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The digital transformation dilemma: U.K. employees want pandemic-era tech to stay, says research

As the U.K. prepares to return to normal in the coming months and industries reopen, research from The Workforce Institute at UKG reveals that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 87% of U.K. workers have been propelled into the future of work by accelerating their digital transformation projects.

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16.1 million U.S. employees may be sidelined by Monday’s Super Bowl hangover

An estimated 16.1 million1 U.S. employees may miss work the Monday after Super Bowl LV, according to the annual Super Bowl absenteeism survey commissioned by The Workforce Institute at UKG and conducted online by The Harris Poll among more than 1,000 employed U.S. adults. However, more than two-thirds of U.S. employees (69%) say they would feel guilty pretending to be sick to get out of work on the day after the Super Bowl this year when so many people are actually sick.

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Our year of opportunity: 2021 annual workplace predictions from The Workforce Institute at UKG

The Workforce Institute at UKG today released its annual predictions of the top trends that will impact the global workforce in 2021. “2020’s legacy will be one of immense disruption, but following disruption always comes the opportunity to refocus and reinvent,” said Dr. Chris Mullen, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, executive director, The Workforce Institute at UKG. “While the COVID-19 pandemic was unimaginable just a year ago, our 2020 predictions—anchored by themes of wellness, advocacy, and empowerment—now seem serendipitous.

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Trust is the foundational imperative of 2021: Global research by The Workforce Institute at UKG explores why trust is hard to find at work

As the world prepares to close the book on the unprecedented events of 2020 and looks ahead to 2021 with renewed hope and optimism, global research from The Workforce Institute at UKG explores the importance of elevating trust to a foundational imperative to create high-performing workplace cultures that better serve customers and their communities.

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Physical safety, psychological security, job stability: employees worldwide share top COVID-19 concerns for the workplace of today and tomorrow

In a sweeping survey of employees and business leaders across 11 nations, The Workforce Institute at UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) found only a fraction of employees (20%) felt their organisation met their needs during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Employees welcome contact tracing, trust their employer to create a safe and healthy workplace, finds Kronos research

Three quarters of U.K. employees (74%) trust their employer to create a physically safe and healthy work environment and the vast majority (92%) of employees are at least “a little” comfortable with contact tracing led by their employer for the purpose of organisational safety. This is according to a new global survey Kronos Incorporated of 3,903 employees across 10 countries.

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The Workforce Institute at Kronos appoints new executive director

The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated today announced the appointment of Chris Mullen as the new executive director, succeeding founder Joyce Maroney, who will retire at the end of June.

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Majority of Workforce Management Still Done Manually, Says Kronos Research

As many as 7 in 10 U.K. organisations in the hospitality and food service industries are still using manual systems – such as paper-based processes, homegrown spreadsheets, or both – to carry out critical workforce management tasks.

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2020 Global Workforce Predictions from The Workforce Institute at Kronos

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

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Almost Half of U.K. Hospitality and Food Service Managers Call Unplanned Absence Their Top Challenge, Says Kronos Research

Almost half of managers (42%) in the U.K. hospitality and food service industries say dealing with unplanned absence is the most challenging task in their current role, followed by accurately forecasting customer demand (30%) as the second-most challenging, and with 28% admitting they have trouble building work schedules that simultaneously meet employee, customer, and business demands.

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