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September 18, 2018

Having your Forecast and Meeting your Labor Budget too — Part 1: Align “Top-Down” and “Bottom-Up” Planning

Finding the right balance between retail staffing and achieving long-term financial targets often leaves business budget planners off-kilter. As expense pressures continue to rise with minimum wage increases and higher customer expectations, retailers are more motivated than ever to optimize their labor productivity while empowering their employees to the fullest. When annual budget time rolls […]

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September 18, 2018

Machine Learning and the Future of WFM Forecasting

Artificial intelligence (AI) or subfields like machine learning (ML) are mentioned in just about every technology-related article these days. More than tech publications are covering the topic. Just last week, major media outlets picked up a story about  Facebook’s plans to use ML to fact check videos and photos posted by users on its social […]

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September 13, 2018

Migrate to Kronos Workforce Dimensions: Now or Later?

If you’re a Kronos Workforce Central customer, Workforce Dimensions is your future, but that doesn’t mean you have to migrate to Workforce Dimensions today.  When Kronos launched Workforce Dimensions last November, it also announced the release of Workforce Central 8.1, revealed plans to invest $40 million in its development this year, and promised to support […]

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August 21, 2018

Six Steps to keeping the Grinch out of Holiday Hiring

Happy holidays!  I know it is only August and most of us in the Northern Hemisphere are baking under summer heat, but if you have not started thinking about the holidays, you will be soon.  Holiday hiring has started and will pick up speed quickly over the next few months. If you are hoping Santa […]

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August 21, 2018

No Phoenix from These Ashes

An Analysis of the Canadian Government’s Phoenix Payroll Disaster, Part 1 There has been a steady stream of stories in the Canadian news about the Government of Canada’s Phoenix Payroll System disaster since it went live in 2016. It may not have made it into the mainstream news in other countries, but the massive problems […]

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