Always on con post 3 (podcast)

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Podcast: Are You Ready for Unlimited Vacation Time?

Vacation time is a scarce and precious commodity for most employees.  When we use it, we want to make the most of it.  The picture here is me with my children in New Zealand a few years ago.  We saved and planned for a long time for that trip - including banking the vacation time … Continue reading Podcast: Are You Ready for Unlimited Vacation Time?

Employee Engagement: The $687 Billion Question

Earlier this year, we conducted a global research project with Coleman Parkes Research to dig into the drivers behind employee engagement - and what a lack of engagement may be costing organizations. One of the key findings from this research is that in the US, the average worker spends 3.4 hours per week on tasks that are … Continue reading Employee Engagement: The $687 Billion Question

Podcast: Wage Strategies in Senior Living

I recently had the opportunity to moderate a panel discussion at the SHINE Senior Care HR Executive Summit.  The panel was entitled "The Trifecta Tsunami - Minimum Wage, Overtime, Living Wage, and Paid Leave.  Senior Care and the New Normal".  Yes, the title is a mouthful.  And it's an important topic for any labor dependent … Continue reading Podcast: Wage Strategies in Senior Living

Change for the Better @New York Health & Racquet Club

Change is hard, especially when you have to change longstanding habits.  New York City Health & Racquet Club helps people to make changes to become healthier.  Robin Mitnick, the organization's Director of Payroll, has driven in a lot of change at the organization in the last few years.  Robin manages payroll for anywhere between 700 … Continue reading Change for the Better @New York Health & Racquet Club

Aron Ain of Kronos Named CEO of the Year

I'm proud to announce that our Chief Executive Officer Aron Ain was named CEO of the Year by the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC).  The MassTLC Technology Leadership Awards program is the Commonwealth’s most prestigious honor for technology companies, innovators, and leaders. The Awards Gala brought together more than 800 of the region’s top tech … Continue reading Aron Ain of Kronos Named CEO of the Year

WorldBlu – Creating Freedom & Democracy in the Workplace

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Traci Fenton, Founder and CEO of WorldBlu.  She founded  WorldBlu in 1997 and has had clients in over 80 countries globally representing over $30 billion in annual revenue. Traci was recently recognized byInc. Magazine as a Top 50 Leadership Thinker, along with other world-class leaders such as … Continue reading WorldBlu – Creating Freedom & Democracy in the Workplace

Podcast: Kettle Cuisine & the Recipe for Employee Engagement

Kettle Cuisine was founded in the Boston area in 1986 and have their headquarters in Lynn, Massachusetts.  They make small batch, all natural soups from scratch for restaurants, food service operations and grocery retailers nationwide.  They employ about 275 employees, many of whom are immigrants to the United States.  I was introduced to their Sr. … Continue reading Podcast: Kettle Cuisine & the Recipe for Employee Engagement

Kronos CEO Aron Ain on the Importance of Workplace Culture

  As somebody who frequently writes about employee engagement as a business issue, I am fortunate to work for an organization that is very committed to its employees - inside and outside of work.  That employee-centered ethos starts with our CEO, Aron Ain.   As you can see from the current Glassdoor data pictured here, … Continue reading Kronos CEO Aron Ain on the Importance of Workplace Culture

Podcast: Employees, Managers, and HR Differ on Who Owns Culture

We recently released the results of part 2 of our  Employee Engagement Lifecycle Series research.  This study, conducted with  WorkplaceTrends.com, shows that human resources (HR) professionals, people managers, and employees have very different opinions about workplace culture, who drives it, what's important to creating a great one, and what can destroy workplace culture. More than 1,800 U.S. … Continue reading Podcast: Employees, Managers, and HR Differ on Who Owns Culture

New Retail Metrics to Consider

Today's post concerns retail metrics, and specifically whether retailers need to expand the way they think about the metrics that drive staff scheduling.  Brick and mortar retailers have long relied on traffic metrics to manage their business, provide better forecasting, and schedule their staff according to labor demand. But as the retail business and customer expectations … Continue reading New Retail Metrics to Consider