The Workforce Awakens: The Star Wars Story of Workforce Management

Jan 29, 2016 8:29:34 AM

(WARNING!!! This blog may contain spoilers) 

 On its way to being the biggest movie in all of box-office history, Star Wars the Force Awakens is the reawakening of a legacy that has touched the hearts and captured the imaginations of millions. The new storyline begins 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. The First Order has risen from the ashes of the Galactic Empire and is opposed by General Leia Organa and the Resistance. Both sides are searching for the missing Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. New heroes rise in the form of Rey, an extremely force-sensitive scavenger from Jakku, and Finn, a stormtrooper turned hero who defects from the first order. Together they embark on a journey to find Luke Skywalker and cripple the First Order by destroying their new super-weapon, Starkiller Base. Kylo Ren, the apprentice of the Sith Lord Snoke, opposes these heroes.

 Throughout the movie, loyalties are tested and alliances are formed as the Resistance takes on the First Order. So what does Star Wars have to do with Workforce Management? There is a lot we can learn about managing a workforce by looking at the Star Wars universe. Here are the top 4 lessons we can learn from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


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A Kronos Year in Review: The Top Kronos Guy Blog Posts of 2015

Jan 15, 2016 6:30:00 AM

January is a time for new beginnings. The countdown begins, the ball drops, and suddenly we all enter the new year with a clean slate and the hope of a year full of promise. Although January is a time to look to the future, it is also the time to reflect on the past. Robert Penn Warren eloquently stated, "History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future." Before we move forward this year, here are your top five most-read WFM blogs of 2015! Cheers to another year of growing and learning together! 

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The Top 5 WFM Resources every Kronos User needs to Know

Oct 19, 2015 8:35:00 AM

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” 

- Dr. Seuss 

Learning is a lifelong journey. No matter what industry you work in, there is always more information to process and implement. In the field of Workforce Management, we are introduced to new information, strategies, challenges, and concepts almost every day. Keeping up with this evolving field can prove to be challenging. The best way to stay up to date with Workforce Management trends is to have a list of resources that provide the latest WFM news, information, and strategies. Here are the top five resources that every Kronos user should know:

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Why Upgrade Kronos? Discover the “Why” behind a Kronos Upgrade

Apr 21, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Faced with the dilemma of keeping up with service packs, advisories, and upgrades, Prince Hamlet of Kronosland despondently asked, "To upgrade or not to upgrade, that is the question ---." Painful reference to Shakespeare aside, should your organization upgrade now? Should you wait for the java-free Kronos version 8.0? The Kronos Upgrade conversation often centers on the decision to upgrade, without focusing on “why” the decision to upgrade is necessary. Strategically planning if, when, and how to upgrade entails understanding the reasons why a Kronos upgrade would be beneficial for your organization (or why it might be time to wait).

Here are some of the most important reasons to upgrade:

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The Mystery of Kronos Workflow Notifications

May 1, 2013 10:19:00 AM

One (of many?) Kronos Workforce Central Mysteries

My favorite definition of a mystery is not one that is usually found when looking up the word in a dictionary.  It was once told to me that a mystery is anything that has not yet been revealed.  I like this definition because it gives me hope that most things that are not known now will be known in the future.  Sometimes, the answer hasn’t been revealed because the path to solving it is not clear.  This can also be true for Work Flow Notifications. 

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Helping Kronos Timekeeper Make Up Its Mind - Punch Interpretation

Feb 14, 2013 11:36:00 AM

Kronos Timekeeper does an excellent job... except when it doesn't.  Now don't get me wrong, 99% of what Workforce Timekeeper does is excellent!  There are just those few issues that  present challenges for a manager who is editing employee timecards.  You know, the stuff they either didn't learn in training, or couldn't remember for one reason or another.  A good example of that is punch interpretation.

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Out with the Old - In with the New: A Kronos WFC Maintenance Tip

Jan 7, 2013 11:20:00 AM

Happy New Year!

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