July 17, 2019
Six Steps to Seasonal Staff Planning for the Holidays
It’s now the second half of 2019 and you’ll soon be in the thick of hiring and training the extra workers you’ll need to service your customers during the annual holiday rush. But if you’re hoping Santa will be bringing you a stocking full of seasonal associates this winter, you might be in for a surprise… With […]… read full article
July 2, 2019
Calibrating Your WFM Solution to Work Within the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage Regulations
The UK, like most other developed parts of the world, has legislation in place to protect the interests of minimum wage workers. Employers with a significant number of these workers must be particularly focused on complying with these laws, as the penalties for not doing so can be severe. Moreover, it is critical that you […]… read full article
June 17, 2019
Setting Minimums for Labor Budgeting and Forecasting
A common challenge that retailers experience is the mismatch between the number of labor hours forecasted and the actual number of labor hours they need to properly serve customers. In a perfect world, if you had 23 hours of customer service to perform, you would want to staff 23 hours of labor. But we all […]… read full article
May 16, 2019
Axsium Clients Make Top Employer and Retailer Lists
In the 10 years I’ve been at Axsium, we’ve had the privilege of serving clients who’ve turned to us for help throughout different points of their WFM journey. And with a competitive landscape that continues to challenge retailers in new and ever-evolving ways, Axsium has worked side by side with a truly In the 10 years I’ve been at Axsium, […]… read full article
May 6, 2019
What’s Driving Your Drivers?
If you’re familiar with labor standards, you’re also familiar with the term “driver”. It’s a common workforce management term used to refer to any data that impacts workload when applied to a labor standard. When used correctly, drivers can maximize the efficiency of your labor model and support your labor strategy.
So how do you know if your current tools are using driver data to their best effect? And which capabilities should you consider when initiating or upgrading your labor standard measurement tool?… read full article