At the #SHRM18 conference I wandered around the exposition hall and spoke with many of the exhibitors. I specifically asked several of them if they were willing to share why their company is a great place to work. Kronos is one that took me up on the challenge and the following is what I learned:
At Kronos, they strongly believe that employee engagement and the success of their company are firmly connected. This belief starts at the top with Aron Ain, their CEO, and extends to all levels of the organization. They have this awesome video, called “Kronos Culture of Caring”, which clearly discusses their culture and belief systems (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xB5Gt_Isrs). It begins with Aron saying: “If we can recruit great people and we can retain great people, we’re going to produce better products and deliver better services, which is going to have a direct impact on our customers.”
Aron is passionate on ensuring a highly engaged workforce and ensuring Kronos is a great place to work for everyone and anyone, his efforts have been recognized again in 2018 with his placement on the recent Glassdoor Top CEOs press release. (https://www.kronos.com/about-us/newsroom/kronos-ceo-aron-ain-named-glassdoor-top-ceo-third-straight-year).
On LinkedIn several employees (they call them Kronites) have said very nice things about the CEO and the company. Check out https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/hug-your-family-tell-them-thank-you-chad-miller/ and https://workforceinstitute.org/whats-aron-ains-secret/
Coming up in the fall, the employees told me that Aron is publishing a book about to create an inspiring work culture. It will probably about his belief that there is a direct link between employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and business success. During his tenure as Kronos CEO since 2005, global employee engagement scores have risen dramatically from around 60 percent to an all-time high of 87 percent today, while revenue has more than doubled in that same time to over $1.3 billion in Fiscal 2017. “That’s not a coincidence,” Aron always says. Keep an eye out for this book as I am sure it will be a great read.
For a little extra fun reading check out this NYT Corner Office profile where Aron talks about the incalculable value of a good boss, and how they have direct impact on company performance: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/11/business/aron-ain-of-kronos-the-incalculable-value-of-a-good-boss.html
Kronos executives believe everyone deserves a great manager, which is why Kronos focuses on developing great people managers. Check out:
It was really great to hear about one of our HR exhibitors really walking the HR talk. It is important for business success to have excellent Human Capital Management practices and demonstrate them every day. Kronos seems to be an employer who understands these values.