Why Employee Engagement is Such a Big Deal and How Managers Can Improve It

Toni Birdsong — Jul 2019

Employee engagement is taking center stage in business these days for good reason: The fallout caused by disengaged employees is proving painful. How much pain are we talking about? Studies reveal that 70% of workers today are disengaged and it's costing U.S. companies up to $550 billion a year.*

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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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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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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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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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Pssst! Are Your Kronos Configuration Gaps Showing?

Toni Birdsong — Jan 2019

Most everyone using a workforce management platform has them: Configuration gaps that are causing efficiency, revenue, and possibly compliance deficits year after year.

You can feel the lag weighing down your workflow but haven’t stopped to figure out exactly how to shore up the weak areas in your process. Studies show that half the people using Kronos aren’t maximizing their platforms and that, in general, the underuse of purchased technology costs companies a staggering $31 million a year.

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The #1 Factor that Can Make or Break Your Kronos ROI

Toni Birdsong — Jan 2019

You did your homework, found and pitched the best solution, and spent countless hours making sure your Kronos platform’s rollout was epic. But months, even years later, your Kronos ROI isn’t where you hoped.

Don’t worry. You chose the right software platform and your rollout was impressive for sure. But the one element — the critical, ROI-generating element — you may have overlooked? Training. Not just the basic training that came with your WFM purchase but the comprehensive, customized training that supports your people and your workforce requirements for the long run.

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