January 22, 2018

NRF 2018 Workforce Management Wrap-Up

As NRF 2018 fades from view, I am once again impressed with the continued evolution of employee engagement software and the buzz it’s getting with retailers. To be fair, “employee engagement” is too narrow of a term to describe the growing collection of solutions available to retailers. Generally, these solutions are all mobile-first, employee-centric tools […]

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January 2, 2018

Labor Standards – Beyond the Scheduler

Labor standards, which represent the average amount of time it takes a worker to complete a task, are effective tools that organizations typically use for forecasting and scheduling to ensure the right number of people are working at the right time. But the value labor standards can provide to businesses goes far beyond just scheduling […]

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October 10, 2017

The Best Definition of an Optimized Schedule

There tends to be a gap between how we harness our theoretical versus practical knowledge in our business. We’ve heard it, and even said it ourselves: “That sounds great in theory, but how does it work in practice?” I was reminded of this point last week at Axsium’s WFM Forum during a presentation on optimized […]

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October 2, 2017

A.K.A. Compliance

Oregon recently became the first state in the nation to enact a fair scheduling law. The law requires employers to provide hourly employees with predictable, stable work schedules while regulating on-call shifts and promoting access to extra hours. While Oregon is the first state to implement such a law, similar scheduling legislation has been, or is about to […]

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