With the rising cost of retail labor—and today’s tight labor market—every grocer knows that any opportunity to optimize their labor management system is hard to pass up. Doing so would be as big a mistake as slashing hours and disinvesting in superior customer service. Using an employee attendance tracker is one such opportunity, with the hope of ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulations concerning pay, overtime, lunch and break periods, and more.
At TRUNO headquarters in Lubbock, Texas, we may not have snow for the holidays—it’s not even dipped to freezing this week—but we can’t help inserting the holiday spirit into everything we do this time of year. Lately we’ve written about what we’re so thankful for in 2018, as well as this year’s perfect Christmas gift for retailers. We even talked about how to stay jolly while protecting yourselves from holiday shoplifters.
Holiday-shopping season is just around the corner—will you be adequately staffed to handle the rush? As shoppers hit the stores earlier and earlier each year, retailers have to fight to keep up. If you’re looking at the calendar and think it’s already too late, the right technology may be able to help you prepare.
Preparing for payroll is often overwhelming and stressful. The payroll process’ success effects the entire organization—from hourly workers to upper management. Because of this, there is pressure to have a process that produces accurate results.
Are you getting the complete picture of your in-house payroll costs these days?
Accurately tracking the hours an employee works is an age-old problem. It was more than a century ago, in 1888, that the first time clock was invented to address the issue. In fact, the technology company IBM owes its start to the time clock. Back then, time was recorded by manually punching or stamping the card that corresponded to a specific employee. Some time clocks still use this method, but the industry is evolving to overcome the unique challenges that come with timekeeping in the digital age.
Payroll is a daunting process—no matter how many workers you employ. One small mistake in payroll processing can lead to regulatory fines, panicked employees and unnecessary risk. And if you’re trying to scale your business, payroll becomes an even greater challenge. Explore the interactive infographic below to find out how outsourcing your payroll process through TimeForge can relieve the most common payroll headaches.
One of the most time-consuming processes in retail management is building the employee schedule. In retail, schedules are typically created on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and can change drastically due to high turnover in the industry. The biggest challenge in retail scheduling is keeping track of your staff’s changing availability. Whether an employee is a working parent, in school or has another job, their schedules don’t always align with that of your business. So why not let employees schedule themselves?
Onboarding can be daunting for any organization. Keeping track of the dozens of documents that must be sent back and forth from the new-hire to human resources is a recipe for disaster. It’s often that key steps in the onboarding process are overlooked or incorrectly performed, prolonging the process unnecessarily. Digitization of onboarding and applicant tracking not only speeds the process up, but also provides a higher level of organization for all departments and new-hires involved.
As vice president of sales for TRUNO, I’m constantly thinking about how we can improve the lives of store operators. My passion for helping retailers solve challenges is a direct result of my own career in the industry. I know first-hand the thoughts that keep a store operator up at night, but I also know how the proper retail technology can help them sleep easier.