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Tough Love: It's Time to Ditch Your Manual Timekeeping

Toni Birdsong — Dec 2019

Fair warning: This post is going to include some tough love so if you are feeling a little fragile today, you may to keep moving. Here's the thing. A lot of you can be stubborn when it comes to the makeshift way you track employee time and attendance. We know this because over the years, we’ve seen some pretty elaborate (and impressive) manual processes. We've seen excel spreadsheets, journals, paper timesheets, and even one instance that included Post-It notes stuck to a white board (or, consequently, to the linoleum directly beneath it).

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6 Cost-Effective Ways to Maximize Your Kronos Investment

Toni Birdsong — Nov 2019

“Can you make this better?” 

That is probably the #1 question we get from our Kronos Workforce Central (WFC) and Workforce Ready (WFR) clients, which is often followed by the #2 most popular question:

“We just purchased our Kronos software, do we have to invest just as much to configure it?”

To which we confidently answer, "Yes, we can help. And no — it won’t cost you a small fortune."

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Ready for KronosWorks? 7 Things You Can't Afford to Ignore

Toni Birdsong — Nov 2019

We’re just gonna put it right out there: KronosWorks is just that — it’s a lot of Kronos and it's a lot of work. Whether you are staff, a presenter, attendee, or exhibitor, this annual industry event requires a hefty chunk of time, energy, and resources. That said, KronosWorks is also the most rewarding industry gathering of the year and one you can’t afford to miss.

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WFC Upgrade FAQ: Your Top Questions Answered

Toni Birdsong — Oct 2019

With all browsers dropping Flash support in late 2020, just about every Kronos Workforce Central (WFC) customer is either planning for, or is in the thick of, a system upgrade right now. So, here's a helpful list of the Most Frequently Asked Questions that address the platform's latest upgrades.

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7 Warning Signs Your Kronos Project Needs Change Management

Toni Birdsong — Aug 2019

Successful companies continually invest in new workforce management features to improve outcomes. But what if the people you've asked to use a new piece of technology fail to adapt? Would you know how to address the warning signs before your implementation project tanks?

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5 Consequences of Ignoring Change Enablement in a Kronos Implementation

Toni Birdsong — Aug 2019

As our digital workplaces evolve, it has become crystal clear: Organizations don’t change, people do. Therefore, organizations that fail to focus on the people side of technology changes in the workplace will have to endure some consequences.

If your leadership team views Change Enablement as an optional part of a new Kronos implementation, that dated mindset could be costing your company money, people, and market share that may be impossible to recoup. 

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What is Change Enablement and Why Your Next Technology Initiative Depends on It

Toni Birdsong — Jul 2019

You know that Change Enablement is important your ROI but can't quite get your head around how to integrate it into your next technology initiative. Don't worry, you aren't alone. Change Enablement isn't a skill set you master overnight. It takes years of knowledge and hands-on experience to understand the tools of Change Enablement, the workforce nuances that affect it, and how to leverage it to drive a new technology adoption.

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7 Things to Consider Before Making the Move to Workforce Dimensions

Toni Birdsong — Jun 2019

Kronos recently announced that its latest cloud-based workforce management solution, Dimensions, ranked #1 in Ventana Research's Workforce Management Value Index.

While this latest report is a high-five for Kronos' newest platform, some clients are still on the fence about the timing of a Dimensions migration. We get it. Our clients have questions about Dimensions every day.

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How Casinos Can Alleviate Scheduling Headaches Using This One Tool

Toni Birdsong — May 2019

Casino managers know the scheduling dilemmas well. Behind the wall of bright lights and raucous bells, casinos are complex workforces with diverse employee bases, complicated pay policies, fluctuating labor demands, and a wide-range of skill levels across departments.

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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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