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Three Ways Wal-Mart’s Labor Scheduling Overhaul Will Transform Retail

Three Ways Wal-Mart's Labor Scheduling Overhaul Will Transform Retail Optimized scheduling is evolving once again in the retail space.  Not only must a retailer schedule the right person at the right place, time and budget to meet customer expectations, another factor is on the rise and is here [...]

3 Ways Retailers Can Ward Off Employee Theft

3 Ways Retailers Can Ward Off Employee Theft Retailers want to trust their workers, but employee theft remains an ongoing dilemma. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 75 percent of employees have stolen from their workplace, and most are repeat offenders. To make matters worse, workers [...]

Engaging Employees on the Frontline

Engaging Employees on the Frontline he topic of employee engagement has gained considerable attention over the last few years. While the original discussion around employee engagement referred to traditional office jobs, the buzz today is about engaging employees on the frontline. With customer expectations on the rise, [...]

Study: Poor scheduling leads to high turnover, low ROI

Study: Poor scheduling leads to high turnover, low ROI Dive Brief: A new study from Workjam revealed that a great deal of hourly turnover may be directly tied to scheduling issues. According to the study, only 17% of retail managers feel their employees are "very motivated and [...]

WorkJam Study Finds Low Employee Engagement and Poor Staffing Practices Damaging Retailers’ Bottom Lines

WorkJam Study Finds Low Employee Engagement and Poor Staffing Practices Damaging Retailers’ Bottom Lines WorkJam’s new study finds retailers’ inefficient staffing processes and lack of adequate workforce engagement tools cause retailers to leave money on the table Retailers’ ongoing struggle to keep their hourly workforce happy and [...]

Pressed for Time: Workers Want More Hours and More Stability

September-October 2016 Issue / Pan Demetrakakes / Retail Leader