kronos, neglecting it may be costing you in both workflow and compliance efficiency.

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