The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated - a think tank dedicated to providing research and education on critical workplace issues facing organizations around the globe - today announced that it has added two new members to its board of advisors: China Gorman, former CEO of the Great Place to Work® Institute, and Dan Schawbel, founder of

News Facts

  • The newest members of The Workforce Institute board are:
    • China Gorman, a successful global business executive in the competitive human capital management sector. Gorman is a sought-after consultant, speaker, and writer who brings the CEO perspective to the challenges of building cultures of strong employee engagement for top performance and innovation, while also strengthening the business impact of human resources. Well known for her tenure as chief executive officer of the Great Place to Work® Institute, chief operating officer of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and president of Lee Hecht Harrison, Gorman works with organizations all over the world to enhance their brands and go-to-market strategies. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Jobs for America's Graduates, the Advisory Board of RiseSmart Inc., and chairs the WorkHuman Board for Globoforce. Gorman is also the author of the popular blog Data Point Tuesday, and is published and frequently quoted in media properties, including Fast Company, Fortune, The Huffington Post,  and U.S. News & World Report.
    • Dan Schawbel is a New York Times Bestselling Author  of Promote Yourself and founder of, a research and advisory membership portal servicing human resources professionals and a host of leading companies, including DreamWorks, Enterprise, Ericsson, and Sodexo. Schawbel is also the managing partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm that helps companies like American Express, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, Fidelity, Monster, NBC Universal, and Oracle better understand the Millennial generation. Through both of his companies, Schawbel has published more than two dozen research studies - including the recent Employee Engagement Lifecycle study on Boomerang Employees with The Workforce Institute - that have been covered in more than 400 media outlets, including Bloomberg, CNN, NBC, The New York Times, and USA Today. The sought-after industry speaker will once again present at KronosWorks in 2015.
  • Gorman and Schawbel join a distinguished board of human capital management and workforce management thought leaders:
    • David Almeda, chief people officer, Kronos Incorporated
    • Bob Clements, senior principal, Axsium Group
    • David Creelman, chief executive officer, Creelman Research
    • John Hollon, vice president for editorial, ERE Media
    • Sharlyn Lauby, the HR Bartender and president, ITM Group Inc.
    • Joyce Maroney, director, The Workforce Institute at Kronos
    • Susan Meisinger, columnist, speaker, and consultant on executive management issues
    • Jeanne Meister, founding partner, Future Workplace LLC and founder, 2020 Workplace Network
    • William Tincup, principal analyst, KeyInterval Research
    • Mark Wales, vice president, global workforce management

Supporting Quotes

  • China Gorman, global human capital management consultant
    "Collaborating to consider critical workforce issues facing employers today is important work. I'm appreciative of Kronos' underwriting of The Workforce Institute's meaningful work and energized to join this group of industry thought leaders."
  • Dan Schawbel, founder, and managing partner, Millennial Branding
    "As someone who has built a career on researching and publishing employment trends, I felt that The Workforce Institute would be a perfect place to extend that experience. As the Millennial voice on the board, I will bring a new generational perspective and help fellow board members and followers of The Workforce Institute better understand the generational differences impacting today's workforce. I look forward to openly exchanging ideas with industry leaders, analysts, and practitioners as a board member."
  • Joyce Maroney, director, The Workforce Institute at Kronos
    "Our mission at The Workforce Institute at Kronos is to help organizations drive performance by addressing human capital management issues that affect both hourly and salaried employees.  Through education and research, we aim to empower organizations with practical ideas for optimizing the 21st century workplace while providing a voice for employees on important workplace issues. Dan and China will bring fresh perspectives to the board and help us be even more effective at reaching these goals."

Supporting Resources

About The Workforce Institute at Kronos

The Workforce Institute at Kronos 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 workforce 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

About Kronos Incorporated

Kronos is the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Tens of thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries - including more than half of the Fortune 1000® - use Kronos to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. Learn more about Kronos industry-specific time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, HR and payroll, hiring, and labor analytics applications at Kronos: Workforce Innovation That Works™.


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