LOWELL, Mass., Jul 16, 2020


On one of her final podcast recordings, Joyce Maroney, former executive director of The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, spoke with Workforce Institute board member Alexandra Levit, a business and workplace author, speaker, consultant, and futurist, about her chapter, “The Future of Education,” in the most recent Workforce Institute book, “Being Present: A Practical Guide for Transforming the Employee Experience of Your Frontline Workforce,” which emphasizes the importance of providing educational resources in versatile formats to help develop skills for frontline employees.

  • What leaders can do to ensure employees are in an advantageous position to refresh existing skills and certifications while identifying new opportunities to develop learning agility;
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need to adapt to new ways of learning and its potential long-lasting impact on the educational experience of frontline employees; and
  • Specific examples of how employers are partnering with higher education institutions to focus on micro-credentials that help close the skills gap.


Available now.


The Workforce Institute at Kronos podcast page or at Apple Podcasts.


The Workforce Institute provides research and education on critical workplace issues facing organizations around the globe. By bringing together thought leaders, The Workforce Institute is uniquely positioned to empower organizations with the knowledge and information they need to manage their workforces effectively and provide a voice for employees on important workplace issues. A hallmark of The Workforce Institute's research is balancing the needs and desires of diverse employee populations with the needs of organizations. For additional information, visit www.workforceinstitute.org.

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About Kronos Incorporated

Kronos is a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos industry-centric workforce applications are purpose-built for businesses, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and government agencies of all sizes. Tens of thousands of organizations — including half of the Fortune 1000® — and more than 40 million people in over 100 countries use Kronos every day. Kronos merged with Ultimate Software on April 1, 2020, to create one of the world’s most innovative HCM and workforce management companies. Visit www.kronos.com. Kronos: Workforce Innovation That Works. 

About Ultimate Software

Ultimate Software is a leading global provider of cloud human capital management (HCM) and employee experience solutions, with more than 51 million people records in the cloud. Ultimate’s award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, talent, and time and labor management, as well as HR service delivery solutions. Founded in 1990, Ultimate is headquartered in Weston, Florida, and employs more than 6,000 professionals. To learn more, visit www.ultimatesoftware.com. Ultimate Software: People First.