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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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How to Sign-Off in Kronos Workforce Central Timekeeper

Toni Birdsong — Oct 2019

If you are a Kronos Workforce Central (WFC) Payroll Manager or a Supervisor, few tools are more imperative to your payroll cycle than WFC Timekeeper and, specifically, the Timekeeper Sign-Off process. Sign-Off is so crucial to keeping a compliant and efficient pay cycle that Managers should make this function a permanent part of their final payroll review process.

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7 Warning Signs Your Kronos Project Needs Change Management

Toni Birdsong — Aug 2019

Successful companies continually invest in new workforce management features to improve outcomes. But what if the people you've asked to use a new piece of technology fail to adapt? Would you know how to address the warning signs before your implementation project tanks?

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The Next Big Thing at KronosWorks 2014

Chandler Paris — Oct 2014

KronosWorks 2014 in Las Vegas is only 9 days away and those of us who have been to KronosWorks before and support the Kronos products are wondering what will be the "Next Big Thing" in the Kronos world this year.

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Testing your new Kronos Configuration - A Blog Series

Dwain Lambrigger — Jul 2014

So you are implementing your Kronos application.  You've spent a lot of time working with your organization to ensure you have captured all the necessary information.  Your configuration is moving along swimmingly!  Your system getting ready to use and your change management and training plans are moving along.  What did you forget? Do you know your system will work as designed?  Did your configuration hit the mark? 

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News from Kronos®: Kronos Technical Advisory and Upcoming Service Pack Release

Amy Doughten — Jun 2014

As a reminder, Kronos released a technical advisory on 6/24/14 for Workforce Central® Suite v7.0. It's not a huge change; it simply changes the name of Workforce Operations Planner to Workforce Budgeting. This does NOT affect product functionality, but does change the user interface, and user documentation. The name change will be updated in the online help for Workforce Central beginning with version 8. If you can't find your Operations Planner - try changing your search to Workforce Budgeting. 

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A final Kronos Basic Scheduler tool - Using Shift Templates

Dwain Lambrigger — Jun 2014

Over the last few blog entries, we introduced the schedule group and pattern template. Hopefully these tools will be useful as you build schedules in Kronos Basic Scheduler.  

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How to Schedule Groups in Kronos - Let's Get Scheduling!

Dwain Lambrigger — Jun 2014

When we last met, we discussed how to build schedule groups, and how to assign employees to them. 

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Using Schedule Groups in Kronos WFC To Efficiently Group and Schedule

Dwain Lambrigger — Jun 2014

So we finished our discussion on schedule patterns and hopefully there were some tips that you will find useful in your scheduling process. Another feature that most users don't take advantage of is schedule groups. This useful feature allows you to do two things, to group, and to schedule (hence the name...).

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