LOWELL, Mass., Jun 12, 2018


Chris Mullen, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, director of human resources for Housing and Dining Services at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Alec Frazier, senior manager of the workforce management practice group at Kronos Incorporated, will kick off day four of next week’s 70th Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition Chicago with the Mega Session, “The New Dimensions of Work: Are You Prepared?”

Technology is rapidly changing work in ways that were once unimaginable, prompting HR professionals to rethink strategies for attracting, engaging, and retaining top talent. However, workforce management practices, often overlooked and unchanged, have grown stale. Are employees really empowered to work their way? Do managers really have the tools to work smarter? What does it mean to work in a modern cloud?

This 75-minute Mega Session will explore the disconnect between the culture an organization envisions and the reality employees experience, and then highlight how emerging technologies – including mobile, data science, social communities, and the modern cloud – can be leveraged to reshape the 21st century employee experience.

Dan Schawbel, The Workforce Institute at Kronos board member and best-selling author, will also present at the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition. Schawbel will lead the Mega Session The Top 10 Workplace Trends For 2018 on Monday, June 18.

When:                Wednesday, June 20 from 10:00-11:15 a.m.


SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition
Exhibition Hall E451
McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616


Technology is rapidly changing the future of work, yet many organizations are unprepared to incorporate emerging technology – like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, chatbots and virtual assistants, and social collaboration – into their processes and workflows. Managers remain tasked with overseeing time-consuming, low value administrative tasks instead of acting strategically to solve big problems. Mullen and Frazier will use this session to identify opportunities to modernize the workforce management function, reimagine everyday workplace processes with the aid of new technologies, utilize workforce management data to support HR decisions, and build a business case for change with senior leadership – all in pursuit of creating an experience that truly matches employee expectations.

This session on leadership and navigation, consultation, and critical evaluation is eligible for 1.25 SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs).

Supporting Resources

  • Visit Kronos in booth 1450 at the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition, taking place June 17-19 in Chicago. Planning ahead? Request a meeting today to secure your spot.
  • Connect with Kronos via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube and join the conversations taking place at SHRM with the hashtag #SHRM18.
  • Read a complimentary copy of Garter’s full report, “Prepare Yourself for the Future of Workforce Management.”
  • Subscribe to follow The Workforce Institute at Kronos for insight, research, blogs, and podcasts on how organizations can manage today’s modern workforce to drive engagement and performance.

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. Visit www.kronos.com. Kronos: Workforce Innovation That Works.