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Employees Set High Bar: Workplace Safety, Transparent Communication, and Contact Tracing Non-negotiable, find Kronos Surveys

Organizational safety is paramount amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and transparent communication plays a critical role: A recent survey from Kronos Incorporated conducted by The Harris Poll finds nearly 9 in 10 U.S. employees (86%) believe their employer has an “obligation” to notify employees who may have been in contact with a co-worker who tested positive for COVID-19 — a sentiment shared by a majority of U.S. employees currently going into work (89%) and working from home due to the pandemic (86%).

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U.S. Shift Work Growth Stalled, Finds Kronos Workforce Activity Report

According to the U.S. Workforce Activity Report from Kronos Incorporated for July 27-Aug. 2, shift work volume remained essentially flat between the weeks ending July 26 and Aug. 2, growing just 0.5% week-over-week.

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U.S. Shift Work Recovery Reaching Summer Plateau

According to the U.S. Workforce Activity Report from Kronos Incorporated for July 20-26, U.S. shift work1 declined during a non-holiday week for the first time since the week ending April 12, which marked “the bottom” of shift work activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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U.S. Shift Work Slumps as Weekly Growth Hits Lowest Rate of Recovery

According to the U.S. Workforce Activity Report from Kronos Incorporated for the week of July 13-19, the average weekly growth rate for shift work during the recovery continues to decelerate and currently sits at 0.7% per week for the month of July.

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The Changing Face of Education for Frontline Workers: Workforce Institute Radio Podcast

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.

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U.S. Shift Work Growth Curve Flattens, Breaking Three Month Streak of Gains

Following nearly three months of steady, consistent shift work growth, the U.S. economic recovery from COVID-19 experienced a significant setback last week, according to the U.S. Workforce Activity Report from Kronos Incorporated. Based on data from 3.2 million employees, the largest and most comprehensive near real-time sample of workplace activity, the total volume of shifts worked from July 6-12 declined 0.5%.

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U.S. Economic Recovery Quiets as July 4 Holiday Causes Dip in Shift Work

In alignment with the national July 4 holiday observance, total volume of shifts worked decreased by 11.4% from June 29-July 5, mirroring – and, in fact, falling short of – the decline in shifts that occurred the week of July 4, 2019 (-26.9%).

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Workforce Institute Radio Podcast: Honoring the Past to Grow the Future

Joyce Maroney, executive director of The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated – who retired this week, 13 years after founding the global think tank – invites incoming Executive Director Dr. Chris Mullen on her final episode of The Workforce Institute Radio Podcast to discuss the past, present, and future of The Workforce Institute.

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June Shift Work Growth May Point to Improved Unemployment Outlook

From June 1-28, the total volume of shifts worked grew 5.9%, including 2.4% from June 22-28, continuing a slow but steady economic rally that began the week ending April 12, when U.S. shift work hit “the bottom.”

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Workforce Institute Radio Podcast: Developing Your Frontline Leaders

Joyce Maroney, executive director of The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, welcomes Dr. Martin Armstrong, vice president of payroll shared services at Charter Communications, to discuss his chapter in the most recent Workforce Institute book, “Being Present: A Practical Guide for Transforming the Employee Experience of Your Frontline Workforce.”

| | LOWELL, Mass.