Working With Kronos Advanced Schedules - Multiple Shifts

Chris Flanders — Nov 2009

When you are building a schedule for an employee, it is often common that an employee will do multiple things during that period of time while they are working. For example (using hospital schedules), a nurse may spend the morning precepting another employee and the afternoon floating to another unit. Both of those are schedule transfers.

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Kronos Org Map Transfers and Priorities

Chris Flanders — Nov 2009

The introduction of schedules and the org map into Kronos Workforce Central Timekeeper provides an area of opportunity for your time transfers to be handle in a whole new way. (And you all read the previous blog entry on WHY you should do all transfers via the org map with schedules, especially in Kronos Healthcare, right?!)

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Kronos Labor Levels vs. Org Maps - A Healthcare Perspective

Chris Flanders — Nov 2009

Everyone is familiar with labor levels in Kronos. You have up to seven that you can assign and use to make up your employee's "home labor account." The general practice is align your labor levels with your financial systems - GL and Payroll - so that your employee's time worked is charged appropriately. Of course no one has seven levels that they actually use for charging and transferring time, so the rest of the labor levels are used for reporting or some reason that no one remembers...! The only really important labor levels that get transferred around are Company/Facility, Cost Center/Department, Position, and sometimes a project code (although this one is mostly for reporting). Does this sound familiar?

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What Goes Where?

Chris Flanders — Oct 2009

As a review, let's briefly recall where our Quest has taken us so far. Remember that our Grail is WFM (workforce management) system harmony for healthcare organizations. We have dreamed what our system would like in a perfect world... and we know that it doesn't exist. But we also know that a Schedule-Centric approach to Kronos Workforce Central lets us start with staff schedules and utilize the features of the Schedule Planner to funnel data into a single point of entry.

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Single Point of Entry (Kronos WFC)

Chris Flanders — Oct 2009

What is the most immediately noticeable feature of a harmonious implementation of Kronos WFC in healthcare? A single point of entry for employee transactional data.

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