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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5 Ways Your WFM Platform Can Impact Manufacturing Outcomes

Toni Birdsong — Apr 2019

If you are a manager in the manufacturing industry a few things likely keep you up at night such as how to meet production demand while controlling costs and how to keep your people safe on the job.

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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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Compliance Check: Is Your Kronos Attestation System Configured to Reduce Risk?

Toni Birdsong — Mar 2019

The term attestation in the Human Resources (HR) world means to verify — or attest to — the amount of time an employee works and the breaks he or she takes during a workday. Get it right as an employer, and you are in the clear. Get your attestation process wrong, and you could find yourself in a heap of trouble. 

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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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