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Tablets, Social(izing) & Impressing the Neighbors – KronosWorks 2012

This week was all about our 15th KronosWorks annual customer conference.  This is the crescendo of our annual marketing plan at Kronos, bringing together over 2100 attendees from around the world. We spend the 5 days of KronosWorks sessions celebrating customer success stories, bonding with those customers over drinks and dinner, and reminding ourselves of how far Kronos has come as a company in 35 years.  It’s not the same as being there, but you can watch a bit of the general session here, including remarks from our terrific CEO Aron Ain.  The photo to the left is of a portion of a mural that an artist created real time during his speech – an infogram on the fly if you will.

As in many businesses, our days can sometimes be spent focusing on making things better for customers – especially those who need our help because something’s not going right.  Having so many happy customers at an event like KronosWorks reminds me that we do an awful lot of things right – and have for years.  The stories customers shared about the transformational results they’ve achieved with Kronos were awesome.  We had several guests from the analyst and blogger community in Las Vegas this week who were learning about Kronos for the first time.  One said to me, “I had no idea how cool you guys were!”.  This was in response not only to our announcement of Workforce Tablet, but also the friendliness and openness of the Kronos employees and executives they were meeting.

The use of social media by KronosWorks attendees increased sharply this year, especially on Twitter.  You tweeters can check out #kronosworks12 to find hundreds of comments made during the event.  One really intriguing session I attended was conducted by SHRM’s Curtis Midkiff via Google+  Hangouts.  You can watch the entire session here to get a flavor for this very cool (and virtually free) means of sharing “live” experts virtually.

If you’d like to see what press, analyst and blogger attendees at KronosWorks had to say, check out the following links:

The Week That Was – 11/9/12

Of course the election was the big news of the week.  No matter which side of the aisle you lean toward, I think we all share this (now world famous) little girl’s fatigue with the election.  Kronos has been in the news this week as the national discussion turns back to the hard work of economic recovery.  Channel 4 in Boston interviewed our CEO, Aron Ain because Kronos is a company that’s hiring.  Those of us who already work here weren’t surprised to learn that the Boston Globe named Kronos a top place to work in Massachusetts.  Aron also  appeared on NPR to talk about how Kronos customers use scheduling to manage workers who can cover flexible shifts on short notice in a segment titled “Sluggish Economy Relies More on Part-time Workers”.

Interesting Items to Read This Week:

Good tips from SHRM about the wage and hour issues raised by Hurricane Sandy.  And here are some examples from the Wall Street Journal about how different companies are compensating employees (or not) as a result of Sandy-induced closings.

Story on Kronos customer Valley Power Systems using mobile devices to log hours.

From Don’t plan for that in-ground pool just yet (Christmas Vacation reference)…is 3% the new normal?

No matter how you feel about the election results from this week, the good news (unless you hate women) is that a record number of women will be serving in the Senate come January.


Healthcare White Paper – Fatigue and Safety in the Workplace

Retail and Hospitality White Paper from Kronos and Mercer on the implications of  Healthcare Reform

KronosWorks starts tomorrow in Las Vegas.  Hope to see you there!

KronosWorks 2009 Highlights

For those of you who couldn’t join us this year, following are some conference highlights from Las Vegas:

  • Blue Man Group at the opening session – high energy start to the conference
  • Ken Dychtwald on workforce management across the generations
  • Nice blog post from Mark Smith of boutique analyst firm Ventana Research summarizing his perspective on conference highlights.
  • Lots of tweeting at this year’s conference.  For those of you who tweet, check out comments from analysts, customers and Kronites by searching on hashtag #kronosworks.