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Why Free Employee Attendance Trackers Are More Trouble Than They're Worth

Audrey Hogan, July 16, 2019

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.


Are You Prepared for Seasonal Hiring?

Jonyce Putman, October 23, 2018

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.


Using a Checklist to Streamline the Payroll Process

Jonyce Putman, October 9, 2018

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.


Payroll Costs Are Rising—But Paychecks Are Only Part of the Story

Jonyce Putman, September 25, 2018

Are you getting the complete picture of your in-house payroll costs these days? 


Still Using a Time Clock from the 19th Century?

Jonyce Putman, September 18, 2018

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. 


How to Get Relief from Your Biggest Payroll Headaches

Jonyce Putman, September 11, 2018

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.


Why Not Let Employees Build the Schedule?

Jonyce Putman, August 29, 2018

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?


Using a Checklist to Streamline the Onboarding Process

Jonyce Putman, August 21, 2018

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.


Why the Lowest Unemployment Rate in Decades Makes Retail Hiring Even More Challenging

Jonyce Putman, July 17, 2018

Last week I addressed some of the unique hiring challenges facing today’s retailers, but I failed to mention one vital factor: unemployment. More specifically, how the low unemployment rate impacts retailers’ ability to attract and hire the right talent.


Why Hiring in Retail is Harder Than in Any Other Industry

Jonyce Putman, July 10, 2018

Retail workforce management is one of toughest challenges facing retailers today, particularly the actual recruiting and hiring. One reason the task of hiring is so daunting is the sheer volume. According to a report by the National Retail Federation, retail is the largest private sector employer in the United States with a total employment of over 15 million people.