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Workforce Institute

Practical Ideas For Optimizing Your 21st Century Workforce

There's plenty of workforce research on how to manage and engage salaried workers, but ideas on how to hire, manage, motivate, and retain hourly workers are harder to find. Until now.

The Workforce Institute is a Kronos-sponsored think tank that focuses on issues that impact the entire workforce, both salaried and hourly. We provide organizations with practical ideas for optimizing the entire employee population.

Visit the Workforce Institute and meet the advisory board of academics, visionaries, and practitioners. Check our books. Read and comment on our blog. Follow us on social media. We'd love to add your voice to this new and important conversation.


Workforce Institute Books

It’s All About Bob(bie) – Strategies for Winning With Your Employees

Strategies for Winning With Your EmployeesThe 3rd book in the series published by The Workforce Institute at Kronos cleverly introduces nine common workforce management pitfalls as seen through the eyes of frontline employees Bob and Bobbie. Through a collection of practical ideas, innovative practices, and tips on how to win with your employees, you’ll learn how to unburden your workforce, put the best team on the field, and help your people do their best every day through continuous improvement and innovation.

Written by some of today’s most respected leaders in workforce management, HR, and HCM, It’s All About Bob(bie) is a how-to guide for creating a virtuous cycle of employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and bottom line success in your 21st century workplace — for everybody from the frontline workforce to the CEO.

“The battle for talent is intense. A driving vision for workforce planning can be a competitive advantage in this marketplace. This book does an excellent job of collecting powerful viewpoints that can help everyone. Very clever approach!”

— Jim Wiggett, chief executive officer, Bebe Stores, Inc; former CEO, Jackson Hole Group, former CEO,

Elements of Successful Organizations

july2013-book-thumb-elements-successful-orgs"A must-have resource for workforce management covering how to develop your own skills to master the science of complexity and emerging technologies including my favorite — analytics. This rich toolkit will make you a smarter manager and help you build employee engagement with powerful ROI."

— Alexia (Lexy) Martin, Director, Research and Analytics, CedarCrestone


Creating the Workforce – and Results – You Seek

july2013-book-thumb-creating-the-wf"In this insightful and thought-provoking anthology, the contributors - all well-respected HR thought leaders you're likely to recognize - succeed in going beyond the theory and providing readers with insightful and practical advice on the key HR issues that matter most to businesses today."

— David Shadovitz, Editor, Human Resource Executive