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Retail Resolutions: Effectively Understanding, Monitoring and Managing the Impacts of Overtime

In retail, a common and definitely worthy New Year’s resolution is improving operational efficiency and costs. One area that warrants a hard look is associate overtime at your stores. Understanding the sometimes surprisingly far-reaching cultural and monetary impacts of overtime is the best first step!

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Planning for Success: Retail Food Safety Implementation Scoping and Change Management

Retailers know the importance of food safety and are turning to technology to improve compliance and reduce risk. Today we focus specifically on planning for a successful food safety implementation and making difficult decisions about project scope and change management.

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Elements of Success: High-Level Considerations for Food Safety Implementations in Retail

To be effective, retail food safety solutions must be carefully selected and implemented. In this first-in-series post, we examine the comprehensive but key elements of a successful food safety solution implementation.

Tis the Season for Reflecting WFM

‘Tis the Season for Reflecting: Musings on the Decade’s Retail Technology Progress and Promise for Workforce Management

The holiday season is a time for contemplation, and this year we welcome a brand-new decade! We reflect on game-changing technology progress of the past 10 years and what it means for retail WFM.

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!