Are Outdated Scheduling Practices Costing You?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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5 Proactive Steps to Keep You In Front of Workforce Compliance

Toni Birdsong — Jun 2019

Paper processes. Sticky notes. Green ledgers. Spreadsheets. Hand calculators. Entering and re-entering data. Multiple payroll imports. 

No, this isn't your assistant's shopping list for Office Depot. Rather, these are telltale signs that your organization's labor and payroll processes — while technically 'still working' — are most likely not compliant.

Workforce compliance is complicated and time consuming, no doubt. It's also expensive if you ignore it. 

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3 Scheduling Tools to Boost Employee Engagement in a Tight Labor Market

Toni Birdsong — Jun 2019

The economy is strong, and unemployment is lower than it's been in half a century. Good news, right? Sure — generally speaking. However, if you are a recruiter or scheduling manager, these healthy numbers can cause new headaches including a tight labor pool and higher turnover. 

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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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Getting Pushback? 7 Ways to Drive [Enthusiastic] Technology Adoption

Toni Birdsong — May 2019

The new technology you’ve been tasked with implementing will, no doubt, be critical to improving workflow and hitting key business objectives. 

That’s great. There’s just one catch — no one likes it. Eye rolls, sighs, and ignored milestones are starting to pop up like weeds in the workplace.

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Do You Use Workforce Ready? Here's How to Tap Into Your Geofencing Superpowers

Toni Birdsong — May 2019

The workforce is changing in jaw dropping ways. So too, is the tech-driven ways it must be managed if businesses hope to stay competitive. For this reason managers across a wide array of industries, whose workforces rely on field workers, are turning to geofencing to boost efficiency.

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Land O' Lakes: Yes, a 25% boost in Kronos User Adoption is Possible

Toni Birdsong — Apr 2019

Learn how Improv helped Land O' Lakes cut payroll exports from 39 to 8 and boost user adoption by 25%.

Have you ever started a project in an ordinary way — with the usual kickoff and discovery meetings — but soon realized you were working on something very special? That's how we feel about a project we recently completed for our client Land O' Lakes. 

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