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What do you want from life… and KronosWorks?

October 27, 2014

pokerBy now, many of our customers are dutifully studying and plotting their KronosWorks agenda, mapping out their assault on the Expo Hall, scheduling education workshops, and planning to document their every move via social media

No they’re not!

In reality, many of the 2,500 customer, partner and employee attendees are:

  • dutifully studying and plotting their Vegas agenda
  • mapping out their assault on the casinos
  • scheduling spectacular dinners
  • and planning to make sure their every move stays in Vegas!

This will be my 15th KronosWorks as an employee, although I won’t celebrate my 15th anniversary until April… Math is weird sometimes. Anyway, here are my tips for getting the most out of KronosWorks sessions and Vegas, baby!

KronosWorks is a great place to get some training, so check out our education workshops happening Mon, Tue and Wed.


  • If you’re a Workforce Central customer, and not on version 7, you should check out Workforce Central 7: Workforce Management Made Easier at 11:15 on Monday. Remember, it’s now 78% java-free!
  • Every year, Find Support Answers and More on the Kronos Customer Portal is a popular and highly-rated session. It’s Monday at 2:15.
  • At 3:15, 7 More Options to Drive an Optimized Kronos Solution will open your eyes on how to improve your Workforce Central system, and use it more effectively.
  • Monday night, dinners are by industry.


  • On Tuesday at 9, get a demo and your questions answered on Kronos KnowledgePass, our education portal.
  • Many time-slots have tough competition, and Tuesday at 10 is a toughie for me. I’m torn between Workforce Central Operational Reporting for the Business Analyst and The Affordable Care Act – Kronos Delivers. I guess it depends on whether you are a data geek or want to comply with the law…
  • At 11, definitely check out The Kronos Workforce Central Cloud: Ask the Experts. This panel Q&A was my idea, so although I don’t get a commission on it, go.
  • At 1:45, I’d do the double session, Roundtable: Change Doesn’t Have to Be Hard. The moderator is outstanding, and managing change applies to more than just your Kronos system.
  • At 7:00 on Tuesday is the big customer event that makes those Wednesday morning sessions so challenging.


  • At 8:45, Workforce Timekeeper Tips and Tricks for the New User is always popular. We also have T&T sessions for the “superuser,” IT administrator, plus a T&T session for Workforce HR/Payroll system administrators.
  • If your users aren’t really, um, using your system, then attend Increasing User Adoption to Maximize ROI at 9:45.
  • Finally, as you stagger toward the marathon finish line, finish strong with Integration: Ask the Experts. It’s a panel that will entertain questions and share tips on Workforce Integration Manager.

Now, for the tips you really want:

  • This should be the only tip I need to share, but the hottest band in the land plays the Hard Rock Café Casino on the 7th, 8th, and 12th. You’re welcome.
  • Sushi Samba in the Pallazzo Hotel should be experienced. You give the waiter a per-head budget, then tell him or her what you like and don’t like. The food then arrives in waves. Like tsunami waves of deliciousness. Don’t miss the sea bass.
  • Carnaval Court Bar & Grill – Just go.

Finally, I wish I could recommend the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, but it’s closed for renovations through November 14, 2014. Instead, save your pennies and dine at their fantastic Picasso restaurant. And yes, they have real Picasso works adorning the walls…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 27, 2014 10:56 am

    I was just reminded by Pete Crenshaw that he too had this idea for a cloud panel, so I must share credit. Pete guest-blogged a while back, and he’s due…

  2. Peter Crenshaw permalink
    October 27, 2014 11:00 am

    Great minds think alike Leo! The panel (along with all the other fantastic sessions) will be a fantastic learning opportunity for our clients! Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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