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Top 2019 Global Workforce Predictions from The Workforce Institute at Kronos

The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated today released its annual predictions of the top trends that will impact the global workforce in the coming year.

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Retail Absence is Corrosive to Employee Engagement, Say Store Managers

While four out of five retailers worldwide (78 percent) say employee engagement is important to organizational success, many are challenged by the corrosive impact that rampant unplanned absence has on staff productivity (58 percent), manager stress (55 percent), and team morale (46 percent). And it’s a vicious cycle: more than half agree that poor employee engagement causes increased absenteeism.

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Global Retailers Say Unplanned Absence Wreaks Havoc on Store Operations

According to a survey of 800 retail managers across multiple countries conducted by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, for every 10 hours of in-store labor budgeted, more than one hour is wasted due to staffing misalignment caused by unplanned employee absence.

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Workforce Institute Radio Explores the Continued Rise of the Gig Economy

Joyce Maroney, executive director of The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, welcomes guest David Creelman, CEO of Creelman Research and co-author of the upcoming book The CMO of People: Manage Employees Like Customers with an Immersive Predictable Experience that Drives Productivity and Performance, to talk about the continued rise of the gig economy.

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Kronos Survey Finds Many Parents Undervalue Manufacturing as a Career for Their Children, but Remain Openminded

According to a national survey commissioned by Kronos Incorporated, while 58 percent of parents1 want their child to be knowledgeable about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects and 43 percent agree STEM-focused careers have a promising future, only 20 percent of parents associate STEM education with the manufacturing industry. To inspire and recruit the next generation of modern manufacturers, these findings suggest Manufacturing Day (Oct. 5) and similar efforts to prioritize STEM education and raise the profile of the manufacturing industry are more important than ever.

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The Case for a 4-day Workweek? Nearly Half of Employees Worldwide Could Do Their Jobs in 5 Hours or Less Each Day

According to a global survey of nearly 3,000 employees across eight countries conducted by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, nearly half (45 percent) of full-time workers say it should take less than five hours each day to do their job if they worked uninterrupted, while three out of four employees (72 percent) would work four days or less per week if pay remained constant. Yet, 71 percent of employees also say work interferes with their personal life.

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The Workforce Institute at Kronos Announces New Americas Board Member, Alexandra Levit

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 the addition of noted speaker and author Alexandra Levit to its Americas Board of Advisors.

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Next on Workforce Institute Radio: The Benefits of Strategic Recognition

Joyce Maroney, executive director of The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, welcomes Peter W. Hart, president and chief executive officer of Rideau, a leading provider of recognition and rewards technology and services based in Canada, on The Workforce Institute Radio podcast to discuss the benefits of strategic recognition.

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Organizations Often Undermine Their Own Employee Experience, Finds Workforce Institute at Kronos Survey

According to a global survey of nearly 3,000 employees across eight nations conducted by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, many organizations undermine their own employee experience with antiquated attitudes about time off, productivity, and workload that make it challenging for employees to negotiate basic work-life demands, potentially leading to a global employee burnout crisis.

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What’s the Future of Healthcare Technology? Answers on the Next Workforce Institute Radio Podcast

Joyce Maroney, executive director of The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, welcomes board member Joe Cabral, chief human resources officer and president of workforce solutions at Press Ganey Associates, and John Short, healthcare practice director at Kronos, to talk about the future of healthcare technology.

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