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March Malaise

Though I possess no sports fan genes whatsoever, even I know we’re in the midst of March Madness.  Everybody’s making their picks and excited about the outcome of the tournament.  (Is that what you even call it?)

I, on the other hand, am struggling with March Malaise.  The snow and rain just keep coming.  You’ve heard  that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.  If this source is correct, the origin of the expression comes from the stars.  Specifically, March begins as the Constellation Leo is crossing toward the meridian. Leo is the Lion. As Leo marches away, the Constellation Aries begins to rise toward the end of the month. Aries is the ram.”

Hmmm, this weather certainly feels more ram-y, then lamb-y to me.  And on top of that, we don’t have another federal holiday until Memorial Day weekend – another nine weeks away.  In Punxsutawney,  they’re even suing groundhog Phil in over his inaccurate forecast of the arrival of spring.  I predict the first day the temperature goes above 60 degrees here in Massachusetts, we’re going to have a lot of desperate people suddenly “coming down with something”.

If you’re despairing of ever seeing the sun again, perhaps you can put your agitation to good use and peruse the following…

Turn the Big Game Into a Reason to Come to Work – Friday Distraction: www.hrbartender.com/2013/employee/turn-the-big-game-into-a-reason-to-come-to-work-friday-distraction/

Ten Apps to Increase Your HR Work Productivity: hr.blr.com/HR-news/HR-Administration/HR-Strategy/zns-10-apps-increase-HR-work-productivity

How Should We Measure Clouds?: www.informationweek.com/cloud-computing/software/how-should-we-measure-clouds/240151231

To Build Trust in Cloud Engagements, Ask These 3 Questions: thenextweb.com/insider/2013/03/19/business-cloud/

Companies Turning to Tools to Manage Contingent Labor: www.workforce.com/article/20130319/NEWS02/130319980/companies-turning-to-tools-to-manage-contingent-labor#

Play or Pay with Obamacare: www.tlnt.com/2013/03/20/play-or-pay-with-obamacare-employers-wonder-which-way-to-go/

Against the collaborative workspace: blogs.wsj.com/juggle/2013/03/14/an-office-of-ones-own/

Is Leading While Learning Really Effective ow.ly/j9ujB via @hrbartender

Look For Employees With High EQ Over IQ ow.ly/j9tPm via @Forbes

5 Reasons Telecommuting Is Still Beneficial To Your Employees ow.ly/j9v5W via @blogging4jobs

Why Hopeful Employees Are 14% More Productive ow.ly/jcSAX via @HPGoodNews

Pushing the Boundaries of the Workplace ow.ly/jcTdy via @nytimes

5 Easy Ways To Motivate – And Demotivate – Employees ow.ly/jcTsD via @Forbes

The True Power of Treating Employees Right? Customers Will Benefit, Too ow.ly/jfdEi via @TLNT_com

RT @mikewcassidy: More evidence that analytics drives better decision making and financial performance. #kronos ow.ly/jirq5

Whose Job Is It To Help the Bad Fits? ow.ly/jhLPI via @Conferenceboard

Kronites are writing about:

New Time Well Spent #Cartoon: ow.ly/j9pTM #ACA #AffordableCareAct

Real Time Information – Are you ready? ow.ly/j9qwD via @simonmacpherson @KronosUK

The Madness of Lost Productivity ow.ly/j9Uyg via @SmarterCafe #marchmadness

RT @Jacquifenn: Retail Week Live 2013 – review of the event by @andrewbusby ow.ly/jirxf

Talking with @williamtincup and @sharlyn_lauby (@hrbartender) about #mobile workforce management ow.ly/jfc3u via @WF_Institute

Did you know we can test your Kronos system to figure out its stress level & help prevent system failure & data loss? ow.ly/jcZJp

Join Me For Leading Workforce Management Event ow.ly/jfiQb via @simonmacpherson @KronosUK #KronosLive

RT @SmarterCafe: #NASA rover #Curiosity a-bandoned and a-scared on #Mars. Needs a software update. ow.ly/jfigA

RT @smartercafe: #Bigdata or small, your workforce data can save you BIG. ow.ly/ji9NN #Kronos

@ClemsonNews Adds More Innovation in Workforce Management with @kronos ow.ly/j9rOv

RT @KronosUKRetail: Join us at #KronosLive EMEA! Sessions include how #bigdata & #analytics are shaping the future: ow.ly/jb0kq

Pay or play? Determining your company’s best solution to the #AffordableCareAct #ACA: ow.ly/j9voV

#KronosLive 2013: You’re invited to a FREE local customer event! Register now: ow.ly/j9wCn

Interested in speaking at #KronosWorks13? Speakers receive complimentary conference registration! Sign up now: ow.ly/j9xEq

Kronos Survey Reveals Nurse Fatigue is Pervasive in Healthcare & Directly Linked to On-the-Job Errors ow.ly/jfbey #AONE2013

Live Demo: Workforce Ready Time & Attendance ow.ly/jhvXy Tuesdays 1-2pm ET.

#Kronos Tips & Tricks! See what’s new in KnowledgePass: ow.ly/jhwpo

Taking the Kronos Cloud Tour: FREE. Value of taking it: PRICELESS. ow.ly/jhx3c #cloud #KronosCloud

Experience Workforce Innovation That Works at #KronosLive 2013 ow.ly/jhxcs

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  1. Better be careful. Sports gaffes have cost people elections. You know you can always come to me for your sports metaphors… politicalwire.com/archives/2012/01/09/fenway_park_in_the_cold.html

    March 26, 2013

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