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Moving Beyond Sales to Work Content is Key to Retail Labor Accuracy

Identifying the true driving components for accurate retail labor hours is tricky. More than sales and a simple formula, all metrics from items to customers impact working conditions and customer service. See how work content-driven labor is the key!

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Act Two: Moneyball, Sabermetrics and Retail Forecasting

The Moneyball series continues! Just as sabermetrics provides predictions of future performance for a given baseball player or team, retailers can use sophisticated AI and machine-learning forecasting to accurately predict retail performance. Get in the game!

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Act One: Moneyball, Sabermetrics and Retail

Using the concept of sabermetrics as seen in the hit baseball movie Moneyball, it is possible to draw the parallel to engineered standards and performance management within retail. We explore this correlation and how the ever-increasing need to minimize labor costs and increase productivity and output makes these elements critically important for retailers.

Effective Scheduling Can Decrease Overtime and Labor Costs

Retail Cross-Utilization From Wall to Wall: How an Effective Scheduling Solution Can Decrease Overtime and Labor Costs

Overtime costs quickly add up. Learn how an effective automated employee scheduling solution can cut out scheduled overtime and reduce overall labor costs. Retailers are getting a grip on labor with cross-utilization from wall to wall!

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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!