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The Week That Was – 10/19/12

This was a big week at Kronos.  We celebrated our 35th year in operation at our headquarters in Chelmsford.  You can read our press release about the festivities or check out what the  local paper, the Lowell Sun, had to say.

The Presidential debate was in the news this week.  Mitt Romney generated a new meme “Binders Full of Women”. Our board member, Ruth Bramson, was quoted this week in an Associated Press story on this topic: “The way it worked was not quite the way it was described last night,” said Ruth Bramson, who was hired as Romney’s chief human resource officer after her resume was spotted in a binder. “He was half-right.  Governor Romney was a tremendous proponent of bringing women into the state. There’s no doubt about it,” Bramson said. “But the impetus for this was not Governor Romney, but this other organization, MassGAP.” Ruth was CHRO during Governor Romney’s administration.

That we’re still discussing the need for focus on women’s unique issues in the workplace is a constant reminder that there’s still work to be done.  Some companies, like PWC, are taking creative approaches to addressing those needs.  Check out this post on their  Mentor Moms program.

Other items of interest this week:

Good article on the Workday IPO – and why enterprise business software remains complex to sell, even in the Cloud.

The holidays are coming and the associated seasonal hiring is beginning!

Temporary staffing demand is expected to hit historical highs in 2013.

Lots on employee engagement this week.  Maybe the rising Dow is causing more restlessness than usual?

  • Good tips for engaging your workforce
  • Is Boredom the Opposite of Engagement at Work? ow.ly/ezJum via @MikeHaberman @blogging4jobs
  • Igniting the Fires of Retention ow.ly/exV64 via @Ray_anne @blogging4jobs
  • What Motivates Employees: Do You Ever Wonder “Why” They Work? ow.ly/evVGn via @TLNT_com
  • Keeping Remote Employees Engaged ow.ly/evV2X via @TIMEBusiness
  • 3 Easy Ways to Make Employees Happy ow.ly/evTfR via @Inc

bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/workdays-ipo-the-incumbents-are-not-prepared/?emc=eta

And from my fellow Kronites:

Evelyn and Kim: ow.ly/eAIx2 via @SmarterCafe

Oversharing: ow.ly/eAIEq via @SmarterCafe

It’s a Small World After All…http://ow.ly/eAIJI via @SmarterCafe

Technology Touch in Vegas ow.ly/eAIPR via @SmarterCafe

It’s a matter of judgment…http://ow.ly/eAIVx via @SReeseRNMBA

No Hot Dogging. There is more to business than just showing up. ow.ly/ezI1W via @TheCurveInsider

Connect to your peers at #KronosWorks12! Opt-in to the brand new Event Connection ow.ly/exVlw

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