Today’s guest post is courtesy of Nicole Neves, a former Kronos intern who has joined our HR department as an employee. In her post below, Nicole reflects on the impact her internship had on her decision to join Kronos and how her new position will allow her to make an impact on the workforce of the future – who, according to this article from the New York Times, need all the help they can get.
Will Smith said in an interview several years ago, “If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you are wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other people’s lives better.” That quote instantly came to my mind after viewing the “1 in One Hundred Million” video. In the workforce there are millions of people contributing to making someone else’s life better. Whether you are a developer, a salesman, a firefighter, a chef, an engineer or a recruiter, you are giving back to the organization you work for making their lives and their customers lives better.
This quote made me appreciate my job and the technology Kronos has to offer. We cater to the needs of nearly any industry to make managing their employees easier. At Kronos I was recently hired in the College Relations department. During the interview I was asked what interested me in the job. I told the interviewer that I wanted to help mold the lives and careers of students entering the workforce by giving them an unbelievable experience in the Kronos Internship Program. At that moment it dawned on me that the program can truly impact the future workforce and that’s a remarkable feeling. Take a second to reflect on the organization you work for and how you contribute, you’d be amazed how much more rewarding your projects and everyday tasks at work will become. And don’t forget to appreciate the work done by others because together we are all making a difference.
An agreement was reached last night for Arthur T. Demoulas (ArtieT) to buy Market Basket from his cousin’s family and take control of the company again as CEO. Those of you following this story know that this has been a twenty year battle that in recent weeks has taken this company to its knees. This is a remarkable story of how employee and customer loyalty can shape the destiny of a business. In his first public speech since his firing in June, ArtieT thanked his employees and customers in this moving speech this morning.
One thing he said this morning encapsulates the spirit behind this employee led movement, “The workplace here at Market Basket is so much more than just a job.” Lots of leaders say this, but the trustworthiness of this leader led his employees to put their livelihoods on the line for him. Congratulations to Market Basket for getting their company back in business.
Other posts on the Market Basket story:
Is Employee Engagement Ever a Bad Thing?
Market Basket According to the HR Bartender. What Does Employee Engagement Look Like? This.
Market Basket Employees Willing to Fight for Leader
Today we are launching the Kronos “1 in One Hundred Million” video series to celebrate US workers. Our technology touches over 35 million people around the world every day – and every one of their stories is different. This video series will focus on how each of the individuals featured feels about his or her job – and the ways in which those jobs shape them as individuals.
Our first story features Chris Merrick, a 34-year veteran firefighter from Brookline, Massachusetts. You can hear about Chris and his love for his job and his firefighting brothers below. I dare you to get through this story without getting a little teary.
The series features interviews by Lea Thau, a Peabody Award-winning producer and director, who created The Moth Radio Hour and produces and hosts the podcast “Strangers”. The series is directed by five-time Emmy® award-winning director and producer Alan Chebot, founder of Parallax Productions and best known for the nationally syndicated TV series “The Wild Wild Web” and acclaimed documentary “Song for New Orleans”.
You can view a trailer for the series at 1in100Million.com and get a preview of the first three episodes that will be released. Tell us what you think about these stories. And is there somebody whose story you’d like to see us include in this series?