The WFC Group Blog

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

Find Your Balance: How Standardization and Localization Both Benefit Workforce Management in Retail

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

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It's not uncommon for there to be tension between HQ and storefronts in retail when it comes to IT, HCM systems and mandatory processes. For regional managers, some degree of autonomy is seen as a way to succeed beyond expectations, while business leaders trust in tried and true solutions, viewing experimentation as a risk. These days, both are likely to agree that utilizing a strong workforce management system helps avoid common productivity pitfalls, but choosing between standard and local capabilities can be a battle.

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Topics: Kronos, Retail, Workforce Management

Case Study: Strengthening Task Management Across Multiple Storefronts

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

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No store is an island in the world of retail. Chain operators see value in delivering a consistent experience no matter which location a shopper may choose to visit, and a lot of that comes down to overseeing employees and their productivity in completing important tasks. When each storefront runs as tight a ship as the rest, the whole ship floats — but how can the captains in HQ make sure no one gets lost at sea?

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Topics: Kronos, Retail, Workforce Management

Use the Future to Your Advantage: Predictive Analytics in Workforce Management

Posted by Neil Shah on Jun 27, 2017 10:30:00 AM

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Getting ahead in business often starts from within. You can use all the metrics and tools in the world to measure fluctuations in the industry around you, but observations you make internally can spark actions that make your business outperform the rest. Kronos was an earlier innovator in predicting and forecasting, incorporating these practices over 15 years ago, before most other major providers of HCM solutions.

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Topics: Kronos, Workforce Management

Kronos Scheduler: Is Advanced Scheduler Right for You or is Basic Enough?

Posted by Neil Shah on Jun 20, 2017 10:30:00 AM

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With so many workforce management solutions offered by Kronos alone, it's not always clear which features are best fit for a particular business. One example we see pop up quite a bit is deciding between basic and advanced scheduling capabilities, so we'd like to take a moment to help clear that up. Both scheduling offerings are excellent in their own rights, so it's generally a case of which is better for your individual business's unique needs. Just because something is "advanced" doesn't mean its features are necessary, and just because another is "basic" won't prevent it from getting the job done well.

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Topics: Kronos, Workforce Management

3 Ways to Gain Support for Workforce Management Changes

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

Before even settling on a new solution, the single act of proposing changes to a workforce management system is a huge task. It's important to realize that there are many more stakeholders involved than just leadership. By gathering viewpoints from every level of usership, you can prime yourself with a comprehensive case for upgrading or implementing a new workforce management solution. Here are a few tips to help start building your case:

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Topics: Kronos, Workforce Management

Up Next: The Kronos Retail & Hospitality Executive Summit

Posted by Neil Shah on May 16, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Summit season is in full swing, and we're soaking up every second of it. Fresh off the heels of our sponsorship and attendance of the 2017 Kronos Manufacturing Executive Summit, we're now gearing up for a fresh look at the evolving state of workforce management for retail and hospitality at the 2017 Kronos Retail and Hospitality Executive Summit in Lake Tahoe, which we are attending and sponsoring. This year's summit is bound to be enlightening. Here are a few timely things we look forward to discussing next week.

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Topics: Kronos, Retail

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