I’m thrilled to be attending #KronosWorks for the 3rd year in a row. I always have a great time and I’m thankful the team at Kronos keeps inviting me back. Even after I had a bit too much wine at dinner a few years back and gushed all over Joyce Maroney. Hey… she runs the Workforce Institute and is just awesome. It was justified.
KronosWorks is a user conference in every sense of the word of course; there’s one-on-one access to Kronos employees, experts and partners. Customers will get the first-look at new technologies and product enhancements. There will be battle-hardened HR and Payroll practitioners sharing their tales from implementation past and present – “here’s what worked for us” and also “here’s where we dropped the ball.” Over glasses of wine and between rounds on the slot machines attendees will share tips, tricks and system hacks that make their jobs easier. (aside: having run payroll in the past, I can attest that there is nothing – dare I say nothing – that payroll folks appreciate more than a labor saving/error-reducing hack).
And Aron Ain, CEO of Kronos Incorporated will take to the stage like a dynamo. Seriously; this guy is great to watch.
One of the aspects of Kronos I particularly like is the manner in which customers are placed in industry verticals. From sales to implementation to engagement to ongoing support, customers find a home based on their industry:
- Public Safety
- Service Industries
- All industries
At KronosWorks this allows customers from specific industries to meet, greet and network with peers who have the same or similar workforce issues. Trying to manage scheduling in a retail environment? It’s easy to find an HR/Payroll gal/guy who has implemented a scheduling solution. Dealing with 5 unions and multiple Collective Bargaining Agreements in your municipality? Find a buddy from government who has managed the same headaches. (another aside: a few years ago at Kronos Works in Orlando I hung out with a bunch of attendees who managed HR and payroll for various fire and police departments. Oh the stories!)
I’m ready for the day and I’m looking forward to great speakers, superb interactions and, perhaps, a lucky spin or two on the roulette wheel during breaks.