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Podcast: Creating HR Analytics That Matter

Kronos analyticsYesterday I chatted with our board members David Creelman and William Tincup about what organizations need to do to create HR analytics that matter to the business.  Big Data is one of the linchpins of the big 4 SMAC themes in technology today: Social-Mobile-Analytics-Cloud.  Deployed alone and in various combinations, these technologies continue to transform the way work gets done. For many people,  harnessing the power of big data remains a new frontier.  In this podcast, David and William share their thoughts on some of the following questions:

  • If you’re new to analytics, how do you get started?
  • What skills do you need to implement analytics projects?
  • How do you present the results of your data analysis to senior management?

You can listen to our conversation here:

What have you done to embed more data-driven decision making into your organization?

Is Employee Engagement Ever a Bad Thing? (Market Basket Saga Continued)

Fox appearance 8.14.14I was interviewed on the local Fox affiliate last week to talk about the ongoing Market Basket standoff between employees and management.   Part time employees have lost their hours and many salaried employees are about to lose their jobs.  The news anchor who interviewed me asked if this situation is an example of employee loyalty going too far.  You can watch the interview and hear my response here.

What do you think? Is there such a thing as employee engagement and loyalty going too far?

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Intern Kronolympics

As the week winds down, you may enjoy checking out this video of our fun and fond farewell to our 2014 summer interns.  I know they learned a lot while they were here, but we also learned a lot from them.  The Kronolympics is a series of silly contests that they complete as teams, with time and quality being important.  Kind of like the world of work, hunh?  We refer to our culture as Work Inspired.  I hope we inspired these terrific people as much as they inspired us.


What We’re Reading This Week:

No one said it was going to be easy — 5 job-hunting survival tips for recent grads ow.ly/AbUUT via @FastCompany

Tech Insights: How New Systems Help Managers Manage in the Moment ow.ly/AbPtx via @TLNT_com @dcreelman

Why Asking for Help Makes You a Stronger Leader ow.ly/AeBNO

5 Tips Robin Williams Taught Us About Career Transitioning ow.ly/AeESc

You have to get lighter as you get older ow.ly/AhsWC via @SteveBoese

Training Millennials: 4 Keys to Look For (But First, Let Me Take a Selfie) ow.ly/Ahthr via @TLNT_com

The best ‘Out of the Office’ message might be this one from Germany ow.ly/Ak7rt via @SteveBoese

Kronites are Writing About:

New Time Well Spent #Cartoon: ow.ly/AbOiU #scheduling #overstaffed

#MarketBasket According to @hrbartender: What Does Employee Engagement Look Like? This. ow.ly/AbWR5 via @WF_Institute

RT @SmarterCafe: Latest post: Zen and the Art of Customer Experience ow.ly/AkRU0 #cx @KronosInc

Tech as Art – Simplified ow.ly/AhtFl via @SmarterCafe

Sometimes getting ready for vacation season can be stressful ow.ly/AjSoc via @SmarterCafe

Learning from your neighbors: ow.ly/AjYW2

Workforce Fantasy (Football) ow.ly/AkRWN via @SmarterCafe

Learn how you can save $200 off #KronosWorks registration if you book before September 5th! ow.ly/AeGql

Pioneer Metal Deploys Kronos in the Cloud to Manage Rapid Expansion ow.ly/Ahh2B #KronosCloud

[VIDEO] At Kronos our interns do meaningful work and have fun! Check out our 2nd annual Intern Kronolympics: ow.ly/AhuJB

MT @NRNonline: FREE WEBINAR (Thu 8/21- 2pmET) “Employers of Choice Discuss Technologies” w @KronosInc. Register: t.co/EIpqlSumUh

[EXECUTIVE REPORT] Must-read, @SHRM research highlights hidden absence costs: ow.ly/AkQGx