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Find The WFC Group at KronosWorks (in Vegas) next week!

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

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It's our favorite time of the year again. KronosWorks is next week already, and we're ready to talk workforce management shop with everyone in attendance. Will you be in Vegas? If you're joining us at the conference, drop by our booth (#605), chat with our staff and scan your badge for a chance to win a $500 Southwest Airlines gift card. While you're there, we'll be more than happy to discuss some of this year's endlessly fascinating topics:

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Topics: Kronos, KronosWorks

The Key to Handling Workforce Absences Like A Pro

Posted by Neil Shah on Oct 31, 2017 10:30:00 AM

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There's a lot of truth in the saying "showing up is half the battle." As human resources and workforce managers, making sure you're achieving peak productivity with proper staffing is a major concern. You need people in the right place at all times and the ability to adjust and adapt quickly for both planned and unplanned absences. At the same time, today's highly capable workforce anticipates personal flexibility, compassion and understanding when it's needed most. Achieving all of this comes down to having the proper tools in place.

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Topics: Kronos, Workforce Management

Meet with The WFC Group Experts at KronosWorks!

Posted by Neil Shah on Oct 24, 2017 10:30:00 AM

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The KronosWorks conference in Las Vegas is coming up fast, and we could not be more excited to meet with business leaders looking to get the most out of their Kronos software. We’ll be participating as a Kronos Gold Accredited Partner in the expo again this year. Our team will be hosting consultations and answering your questions at booth #605, so reserve a dedicated consultant or just drop on by!

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Topics: KronosWorks, Kronos Partner

Speedy Workforce Solution Deployments: Paragon Method is Paramount

Posted by Neil Shah on Oct 17, 2017 10:30:00 AM

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Finding the perfect workforce configuration is sometimes a weeks or months-long process, often preceding full-on implementation — another time consuming effort. With the rise of Cloud-based systems, Kronos developed a way to deliver baseline solutions faster based on decades of observation and implementation across businesses’ usual representative needs by industry.

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Topics: Kronos

5 Kronos Usage Mistakes and How to Correct Them

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

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As The WFC Group team gears up to attend KronosWorks next month, we’re covering some important topics of interest around Kronos solutions and how to get the most out of them. Here we’ve identified five issues we’ve observed that prevent businesses from maximizing their benefit, some of which we hope to discuss with managers joining us at the conference.

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Topics: Kronos, Workforce Management

Watching the Clock for Labor Compliance: The Benefits of Attestation

Posted by Neil Shah on Oct 3, 2017 10:30:00 AM

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Labor laws are getting pretty complex, but with the right tools in hand they can become much easier to navigate. One growing challenge for employers in some states is meeting requirements around timekeeping and break length minimums. Documentation and validation of compliance may seem like a hassle at first, but solutions such as the Kronos Attestation Toolkit can ease the process while benefitting employers and employees alike.

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Topics: Kronos, Workforce Management

Always Ready for Takeoff: The Importance of Workforce Management in Airports

Posted by Neil Shah on Sep 26, 2017 10:30:00 AM

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If there's one thing airports can't get enough of, it's efficiency — moving people from gate to gate and flights in and out safely, with comfort and at a reasonable cost. At the heart of achieving this are many hardworking people nationwide (1.2 million of them across 485 commercial airports) — and someone has the responsibility to keep them all taken care of. Thankfully, workforce management solutions today are well-suited to the large scale needs of these important aviation hubs and the people that serve them.

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Topics: Workforce Management

Global Growth Requires Greater Workforce Mobility and Flexibility

Posted by Neil Shah on Sep 19, 2017 10:30:00 AM

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The economy today is truly global, and businesses are constantly finding opportunities in new international markets. Global assignments are a common method for extending operations beyond borders, and businesses recognize the need to lay the groundwork for strong connections wherever their employees must go. New surveys by global health insurance company AXA Healthcare uncover common themes between employers and employee expectations who are worlds apart and highlight some keys for opportunities for operational success.

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Topics: Global Workforce Management

Happy Cloud Migrations for Workforce Management Solutions

Posted by Neil Shah on Sep 12, 2017 10:30:00 AM

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By now, the "Cloud" is a well-established and often preferred model for business software solutions — workforce management included. As advantages of the Cloud have become clearer, many uncertainties that may have prevented businesses from adopting this model in its early stages have also been settled. While early migrators are already reaping its benefits, it's certainly not too late for businesses awaiting a confident verdict on cloud efficiency.

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Topics: Kronos Cloud, Workforce Trends

The Manufacturing Workforce of the Future Will Be Built from Within

Posted by Neil Shah on Sep 6, 2017 10:30:00 AM

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It's no secret that manufacturers have already been finding it difficult to fill the skills gap with new generations entering the workforce. But even with the shortage of talent skilled in manufacturing crafts now, the gap is only going to get bigger without some changes across the industry. As the skilled workforce begins to age out, the pull for entry into the field needs to get more innovative. While there's no immediate fix, manufacturers are already finding ways to improve prospects at the present while laying the foundation for future workforce strength, and this recent study by Kronos for The Manufacturer has some great highlights.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Workforce Management