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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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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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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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3 Ways to Cultivate a Change Mindset in Your Organization

Toni Birdsong — Jul 2019

Does your company have a change mindset? If not, according to the pace of today’s marketplace, you are falling behind. Cloud migration, rapid software development, and the evolution of AI mean that introducing workplace change is no longer an annual task but an ever-present, overlapping part of every workforce.

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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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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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7 Ways to Survive [And Thrive] In a Constantly Changing Workplace

Toni Birdsong — Feb 2019

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. 
~ George Bernard Shaw

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Not Optimizing Kronos WFC 8.0? It Could Be Costing You Big Bucks

Toni Birdsong — Jan 2019

You may not be able to control a lot of external factors that hit your business but you can control your labor costs and the degree of efficiency within your four walls. If you are a Kronos Workforce Central (WFC) 8.0 user, the New Year is the perfect time to zero in on — and optimize — the power tools within your platform so you can see positive changes in your workflow this year.

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Microsoft Releases Windows 10: The Impact on Workforce Central Users

Jenna Ryckman — Jul 2015

Over the last couple months, Microsoft has heavily promoted the release of Windows 10. The upgrade is free for the first year and available to Windows 7 and 8.1 system users. Windows is a client-side OS, running on desktop, laptop, and mobile forms. The official release date for the upgrade is July 29th. Workforce Central users may be affected by this upgrade as some Kronos versions do not support Windows 10.

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