Got NRF 2020 Vision? Tips for Retailers Attending Retail’s Big Show in January

NRF: Retail’s Big Show is a wonderful learning opportunity, but time flies at the event, and the overall enormity can be overwhelming. Consider these practical tips to help you plan ahead and make the most of your experience.

Don't Fall Back Into Poor Workforce Planning Habits

Don’t “Fall Back” Into Poor Workforce Planning Habits: Fall Forward Instead

Many retail activities are seasonal, but systematic workforce management upkeep delivers benefits all year long. This post explains ways to keep tabs on your workforce systems for optimal results. Fall forward for year-round success!

Setting Realistic Retail Project Timeline

Setting a Realistic Retail Project Timeline

The common struggle among retailers implementing new projects is an overzealousness to execute without a solid plan. This post explores vital questions and important considerations in creating project plans that work.

Retail Training Improve Operational Efficiency and Retention

How Training Can Improve Your Labor Efficiency and Retention Rates in Retail

Leverage training as an operational strategy. We review the different types of training techniques companies use to improve associate retention and, ultimately, overall operating efficiency.

Retail Labor Efficiency Think Lean

Want Higher Retail Labor Efficiency? Get Lean With Your Thinking

Some companies don’t have the right tools in place, while others have what they need, but their organizational or maintenance tactics are so loose that they burn money on stalled production. This post reviews the effects of great equipment maintenance and organization, as well as how this affects workforce labor efficiency, through a topic called lean.

Effective Retail Reporting KPI Measurement Tips

Setting Labor Expectations and Effective Retail Reporting: KPIs and Measurement Tips

Whatever your approach to setting labor expectations, it is important to think through how, why and what you need to capture. To help you improve performance and analysis, we’ve compiled some tips and key reporting considerations to give you a good start in bolstering your reporting game!

Setting Labor Expectations Managing Labor

Setting Labor Expectations and Effective Retail Reporting: Managing Labor

Labor management and reporting are complex functions. It helps to break down some of the elements to understand how they work and where they fit within a retail organization’s operations. In this post, we explore common approaches to measuring labor performance and goals.

Happy Employees Training

Happy Associates: How Training Can Lead to Greater Employee Satisfaction

Xeny Lopez Matos, Instructional Designer and Training Specialist

When most employers think of “training,” they equate it to the mass quantities of information transferred to employees so they can adequately execute their roles. However, this is only part of a complex and evolving topic. If this stereotype is challenged, employers can differentiate between Read more

Accurate Forecasting Is the Key to Unlocking Value From Labor Scheduling Tools

Dan Bursik, Vice President of Product Management

There are several components involved in building a workforce management system capable of delivering competitive advantage to retailers. If you depict those components in simplified process order, you typically get something like this:

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case for superior retail staffing analysis tools

The Case for Superior Retail Staffing Analysis Tools

Dan Bursik, Vice President of Product Management

I’ve often heard the questions, “Why is there a difference between the output of my labor model and the sum of the scheduling requirements that I send to my automated scheduler? Should there be a difference, and why?” These are great questions that merit exploration. There is much to be Read more