The WFC Group Blog

Business Forecast: Not One Cloud, But Many

Posted by Neil Shah on Apr 25, 2017 10:30:00 AM

The Cloud is alive and well in 2017 - and that should come as no surprise. We included the increasing normality of Cloud adoption in our workforce predictions for the new year without any hesitation, and new data about 2016 only strengthens our position. We're well versed in the ROI cloud-based systems like Kronos Workforce Central can provide (especially as a proud accredited partner), and these benefits have businesses of all sizes acclimating to the idea of change.

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Topics: Kronos, Kronos Cloud, Workforce Trends

Time to Break Out at the 2017 Kronos Manufacturing Executive Summit

Posted by Neil Shah on Apr 18, 2017 10:30:00 AM

It's hard to believe the Kronos Manufacturing Executive Summit is taking place in just a few short weeks in sunny Coronado, California! As a Kronos Gold Accredited Partner and a proud sponsor of this event, we can't wait to dive into discussions.

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Topics: Kronos, Manufacturing, The WFC Group News

Analyzing the Workforce: Is Your Business Measuring the Most Effective Data?

Posted by Neil Shah on Apr 11, 2017 10:30:00 AM

How well do you know your workforce? Would you say well enough, or do you wish you knew a little more? There are many ways to build a better understanding of employees and the underlying trends in a workforce, and people analytics is a great way to use the knowledge you gain to make meaningful improvements to your overall business performance. This practice bridges technology and human expertise that can boost Human Resources departments into the present.

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Case Study: How to Plan for Workforce Management - Pilot Program Success

Posted by Neil Shah on Apr 4, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Photo: Vi Living

Whether your business is testing a workforce management replacement or adding to an existing one, a pilot program is an excellent way to optimize a configuration to meet your needs. Ultimately, a pilot program should help iron out any kinks in a chosen solution before scaling, but there are a couple key things to keep in mind that should help guide early program decisions.

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Topics: Healthcare, Workforce Management, Kronos Workforce Central, Kronos Cloud

Ready for the Rebound: Getting a Grip on the Boomerang Workforce

Posted by Neil Shah on Mar 28, 2017 10:30:00 AM

The tighter market for skilled workers is resulting in some interesting changes. One such change - and one of the top trends we're keeping an eye on in 2017 - is the boomerang workforce. These are employees looking to return to a former employer after choosing to take a job elsewhere. While the trend is ongoing, observed in an earlier study by Kronos in 2015, we expect the impact to play an increasingly important role in workforce management.

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Topics: Workforce Trends

Wearables in the Workplace: What to Watch for in 2017

Posted by Neil Shah on Mar 21, 2017 10:30:00 AM

The conversation around wearable tech is still very much alive, though more of a cautious whisper. A lot is happening behind the scenes, and there's plenty of speculation around what new advances will be made to integrate new technological advantages into our work and daily lives. What's clear is the next evolution of compact, personal gadgets is not far off, so it's worth considering the implications they'll have for your workplace sooner rather than later.

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Topics: Workforce Trends

Considering New Kronos Workforce Solutions? An Implementation Partner Can Help.

Posted by Neil Shah on Mar 14, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Whether you are upgrading existing Kronos solutions, embarking on a full implementation or piloting select products, the process can seem intimidating. Change is no easy task, but guidance from an experienced Kronos partner can ease the burden and set your project up for success. As a proud Kronos Gold Accredited Partner, we at The WFC Group take pride in helping businesses realize their workforce goals with the Kronos solutions that tackle related tasks with ease. (We are independent, but partial.) It's our role to listen, devise and implement for your business gain.

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Topics: Workforce Management

Improving the State of the American Workplace: Don’t Forget the Basics

Posted by Neil Shah on Mar 7, 2017 10:30:00 AM

If only one-third of your workforce could be considered “engaged,” would you be worried?

Turns out, that’s the national average according to Gallup’s latest report: State of the American Workplace. In it, Gallup claims we’re in the midst of an employee engagement crisis. That stands to reason, because when two-thirds of any employee-base is disengaged or indifferent, then productivity and profitability suffer. Striving for better employee engagement can have measurable benefits for every business. But where should you begin?

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Topics: Workforce Trends

Case Study: Implement Today, Train for Tomorrow

Posted by Neil Shah on Feb 28, 2017 10:30:00 AM

While it’s exciting to learn about and use new technology that makes our lives easier, sometimes so much change is just plain overwhelming. This can feel true when implementing Kronos, a powerful and robust tool for workforce management.

We recently worked through this issue with one of our clients, LBMC Employment Partners. They came to us in the midst of a large-scale implementation of Kronos with their client. 

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Having Business Problems? They May Stem from Communication (or Lack Thereof)

Posted by Neil Shah on Feb 22, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Clear communication is a critical component to organizational success, and is one of the key challenges our clients often face. Not only is effective communication important for change management, it also keeps daily operations running efficiently and ensures maximum yield from every task.

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Topics: Workforce Management