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January 22, 2016

Five Fast Takeaways from NRF Big Show 2016

The National Retail Federation’s Big Show 2016 has just wrapped up and as I unpack my bag from New York, here are the top five things that have stuck with me: The biggest buzz? WorkJam. WorkJam was the most talked about workforce-related solution at NRF.  Retailers were buzzing about this new employee engagement company.  WorkJam […]

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January 17, 2016

Three Reasons Why Kronos Bought Empower

This past week Kronos announced it had acquired Empower Software Solutions.  If you missed the news, you can read Kronos’s official press release here.  The press release is light on specifics, but from my perspective (and it should be noted that “my perspective” is based on my experience following the workforce management market, not on […]

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November 22, 2015

KronosWorks 2015: Engaged Customers Creating Engaged Employees

Employee engagement is one of the hottest topics in business today.  Intuitively, we know that engaged employees create better organizations, and reams of research backup our gut feeling to show that employees that are engaged are more productive, produce higher quality products, delivery better service, are more loyal, improve profitability, and help their organizations outperform […]

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September 24, 2015

Reflexions: Real-Time Retail and the Digital Retail Associate

“Simpler and Faster Customer Alignment” was the theme of Reflexions 2015, the Reflexis User Group Conference.  Held at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas from September 15 to 17, 2015, the conference’s content centered on retail trends, customer case studies and product innovations that help retailers better align their workforce to their customer demand. Carmine Gallo, […]

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July 24, 2015

Top 5 Takeaways from Ceridian INSIGHTS 2015

Last week, Ceridian held INSIGHTS 2015 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.  This was my second Ceridian’s user conference. I was looking forward to comparing my experiences last year and this year to answer the question: “What’s new with Ceridian?”  And, the short answer to that question is “a lot”. Ceridian is […]

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