With changing market conditions, rising employee turnover, and distributed workforces, workforce management (WFM) solutions have become vital for organizations in any industry.

Read on to learn how Kronos Workforce Central can help companies automate processes and ensure proper staffing to maximize productivity and ensure better business outcomes.

Workforce Management Solutions With Kronos

When you break it down to its essentials, Kronos is a set of wfm applications that help companies manage and engage their workforces from pre-hire to retire.

Kronos offers three different wfm solutions for its customers:

The first two are designed for small businesses that want best-of-breed workforce functionality, while Workforce Central (WFC) is for mid-to-large enterprise organizations that need a broad set of human resources (HR) and payroll capabilities

The Kronos Workforce Central solution and Workforce Central Mobile App is one of the most widely used wfm solutions for customers that also works online, regardless of their industry or location. An organization needs mobile to be enabled and UKG Workforce Central configured.

What is Kronos Workforce Central?

Kronos Workforce Central is designed to make the wfm process function more efficiently. The Workforce Central suite includes applications for payroll, time and absence tracking, schedules, and more.

Not only are these tools available on-premise, but Workforce Central can also be managed on a cloud platform that provides employees and managers quick, scalability, secure access, and mobility—allowing organizations to do business when and where they choose.  

How Can Kronos WFC Help?

Because Kronos is not a complete enterprise resource planning (ERP) or human capital management (HCM) system, companies typically use it to handle their payroll, leave policies, and productivity measuring needs while relying on other solutions (like SAPWorkday, or JD Edwards) for everything else.

But, by understanding when and how your employees are working, you gain information that can save time and labor costs, improve employee engagement, and boost your bottom line. Adding an expert workforce central administrator can also help achieve this.

And, according to Kronos CEO Aron Ain, “Great businesses are powered by great people.

Benefits of Kronos Workforce Central

A robust, mobile-enabled, automated solution, Kronos Workforce Central meets the needs of any industry in mind: education, energy, financial, government, healthcare, hospitality, logistics, manufacturing, and retail. It can also support both managers and employees in various ways.

Some of the benefits of Kronos Workforce Central include: 

  • Easy access to real-time information and a self-service Kronos mobile app for managers and employees called Workforce Central mobile app or mobile resources site on desktop
  • Flexible shift scheduling tools for managers to quickly build schedules that align with skills and demand
  • Timekeeping functionalities that enable accurate and consistent pay policies and enforcement settings
  • Capabilities for reporting and analytics to gain better insights 

Main Features of Kronos Workforce Central 

Kronos Workforce Central is an intuitive, easy-to-use interface that can save organizations time and effort.

On the employee side, the user interface includes one-click access to frequently used features as well as a customizable employee self-service portal, while on the manager side, supervisors have great visibility into information via alerts and dashboards.

Other key features of the Workforce Central module include: 

1) Time and Labor

Automated time-tracking and centralized policy management help organizations become audit-ready.

Managers can also set up real-time alerts to take action to help them avoid costly overtime. Plus, HR and Payroll Answerforce enable easy access to state and federal compliance information. 

2) Absence Management 

This feature allows you to identify workers with absence issues to help improve workforce productivity or to flag action items, such as potential Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) cases, time-off requests, and policy violations.

There’s also automated document generation for FMLA-related medical certification forms and disciplinary action letter templates. 

3) Scheduling 

Avoid over- or understaffing with Workforce Scheduler, which provides forecasts based on historical and current trends. Gain better visibility to identify over- or under-covered departments, locations, or units. And don’t forget that the mobile feature also allows you to request staff in real-time. 

4) Data Collection

Reduce entry errors when submitting the data collected and enforce pay and attendance policies at the time of punch while also giving employees access to scheduled hours and time-off balances. Plus, a backup battery protects employee information against power outages, giving you peace of mind.

Interested in Learning More About Kronos?

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all of the solutions available on the market, you’re not alone. And, luckily for you, Surety Systems is here to help develop a digital transformation strategy that best fits your work needs.

Not only can our team of senior-level Kronos consultants support your journey from implementation to optimization, but we can also help you decide on the right ERP or HCM solutions to integrate with Kronos. 

Partner With Kronos Workforce Central Experts

Need help implementing a new solution like Kronos/UKG Workforce Central? Our Kronos WFC experts can help with that. Just need an extra hand navigating the complexities of a new Kronos Workforce Central upgrade? Our consultants are experts in that, too.

And, to help you know what to expect when partnering with us, we’ve included a sample profile of one of our Kronos WFC consultants:

Surety Senior Kronos Workforce Central Suite Consultant

  • 13+ years of Kronos experience
  • 30+ years of experience in IT
  • Vast experience with clock configuration, time and attendance, advanced scheduler, attestation, and WIM
  • Also worked within the ADP and Workday spaces
  • Experience with the newest versions of Kronos Workforce Central, including the Cloud and iSeries
  • Worked within the distribution, healthcare, retail, supply chain, and transportation industries 

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