Workforce Management Feature Article
April 30, 2012
Carteret General Hospital Taps Kronos for Workforce Management
By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor
Kronos (News - Alert) provides workforce management solutions that enable organizations to effectively manage their workforce and improve efficiencies. Recently the company said its workforce management solution has been selected by Carteret General Hospital.
The hospital selected Kronos time and attendance, employee scheduling, hiring, absence management, labor analytics, and HR and payroll solutions to improve hiring practices. The workforce management solutions also enable the hospital to align its labor force according to the demand and analyze labor data. With these solutions, the hospital expects to save more than $400,000 within the first year of implementation.
The hospital has also selected Kronos’ revolutionary new timeclock, the Kronos InTouch, which combines the latest in hardware technology with a powerful user interface.
In addition to these, Carteret also selected the fully integrated analytics solution from Kronos. The Kronos analytics solution allows the hospital to make informed decisions by aligning workforce data needs with operational data such as census figures, billing information, incident reports, and outcomes data.
A unique feature of Kronos solutions is their integration among different workforce management solutions. This eliminates multiple, redundant entries and other inefficiencies related to disparate systems. The integrated, automated workforce management system now provides the hospital with real-time visibility into critical labor data, helping management make more effective labor-related decisions.
Beth Beswick, vice president, human resources, Carteret General Hospital, said, "We selected Kronos because of its extensive experience in healthcare workforce management and its comprehensive solution. From gaining real-time visibility in timekeeping, scheduling, and absence management, we will be able to accurately align labor to demand. Also, by hiring best-fit candidates and having the ability to analyze labor trends, we will turn our workforce into our differentiator and offer the best care to our patients."
The implementation of Kronos workforce management solution will help the hospital select the most productive and best-fit candidates and help reduce turnover. Estimates say by achieving even one percent increase in retention, the hospital can save $100,000 annually.
"Carteret General Hospital is an example of a progressive organization that is taking a holistic approach to managing the workforce,” said Brian Graves, global practice leader, healthcare, Kronos, in a statement. “By automating all critical workforce business processes, the hospital is poised for improved quality care delivery while controlling costs."
Recently Kronos also announced its workforce management solutions have been selected by PVR Cinemas. PVR Cinemas has selected time and attendance, absence management and scheduling solutions from Kronos, in addition to InTouch time clocks and mobile applications for use by all 3,700 employees.
Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli