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Kronos Workforce Ready Review: "Kronos WFR Adequate but not Outstanding"
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June 21, 2018

Kronos Workforce Ready Review: "Kronos WFR Adequate but not Outstanding"

Score 5 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready is being used across our organization from recruiting and applicant tracking to scheduling and payroll. The purpose of switching to Kronos was to deal with our organization's high rate of turnover (predominantly student employees) and the prospect of future growth and scalability.
  • Promotes employee self-service for completing new hire paperwork and making changes to payroll related settings eliminating administrative burden for a manager to complete.
  • Our previous system could only be changed and updated centrally by a few managing employees. Kronos has given us the ability to delegate this access to a few managers at different branches spreading the responsibility.
  • Kronos has allowed us to move from separate systems for recruiting and applying, scheduling, and payroll to one system that does all of these functions.
  • Kronos is not always intuitive and can make it difficult to accomplish tasks that were previously simple in our legacy systems.
  • Kronos has too many settings that have to be manipulated, even if your organization is not going to use those settings.
  • Anything can be accomplished in Kronos, but you may have to build it out yourself. Many reports were automatically generated in our legacy systems but we have had to learn how to build those reports in Kronos.
  • I feel like those the sales team for Kronos over promises and under delivers. I believe we had higher expectations going into the implementation and in reality are not much better off than with our previous systems.
  • Positive impact by lessening the amount of time we spend processing and submitting the payroll for each pay period.
  • Positive impact allowing us to more easily see the amount of incentive pay and over time that we are paying for each pay period and track this over time.
  • Negative impact by making it much more difficult to find errors in employee time sheets prior to payroll submission. Supervisors approve the time sheets based on scheduled versus clocked times. Previously, our legacy systems also allowed us to check scheduled versus clocked versus "typical schedule" to find variance from the norm. This was a huge help in identifying errant time clocks and moving them to the correct location or shift. With Kronos, we have found this to be impossible and have to rely on whatever the supervisor has approved.
Recruiterbox and Humanity were our legacy systems as well as a local payroll vendor. Each of these systems works well enough on their own but we wanted to move to one system to cover everything.

We evaluated Paycor and Paychex along with Kronos. We felt that Paycor was not the system we were looking for. Paychex seemed like an excellent system but we ultimately went with Kronos because we felt their scheduling system was more suitable for our needs.
Kronos WFR is probably best suited to large organizations with a team of people that can handle the implementation and upkeep of the system. A smaller company with less administrative staff might be better served to deal with a different system.

Kronos Workforce Ready Feature Ratings

Employee demographic data
10
Employment history
10
Job profiles and administration
10
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
10
Organizational charting
Not Rated
Organization and location management
10
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Not Rated
Pay calculation
10
Support for external payroll vendors
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
5
Direct deposit files
10
Salary revision and increment management
10
Approval workflow
10
Balance details
Not Rated
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Not Rated
View and generate pay and benefit information
10
Update personal information
10
View job history
Not Rated
View company policy documentation
10
Tracking of all physical assets
Not Rated
Report builder
1
Pre-built reports
1
Performance plans
Not Rated
Performance improvement plans
Not Rated
Review status tracking
Not Rated
Review reminders
Not Rated
Multiple review frequency
Not Rated
Create succession plans/pools
Not Rated
New hire portal
10
Manager tracking tools
10
Individual goal setting
Not Rated
Performance tracking
Not Rated
Job Requisition Management
10
Company Website Posting
10
Publish to Social Media
10
Job Search Site Posting
10
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Not Rated
Applicant Tracking
10
Notifications and Alerts
10