Kronos Enhances Analytics, Time-Clock Products

Workforce Dimensions

Kronos announced a basketful of enhancements to its HCM solutions suites, including enhanced people analytics features and a new take on the intelligent time clock. The products were unveiled at the company’s annual Kronos Works conference in Las Vegas.

Among the new features: mobile-first enhancements to Workforce Dimensions that improve the usability, flexibility and available labor insights for use by managers and employees through industry-specific packages.

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The industry approach allows healthcare institutions to match labor supply with demand for care, Kronos said. For example, with workload-based forecasting, scheduling and reporting, managers can optimize schedules based on historical workload data, fill open shifts based on the system’s recommendations, rapidly address changes to patient volume and analyze productivity as they make future staffing decisions.

Bill Bartow, Kronos’s vice president, global product management, said Workforce Dimensions provides “the results that today’s users demand and will likewise advance to meet the sophisticated needs of the future workforce.”

Among its announcements, Kronos highlighted Advanced People Analytics tools apply machine learning to real-time data covering the complete employee lifecycle. The intent is to provide personalized and proactive insights, predictions and recommendations, Kronos said.

Powered by AIMEE, Kronos’s AI engine, Advanced People Analytics strengthens the “proactive, personalized nature” of Kronos Workforce Ready as of now, and will be available Workforce Dimensions in 2020.

The tool uses machine learning to sift through HR, workforce management and payroll data in the unified Kronos HCM database. It provides access through three tools that are designed to be used by managers and  administrators.

  • Insights Powered by AIMEE delivers strategic data views in areas such as absence, flight risk, leave, onboarding, performance and recruiting. Flight risk, the first available data view, combines predictions around employee attrition with succession planning to help companies prevent at-risk employees from leaving.
  • Insights Explorer simplifies analyzing employee data to find connections between engagement, performance and productivity. The first datasets available for Explorer are HR trends, timecard exceptions, time-off and points, which are often used to reward and reinforce desired behaviors.
  • Insights Dashboard displays Insights Explorer visualizations to managers and executives through a single view of workforce data to facilitate “in-the-moment” decisions.

Kronos’s Futuristic Time-Keeping

Kronos also introduced InTouch DX, an intelligent time clock that combines consumer-grade personalization and enterprise-level intelligence with the traditional capabilities of the company’s time-keeping solutions. 

Behind the interface, InTouch DX identifies time clock related issues and presents relevant actions to users. It works with Workforce Dimensions and features a “future-ready foundation” for facial recognition and other emerging technologies, Kronos said. It will be available with Workforce Ready and Workforce Central in 2020.

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