I recently read a book that takes place at a health resort, and the phrase “transformative experience” was a frequent one throughout the story. Every time I saw it on the page, I’d think about Workforce Ready customers and how transformative is a great word to describe their transition to the new user interface (UI).

You might be wondering how my mind made this connection while reading off the clock. I’m always thinking about my customers one way or another!

I don’t mean to sound like a broken record when I say that adopting the new Workforce Ready UI is a key part of your Workforce Ready experience. I said it last month in a user experience post for payroll managers, I noted it a second time in an article focused on time keeping stewards, and I’ll say it here again. Because it’s true! Kronos product managers and engineers have worked hard to create an interface that will provide you with the best possible Workforce Ready experience.


Today, we’re talking about how adopting the new UI will help HR pros in three key areas: enhanced applicant experience, navigation, and reporting. I got together with Tom McNamara, our lead product manager for the new experience, Rick Buono our head of product management for human capital management, and Malini Rao, senior manager of user experience, to help me explain why HR folks might want to jump at the chance to enable the new Workforce Ready experience.

Here’s what the experts say are the top three reasons to adopt!

Enhanced Applicant Experience

With the unemployment rate at an all-time low in 10 years, it’s truly a job seeker’s market. We know that hiring top talent is important to your organization, and that to hire top talent, you must make your recruitment experience a competitive advantage. Kronos product and experience experts wanted to help you stand out and appeal to job seekers. How did we do this? We optimized the web and mobile experience for candidates applying for your jobs while also allowing you to create a more customized, warm and friendly display of the job board.

Desktop View

Three Reasons HR Managers Will Care About the New Workforce Ready User Interface

Mobile View

Three Reasons HR Managers Will Care About the New Workforce Ready User Interface























To learn how to enable this applicant experience for your organization as part of your new user experience adoption strategy, click here. (Please note: You must be logged into the Kronos Community to view this article.)

Once your potential employees hit apply, they will experience a seamless application process because we’ve provided step-by-step instructions on completing the actions necessary to apply for the position.

Three Reasons HR Managers Will Care About the New Workforce Ready User Interface

Navigation that fits your needs

Wouldn’t it make life easier if Workforce Ready worked in parallel to the way you do? We thought it would. So, we reorganized how the main menu is structured. We conducted user testing, surveys, and feedback sessions with various HR pros to identify the structure that worked best. At the end of our research, we concluded that users wanted information grouped in four key areas: Favorites, My Info, Team, and Admin. This is true for HR professionals, time keeping administrators, and payroll managers.

  • The FAVORITES menu allows you to access key time and scheduling information.
  • MY INFO is set up to get personal information, like HR actions and forms, quickly.  
  • In the TEAM section, you have access to HR maintenance and other critical employee details you need.
  • Lastly, we wanted to break out your admin duties to give easy access to key areas like HR Setup within the ADMIN menu.
Three Reasons HR Managers Will Care About the New Workforce Ready User Interface


HR Charts, Graphs, and Dashboards

Reporting and insights galore! The information you need is now easy to get when you want it. You can turn your existing reports – like a job requisition report for example – into an interactive chart that lets you see and act on important information quickly. And it’s all possible with just a few clicks. The days spent sorting through lines of Excel-like data to get answers are through. You might be thinking, more please! Check out this knowledge base article to learn how to create your own charts and graphs.
Example of a recruitment report turned into a visual learner’s dream.

Three Reasons HR Managers Will Care About the New Workforce Ready User Interface


Once your charts are done, you can bring them all together into a HR dashboard! Click here if you’d like to create an eye-catching, information-packed dashboard like the one below.

Example Dashboard of charts and graphs pulled the employee information report

Three Reasons HR Managers Will Care About the New Workforce Ready User Interface

Are you ready to flip the switch and turn on the new UI?

This list of resources will help you prepare for the new experience!

Release Readiness | Our release readiness page is chock full of information to help you roll out the new experience. Key page features include the latest What’s New, What’s Next webinar – a 30-minute best practice webinar that will walk you through best practices on rolling out the new experience to your employees.

New User Experience: Guidance for success | Review this knowledge base article to learn how to enable the new user experience for desktop and mobile, to transition over to Timesheet workflows, and to convert to the new Timesheet formats. You'll also be able to access step-by-step instructions on how to configure our new charts and graphs.

Workforce Ready New User Experience Group | Join now to connect with the product experts and fellow users to network, ask questions and discuss all things related to the new user experience.


Published: Thursday, February 7, 2019